Friday, January 23, 2015

Score for "JM on Miami" for Celeste and Dromedary (2012): "Operating Exophorically"

Score for "JM on Miami" for Celeste and Dromedary (2012); Bil Smith Composer . Theater Artea, Santiago, Chile.

As a composition moves even further towards confusion, the diminishing denotational capacity of its documentation helps to foreground the potential of the medium itself to signify, regardless of specific content at all. 

The ideal of a perfect musical nomenclature, one operating exophorically to communicate a content of purely referential signifieds, would depend and rely on the absolute transparence of the medium; not just the evacuation of the note from the page...although the materiality of the medium makes available alternative strategies.



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