Saturday, June 19, 2021

"Short Half Life" for Cello

Short Half Life

For Solo Cello

Bil Smith Composer

2017

A Commission from Holland America Line




"Mimetized Disasters, Dan Quayle And His Evangelist Wife In A Hotel Room". The Score and Transparencies

"Mimetized Disasters, Dan Quayle And His Evangelist Wife In A Hotel Room". Page One



"Mimetized Disasters, Dan Quayle And His Evangelist Wife In A Hotel Room". 

Instrumentation:

Euphonium

Piccolo Saxophone
(Eppelsheim - Soprillo)

Contraforte
(Eppelsheim-Wolf)

Dynoresonant 
B Flat Trumpet

The Score and Transparencies

Bil Smith Composer

2011, 2015

A Commission from Time Warner

"Mimetized Disasters..." explores a rhythm that abandons counting, that engages with speed and duration as primary rather than secondary occurrences, and that emerges through the interface between movement and resistance and from models of force, viscosity, and friction. 

In this work, I examine some of the limitations of existing rhythmic notation and, using examples from non-geometrical’ notational approaches. I had been struggling for some time with concerns about an increasing prevalence of notational grids, and
in particular the overwhelming dominance of the horizontal and the vertical in the notation of rhythm


Hyper- Appropriation:

The (The) inevitable violation.  A perfect conversion of the objective sum and a precise allusion.

















Transparency One



Transparency Two


Sunday, June 6, 2021

"Farewell Elon Musk" Bil Smith Composer


"Farewell Elon Musk"  

For Bass Flute, Bass Clarinet, Trumpet and Cello

Bil Smith Composer

2018

Published by LNM Editions











Now In Hot Attics and Institutional Vaults of Decidedly Sub-Archival ... For Piano. The Score



"Now In Hot Attics and Institutional Vaults of Decidedly Sub-Archival Womblike Moistness 
Our Campaign Ribbons Have Turned The Colors of Cattails and Almond Grass"

For Piano

Bil Smith Composer

The Score:

Saturday, June 5, 2021

New Composition Tablatures With Circos (2021)

"Some Nebulous Northern Realm"
For Cadential Trombone, Alto Flute and Timpani

"The Cyclone Fence Enclosing Us"
For Piano, Celeste, Spring Drum and Quito (Conga)

"Farthest From Hideous Old"
For Tuba, Spinet Piano and Harp
"Safe Negatives"
For English Horn and Flugelhorn
"They Passed A Clean White Truck Which Was A Wall of Perfect Cream"
For String Trio
"Repulse Bay"
For Oboe


"Listening To Truck Thuds On The Concrete Over My Head"
For Trombone Trio



"Fire Fable" for Flute