Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Chroma Blast (2014) for four pianists and seven pianos. Bil Smith Composer, Bernhard Gander Composer, Virgil Schindler, A Particularization of Peter Parker (2004)





Chroma Blast (2014) for four pianists and seven pianos.

Bil Smith Composer, Bernhard Gander Composer, Virgil Schindler, PVC

A Particularization of Peter Parker (2004)


Recording on Soundcloud:

https://soundcloud.com/bil-smith/chromablast


Premier, August 15, 2014 at 58-60 Leonard Street SiteSpec adjacent to the new Herzog and de Meuron (architects) designed '56 Leonard' Project.

Performance by 'ensemble di pianoforte osceni'

The premiere made possible with the generous support of A.P. Moller–Maersk Group.

This performance of the eve of a separate performance of the original 'Peter Parker' for solo piano at Centralstation (Halle and Saal)on the final evening of the Darmstadt Summer Courses.

Reinfactional Recording:

Pianists:

Sulayman Agmundr
Adria Jaki
M. Buolo Partidgis
Rebbecah Lesly

Saturday, October 2, 2021

"Cast Poetics" for Solo Cello. Bil Smith Composer.


I’m intrigued by this notion of surprise and sudden change in sound; so that one state of something could change into something totally different at times during the piece, and there would be no apparent connection from the process that manifests one sonic structure to the next one. 

I was working on this composition, which had this very direct, maybe literal, idea of a pseudo-sonification of turbulent equations as the source of sound. 

Nonetheless, many pieces I have been working on don’t have such a literal relation of using nonlinear functions to synthesize certain sounds. Rather than the idea of making a sound directly ‘out of’ chaos, I was interested in how it could be used to explore this notion of surprise and abrupt change: to bring this acute dynamic form into the piece.



"Tastes of Silt and Sulphur" for Alto Clarinet, Flugelhorn and Euphonium


"Tastes of Silt and Sulphur" 

for Alto Clarinet, Flugelhorn and Euphonium

Bil Smith Composer

2017

Published by LNM Editions









Saturday, September 25, 2021

"Ventalope" A Fanfare for Two Piccolo Trumpets

"Ventalope" 

A Fanfare for Two Piccolo Trumpets

Bil Smith Composer

A Commission from B.A.T.