Max Gibson is a composer of instrumental, vocal, electroacoustic, sonic art, and theatre music, and has had works performed in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Sweden, Turkey, the USA, and across the UK. He also writes poems, which have been presented in Belgium, and the USA.
He has had the pleasure of working with a number of musicians and groups including Mivos Quartet, Késia Decoté, deCompagnie, 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, Wayward Brass, 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, and the AlbaNova Festival, Bilzen Belgium,
He has recently attended various composition courses including the first SCBA Composers Course 2018, SoundMine 2018 & 2017, Benslow Music 2018, St. Magnus 2017, and Arts Offstage 2017. Through these courses he has studied with Mike Svoboda, Simon Holt, Alasdair Nicholson, Sally Beamish, Wim Henderickx, Diederick Glorieux, Jorrit Tamminga, and the director Peter Thomson. His previous teachers include Michael Zev Gordon, Daria Kwiatkowska, Scott Wilson, Howard Skempton, John Woolrich, Michael Finnissy, David Myska, and Andrew Toovey.
He is currently studying for an M.A. in World Music Studies at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, USA. He holds degrees from the University of Birmingham, and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. He also spent a year at the University of Western Ontario on exchange. In addition to his studies he was an LSO Soundhub Associate (2017-18), and his piece The Comfort of Strangers, recently received a commendation from the NCEM Composition Competition 2018.