THE LIVING COMPOSERS PROJECT  

Larry Polansky

(b. 16 October 1954, New York, New York).

American composer of mostly chamber, choral, vocal, piano, and electroacoustic works that have been performed in the Americas and Europe; he is also active as an electric guitarist and writer.

Prof. Polansky initially studied with Ron Riddle at the New College of Florida in Sarasota, then at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he earned his BA in mathematics and music in 1976, and with James Tenney at York University in Toronto in 1977. He studied composition with Ben Johnston at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and there earned his MA in 1978. He also had private studies in jazz guitar with George Barnes, Mick Goodrick and Chuck Wayne.

Among his honours are the Fulbright Fellowship (1995–96) and the Sony Music Fellowship (2001).

As an electric guitarist, he has often played contemporary music, notably with electric guitarist Nick Didkovsky and in Trio with Kui Dong and Christian Wolff. He also plays gendèr (metallophone from Indonesia), mandocello, mandolin, and other instruments. He has occasionally performed as a singer, including with the Enfield Shaker Singers.

As a writer, he has contributed articles to various publications. He co-edited with Judith Tick a critical edition of The Music of American Folk Song by Ruth Crawford Seeger (2003, University of Rochester Press).

He is also active in other positions. He founded the collective of experimental composers Frog Peak Music in New Hampshire in 1982 and has served as its co-director since 1982. He later co-authored with Phil Burk and David Rosenboom the computer-music language HMSL (Hierarchical Music Specification Language) from 1985–92. He co-founded the Leonardo Music Journal in 1990 and has served on the board of directors of the journal Perspectives of New Music since 1995.

He taught as an assistant professor at Mills College in Oakland, California from 1981–90 and taught at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire from 1990–2013, where he served as chair of the department of music from 1998–2013 and taught as the Joseph Strauss 1922 Professor of Music from 2000–13, now emeritus. He has taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz since 2013.

In addition to the works listed below, he has made numerous arrangements and has composed didactic music.

He is married to the composer, musicologist and performer Jody Diamond.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Website: http://eamusic.dartmouth.edu/~larry/

Website (Frog Peak Music): http://www.frogpeak.org/

COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS

STAGE:

Dialogue 37 1/2, 2 actors, 1975

Silence Study #4 for Joe Pinzarrone, 4 actors, viola, 1976

Gauss Music/Dance of the Tombstone (dance music, choreography by Jean Moncrieff), dancer, homemade analogue oscillator-box, 1978

A Minor Miracle, dancer, electric guitar, 1978

Christopher Columbus/Cristóbal Colón, amplified male speaker, dancer, 1978, revised 1989

V/I (Born to Boogie) (dance music, choreography by Barbara Roesch), fixed media, 1981

Three Monk Tunes, tap dancer, percussion, 1982–83

Resting Place/Ann's Solo Boogie (dance music, choreography by Ann Rodiger), fixed media, 1983

Four Bass Studies (dance music, choreography by Ann Rodiger), double bass, 1983 (stage version of Four Violin Studies [what to do when the night comes for Jim Tenney])

Milwaukee Blues, 2 tap dancers, 2 alto saxophones, 3 tenor saxophones (1st + voice), 1984

Study for 'Milwaukee Blues', 3 tap dancers, 1986 (also concert version for 3 percussion)

Paradox (opera, libretto by Patrick Graybill), signer, interpreter, clarinet, electric guitar, 2 percussion, film (by the composer, douglas irving repetto), 2013

ORCHESTRAL:

Flutes, large number of flutes, 1978 (version of Psaltery; also version as Glass, 51 tuned water glasses [11 players], 1979)

Unhappy Set of Coincidences for Richard Myron, 1980 (version by Gary Schmidt of chamber work)

Bedhaya Sadra/Bedhaya Guthrie, gamelan, 1990 (version of choral work)

Four Voice Canon #7, gamelan, 1990

Yitgadal, small orchestra (13 players), 2004

iiivxii (tooaytood #13), winds, 12 cellos, 2005

jargon, flute, clarinet, trombone, 12 cellos, 2005

Ladies Auxiliary, small orchestra, 2006

CHAMBER MUSIC:

Silence Study #3, cello (+ 3 tuned tom-toms), 1975

Movement for Lou Harrison, 4 double basses, 1975, revised 1978, 1988

A Very Slow Lament for Solo Oboe (which happens to be 51 measures long), oboe, 1976

