catalog #: ALP034
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.