Tal Vez Tenemos Tiempo (Maybe We Have Time) is O’Regan’s first work setting text in Spanish, for which the composer has chosen quite a homophonic setting and harmonic clarity. His work incorporates tonal, modal, minimalism, jazz, and African influences, though in this work modality and tonality are powerfully in evidence.
Contemporary British composer Tarik O’Regan divides his time between New York City and Cambridge, England, composing as well as writing and speaking about music in print and on radio. His works range from chamber pieces and Choral compositions to chamber opera and full-length ballet. He was nominated for two Grammy awards in 2009 for his album Threshold of Night and his reputation continues to grow.