In Memoriam: Stefan Wolpe, trumpet, 1976

Movement in E major for John Cage, violin, piano, 1976

Quartet in F for Paula Ravitz, A-clarinet (+ cymbals), trombone, viola, piano (+ crotales), 1978

Movement for Andréa Smith (My Funny Valentine), 2 violins (both with scordatura), 2 violas (both with scordatura), 1978

Four Voice Canon #4, 1–4 marimbas, 1978

'...getting rid of the glue...', guitar, 1978

Always Move Towards the Hoop and Go Up Strong, tuba, 1978, revised 1991

Sh'ma: Fuguing Tune in G, flute, alto flute, violin, viola, cello, double bass, percussion (+ harmonica), 1978

Cata/Tonic, viola, 1978 (version of Psaltery)

'Cello, cello, fixed media, 1978 (version of Psaltery)

Canon for Flute, flute, fixed media, 1978, revised 1990 (version of Psaltery)

Horse Turds and Roses, flute, piano, 1979

Riddled and Ragged, flute, mandolin, double bass, piano, 1980 (version of work for piano; collaboration with Gary Schmidt)

Unhappy Set of Coincidences for Richard Myron, flute/guitar, double bass, 1980 (also versions for any high instrument/any ensemble of high instruments, any low instrument/any ensemble of low instruments, 1980; piano; by Gary Schmidt for orchestra)

Field Holler, double bass (+ untrained male voice), any ensemble of instruments capable of sustained tones, 1980

Another You (17 variations), retuned harp, 1980

Four Violin Studies (what to do when the night comes for Jim Tenney), violin, 1981 (also stage version as Four Bass Studies, double bass)

Here to Stay, violin, live electronics, 1983

Sascha's Song (for the peoples of Chile), clarinet, French horn, trumpet, trombone, violin, double bass, fixed media (2/4 tracks), 1983 (version of work for fixed media [2/4 tracks])

Little Maggie, violin, 1984

V'leem'shol – ...and to rule... (Cantillation Study #2), 5 flutes, 1984, revised 1987

Four Voice Canon #5, 4 percussion, 1984

Hensley Variations (Guitar Trio #1), flute, guitar, viola, 1985

E'leh T'ol'd'otthese are the generations (Cantillation Study #3), 4 marimbas, computer ad libitum, 1985–86

Gottlieb Variations (The Year of Jubalo) (Guitar Trio #2), harp, guitar, cello, 1985–86

Study for 'Milwaukee Blues', 3 percussion, 1986 (concert version of stage work)

Toyoji Patch III/Toyoji Patch II, flute, computer, 1986 (also version for computer)

Distance Music, any number of players, computer, 1986

17 Simple Melodies of the Same Length (for Dan Goode), clarinet/any other melody instrument, computer, 1987–88

Horn, French horn, computer, 1990, revised 1992–94 (algorithmic variation of Psaltery)

Duet, any number of melody instruments, computer, 1990

Three Studies (for performers and live computer), any number of players, computer, 1990

51 Melodies (Pride holds the multitudes in a continual, habitual process of readornment), 2 electric guitars/any other melody instruments, bass guitar ad libitum, drum kit ad libitum, 1991

There is more headroom, but one's feet are forced into slippers of steel, 2 electric guitars, 2 computers, 1991 (collaboration with Nick Didkovsky)

Three Improvisations for guitars and software delay, any number of guitars, live electronics, 1991

Bedhaya Sadra/Bedhaya Guthrie, clarinet (+ kemanak [bronze idiophone from Indonesia]), gendèr (+ kemanak), 1992 (version by Daniel Goode of choral work)

Two Children's Songs, 2 bassoons/tubas/any other low wind instruments/any other low brass instruments, 1992

Roads to Chimacum, 4 mandolins, 1992 (also version for string quartet, 1992)

The World's Longest Melody, electric guitar, bass guitar, drum kit, 1992–93 (version of work for computer)

The Casten Variation, piano, any ensemble, 1993–94 (version of work for piano)

51 Harmonies (The sun sets and rises without saturation of the senses, rises and sets without redemption of the soul), electric guitar/any other melody instrument, 3 percussion, computer ad libitum, 1994

The Schneider Variations (Resting Place), guitar, 1994–95

for jim, ben and lou, harp, guitar, percussion, 1995

34 Chords, Christian Wolff in Hanover and South, electric guitar, 1995

Always cut off the baseline, trumpet, computer, 1995 (collaboration with Ed Carroll)

