Randy Gibson

Randy Gibson is a composer and performer based in Brooklyn. He works with structure, evolutionary and naturalistic compositional models, and improvisation to create enveloping and ritualistic works in Just Intonation.

Since 2003, Gibson has studied with seminal Minimalist pioneer La Monte Young. Continually humbling and revelatory, his studies with Young have brought great clarity and devotion to his work. Through his studies of Rāga singing in the Kirana tradition with La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela, and Jung Hee Choi he has begun to glimpse the universal truth of sound.

By presenting his work with visual and ritualistic elements (incense, video, lighting), Gibson offers the audience a way into the frame of mind to embrace stillness and become absorbed in the sonic experience.

In late 2009, inspired by La Monte Young’s systemic and eternal approach to pitch and Vertical Hearing, Gibson wrote a set of tuning theories called The Four Pillars which has provided the harmonic underpinnings for all of his subsequent work.

Gibson’s music has been presented around the world including at festivals in Germany, Korea, and Mexico. His works have been commissioned by choreographers (2004-2005’s Separate Haven commissioned by Kim Olson/Sweetedge), record labels (2010’s Analog Apparitions commissioned by The Tapeworm), ensembles (2010-2012’s Circular Trance Surrounding The Second Pillar with The Highest Seventh Primal Cirrus, The Utmost Fundamental, and The Ekmeles Ending from Apparitions Of The Four Pillars) commissioned by Ekmeles Vocal Ensemble), and individual performers (2013’s Nine Minutes for The Four Pillars in duet with The Paris Drones recalling The Midwinter Starfield commissioned by Erik Carlson and 2014’s The Four Pillars Appearing from the Equal D under Resonating Apparitions of the Eternal Process in The Midwinter Starfield commissioned by R. Andrew Lee).

In 2010, under a grant from the American Music Center, Gibson traveled to London to premiere The Third Analog Pillar. The performance was hailed by Liminal’s Scott McMillan as "a moment of relative calm, of stillness, and of pleasingly soporific and mind-emptying purity." His solo just intonation piano album, Aqua Madora V-ii-2008 21:07:26" - 21:54:40" (NYC), was selected by Textura as one of the top 10 albums of 2011.