Free Sue

Graphic by Elaska

Free Sue is a work for spoken choir, bowed piano in 18 notes per octave, mallet piano in 18 notes per octave, strummed piano in 18 notes per octave, tabla ensemble, snare drum, frame drum ensemble and various gongs. It is an entry into the 2011 60×60 Vox Novus event.

    I found out this morning (3/14/2011) that this piece was selected for the 60×60 International mix! This means the piece will be performed at a number of cities around the world.

More information on 60×60 can be found here:×60-2010-try2-free-sue2.mp3

Last year my piece 17 ET Jazz was accepted as a part of the 60×60 Crimson mix It is exciting to be selected along with many other fine works by composers from around the world.

3 Responses to “Free Sue”

  1. Michael J. Kasper says:

    That was an interesting piece. Thanks for posting!



  2. Combined tone melodies, almost a continuous tone variations as if part of the piece was played with instruments of the violin family, however in practice these combined instruments cannot reproduce a similar work. Technical insertions in the instrument used for the recording would have permited the particular listened sound I think.

    —–Tone Freq. —–CENTS—Diff.—Major triads—FIFTHS—Maj. 3d.
    C——-1————— 0——-0——-0, 5.6, 1.4—–701.4—–405.6
    C#–1.06032020—–101.4—1.4—–1.4, 2.8, 2.8—701.4—–401.4
    D—-1.12427892—–202.8—2.8—–2.8, 0, 4.2—–701.4—–397.2
    Eb—1.19209565—–304.2—4.2—–4.2, 1.4, 5.6—701.4—–397.2
    E—–1.26400310—-405.6—5.6——5.6, 2.8, 2.8—697.2—–397.2
    F—–1.33700050—–502.8—2.8—–2.8, 4.2, 0—–697.2—–401.4
    F#—1.41421356—–600——0——-0, 5.6, 1.4—–701.4—–405.6
    G—-1.49951921—–701.4—1.4——1.4, 2.8, 2.8—701.4—-401.4
    Ab—1.58997050—–802.8—2.8——2.8, 0, 4.2—–701.4—-397.2
    A—-1.68587784——904.2—4.2—–4.2, 1.4, 5.6—701.4—–397.2
    Bb—1.78757033—-1005.6—5.6——5.6, 2.8, 2.8–697.2—–397.2
    B—-1.89080423—–1102.8—2.8—–2.8, 4.2, 0—–697.2—–401.4
    2C——-2————1200——0——-0, 5.6, 1.4—–701.4—–405.6

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