Larry Polansky (born 1954) is a composer, guitarist, mandolinist, and a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is a founding member and co-director of Frog Peak Music (a composers' collective). He co-wrote HMSL (Hierarchical Music Specification Language) with Phil Burk and David Rosenboom.
Larry Polansky performing one of his canons with audience at a panel discussion in January 2009
There are several recordings of his work, including an album of mensuration canons, Four-Voice Canons. He also served as co-producer of 'Asmat Dream: New Music Indonesia, Vol. I.
He is the brother of novelist Steven Polansky.