JAY GORDON (b 1956 )
Jay Gordon is a composer-guitarist based in Minnesota. Since studying classical guitar and composition, he has been active as composer, guitarist, teacher and concert producer. He writes primarily choral and guitar music. Original works for guitar include Superbliss-machine Embrace, Midwest Locations, and the collections LISTENING POINT and Royale Picture Dances. His Diggunim Trees for two guitars, a Buddhist reflection on landscape, is available from online audio sources as is Hoary Plucks: Renaissance Lute Music of Italy, Spain and England played on guitar. Choral titles include The Keeping of the Soul, a sort of global mass in nine languages, including Latin, Pali, Lakota and Chinese; Monte Jalama, a nature-inspired work in reflection on a Spanish mountain; and Sixty Against One: the life of Joan of Arc.