|"Syree" Bil Smith Composer|
He so gallantly posted this score prior to performance and I took the opportunity to interpret it visually in a different manner (and yes, prior to the premiere). It's a re-appropriation of his work. It can be interpreted as a mockery or a compliment. (You decide). If you are unfamiliar with this concept, check out Walter Benjamin or perhaps better, in the world of literature, Kenneth Goldsmith. Bach and Kreidler come to mind as well.
I entitled this work "Syree", and yes, there is a message in the name.
Richard, part of the prescribed composers of "The New Complexity" did not take well to this, but then, I did not expect him to either. I do not say that as a ridicule of the composers categorized with this moniker. While it may not be in vogue in certain circles, I personally, find Brian Ferneyhough one of the most brilliant minds the music world has ever experienced.
I do believe that reappropriation/appropriation is a new authority of thematic claims that can literally and metaphorically define a disruptive, radical shift in compositional discourse.
As in Poker - You're In or You're Out. - Bil
|James Erber, Composer. Another fantastic mind and a |