Saturday, July 30, 2016

"Imperial Astronomical Institute" for Bass Clarinet, Tuba & Piccolo.



"Imperial Astronomical Institute" for Bass Clarinet, Tuba & Piccolo. Bil Smith Composer Page 1 of the score.

Commissioned by Xi'an Aircraft Industrial Corporation for the 10th anniversary of AVIC I, June, 2009.

Part Two: Provocations From The Composers of Laboratorie New Music

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Part Five: Provocations From The Composers of Laboratorie New Music









































"Different Phenomena..." For Orchestra, Guitar, Mezzo-Soprano, Alpha Spheres, and Audio Cubes



"Different Phenomena; The Luminous Dragon-Green Sea" (2014) Bil Smith Composer.


For Orchestra, Guitar, Mezzo-Soprano, Alpha Spheres, and Audio Cubes


Compositional structure based on W.V.O. Quine's theories of Holophrastic indeterminacy, or "indeterminacy of musical performance translation". This is one of two kinds of indeterminacy of performance interpretation to appear in his writings.

According to Quine, "there is more than one correct method of interpreting (translating) notations where the two interpreters differ not merely in the meanings attributed to the sub-sentential parts of sounds but also in the net import of the whole composition.

It is holophrastic indeterminacy (Cage) that underlies Quine's argument against synonymy, the basis of his objections to Rudolf Carnap's analytic/synthetic distinction.

The Iconic Robert Ashley on "Condensation of Chromium Culture"


From the late Robert Ashley -

"This work of Smith's is a behemoth; this a music engulfed in a torrent of noisy, yet partially restored, small transformations. 

Perhaps I can evoke the appropriate sense of quizzical reaction as follows. Mathematicians may conceivably be said to be somewhat rational and not necessarily two-legged, and cyclists necessarily two-legged and not rational. 

But what of an individual that counts his eccentricities both mathematics and cycling? A small digression, but poignant all the same if you are able to withstand the duration of this work. 

Spherical, elongated and a spectacle of musical geometry. Time invested wisely."

-Robert Ashley



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Sunday, July 24, 2016

PolyTenor. A Large Format Score for Piano {Four Hands}

PolyTenor


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Saturday, July 23, 2016

"Posh Hitter" for Piano


"Posh Hitter" 

for Piano

Bil Smith Composer

2016

A Commission from SKF Group