Robert Gibson


Robert Gibson’s compositions have been performed throughout the United States, including concerts at the Bowling Green 21st Annual New Music and Arts Festival and the national conferences of The College Music Society, The National Flute Association, and Society of Composers, Inc. His works have also been presented on National Public Radio and in Europe, South America, and China. Noted artists and ensembles who have performed his works include bassists Bertram Turetzky, Lucas Drew and David Walter; clarinetists Esther Lamneck and Nathan Williams; the Meridian String Quartet, the Aeolus String Quartet, the Clarion Wind Quintet, Prism Brass Quintet, the Contemporary Music Forum, the 21st Century Consort, the Stern/Andrist Duo, and Composers, Inc. of San Francisco; pianists Santiago Rodriguez, Marilyn Nonken, and Naoko Takao; and members of the National Symphony bass section, who commissioned his composition Soundings (2001) for double bass quartet. His compositions have been recorded on Golden and Spectrum Records. Chamber Music, a Capstone compact disc (1996) of his chamber works, appeared on Fanfaremagazine’s Want List as one of critic William Zagorski’s five notable recordings of the year. His most recent CD, Flux and Fire, was released by Innova Records in July 2018 and praised at Classical Ear (UK) as the work of “a composer exquisitely alert to atmosphere and mood.”

Gibson is a member of the American Composers Alliance (ACA), and since 2010 has served on the Board of Governors of ACA. He is Professor of Music and former Director of the School of Music (2005-16) at the University of Maryland, College Park.

ACE Publications

20 title(s)
Robert Gibson BACKBEAT Marimba
Robert Gibson Calling Flute and Fixed Media
Robert Gibson FALL Trumpet and Piano
Robert Gibson FLUX AND FIRE
string quartet
Robert Gibson Harmony of Tensions Violin, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass (All Solo)
Robert Gibson Harmony of Tensions: Air Violin Solo
Robert Gibson Harmony of Tensions: Earth Double Bass Solo
Robert Gibson Harmony of Tensions: Fire Viola Solo
Robert Gibson Harmony of Tensions: Water Violoncello Solo
Robert Gibson MATIN Alto Recorder or Flute
Robert Gibson MY HEART IS LATE ... violin, piano
Robert Gibson NIGHT EATS COLOR 10 players
Flute (doubling Alto Flute), Oboe (doubling English Horn), Clarinet (doubling Bass Clarinet), Percussion, Harp, Piano, 2 Violins, Viola, and Cello
Robert Gibson NIGHT MUSIC Solo Violin, Viola, or Cello
Robert Gibson NOVEMBER FIELD Oboe and Double Bass
Robert Gibson SOUNDINGS 4 Double Basses
Robert Gibson SOUND OF LIGHT Wind Orchestra
3 fl (3rd dbl pic), 2 ob, Eng hn, 2 cl (Bb), bscl, 2 bsn, cbsn, 4 hn, 3 tpt (in C), 2 tbn, bs tbn, tba
Robert Gibson ...these images in air Fixed Media With or Without Video
Robert Gibson THREE ETUDES
cl, pf
Robert Gibson TWELVE POEMS
vln, pf

Additional Works