Trois Pieces Sonores, is a ternary work for orchestra, Les Murmures, an evocative long form textural piece for orchestra, and La Conversation, a dialogue for wind ensemble.
Each, a journey of contemporary classical polystylistic and diaphonic devices, infused with parallel harmonies and language clusters, colored with the uniqueness of Smithson’s distinctive harmonies and a lyricism that evokes atmospheres and visions of imaginative spaces.
Throughout the pieces on this CD, the rich musical landscape establishes a provocative mood, with a sense of intelligent spontaneity, creating thoughtfully stimulating, sophisticated emotional spaces.
The enduring qualities present throughout these pieces emerge from a devoted attention to movement, a plethora of dynamic tensions that deliver an experience of purposeful harmonic locations and destinations of emotional intensity and fulfillment. Thus creating a space that is effectively provocative of a poignant, visceral, soulful and atmospheric experience.