COMPOSER

As a composer, Guy’s music is a culmination of his multi-cultural background and boundary breaking approach. He views his compositions as ‘situations’ or ‘scripts’ rather than ‘prescriptions’ often leaving room for his perfumers to improvise while cultivating staging, spoken word, chanting, stomping, clapping and other elements.

His influences range from Boogie-Woogie to Ottoman Makams, Indian and North African rhythms to Bach-styled counterpoint, Spanish Flamenco to Jewish melodies all weaved together in his own signature style.

Since 2015, Guy has been commissioned regularly to compose pieces for solo performers, chamber group and also orchestras (full catalog listed bellow) such as the American Composers Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Jerusalem East & West Orchestra, Allumer Quartet, XelAna Duo, the Schwarz Foundation among others.

Based on his compositions Guy has won several awards including two Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award by ASCAP as well as two Downbeat Magazine Student Awards. He was selected to participate at the BMI Jazz composers workshop, the Kennedy Center’s Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Residency, the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music and the Banff workshop for Jazz and creative music among others.

His composition instructors have included Derek Bremel, Reiko Fueting, David Noon, jim McNeely, Arturo O’Farrill, Boris Kleiner and Ruben Seroussi.

Compositions Catalogue

Orchestral

Portrait of a Moroccan Cantor Singing about Love – ‘’10:12″ Commissioned by the American Composers Orchestra, 2016

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The Drop & the Ocean – for Jazz Piano Trio and a Symphony Orchestra – ‘’5:52 2016

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David & Saul – Biblical Scenery for Orchestra & Narrator ‘’6:11 2014

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Chamber

Oh Parlez Nous a Boire – for French Horn quartet – ‘’9:15
commissioned by the Allumer Horn Quartet, 2017

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Tribalism for 10 French Horns – ‘’3:30
**available also in Horn Quartet version,
commissioned by Jeffery Scott, 2016

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Trapatikadoo – Sounds of Creation – Duet for Saxophone & Bassoon approx. ‘’12:00
comissioned by XelAna, 2015

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Dream On – woodwind quintet in 4 movements, 2016 – ‘’13:34

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Groove Series #1, #2, #3 for woodwind quintet ‘’7:00

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Israel – Fantasy for Clarinet, Piano, String Quintet & Middle Eastern percussion – “11:13 2014

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Jazz/ Cross Genre

“…And the Waves Will Cry” – for 2 traditional string instruments, piano and percussion – ‘’12:00 commissioned by the Schwarz Foundation 2016

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Our Journey Together – for Jazz piano trio – ‘’7:13
2014

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Fantasy for Jazz Octet – for fl., tpt, alto sax., tenor sax., guitar, pno., bass & drums – ‘’6:15 2014

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Traveling Heart – Story in Sound for Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar & Oud – ‘’14:25 2014

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Why? – A musical poem for Jazz Orchestra – ‘’12:02 2013

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Samarkand – for Big Band– approx. ‘’5:00 2016
**available also in piano trio version

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Offlines – Piano and Percussion – ‘’5:36
2013

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Life Cycles – 3 Movements Suite for a Jazz Quintet – ‘’19:42
2012

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Solo

Prayer for Solo Harp – ‘’12:00 commissioned by Focus on Harp Concert Series, 2016

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Fantasia for Solo Clarinet – commissioned by Senne Coonmans – approx. ‘’7:00 2012

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Meet the Composer by XelAna Duo

The Drop & the Ocean for Jazz Piano Trio & Orchestra

Israel for Clarinet, Piano, Strings & Middle Eastern Percussion

David & Saul for Orchestra & Narrator

Life Cycles for Jazz Quintet