Thursday, February 18, 2016

Horațiu Rădulescu, Jack Black, Oboist and Bil Smith: The Reclamation: The Recording (5'27")

Horațiu Rădulescu Black

A Reclamation of Horatiu Radulescu’s String Quartet Number Four.  For String Quartet and select instrumentation (The Discretionary Instrumentarium).
This work, the ‘Reclamation’ of Horatiu Radulescu’s iconic String Quartet Number Four was enabled by a commission from Credit Suisse. 
Bil Smith Composer
Bil Smith Composer

Premiere at Washington Square Park, New York, NY. June 17, 2013 (5:27Five Hours, Twenty Seven Minutes).  

THE RECORDING on SoundCloud:
Stephan Charles Wilson, Conductor
 “Smith’s departure from a severer mission—his ignoring of the rules and taboos of the avant-garde game, principally the rule about being of one’s time, and the taboo against the comely, the breathtakingly gorgeous, the almost painfully exquisite.  

Taylor Good, Violin
Jen Selter, Oboist arriving for rehearsal for the "Reclamation"

 At almost five and a half hours long, this truly is a work of immense impact. Smith’s sound events are selected and organized in such a way that the manner in which they are produced becomes at least as important as the resulting sonic properties themselves.”

- Bill Meyer, Critic for The Wire

Duant Cooley, Percussion

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