Friday, July 24, 2020

Recording: "Trattoria degli Apostoli (dodici)" for Chorus and Electronics

"Trattoria degli Apostoli (dodici)" for Chorus and Electronics utilizing exotic spectrum transformations that manipulate the Gabor matrix; Polarons; Robotic granulation transformations and Acoustic Holography.

This work commissioned by an institutional patron, received its premiere on March 17, 2013 at The Robert J. Hurst Gallery at the Whitney Museum in New York in a private performance. This composition and performance were made possible from a grant from British Airways.  
Inspiration for this work from Michelangelo Pistoletto, Enrico Castellani, Gabrielle Basilico, and Gerhard Richter's "Strips."
Bil Smith Composer

Friday, July 17, 2020

"Salicus" for Flute and Violin

Beginning in 2012, composers at Laboratorie New Music have been working on modifications of the Circos program to create a systematic, fluid tablature system to facilitate compositional structure.  The notion to explore this powerful visualization tool came about from a separate study we were conducting on the implications of 'Big Data' on outcomes relating to visualization and experimental musical tablatures.

The potential of big data is immense.  Eliminate constraints on the size, type, source and complexity of relevant data, and composers can ask bolder questions. Technology limitations that once required sampling or relied on assumptions to simplify high-density data sets have fallen to the march of technology.