When the Platte Basin Timelapse project first began, Bob Kuzelka of Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music approached PBT’s co-founders, Mike Forsberg and Mike Farrell, with the idea of someday putting the timelapse imagery to chamber music. Several years later, that idea became a reality, and Time and the River was created.
The world premiere of Time and the River was conducted on April 27, 2019, at the Glenn Korff School of Music at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Time and the River is a commissioned multimedia chamber music piece composed by Kurt Knecht, and image design by Mariah Lundgren. The work consists of nine movements and runs for thirty-seven minutes. Watch the completed piece above. The DVD can be purchased on Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music’s website.