Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Sub-contrabass Saxophone by Benedikt Eppelsheim





Looking forward to the arrival of The Sub-Contrabass Saxophone by Benedikt Eppelsheim.  

Benedikt has sent to me several photos of the evolution of the development of this incredible instrument.

Compositions to come!





Sunday, August 28, 2016

Dearth


"BoreBlue Genetic: A Study In SeQaudio Ontology" For Piano: For Viola Mendecta



"BoreBlue Genetic: A Study In SeQaudio Ontology"
for Piano: for Viola Mendecta.  Bil Smith Composer


"Functional complementation" refers to experiments in which a composer's notational theorem from one muso-organism complements a deletion or other mutation in another notational ontology. 

For these annotations, one should list the identifiers for the notation that complements or is complemented by the interpretative sound of of interest. In annotations from cross-species functional complementation experiments, the reproduced sound should be  referred from a different species than the compositional passage being annotated.

"Evenity Thrush" for Wagner Tuba, Viola, Tenor Saxophone, Contrabass Clarinet and Accordion








"Phyllis Phonetica" for Alto Clarinet and Flute



"Phyllis Phonetica" for Alto Clarinet and Flute

"Fenna Voss" for Two Violins (LNM-2013). Bil Smith Composer.




"Fenna Voss" for Two Violins (LNM-2013)


Sunday, August 21, 2016

"Stilt Press" for Glockenspiel

"Stilt Press" for Glockenspiel

"Stilt Press" for Marimba

"Stilt Press" for Marimba

Recording: "Trattoria degli Apostoli (dodici)" for Chorus and Electronics


"Trattoria degli Apostoli (dodici)" for Chorus and Electronics utilizing exotic spectrum transformations that manipulate the Gabor matrix; Polarons; Robotic granulation transformations and Acoustic Holography.

This work commissioned by an institutional patron, received its premiere on March 17, 2013 at The Robert J. Hurst Gallery at the Whitney Museum in New York in a private performance. This composition and performance were made possible from a grant from British Airways.  
Inspiration for this work from Michelangelo Pistoletto, Enrico Castellani, Gabrielle Basilico, and Gerhard Richter's "Strips."
Bil Smith Composer

Friday, August 19, 2016

"First Hand Magic"


Finish Line


"Elise: Whored at the Bottom of the Staircase" for Parochial Tenor, Chimes and Bell-Fichte Concrete Slide Trumpet. Bil Smith Composer

"Elise: Whored at the Bottom of the Staircase" for Parochial Tenor,
Chimes and Bell-Fichte Concrete Slide Trumpet.  Bil Smith Composer

Legacy compositional paths are not traversed as some speed, but merely traversed.
I regard quantum compositional mechanics as a theory that explains structure.  Close and open your ears for a second; you hear a structure, a snapshot.  What I aim at is a theory that explains the presentation to us of such structures and does not posit evolutionary laws and their initial conditions.

"Now?"