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Supekutoru (2015)

For Solo Flute

Duration: 4'30"

Score and Parts are available for purchase

Program Notes:

Supekutoru is based off the below diagram which depicts the primary additive colors. Additive colors are created by using light instead of paints to create color. Therefore, the properties are different than those that we’re used to. In the additive color process, the primary colors are red, green, and blue. The following combinations occur:


Green + Red = yellow

Red + Blue = Magenta

Blue = Green = Cyan

Green + Red + Blue = White

In Supekutoru, the flutist journeys around the wheel of color on stage. The music being played slowly changes as well and begins to depict a new color. The entire piece is a chaconne in that it’s based off a simple harmonic structure, but the process distorts it. Each color is represented by different musical characteristics. As the colors change and blend, so do these characteristics. 

Commissioned by Manhattan School of Music's Contemporary Performance Program

Premiered by Molly Shambo, Flute; The Firehouse Space, Brooklyn, NY






April 10th, 2015

The Firehouse Space

Brooklyn, NY

Molly Shambo, Flute

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