Scott Gibbons

Scott Gibbons has been composing music for more than 30 years, with a two-fold exploration into the possibilities of natural acoustic sound on the one hand, and those of audio technology on the other. Although he is a seminal and influential composer of Dark Ambient and micromusic, his work is not so easily pigeonholed. His compositions demonstrate an acute balance between delicacy and physicality, often focusing around frequencies that are at the outermost limits of human hearing, and embracing quietness as a central element.

A series of early releases on the Sub Rosa label - based only on singular natural sound sources such as stones and air - has received praise from all over the world and provided inspiration for many ‘single-source’ artists in their wake. He has created many unique electronic instruments for use on stage and has earned a strong reputation for his live performances. In fact his first live album – 1999's ‘Field Notes’ – was one of All-Music Guide's ‘Best Albums of the Year’ across all music genres. Gibbons has also created many works for large-scale spectacle with Groupe F to accompany fireworks which utilize the sound of pyrotechnics as an intregal part of the musical arrangement.

In addition to collaborating with Early Music ensembles including the Hilliard Ensemble and the Roberto Gini Ensemble, Gibbons has also worked with Contemporary artists such as Dead Voices On Air, Not Breathing, and the Flying Luttenbachers. He has released more than 30 albums with various groups and solo, including seminal electro-acoustic works. He has increasingly sought to intertwine music with other disciplines, and to collaborate with artists from diverse fields.

A longterm working relationship exists with Romeo Castellucci and Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio (e.g. Genesi: From the Museum of Sleep, Tragedia Endogonidia, Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso, FOLK).

Scott Gibbons beim Beethovenfest