|"Dyne Maximage and Taphephilia" for Viola and Piano|
"Dyne Maximage and Taphephilia" for Viola and Piano. Bil Smith Composer. (2003-2014)
Premiere: November 2, 2014. The Norwood Club, New York, New York. The performance underwritten by Thomson Reuters. The commission for this work generously gifted from The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
Embedded Notational Systems require perceptual awareness even under conditions in which conscious perceptual information is available for the performer. This concept of notation pursues composition averse to convention, standardization, and received forms, often prizing eccentricity, abrupt shifts of tone and the abnormal interpretation.
The future horizon for the Embedded Notational System lies between imaginary poles: dissonance and ambiance: opacity and radical legibility; concept and aethesis, with the full force of the irony of these artifices and the artifice of these ironies.
How do we as composers create a synthesis, a hybrid of our Theory and Contrast, to formulate an emergent set of instructions for constructing an electrate concept?