Charles Griffin, Panta Rei (1997)

Panta Rei (1997), Charles Griffin

Panta Rei is a Greek expression attributed to Heraclitus (536-470 BC). The expression is meant to capture the experience of the flow of time. He argued that "One cannot step into the same stream twice, for other waters and yet others go ever flowing on" - that everything is constantly changing, from the smallest grain of sand to the stars in the sky. This description is also appropriate for a great deal of music, the art form most dependent on the flow of time and our experience of that flow.

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