Composition is a framework a mapping a skeleton a bodily frame in historical time in real time in virtual time. Compositions come and go - they exist at the moment of their composition, then they are lost - they have to be made and made over and over again.
Compositions may be simple - compositions may be intricate - compositions may be linear - compositions may be complex - compositions may be monolithic - compositions may be plastic - compositions may be counterpointed - compositions may be polyrhythmic and polyphonic.
...everything is the same except composition and time, composition and the time of the composition and the time in the composition ...(24)
The time of the composition is the time of the composition. It has been at times a present thing it has been at times a past thing it has been at times a future thing it has been at times an endeavour at part or all of these things. In my beginning it was a continuous present a beginning again and again and again and again, it was a series it was a list it was a similarity and everything different it was a distribution and an equilibration. That is all of the time some of the time of composition… (29)
Gertrude Stein in “Composition as Explanation.”