…the making of things… is the result of a conversation between myself and the Italian composer Federico Favali, whom I met in Birmingham some years back, whilst he was doing his PhD.
The current aim of the project is for a diverse roster of composers from around the globe to come together at least once a month to discuss or problematise creative factors surrounding a certain topic proposed by members of the group. This is presently taking place over zoom, with a small group of composers to develop meaning and intimacy within the group to allow for more detailed and purposeful discussion. Ideally this will have a number of versions that will be in person in the future.
In time it is an aim that this project expands to include other artists, scholars, and performers, to navigate the complex world of contemporary music making in the 21st century.
Some planned projects include workshops, performances, and musical research labs.
If you are interested in joining, or would just like to know more, please do not hesitate to contact me through this website.
Max Gibson – Artistic Director
Federico Favali – Co-Director