Saturday, April 23, 2022

"Scripted Illusion" for Flute, Clarinet, Viola and Cello. An Oppositional Notation System.


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"Scripted Illusion" 

for Flute, Clarinet, Viola and Cello. 

An Oppositional Notation System.

Bil Smith Composer

Thanks to Dassault Systemes









"Sequenza" for Alto Flute


"Sequenza"

For Alto Flute

Bil Smith Composer

Link to PDF Score



"Periphrasis" A Brief Event For Solo B Flat Trumpet

"Periphrasis"

A Brief Event For Solo B Flat Trumpet

Bil Smith Composer

Published by LNM Editions

(Laboratorie New Music)

A Commission By Origin Energy

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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

Monday, April 18, 2022

"Tarantella" for Clarinet in 'A' and Contrabassoon



"Semio": A Reappropriation of Mathias Spahlinger's "128 Erfüllte Augenblicke" for Voice, Clarinet and Cello. Bil Smith Composer.



"Semio"  Bil Smith Composer

"Semio": A Reappropriation of Mathias Spahlinger's "128 Erfüllte Augenblicke" for Voice, Clarinet and Cello. Bil Smith Composer.  Various pages of the score.


"Semio"  Bil Smith Composer
To reappropriate a musical composition, a deliberate intervention is made into its common or hegemonic (for the cultural studies majors amongst us) usage. This common usage as a music of oppression, hurt or victimization is challenged and reevaluated. 

The composition may attain a neutral or acceptable connotation and become absorbed into broader cultural use. It may even attain a positive connotation within informed and aware groups.




Mathias Spahlinger

"Semio"  Bil Smith Composer
Music and language (text) reappropriation usually takes place within the oppressed community affected by the music's original meaning.  Often, performance of the composition outside that community retains its derogatory meaning.  

Thomas Demand, Photographer









Musical meaning is decoded within a context – how it’s conveyed, by whom, when, where and why all have effects on the intent and receipt of a composition.







"Western Fantasy" for Inderbinen DaVinci B Flat Trumpet



Sunday, April 17, 2022

"Making The Peterhead Heel A Little Under The Weight" For Bass Clarinet

 



"Making The Peterhead Heel A Little Under The Weight" 

For Bass Clarinet

Bil Smith Composer

Link To Hi-Res PDF Score


"Jester Queen" for Euphonium

 



"Jester Queen"

For Euphonium

2022

Bil Smith Composer

Published by LNM Editions





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.  The Recording For String Quartet and Select 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
 

Taylor Good, Violin



Duant Cooley, Percussion