Max Gibson is a composer of instrumental, vocal, electroacoustic, sonic art, and theatre music, and has had works performed in Belgium, Canada, Turkey, and across the UK.
He has had the pleasure of working with a number of musicians and groups including Késia Decoté, Cameron Woodhead, Christine Cornwell & klank.ist, Peter Merckx & Marc Tooten (HERMESensemble), The Assembly Project, Hear My Music, Laura Moody, Mary Wiegold, Alessandro Ruisi & Dina Duisen, Notes Inégeles & Peter Wiegold, CoMA, Decibel, Coull Quartet, Ensemble Paramirabo, and the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. His work has been featured in a number of festivals, including CrossCurrents, Flatpack Film Festival, Frontiers Festival, Stratford Music Festival, Oxford Festival of the Arts, St Magnus International Festival.
He has recently attended various composition courses: Benslow Music Composition Course 2018, where he was mentored by Simon Holt; 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. His previous teachers include Michael Zev Gordon, Daria Kwiatkowska, Scott Wilson, Howard Skempton, John Woolrich, and Andrew Toovey. He is currently studying privately with Michael Finnissy.
He is currently an LSO Soundhub Associate, and his piece The Comfort of Strangers, recently received a commendation from the NCEM Composition Competition 2018.