Parting Hands, 2 percussion, 1996

IIVI, electric guitar/2 electric guitars, 1997 (also version as toovviivfor, 4 electric guitars, 2002)

Piker, piccolo/any other high melody instrument, 1998

Ensembles of Note, any ensemble, 1998 (also two versions for flute, 2011)

Three Cello Tunes, cello, 1998

all things, beings, equal, any saxophone, 1998 (may be performed simultaneously with cinderella, flute)

Approaching the azimuth..., clarinet, 1998

two minute warning, trumpet, 1998

cinderella, flute, 1998 (may be performed simultaneously with all things, beings, equal, any saxophone; also version for flute, percussion, 2011)

Essays for String Quartet, 13, string quartet, 1999

ivtoo, any number of guitars/electric guitars, 2000

Three Fiddle Tune Transcriptions by Ruth Crawford Seeger, 2 guitars, 2000

tetherball, Books 12, 6 percussion/any 6 players, 1998–2001

vfty, any number of trumpets/any other wind instruments/any other brass instruments, 2001

Four Voice Canon #15 (Shape Note Canon), any number of players, 2001

Four Voice Canon #17 (Guitar Canon), 6 electric guitars, 2002

Four Voice Canon #18 (Trio Canon for Christian Wolff), any 3 players, 2002

twoaytood #5, 4 electric guitars, 2002

Four Voice Canon #20A, any player, 2003 (version of Four Voice Canon #20)

lissatoods #15, trumpet, 2004

miwakatood, violin, percussion, 2004

onceatoods, tenor saxophone, 2 guitars, organ, accordion, 2004

terrytood, 5 mandolins, 2004

glockentood, 2 glockenspiels (+ voice) (1 player), 2004

dannytoods, clarinet, 2004

edtoods, 4 trumpets, 2004

abetoods (tooaytood #12), violin, 2004

songs and toods, guitar/national steel guitar (instrument invented by Lou Harrison), 2005 (its five sections may be performed separately: schneidertood; 85 chords ['The Historical Tuning Problem']; Sweet Betsy from Pike; Eskimo Lullaby; Dismission of Great I)

Three Pieces for Bass and Psalterion, psaltery, double bass, 2006

Four Voice Canon #22A (for jim tenney), 6 trumpets, 2008

Four Voice Canon #22B (for jim tenney), 12 brass, 2008

!tearrimedis, French horn, trombone, tuba, 2008 (also version for any number of instruments capable of variable pitch, 2008)

Four Voice Canon #23B (freeHorn canon), 9 tubas, fixed media, 2008

ontslaan, 4/5 guitars, 2009

tooaytood #17, af, string quartet, 2009

Hocket, 4 percussion, 2009

four doods (@ $6.25), 2010 (its four sections may be performed separately: monophony, 2 clarinets/any 2 similar instruments; homophony, 2 tubas/any 2 low instruments; polyphony, 2 accordions/any 2 instruments capable of playing chords; heterophony, 2 violins)

22 sounds, 4 percussion, 2010

Silent demonstration, any number of players, 2010

Three Pieces for Trombone and Tuba, trombone, tuba, 2011

10 strings (9 events), guitar, violin, 2011

9 events (quartet) for christian, doug, robert and me, guitar, double bass, piano (+ melodica), percussion, 2011

performance practice for doug perkins, Twitter (1 player), 2011

She is Full of Patience, flute, alto saxophone, harp, guitar, violin, cello, piano, percussion, live electronics, 2012

(number piece), 10 players, 2012

3 translations for electric guitar, 2 electric guitars, 2012–13

catchaiku, guitar, percussion, 2013

holding patterns for george marsh, drum kit, any ensemble, 2013

tritune (3 pieces), 2 electric guitars, 2013

String Quartet in six movements, 2010–

CHORAL:

Departure (text by Arthur Rimbaud), mixed chorus, 1978

Four Children's Songs (text by the composer), children's chorus/mixed chorus, 1978

Bedhaya Sadra/Bedhaya Guthrie (text by Woody Guthrie), mixed chorus, kemanak, any ensemble of melody instruments, gamelan, 1989, revised 1990, 1992 (also versions for gamelan; by Daniel Goode for clarinet [+ kemanak], gendèr [+ kemanak])

