|Horațiu Rădulescu Black|
A Reclamation of Horatiu Radulescu’s String Quartet Number Four. For String Quartet and select instrumentation (The Discretionary Instrumentarium).
This work, the ‘Reclamation’ of Horatiu Radulescu’s iconic String Quartet Number Four was enabled by a commission from Credit Suisse.
Bil Smith Composer
|Bil Smith Composer|
Premiere at Washington Square Park, New York, NY. June 17, 2013 (5:27 — Five Hours, Twenty Seven Minutes).
THE RECORDING on SoundCloud:
|Stephan Charles Wilson, Conductor|
“Smith’s departure from a severer mission—his ignoring of the rules and taboos of the avant-garde game, principally the rule about being of one’s time, and the taboo against the comely, the breathtakingly gorgeous, the almost painfully exquisite.
|Taylor Good, Violin|
At almost five and a half hours long, this truly is a work of immense impact. Smith’s sound events are selected and organized in such a way that the manner in which they are produced becomes at least as important as the resulting sonic properties themselves.”
- Bill Meyer, Critic for The Wire
Duant Cooley, Percussion