Friday, March 31, 2023
"Engineering Secrets Whose Blessings We Enjoy" For Solo Flute. Bil Smith Composer (Complete Score)
Thursday, March 30, 2023
The Jubal Project: Creating a New Musical Lexicon
The world of music is constantly evolving, with new technologies and techniques enabling musicians and composers to create innovative and exciting sounds. However, few projects are as ambitious as "The Jubal Project," a new musical lexicon that promises to change the way we think about notation and sound.
At the heart of The Jubal Project is the circle - a universal symbol with profound meaning. This new lexicon uses circles as a core element, allowing composers and performers to create complex patterns of sound that are both immersive and sensual.
So why the circle? The circle represents wholeness, totality, and original perfection, making it the ideal symbol for this new musical language. By using circles to represent sound, The Jubal Project offers a new way of thinking about musical notation, one that is both flexible and dynamic.
But the real power of The Jubal Project lies in its ability to generate multiple transformations and variants of sound creation. By creating a notation system that can oscillate between indexical registrations, symbols of forces in flux, and sensory stimuli, composers and performers are able to create a continuous, self-vibrating region of intensities. This notational archetype empowers the composer and performer, offering them a specific type of experience that is both paradoxically immersive and partial.
The Jubal Project offers a new way of thinking about music, one that is rooted in the power of form and pattern. As composers, we have the ability to craft and exploit form to create new sounds that were previously unimaginable. With The Jubal Project, we are able to establish a domain of sensibility for the performer, opening up new realms of musical expression.
In conclusion, The Jubal Project is a groundbreaking new musical lexicon that promises to change the way we think about notation and sound. By using circles as a core element, it offers composers and performers a powerful new tool for creating complex patterns of sound that are both immersive and sensual.
Saturday, March 25, 2023
"Propaganda Fly" for B Flat Trumpet; The Jubal Project and Multimodality in Composition
"Propaganda Fly" for B Flat Trumpet
A Jubal Project Composition
Bil Smith Composer
Score: 32" X 12"
As I have written in the past, "The Jubal Project" is an ambitious endeavor that aims to revolutionize music notation by using the circle as a central symbol. By utilizing the circle as a universal symbol, I hope to create a notation system that can oscillate between indexical registrations, symbols of forces in flux, and sensory stimuli, providing a continuous, self-vibrating region of intensities that avoids any orientation towards a culmination point or external end.
One of the key features of this notational archetype is its ability to yield aftereffects that empower the composer and performer, allowing for multiple transformations and variants of sound creation.
The philosophy behind the Jubal project is the theme of multimodality. Multimodality is the coexistence of multiple semiotic modes within a given context. Semiotic modes refer to the different ways in which meaning is created and conveyed, such as language, images, sounds, gestures, and movement.
Multimodality is an everyday reality as we experience the world through multiple senses and modes of communication. The rise of digital technologies has led to an increase in multimodal products, such as hyperfiction, digital books, and music compositions that incorporate various modes of expression. The twenty-first century can be seen as a quintessentially multimodal era, making the implementation of multimodality in composition even more urgent and relevant. Although the practice of multimodality has been long-standing, the field of multimodality composition archetypes is still at an early stage of development.
"Stray Radiation". For Solo Harp. The Score.
Friday, March 24, 2023
"Similar Monomania" For Orchestra and Seven Pianos. Bil Smith Composer
"Personico Antiqua" For Percussion Ensemble and Live Electronics.
Thursday, March 23, 2023
"Her Turpentine Sweet as Angelic Ichor" for Solo Cello
"Operant Behavior" or Bass Clarinet, Trombone, Cello, Piano & Electronics. Bil Smith Composer
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
The Trumpet Fanfares. Bil Smith Composer