Guy’s compositions are 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 performers to improvise while cultivating spoken word, chanting, stomping, clapping and staging among 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 orchestras (full catalog listed bellow) such as the American Composers Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Jerusalem East & West Orchestra, Israeli Chamber 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, Gabriela Lena Frank, Michael Wolpe, Jim McNeely, Arturo O’Farrill, Boris Kleiner and Ruben Seroussi.
Of Music & Meaning – Hommage á Leonard Bernstein ‘’10:31″ Commissioned by the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, 2018Purchase Score
Portrait of a Moroccan Cantor Singing about Love – ‘’10:12″ Commissioned by the American Composers Orchestra, 2016Purchase Score
Oh Parlez Nous a Boire – for French Horn quartet – ‘’9:15
commissioned by the Allumer Horn Quartet, 2017
Tribalism for 10 French Horns – ‘’3:30
**available also in Horn Quartet version,
commissioned by Jeffery Scott, 2016
Trapatikadoo – Sounds of Creation – Duet for Saxophone & Bassoon approx. ‘’12:00
comissioned by XelAna, 2015
Israel – Fantasy for Clarinet, Piano, String Quintet & Middle Eastern percussion – “11:13 2014Purchase Score
Jazz/ Cross Genre
“…And the Waves Will Cry” – for 2 traditional string instruments, piano and percussion – ‘’12:00 commissioned by the Schwarz Foundation 2016Purchase Score
Fantasy for Jazz Octet – for fl., tpt, alto sax., tenor sax., guitar, pno., bass & drums – ‘’6:15 2014Purchase Score
Prayer for Solo Harp – ‘’12:00 commissioned by Focus on Harp Concert Series, 2016Purchase Score