|"Being Forced to Drop Out - Stage Set"|
Further Thoughts on Back to School? "Being Forced to Drop Out" (2010-2013) - Bil Smith Composer
|Performance Group at Columbia University Library|
Our attendant global culture encourages us as listeners/observers/composers to be stupid, or at least passively, intellectually conformist.
As composers we should consider ourselves as a playful torturer of those who think they know “what’s going on”. Role Play: i.e. 'A self-deprecating, intellectual, feminist neurotic.'
"The purpose of composing is “not to solve problems, but to redefine problems.”
True problems don’t need composers or compositions, yet this shows us that in ‘normal thinking... ideas, thoughtfulness, profundity and fully free expression wither away thanks to a culturally-nourished expectation that these things are not worth considering.