Monday, May 23, 2022

"Sparc". A Trumpet Fanfare.


A Trumpet Fanfare.

Bil Smith Composer

Commissioned For The Opening of 56 Leonard St.

A Herzog & de Meuron Project

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Toppled With A Great Wheeze and Crash (Nominus Variation)

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The Computational Tablature. The Numerics Archetype

The purpose of this compositional archetype is to create a contextualized system of numerical nomenclature for category driven, modified cellos.

These systems, or ‘archetypes’ will incorporate the primary arithoretic, descriptors, variants, identifiers and sub-numeric elements of the numerical concept nomenclature.

Intra-category, many of the descriptor numeric candidates may be interchangeable with others.

"Routine". For Soprano Saxophone

Saturday, May 7, 2022

"Promises Paid In Currency of Desire" for Accordion


"Promises Paid In Currency of Desire"

For Accordion

Bil Smith Composer

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Score:  16" X 6"

"Code Blue Tryst" for Bass Trumpet

"Code Blue Tryst" 

for Bass Trumpet

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Recording: "Neural Intervals And Barium Infused Automatons" Bil Smith Composer

 "Neural Intervals And Barium Infused Automatons"
Composition for Cello, Chamber Ensemble, Inverted Equilibrium Sonic Pendulum, Exocyclic Trumpet in B flat, Schilke b3l Tunable Beryllium Bell Trumpet, Elliot Easton SG Custom OHSC Electric Guitar, Zildjian 22″ C2 Gong / Cymbal, LP Galaxy Giovanni Tumbadora, Retrosium Flute and ROLI Seaboard Grand.
From the performance notes/depiction of the Inverted Equilibrium Sonic Pendulum and the Cello:
We have executed a control method for maintaining an inverted pendulum in the unstable equilibrium position. This application is a classic lesson in control science, frequently utilized in ballistic guidance. In the case of the Cello, the proportional-integral-derivative (PID) method was implemented in LabWindows and intendulum with test mass. Once optimal parameters for the algorithm were established, trials were conducted in which individual gain constants were varied while controlling string and bow pressure to observe changes in instrument behavior.
When applying bow pressure, vector fields can have several special points: a stable point, called a sink, that attracts in all directions (forcing the concentrations to be at a certain value), an unstable point, either a source or a saddle point which repels (forcing the concentrations to change away from a certain value), and a limit cycle, a closed trajectory towards which several trajectories spiral towards (making the concentrations oscillate).

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