3D Printing of Musical Instruments: Radical Technologies
Bil Smith recently posted a recording on SoundCloud (attached below) which was inspired by his research into 3D printing of musical instruments. A visit to MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts was a trigger to allow him to investigate the possibilities of incorporating such instruments into a recent commission.
PDF from Arvid Jense at the University of Twente which provides an excellent overview to this nascent, radical technology.
My Recording on SoundCloud: “Equivalent Ideation & Lost Gill-Slits” (2013)
Bil Smith Composer
For Two String Quartets and Two Jazz Quintets featuring:
Quatuor Diotima (::discourse::) Radikant; Oliver Lake (Saxophones); Roscoe Mitchell (Woodwinds. Ideated Instruments); Bil Smith (Pocket Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Percussion); William Parker (Bass); Amina Claudine Myers (Piano); Milford Graves (Drums, Percussion, Ideated Instruments)
T’Ang Quartette; Evan Parker (Saxophones); Manfred Schoof (Trumpet); Maarten van Regteren Altena (Bass); Alt Koom (Percussion)
Han Bennink (Drums, Percussion)
Recording: Funkhaus Nalepastrasse, Berlin. March 12, 2013
The genesis of this composition emanates from my early music experiences as a free jazz trumpet player. Ornette Coleman’s Double Quartet and the seminal recording “Free Jazz”; Horatiu Radulescu’s musical treatise “Sound Plasma” and artist Mark Rothko all have a profound influence in the evolution of this work.