David's Mensuration over Seattle (text by the composer), mixed chorus (maximum 16 voices), any number of players, 1994

Choir/Empi's Solo, female voice, fixed media, 1997 (collaboration with Marie Pauline Esguerra)

Three New Hampshire Songs (texts from various sources), mixed chorus, 1999

Five Shaker Songs, mixed chorus, flute (+ piccolo), clarinet, trombone, electric guitar, percussion, 2000

Four Voice Canon #14 (Kid Canon), children's chorus, 2001

astraphony, mixed chorus, fixed media, 2001

Selected rounds, mixed chorus, 2005 (its three sections may be performed separately: Explication. a celebratory round in 4 parts; a birthday round for dan and his family [from my perspective] in the form of a reverse alphabetic telestich; Leave logs for frogs! [text by Sarah Lloyd])

Selected rounds, mixed chorus, 2006 (its three sections may be performed separately: yet another round on the subject of tofurkey; Don't tidy up! [text by Sarah Lloyd]; Are Your Platypuses Healthy? [text by Sarah Lloyd])

Fungimap. A round in four rounds (with underground chorale) (texts by Sarah Lloyd, other poets), mixed chorus, 2006

Christian Music (2- and 4- part rounds in a limited-edition set of four cards, co-designed by Laura Gray), mixed chorus, 2007

rounds, mixed chorus, 2007 (its four sections may be performed separately: Four Pedagogical Rounds for Dan Rockmore; Don't tidy up! [2] [text by Sarah Lloyd]; Emoroundicon; Misdirection)

#[DoWhat?AllYes/No?(ok)Back] (sign round in American Sign Language), 5 signers, 2007

pardalotes, eucalypts and lerps (5 rounds, text by Sarah Lloyd), mixed chorus, 2008

Selected Rounds, mixed chorus, 2008 (its fifteen sections may be performed separately: what to do? [text by Sarah Lloyd]; biographical dictionary entry (for Michael Byron); transcontinental warren [round in 6 parts]; bereavement; It's Difficult not to Love a Pelican [text by Sarah Lloyd]; Scarlett Tanager [for Amy Charlotte Benson]; divinorum; Kites in the meadow!; historical events [cyclical round in 7 parts]; another perspective on tofurkey ["dog's breakfast"]; One Day in Toronto [an epithalamian] [text by Jody Diamond]; leap second; self-reflection [pedagogy in 6 parts]; entreaty; Borland St. para-culinary report)

anti-war round (II) (round in 2 parts), mixed chorus, 2008

Pedagogy, 6 mixed voices, 6 guitars, 2009

Selected Rounds, 2009 (its sixteen sections may be performed separately: esb, mixed chorus; See you Around, mixed chorus; toon and jutta live in Antwerp, mixed chorus, harp, guitar; exuberance, mixed chorus; skinks [text by Sarah Lloyd], mixed chorus; extra innings [a round in two parts and two speeds], mixed chorus; y o y o y o [for mike seeger], mixed chorus; ! delta, mixed chorus; grunt, honk, whistle or quack [chirp 2] [text by Sarah Lloyd], mixed chorus; new york life, mixed chorus; the antipodes [2 gotham rounds], mixed chorus; hudson ecclesiastical view, mixed chorus; one more day, mixed chorus; broome street bar, mixed chorus; hinterlands and accompaniment, mixed chorus; new year's day at joe's [catch], mixed chorus)

Rounds, mixed chorus, 2010 (its six sections may be performed separately: 4-part round for laura steenberge; an accounting [for Sarah Lloyd]; hurry home; moving day; Antwerp; two slime mould rounds [text by Sarah Lloyd])

30 Rounds (MacDowell diary) (31 rounds), mixed chorus, 2010

Perception, 3 signers, piano, 2010

Rounds: viiii, mixed chorus, 2011 (its eight sections may be performed separately: the way down east; to do list; common things; five Ostrava rounds [halda; confession; sisterhood; clumpiness; 329]; Three Lowland Rounds; Sage Advice!; Music 206; ornithology)

Rounds, mixed chorus, 2012 (its eight sections may be performed separately: !; illuminations; righteous doodette; primer; detritus haikus; census; reasonable expectations; tympanocryptis)

Rounds, mixed chorus, 2013 (its nine sections may be performed separately: 3 x 17; 1/16/13; Ha'sof ha'yom; alacrity; aggadic midrash; prosperity [for mike winter]; shell game; alarum; miscommunication)

