John Gibson

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John Gibson’s (b. 1960) acoustic and electroacoustic music has been presented in the US, Canada, Europe, South America and Asia. His instrumental compositions have been performed by many groups, including the London Sinfonietta, the Da Capo Chamber Players, the Seattle Symphony, the Music Today Ensemble, Speculum Musicae, Ekko!, and at the Tanglewood, Marlboro and June in Buffalo festivals.

Presentations of his electroacoustic music include concerts at the Seoul International Computer Music Festival, the Bourges Synthèse Festival, the Brazilian Symposium on Computer Music, the International Biennial for Electroacoustic Music of Sao Paulo, Keio University in Japan, the Third Practice Festival, the Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival, and several ICMC and SEAMUS conferences. Among his grants and awards are a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, two ASCAP Foundation Grants, and the Paul Jacobs Memorial Fund Commission from the Tanglewood Music Center.

Recordings of his music appear on the Centaur, SEAMUS, and Everglade labels. Gibson holds a Ph.D. in music from Princeton University, where he studied with Milton Babbitt, Paul Lansky, Steven Mackey, and others. He writes sound processing and synthesis software, and has taught composition and computer music at the University of Virginia, Duke University, and the University of Louisville. He is now Associate Professor of Composition at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

ACE Publications

1 Alliances (1985)
vln, vla, vc

2 Bagatelle (1983)
vln, pno

3 A Bao A Qu (1987)
fl/alto fl, vln, vc, pno

4 Beyond Our Reach (1997)
fl, bcl, bsn, pno, vln, vla, vc

5 Blue Traces (piano solo and electronics) (2009)
piano and computer, with optional string orchestra

6 Conveyor (2007)
electronic - stereo

7 Dancing on a Wire (1994)
3 sax, 2 synth, 2 el gtr, el bass

8 Day Trip (2000)
electronic - stereo and 5.1 surround versions

9 Degrees of Freedom (2011)
solo piano

10 Detour (2003)
electronic - stereo

11 Driptick (2010)
electronic - stereo and 5.1 surround sound mixes

12 Elements (2008)
video and 5.1 surround sound

13 Fits and Starts (1996)
trombone and electric guitar

14 A Flash of Green (1987)
orchestra

15 Flights of Fancy (1988)
fl, ob, cl, bcl, bsn, hn, tpt, tbn, perc, hp, pno, 2 vln, vla, vc, cb

16 House of the Dreamers (1992)
orchestra

17 IN FLIGHT (2016)
SSAATTBB, electronics

18 In-between (1990)
fl, cl, vln, vc, pno

19 Jangle (1996)
two pianos

20 Out of Hand (2008)
trumpet, trombone, and computer

22 Serenata (1986)
solo cello

23 sLowlife (2008)
electronic - 8 channels

24 Slumber (2006)
electronic - stereo and 5.1 surround sound versions

25 Thrum (1998)
electronic - stereo

26 Uncanny Valley (2012)
piano, reader, and electronics

27 Wakeup Call (2005)
electronics - stereo

28 The Widening Gyre (2011)
fl, ob, cl, bcl or bsn, hn, tpt, tbn, 2 perc, hp, 2 vln, vla, vc, cb, electronics

29 Wind Farm (2009)
7 or more laptop computers

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