Thursday, November 28, 2019

"Freight Riding Seduces Me Into Denying Whenever I Can". For Solo Tuba. World Premiere: Bill Pritchard




"Freight Riding Seduces Me Into Denying Whenever I Can"

For Solo Tuba 

World Premiere: Bill Pritchard

Bil Smith Composer

Published by LNM Editions

Partial notes to Bil Pritchard on performance of this work:

As far as the interpretation of the performance notes... I obviously have a vision...and yes, it is intended to be a bit provocative and well...interpret it as you choose. The inclusion of actual notation in the performance notes is meant to "set the table" for the composition. It's more of an directive device as to what's about to come. Not necessarily does it need a literal interpretation.

The actual piece begins on page 4. If you notice there is a certain typographical treatment used in this work which is fairly consistent. The tablature (notational system) is intended to steer your initial decisions to treat certain symbology with a specific musical treatment (rendering). The key is that once you commit to interpreting a specific symbology, you commit to interpreting a specific symbology, you attempt to maintain that treatment when it appears later in the work. Of course, there are variants throughout the work, but the original interpretation should reflect the spirit of your previous interpretation. 

Bill Pritchard
 









Sunday, November 17, 2019

Recording: "Plaster Replicas of his Wife; All Annotated Editions (Money Penny)"



"Plaster Replicas of his Wife; All Annotated Editions (Money Penny)" 
Bil Smith Composer
For Chamber Orchestra (Including Contraforte, Soprillo Bb Piccolo Saxophone and Inderbinen Inox Bb Trumpet) and Electronic Manipulation 
(2009)
Performed and Recorded June 10, 2013
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"The Bare Lathes Intertwined with Creeper and Wire-Moss" Recording




"The Bare Lathes Intertwined with Creeper and Wire-Moss" 

Bil Smith Composer

Recording:


Commission from Pemex (PetrĂ³leos Mexicanos)for Chamber Orchestra, a work predicated on 'Compositional Bounding Theory', a theory about the locality of movement. The main principle of Bounding Theory is the Subjacency condition, which forbids movement across more than one bounding node (i.e. tablature).
for Chamber Orchestra; Coloratura Soprano (Obstruent Phonology); Soubrette (Siblancy: Fricative speech sounds with high frequency); Spinto Soprano (Strict Cyclicity); IGT Wild Cherry Spinning Wheel Slot; IGT 2x3x4x5x Red Hot 7s™ Spinning Reel Slot; IGT Hot Roll® Ca$h Ca$h Ca$h™ Video Slots; IGT Megabucks® Crystal Sevens® Slot; WMS Dashing Dolphins Slot; Wicks Century 5 Pipe Organ; Paiste 24' Venus Gong; Waldorf Blofeld Synthesizer; Hellfire Modulator, an analog, tube-based distortion rack-module; Formanta Polivoks Synthesizer; ESP jeune fille X Gips -Cross Ray- Moi dix Mois MANA Signature Model Electric Guitar.