Monday, January 30, 2017

“Impact Tilting: Clumps of Dried Air Weed Spinning Against Its Terminal Pier and Covered with Gnomic and Meaningless Graffiti” Bil Smith Composer




“Impact Tilting: Clumps of Dried Air Weed Spinning Against Its Terminal Pier and Covered with Gnomic and Meaningless Graffiti”
Bil Smith Composer; 1998 and 2013. 
1.0 and 2.0. Commissioned in 1999 by Bell Atlantic and originally performed by Barth Ensemble Musik Fabrik, Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. This performance from 1999. Details follow in Compositional Architecture Section.
The Recording on SoundCloud:



Friday, January 27, 2017

Marinism: Excerpt from a New String Trio. Part Three


Marinism: Excerpt from a New String Trio. Part Two.


Titrated Extract Basin. For Flugelhorn.

Titrated Extract Basin

The Computational Tablature. The Numerics Archetype



The purpose of this compositional archetype is to create a contextualized system of numerical nomenclature for category driven, modified cellos.

These systems, or ‘archetypes’ will incorporate the primary arithoretic, descriptors, variants, identifiers and sub-numeric elements of the numerical concept nomenclature.


Intra-category, many of the descriptor numeric candidates may be interchangeable with others.









The defining mathematical descriptor

process designation (primary parameters) provenance designation 
(conflicting strands and anti-crucial undercurrents)










Marinism: Excerpt from a New String Trio.


"Tried" Elliot Johns, Composer. For Cliche-Verre C Flute



"Tried" Elliot Johns, Composer. For Cliche-Verre C Flute

2015

Published by LNM Editions

(Laboratorie New Music)






"For Fortunato Depero" for Chamber Quintet. Bil Smith Composer.




"For Fortunato Depero"

for Chamber Quintet. Bil Smith Composer. 

Kindly supported by Balenciaga. 
Premiere March 7, 2015, Paris, France. 
'Paris Fashion Week' Fall/Winter Show.



Composition, viewed through a certain lens, is a medium of obsolescence... expanding, at times reflexively, its own sense of being outmoded in medium, characterization, or artistic expression.

In the grinding friction between paradigms, however, an unforeseen effect, or evolutionarily untraceable quirk, is sometimes produced: a contorted acceptance of fate, or transcendence of sonic circumstance that is either Zen-like or the acquiescent sign of aural vitality. 
Score Detail


Score Detail


Score Detail



"Category III Venustaphobia" For Four Voices


"Category III Venustaphobia" 

For Four Voices

Bil Smith Composer

2015

Excerpt

"Fitch Ratings". The Score (PDF)


"Fitch Ratings"

For English Horn, Alto Flute Dramatique & Piccolo Trumpet

Bil Smith Composer

2007-2016

A Commission From Leggett & Platt and Lion Nathan Ltd.

PDF Score (52 pages) Link