Saturday, June 16, 2018

Now In Hot Attics and Institutional Vaults of Decidedly Sub-Archival ... For Piano. The Score

"Now In Hot Attics and Institutional Vaults of Decidedly Sub-Archival Womblike Moistness 
Our Campaign Ribbons Have Turned The Colors of Cattails and Almond Grass"

For Piano

Bil Smith Composer

The Score:

Images of “Partitions: Cambics Alive in Sensient Amplules”

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Lips? Music? Suggestive irrelevance? Where are my embedded tuplets?
Reasons-motives internalism is the appealingly boring view that unless an agent is, or could be, inspired to act in a certain way, he has no normative reason to act in that way. Thus, according to reasons-motives internalism, facts about an individual’s motivational psychology constrain what is rational for that agent to do what?
Here, the agent is a bassist; a violinist; a vibraphonist constructing and delivering a most persuasive argument against external reasons proceeding through a rationalist restriction.

Monday, June 11, 2018

"TetraGrip" for Flute, Violin, Viola & Accordion. Florence Evagina, Composer. Published by LNM Editions.

"Preoccupied By The Slight Duplicity" 
for Piccolo Trumpet

"Preoccupied By The Slight Duplicity" 

for  Piccolo Trumpet

Bil Smith Composer


Commissioned by Posco

Published by LNM Editions

"Modernismo". For Flute & Piano


For Flute & Piano


Bil Smith Composer

A Commission From DHL

Published by LNM Editions, 2017

(Laboratorie New Music)

A creative artistic movement that took shape in the 1880s in Spanish America, Modernismo has traditionally been identified with efforts to reinvigorate innovative literature and music through the pursuit of formal perfection and innovation. It was, however, more than an aesthetic undertaking. Modernismo offered a complex response to the profound social and cultural shifts that accompanied the arrival of modernity in Spanish America. 

Its influence extended to both sides of the Atlantic, largely because of the artistic genius of the peripatetic Nicaraguan poet Rubén Darío (1867– 1916), who selected its name and, by example and decree, came to define the movement. He established connections with the most celebrated European and American composers and writers of the day and, by 1896, as the sole survivor of the movement’s founding members, became its creative center of gravity. 

While the influence of Modernismo lasted well into the 20th Century, its closing date is generally held to coincide with Darío’s death in 1916.