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La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela
Ekmeles Vocal Ensemble
R. Andrew Lee
Kim Olson / Sweetedge
Randy Gibson composes with sound, time, light, and space. Through performances, objects, and installations Gibson aims to shift the experience of passing time and confront the edges of perception and memory.
"Luxuriantly unhurried, intensely focused" (Thought Catalog) and "offering a glimpse of time outside of time" (I Care If You Listen), Gibson is known for performances of extreme duration. His 3.5 hour piano work The Four Pillars Appearing from The Equal D under Resonating Apparitions of The Eternal Process in The Midwinter Starfield, praised by The New York Times for its "arresting overtone clouds" and "dreamy, meditative visual accompaniment," was named 2017 classical album of the year by Textura.
In 2016, Gibson was awarded a NYFA Fellowship in Music and Sound. Commissions for performance, dance, film, installation, and fixed media include works for Transit New Music Festival, Dia Art Foundation, Erik Carlson, R. Andrew Lee, Kim Olson/Sweetedge, Ekmeles Vocal Ensemble, Scott Worthington, and The Tapeworm.
A long-time student of seminal pioneers of Minimal art La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela, Gibson continues to refine his ongoing theoretical work The Four Pillars into sprawling performance environments and objects that engage with the pace of the digital age by inviting stasis and reflection.
Gibson has presented performances and installations at festivals around the world including the Avant Music Festival in New York City, the Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Art in Minnesota, The nief-norf festival in Tennessee, The Transit New Music Festival in Belgium, The Internationale Tanzmesse NRW in Düsseldorf, The Boulder and Minnesota International Fringe Festivals, HOT DAM: the opening festival of the Denver Art Museum, the Sans Souci International Festival of Dance Cinema, the ISIM 3rd annual conference, the Erick Hawkins Legacy Forum in New York, the Korea Experimental Arts Festival in Seoul, and the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Darmstadt.
In 2003 Gibson founded Avant Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to realizing the singular visions of artists working in time-based media.