VOCAL:

17 for the 36 (A Hymn) (text by Gershom Scholem), female speaker, ocarina, flute, soprano saxophone, 1977

Seventeen Parables of Love (text by the composer), female speaker, piano ad libitum, 1978

Will You Miss Me (text by the Carter Family), untrained male voice (+ transfer harp [instrument invented by William Colvig and Lou Harrison]), 1978 (also version for untrained male voice [+ transfer harp], flute, double bass, 1980)

Fifty Miles of Elbow Room (text by the Carter Family), untrained male voice, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, 1978

Prayer without Words (vocalise), female voice, male voice, cello, 1978

Three Rimbaud Settings (text by Arthur Rimbaud), soprano, percussion, 1979–83

A Pregnant Pause (sketch) (vocalise), voice, piano, 1983

Psalm 138/Psalm 131, soprano, flute (+ piccolo), trombone, mandola, gendèr, 1984

al het (for the people of Nicaragua) (text by the composer), pesindhèn (female voice from Indonesia), percussion, 1986

B'rey'sheetIn the Beginning (Cantillation Study #1) (text from the Torah), voice, computer, 1986, revised 1987

The Time Is Now (text by Melody Sumner Carnahan), voice, flute, clarinet, guitar, viola, double bass, 1987

Simple Actions/Rules of Compossibility (text by Chris Mann), voice, computer, 1989 (collaboration with Chris Mann; incorporates revised version of Simple Actions)

Three Shaker Songs, voice, electric guitar, 1999

Six Declarations (text by Virginia Levitt Snitow), speaker, clarinet, 2000

Four Voice Canon #20, any voice, 2003 (also version as Four Voice Canon #20A, any player)

Numbers (17 pieces), any number of speakers, piano, 2008

Simple song (agnosia), female voice, piano, 2010

8 Lines, voice, any 8 melody instruments, 2012

Three Songs for Tom and Joe, male voice, piano, 2012

PIANO:

Piano Study #4 (Et Morphogenese), any number of pianos/any other instruments, 1977 (version of Four Voice Canon #2, fixed media)

Piano Study #2 (March in D for Melissa), 1977

Piano Study #5, electric piano, drone, 1977

Riddled and Ragged, 1978 (also version for flute, mandolin, double bass, piano [collaboration with Gary Schmidt])

Two Can Float as Cheap as One, 1978

Five Piano Haiku, 1978

Unhappy Set of Coincidences for Richard Myron, 1980 (version of chamber work)

Piano Study #1 for Carl Ruggles, 1976–81

Lonesome Road (The Crawford Variations), 1988–89 (suites were compiled by Michael Arnowitt, 1996; Joseph Kubera, 1998)

The World's Longest Melody Piano Studies #1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 15, 16, 1993 (version of The World's Longest Melody, computer)

The Casten Variation, 1993–94 (also version with any ensemble)

Neighborhoods of Note (pianists must be young), 2/3 pianos, 1997

ivt, piano/2 pianos, 2000

tooaytoods #111, 2000–04

days, weeks, months, years, 2006

almost a quintet (sounding), twice before gone, sadly giving up (8), piano/any number of pianos, 2006

iiiisiv joan (tooaytood #14), 2006

Dismission (pianotood), piano, any ensemble ad libitum, 2006

Dismission (pianotood) II, 2006

Dismission (pianotood) II (stretched), 2006

(p)safety, 2007

hetood, 2007

Three Pieces for Two Pianos (with optional interloods), 2 pianos, 2007

172 chords, piano, any ensemble ad libitum, 2008

hojas nuevas (seven canonic variations for piano), 2010

Old Paint, 2010

steinmehrhund, 2013

ELECTROACOUSTIC:

Four Voice Canon #2, fixed media, 1975 (also version as Piano Study #4 [Et Morphogenese])

Hoy Comienza Una Nueva Etapa, fixed media (2/4 tracks), 1976

Sascha's Song (for the peoples of Chile), fixed media (2/4 tracks), 1977 (also version for clarinet, French horn, trumpet, trombone, violin, double bass, fixed media [2/4 tracks])

Stochastic Studies #13, fixed media, 1977

Four Voice Canon #3, fixed media, 1977

Psaltery, fixed media, 1978–79 (also versions as Cata/Tonic, viola; 'Cello, cello, fixed media; Canon for Flute, flute, fixed media; Flutes, large number of flutes [also version as Glass, 51 tuned water glasses (11 players)]; algorithmic variation as Horn, French horn, computer)

