Max Gibson is a composer of instrumental, vocal, electroacoustic, sonic art, and theatre music, and has had works performed in Belgium, Canada, and across the UK.
He has had the pleasure of working with a number of musicians, groups, and festivals, including Késia Decoté, Peter Merckx & Marc Tooten (HERMESensemble), The Assembly Project, Hear My Music, Laura Moody, Mary Wiegold, Alessandro Ruisi & Dina Duisen, Notes Inégeles and Peter Wiegold, CoMA, Decibel, Coull Quartet, Flatpack Film Festival, Frontiers Festival, Stratford Music Festival, Oxford Festival of the Arts, St Magnus International Festival, Ensemble Paramirabo and the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.
Max is the founder and director of Rupture, an ensemble dedicated to the performance of new and improvised music. In March 2016, as part of the Frontiers Festival, we performed a selection of works from a call for graphic scores.
He is currently a student of Michael Finnissy. He recently attended three composition courses: the St. Magnus Composition Course 2017, Orkney, where he was mentored by Alasdair Nicolson and Sally Beamish; Arts OffStage 2017, again with Sally Beamish, and the director, Peter Thomson; and the SoundMine Composition Course, Belgium, where he was mentored by Wim Henderickx and Diederik Glorieux. Previous teachers include Michael Zev Gordon, Scott Wilson, Howard Skempton, John Woolrich, and Andrew Toovey.