American composer Paul Lansky, born in 1944, was a pioneer in the creation of electronic music, initially writing his own composition software for the huge mainframe computers of the 1960s. Much of his music involved taping and manipulating real-world sounds and playing them back in a compelling, dance-like groove.
But in the mid 1990s, he began to write for more traditional instrumentation, especially percussion, strings, and classical guitar. Along the way, he has chaired the music department at Princeton University and served as the Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s first composer-in-residence.
Join The Classical Station on Sunday, January 9, 2022, as we feature music for strings and piano by Paul Lansky on Wavelengths.
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