Buka Bucha, guitar, live electronics, computer, 1985 (collaboration with Ron Kuivila)

Conversation (sound installation), 1985 (collaboration with John Levin, Richard Povall)

Toyoji Patch III/Toyoji Patch II, computer, 1986 (version of work for flute, computer)

Four Voice Canon #6, computer, 1986

Simple Actions (sound installation), 1986 (also incorporated into Buy Some for Spare Parts [collaboration with Phil Burk]; revised version incorporated into Simple Actions/Rules of Compossibility, voice, computer [collaboration with Chris Mann])

Buy Some for Spare Parts (sound installation), 1986 (incorporates Simple Actions; collaboration with Phil Burk)

Cocks crow, dogs bark, this all men know. But even the wisest cannot tell why cocks crow, dogs bark, when they do, live electronics, computer, 1987, revised 1987–88 (revision in collaboration with John Bischoff, Melody Sumner Carnahan)

The Birth of Peace, live electronics, 1989 (collaboration with Chris Mann, Alistair Riddell, Simon Veitch, other composers)

The World's Longest Melody, computer, 1992, revised 1995 (also version for electric guitar, bass guitar, drum kit; version as The World's Longest Melody Piano Studies #1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 15, 16, piano)

Four Voice Canon #8 (Nerve Canon), computer, 1992 (collaboration with Ray Guillette)

Three Anna Studies, fixed media, 1993–95 (its sections may be performed separately: Study: Anna, the long and the short of it, 1993; Four Voice Canon #9AD [Anna Canon], 1994; Study: baa baa birthday have you any star, 1995)

17 Behaviors, computer, 1996

Anna's Music Box, computer, 1996

Frog Peak Collaboration Pieces, fixed media, 1997 (its 14 sections may be performed separately: Chris Choir; Fours Boys Mannin' [Four Voice Canon #10]; Time Studies 17; Chris Morphs 15)

Killing Time, computer, 2000

Four Voice Canon #16AB (Canon in one octave for Arthur Farwell), fixed media, 2002

untitled, fixed media, 2005 (collaboration with Ilya Monosov)

to foster and encourage (Anna Study #4), fixed media, 2005

Epitaph (Four Voice Canon #21) (tmfg), fixed media (4 tracks), 2006 (also version for fixed media [2 tracks], 2008)

Four Voice Canon #23A (freeHorn canon), fixed media, 2008

Duchess Bridge, fixed media, 2011

FILM SCORE (DIRECTOR):

Night Hunter, 2011 (animation; Stacey Steers)

TEXT SCORES:

No Replacement (85 verses for Kenneth Gaburo), 1993

Four Voice Canon #13 (DIY Canon), 2001 (realisations by Daniel Goode as Java 2, fixed media, 2002; Nick Didkovsky as Headphone Canon for Ross Hendler, fixed media, 2002; Nathan Davis as On Skin, Wood, Metal, and Stone, fixed media, 2002; George Zelenz as Pingola, fixed media, 2002; Bo Bell as MetroCard Canon, fixed media, 2002; Ross Craig as Barbie's Phone Canon, fixed media, 2002)

ARRANGEMENT:

Eine Kleine Gamelan/Computer Music (Eine Kleine Gamelan Music by Daniel Goode), gamelan, computer, 1995 (collaboration with Daniel Goode)

DISCOGRAPHY

Hensley Variations (Guitar Trio #1). (Opus One Music, 1985) (LP)

Movement for Andréa Smith (My Funny Valentine). (Tellus Audio Cassette Magazine: 14, 1985) (cassette)

Four Voice Canon #3. (Mills College, 1986) (LP)

Another You (17 variations); Movement for Andréa Smith (My Funny Valentine); Movement for Lou Harrison; Horn. Chris Bobrowski, French horn; Alyssa Hess Reit, retuned harp; Ron Erickson, violins, violas; Robert Black, double basses (Artifact Music: ART-1011, 1990)

V'leem'shol (Cantillation Study #2). Anne La Berge, flutes (Centaur Records, 1991)

B'rey'sheet (Cantillation Study #1). (Just Intonation Network, 1992)

al het (for the people of Nicaragua). (Leonardo Music Journal: 2, 1992)

