Thursday, August 25, 2022

"An Approach to Standardizing Pedagogy for Extended Techniques on Tuba" by Sean Kennedy

"An Approach to Standardizing Pedagogy for Extended Techniques on Tuba" 

By Sean M. Kennedy

 A Document In Tuba Performance 

ABSTRACT by Sean Kennedy :

The purpose of this document is to examine and attempt to standardize a pedagogical method for extended techniques for the tuba. This document will pull from various source materials including repertoire for the tuba and an examination of various documents on extended techniques for other instruments. 

This document will include common existing extended techniques for the tuba and will attempt to introduce new extended techniques that can be adapted for the tuba. Each technique will be described from a proposed sound concept. Notational examples from the repertoire will be included to aid in understanding the function of the sound concept. 

"Cadmium Plate Riff" For Renee Baker, Viola

"Cadmium Plate Riff"

For Renee Baker, Viola

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Bil Smith Composer

The Score Published on LNM Editions

(Laboratorie New Music)

Essentially, Music is a Contract...A Form of Legislation.

"Essentially, music is a contract...a form of legislation. For any form of notation to be effective, there must be an agreed set of components or elements." 

"Small can be complex:

Consciousness is valuable to us. Indeed, it is arguably the most valuable thing of all: it is what allows us to enjoy our interactions with the world, and it is what confers moral status upon us.
If consciousness was not preserved by the mind-uploading process, it is difficult to see why we would care. So consciousness is a necessary condition for a valuable form of mind-uploading. That does not, however, make it a sufficient condition.
So is the "Irrational Enterprise" a real compositional idealism?"

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Resisting Radical Score Experimentation is...

My experiment here claims to come at realism dialectically, not only by taking as it's objects of study the very antinomies themselves into which every constitution of this or that realism seems to resolve. Canonical and just plain revivalist. 
“As a Pygoamorphus Twitch; Listen To Jeremy’s Breathing: I am inclined to Create a Manic State of Futility” Bil Smith Composer.

(WARNING: Processed on equipment shared with peanuts, tree space nuts, dairy products, soy and wheat)

Caution, remove shell before consuming.

CODE 049022 56571 5 — with Laboratorie NewMusic in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Friday, August 19, 2022

“He Uttered Many A Melancholy Jest Of This Character”. The Score. For Flute, Cello and Double Bass

“He Uttered Many A Melancholy Jest Of This Character”

For Flute, Cello and Double Bass

Bil Smith Composer


A Commission from Makita Corporation

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