West Hall Auditorium
March 9, 2011 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Larry Polansky will perform Ensembles of Note from his recent CD The World's Longest Melody, which was chosen as one of the 50 best CDs of the year by the British music magazine, The Wire. The program will also include his pieces freeHorn, cinderella and 34 Chords. Polansky will perform on guitar and computer, along with Margaret Lancaster, flute, Devin Maxell, percussion, and Amy Beal, piano.
Polansky is a composer, theorist, performer, software designer, teacher, writer, editor and publisher. He is the Straus Professor of Music at Dartmouth College, teaching in the graduate program in electro-acoustic music. From 1980–90 he worked at the Mills College Center for Contemporary Music Center as staff and faculty. He is one of the three co-authors (with Phil Burk and David Rosenboom) of the widely used computer music language HMSL, and helped implement the spectral mutation functions in the popular computer music application Soundhack, authored by Tom Erbe. He is the co-founder and co-director of Frog Peak Music (A Composers' Collective), the founding guest editor of the Leonardo Music Journal, and works with various other organizations dedicated supporting interesting musical ideas. He is an active performer as a guitarist, and frequently works on the music of other composers, including Johanna Beyer, Ruth Crawford Seeger, James Tenney, and others.
This event is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties