Larry Polansky

Larry Polansky performing one of his canons with audience at a panel discussion in January 2009

Larry Polansky (born 1954) is a composer, guitarist, mandolinist, and professor emeritus at Dartmouth College and the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is a founding member and co-director of Frog Peak Music (a composers' collective): [1]. He co-wrote HMSL (Hierarchical Music Specification Language) with Phil Burk and David Rosenboom.

There are several recordings of his work, including an album of mensuration canons, Four-Voice Canons. He also served as co-producer of Asmat Dream: New Music Indonesia, Vol. I ([2]).

He is the brother of novelist Steven Polansky.


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