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Inner Voice: Piano Works of Alex Freeman (b.1972) / Salla Karakorpi, Riso-Matti Marin, Brian Lee, pianists

Album Summary

>Freeman, Alex : Aerial Voices, variations on a theme of Charles Fussell, for piano
>Freeman, Alex : Outside Voices, for piano
>Freeman, Alex : Night on the Prairies, for piano
>Freeman, Alex : Pieces (3), for piano
>Freeman, Alex : Piano Sonata
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

American Record Guide, July/August 2014
Alex Freeman's Aerial Voices: Variations on a Themes of Charles Fussell manages to maintain the easy, cantabile nature of the theme in each transformation. The closing Sonata is a piano solo where all the material spins out from the opening chord. The piece unfolds as if improvised, hanging on suspended intervals, repeating notes and motives in sequences and endless transitions.

Alex Freeman composes in a wide range of styles and media. He holds degrees from Eastman, Boston University's School of Fine Arts and Juilliard. His doctoral research led him to Finland, where he lived for six years, studying at The Sibelius Academy. Assistant Professor of Music at Carleton College, Freeman has won awards from ASCAP, The American Academy of Arts and Letter, The American-Scandinavian Foundation and The Fulbright Foundation, among others. The music on this disc reflects Freeman's compositional activity over the last 13 years. Performed in reverse chronological order, each work displays his penchant for continuity and long-range development. Three superb Finnish pianists, Matilda Kärkkäinen, Risto-Matti Marin and Salla Karakorpi, are joined by American pianist Brian Lee in these performances.



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Works Details

>Freeman, Alex : Aerial Voices, variations on a theme of Charles Fussell, for piano
  • Performer: Salla Karakorpi (Piano)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2013

>Freeman, Alex : Outside Voices, for piano
  • Performer: Risto-Matti Marin (Piano)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2010

>Freeman, Alex : Night on the Prairies, for piano
  • Performer: Risto-Matti Marin (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Freeman, Alex : Pieces (3), for piano
  • Performer: Matilda Karkkainen (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2004

>Freeman, Alex : Piano Sonata
  • Performer: Brian Lee (Piano)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2000