Scott Gibbons has been composing electronic and electro-acoustic
music for more than 20 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. 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
Cited by many as a seminal composer of micromusic and ambient 'isolationist' music, his early releases based only on the sound of stones and wind received praise from all over the world. He is still namechecked as an influence by numerous musicians - especially those in assimilated electronica. 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.
Amongst the CDs he has released are seminal electro-acoustic works by Lilith : Stone (Sub Rosa: '92) and Redwing (Sub Rosa: '94) ; forward-looking synthetic pop by Strawberry : Strawberry (Taigkyo: '02) ; critically acclaimed electronica by Orbitronik : My Computer My Stereo (Thousand: '99) ; and, with Golan Levin & Gregory Shakar : Dialtones : a Telesymphony (Staalplaat: '02), a performance for more than 200 cell phones.
Over the last ten years, he has increasingly sought to combine music with other disciplines. He has created music and sonic events for the award-winning theatre productions of Romeo Castellucci's Socžetas Raffaello Sanzio (Genesi: From the Museum of Sleep, Tragedia Endogonidia), and his multi-disciplinary works include Flame Tornado with Kevin Binkert of Survival Research Labs ('05); FireWorks with Groupe F ('03)- who lit the Eiffel Tower for the Millenium celebration; and Subterranean Sky with george deMerle ('01). His compositions frequently appear in international loci such as the Swiss National Exposition (Switzerland), ARS Electronica Festival (Austria) and the Louvre (France).
C01.AE.alt2.010702 is taken from the sonic library that Scott Gibbons and
Chiara Guidi created together during the very beginnings of Tragedia
Endogonidia. The episodes and outgrowths of Tragedia Endogonidia were
created on-site at each of the participating cities, so we prepared in
advance and then continuously refreshed a reserve of original audio material
to pull from in those intense periods. And so C01.AE.alt2.010702 was never
imagined to be a piece of music per se, but was intended to serve as
building blocks that we would later develop, reconstruct, and recombine on
several occasions in different directions, in different ways.
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