The guitar sonata was composed in the aftermath of serialism, in 1982. Already there were signs of the 'new tonality' but for many composers (including me) that was considered to be not-done.
How things have changed since then.
Although this sonata is not a strict serial composition, the sound and structure suggest to be so: wide intervals, dissonants, rhythmic / metric structures that are sometimes complex.
These features make up a lively piece with contrasting elements, closely linked to the sound of the second half of the 20th century.
Looking back on it now, nearly 30 years later, I can still say it hasn't lost its eloquence.
Lowell Dykstra, October 2013