Larry Polansky (born 1954) is a composer, guitarist, mandolinist, and professor emeritus at Dartmouth College and 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.
He is the brother of novelist Steven Polansky.
- freeHorn (2017, Cold Blue Music)
- Three Pieces for Two Pianos (2016, New World Records)
- The World's Longest Melody (2010, New World Records, featuring Zwerm guitar quartet)
- The Theory of Impossible Melody (1990, Artifact Recordings; 2008 Reissue on New World Records)
- Trios (2004, Pogus CDs, with Douglas Repetto, Tom Erbe, Chris Mann, Christian Wolff)
- Four Voice Canons (2002, Cold Blue Recordings)
- Change (2002, Artifact Recordings)
- Lonesome Road (2001, New World Records, featuring Martin Christ, piano)
- Simple Harmonic Motion (1994, Artifact Recordings)
- Dunn, David "The Theory of Impossible Melody". Liner notes essay. New World Records.
- Beal, Amy C. "Nature is the Best Dictator". Liner notes essay. New World Records.
- "index.html". eamusic.dartmouth.edu. Retrieved 2021-12-19.
- Larry Polansky's Dartmouth Page
- Frog Peak Artist: Larry Polansky
- Larry Polansky at Arcane Candy
- Larry Polansky Papers at New York University Fales Library & Special Collections