Bill Horist's newest solo guitar work, Lyric/Suite, was developed in 2002 for Canadian choreographer Davida Monk's dance performance and recorded at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Horist's dynamic musical score showcases his virtuosity and sensitivity with thirteen pieces ranging from ambient soundscapes to frenetic loop-based constructions, lush chordal sweeps to percussive prepared guitar. According to Davida Monk: Lyric takes it's cue from the work "Lyric Philosophy" by Jan Zwicky in which she champions the non-rational meanings wrought through the artistic creation process. Through the use of theme and variation, Horist weaves an abstract yet coherent sonic narrative for this multi-media performance piece.
"This is by far my favorite Horist release; not only are the sounds
themselves inventive and well-executed, this time the ghost noises and
screeching are anchored to a beat, and Horist is a lot better at layin' down
the beat than I would have previously imagined. Swell, swell stuff...."
- RFK, Dead Angel
"Another total winner from Mr. Horist - I enjoyed it thoroughly, & have no
doubt that those with any level of creative flow will support me in giving
it a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for listeners who want to expand their
understanding of how music happens!"
- Rotcod Zzaj, Improvisation Nation
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