Friday, March 25, 2016

RECORDING: "Similar Monomania" with the support of Nicolas Ghesquière and Balenciaga



"Similar Monomania" For Orchestra and Seven Pianos (2012). 

Bil Smith Composer
Supported by a contribution from Balenciaga and Chief Creative Director Nicolas 
Ghesquière.
LISTEN on Sound Cloud:

"Remarkably comfortable with causation, he seems to be moving through some ritual process that explodes into life threatening chaos at any moment. It's tempting to talk about shamanic journeys. The absence of a prevailing stylistic orthodoxy is striking"

- Clive Bell on Bil Smith's "Similar Monomania" for Wire

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Some of You Have Wondered if My Statements of Compositional Awesomeness was Meant as a Joke.



Some of you have wondered if my statements of compositional awesomeness was meant as a joke. 

Am I trying to be funny? 

Am I making some sort of statement on the nature of modern celebrity? 

Am I a musical iconoclast, gleefully destroying the sanctity of composition? 

What in the world am I doing! 

Here is a tip: 

The way to know if someone on the Internet is being funny is to look for the smiley face emoticons. Do you see any smiley face emoticons? 

No, you don’t. Pretentious postmodern narcissists never joke.




















Wednesday, March 16, 2016

"Syndergard" for Chamber Ensemble.

"Syndergard". Score Page 1 with Moire Coded Grid

"Syndergard".  Score Page 1 without Moire Coded Grid


"Syndergard" 

for Chamber Ensemble

Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Tenor Sax, Percussion, Piano, Theremin Sensor, Violin, Viola, Cello

2013-2015

Bil Smith Composer

Premiere December 18, 2015

Ensemble Ottetto

Soho House, New York, NY















Friday, March 4, 2016

"Ilatom" for Potentiated Voices, Piano and Modulator


"Ilatom" for Potentiated Voices, Piano and Modulator
 Premiered at Merkin Hall in February, 2013. 
Less than two minutes long and one year to create. 
This performance recorded May 21, 2013 at Bowery Performance Space.
On SoundCloud:
"The vocalists occupy the center of the space faced outwards directing the sound into the tubular passageways which have been partitioned off with metal and glass plates creating chambers that are optically and acoustically permeable.
Buried in the strata of "Ilatom" are deposits of grainy textures, nests of overtones and more juxtaposed arrangements than the length of this work would suggest."
- David Keenan for The Independent

Thursday, March 3, 2016

"Stand Corrected". Une nouvelle praxis de Laboratorie New Music.



"Stand Corrected". Une nouvelle praxis de Laboratorie New Music.

First Up... "Enter the Viola. Alone."  ...  later this evening

String theory is an area of research in theoretical physics (SonicPhysics) that seeks to unite quantum mechanics - our current theory of very small objects - with general relativity - our current theory of very large objects.


"Stand Corrected" A 'continuism'...the notion of virtuality permits us to reverse the signs. 

Apply liberally to composition

"It's a typical , everyday one night thing"

-Ja Rule

Notational Architectonic


Wednesday, March 2, 2016