Four Voice Canon #8 (Nerve Canon). (Cuneiform Records, 1993)

Psaltery; Four Voice Canon #3; Four Voice Canon #4; Four Voice Canon #5; Four Voice Canon #6; B'rey'sheet (Cantillation Study #1); Simple Actions/Rules of Compossibility. Jody Diamond, Chris Mann, voices; Phil Burk, Larry Polansky, computers (Artifact Music, 1994 [partially reissued as New World Records: 80684-2])

The World's Longest Melody Piano Studies (excerpts). (Frog Peak Music: FP002, 1994)

Study: Anna, the long and the short of it. (Non Sequitur, 1995)

Study: baa baa birthday have you any star. (Computer Music Journal, 1996)

Cocks crow, dogs bark, this all men know. But even the wisest cannot tell why cocks crow, dogs bark, when they do; There is more headroom, but one's feet are forced into slippers of steel. (Burning Books/Frog Peak Music, 1998)

Frog Peak Collaboration Pieces (excerpts). (Frog Peak Music: FP007, 1998)

The Casten Variation (original version); Lonesome Road (The Crawford Variations) (excerpt). (Musicworks: 81, 2001)

Lonesome Road (The Crawford Variations). (New World Records: 80566-2, 2001)

Bedhaya Sadra/Bedhaya Guthrie (version by Daniel Goode); Choir/Empi's Solo; The Casten Variation (original version); Three Anna Studies; 51 Melodies (Pride holds the multitudes in a continual, habitual process of readornment); Piano Study #5. Daniel Goode, clarinet, kemanak; Larry Polansky, gendèr, kemanak (Artifact Music: ART-1023, 2002)

Four Voice Canon #2; Four Voice Canon #4; Four Voice Canon #5; Four Voice Canon #6; Four Voice Canon #7; Four Voice Canon #8 (Nerve Canon); Four Voice Canon #9B (Anna Canon); Fours Boys Mannin' (Four Voice Canon #10); Four Voice Canon #12; Four Voice Canon #13 (DIY Canon); Java 2 (realisation by Daniel Goode of Four Voice Canon #13 [DIY Canon]); Four Voice Canon #14 (Kid Canon); Four Voice Canon #16AB (Canon in one octave for Arthur Farwell); Four Voice Canon #17 (Guitar Canon); Four Voice Canon #18 (Trio Canon for Christian Wolff). (Cold Blue Music: CB0011, 2002)

Trios (improvisations). Chris Mann, voice; Christian Wolff, melodica, double bass, piano, percussion; Larry Polansky, electric guitars; Tom Erbe, live electronics; douglas irving repetto, live electronics, computer (Pogus Productions: 21031, 2004)

untitled. (elevator bath: eeaoa022, 2005)

Movement in E major for John Cage. Miwako Abe, violin; Michael Kieran Harvey, piano (New World Records: 80641-2, 2006)

Epitaph (Four Voice Canon #21) (tmfg) (original version). (Everglade DVDs, c. 2007) (DVD)

Piker. Margaret Lancaster, piccolo (New World Records: 80665-2, 2009)

B'rey'sheet (Cantillation Study #1); Four Voice Canon #3; Epitaph (Four Voice Canon #21) (tmfg) (second version); Four Voice Canon #23B (freeHorn canon); Simple Actions/Rules of Compossibility; Psaltery. Jody Diamond, Chris Mann, voices; Robin Hayward, tubas; Phil Burk, Larry Polansky, computers (New World Records: 80684-2, 2009 [partial reissue of Artifact Music])

Ensembles of Note (original version); tooaytoods #111 (8 excerpts); for jim, ben and lou; '...getting rid of the glue...'; ivtoo; The World's Longest Melody (second version); ontslaan; toovviivfor; 34 Chords, Christian Wolff in Hanover and South. Jutta Troch, harp; Toon Callier, Larry Polansky, guitars, electric guitars; Jeroen Stevens, electric guitar, percussion; Stefan Prins, live electronics; [sic]; ZWERM (New World Records: 80700-2, 2010)

Four Voice Canon #23A (freeHorn canon). (University of Illinois, c. 2011)

Eskimo Lullaby. John Schneider, guitar (Cold Blue Music, 2012)

catchaiku (two versions). Toon Callier, guitar; Jeroen Stevens, percussion (Bandcamp, 2013)

Duchess Bridge. (Bridge Records, 2013)