Wednesday, June 20, 2018

"Periphrasis" A Brief Event For A Solo B Flat Trumpet


A Brief Event For A Solo B Flat Trumpet


Bil Smith Composer

Published by LNM Editions: January, 2017

(Laboratorie New Music)

A Commission By Origin Energy

Periphrasis... a circumlocution, a roundabout expression that avoids naming something by its most direct term. Since it is constituted through a culturally perceived relationship to a word or phrase that it is not, periphrasis has no distinctive form of its own but articulates itself variously through other figures

New Work (excerpt): Cello

Saturday, June 16, 2018

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.