For Flute, Bb Clarinet and Percussion.
Playtime starts with a fanciful children’s melody becoming increasingly dissonant. A child plays video games in their parent’s car stuck in Silicon Valley traffic. Playtime is in ternary form; during the middle contrasting section, a very long traffic light (as they are) provides an opportunity for the Clarinet and Flute to trade lyrical lines. Heavy traffic resumes afterwards.
I dedicated Playtime to my wife Elsa.