Paul Lansky: Semi-Suite
Paul Lansky, the computer music guru from Princeton University, has composed a suite of solo guitar dances. The six movements are Putative-Prelude; Aimless Air; Crooked Courante; Shameless Sarabande; Awkward Allemande; and Partly Pavane. “Semi-Suite” was composed for classical guitar, but these folksy yet harmonically unusual pieces are also finding favor among steel string guitarists. Lansky says: “the movements of ‘Semi-Suite’ are only loosely connected and can be played alone or together.” Recordings: BRIDGE 9084 and BRIDGE 9144.