Thursday, January 17, 2019

My response to someone challenging my compositional theory today who asks "How do I possibly understand what you are suggesting in your work

My response to someone challenging my compositional theory today who asks "How do I possibly understand what you are suggesting in your work. How do I play this. This makes no sense at all"

I embrace this:

My response:

Here is the point. Use your imagination...I compose to empower the performer. Now if you have a certain rigidity to your approach to composition, you should stay away from my music, but I say this in a way that suggests opening your mind to ask yourself...what is this about?


Take a moment and ask yourself...how do I tackle a notational lexicon which is not taught in the Conservatory.


I write music with the best intentions of finding the exploratory visionaries to execute on my compositions. I am open to questions, provocations and suggestions...always. Bil Smith

"Cadmium Plate Riff" For Renee Baker, Viola


"Cadmium Plate Riff"

For Renee Baker, Viola

Bil Smith Composer

2016-2017


The Score Published on LNM Editions

(Laboratorie New Music)








Wednesday, January 16, 2019

"Y Combinator"
For Solo Viola




"Pietro Leopoldo" for Coptic Chorus. The Recording



"Pietro Leopoldo" 
for Coptic Chorus
Bil Smith Composer
This is a commission from Gazprom and was premiered on June 20, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia at The Mariinsky Theatre.


Listen On SoundCloud


"The Library Forecourt At Some Private Reversed Murmur of Surprise" for Two Sopranino Saxophones. Donatiene Martin, Composer.

"The Library Forecourt At Some Private Reversed Murmur of Surprise" for Two Sopranino Saxophones.  Donatiene Martin, Composer.

Excerpt:"The Library Forecourt At Some Private Reversed Murmur of Surprise" for Two Sopranino Saxophones.  

Donatiene Martin, Composer.

Premiere November in Espoo, Uusimaa, Finland

A Commission from The Guidance Foundation, The Fredrik Idestam Trust and Nokia Corporation.


Excerpt:
"The Library Forecourt At Some Private Reversed Murmur of Surprise"
for Two Sopranino Saxophones.
Donatiene Martin, Composer.

Excerpt:
"The Library Forecourt At Some Private Reversed Murmur of Surprise"
for Two Sopranino Saxophones.
Donatiene Martin, Composer.

Excerpt:
"The Library Forecourt At Some Private Reversed Murmur of Surprise"
for Two Sopranino Saxophones.
Donatiene Martin, Composer.

Excerpt:
"The Library Forecourt At Some Private Reversed Murmur of Surprise"
for Two Sopranino Saxophones.
Donatiene Martin, Composer.


"Imperial Catechism". For Piccolo and Corno da Caccia. The Full Score (PDF)


Corno da Caccia

"Imperial Catechism"

For Piccolo and Corno da Caccia

Bil Smith Composer

2016-2017

Published By LNM Editions, 2017

(Laboratorie New Music)

Link to The Full Score (PDF)















Friday, January 11, 2019

Nye Oil. For Piano. The Score.


"Nye Oil"

For Piano

Bil Smith Composer

The Score (PDF)

A Commission from Hyosung











"Locked Transit" for Flute and Bassoon. Red Fradler Composer.

"Locked Transit" for Flute and Bassoon



"Locked Transit" for Flute and Bassoon.  

Red Fradler Composer

2016-2017

Published by LNM Editions

(Laboratorie New Music)