Sarah Gibson is a Los Angeles based composer and pianist whose works draw on her breadth of experience as a collaborative performer. Her compositions reflect her deep interest in the creative process across various artistic mediums—especially from the female perspective. She has received commissions from the League of American Orchestras and the Toulmin Foundation, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Center, Aspen Summer Music Festival & School, Grossman Ensemble, and Seattle Symphony, among others.
This commission for a new orchestra piece will be premiered by Sarasota Orchestra March 31, April 1-2, 2023.
OSSIA takes its name from the score marking that indicates a musical alternative. This ensemble provides alternatives for the performance of new music at the Eastman School of Music, throughout the Rochester area and beyond.
HOCKET explores the virtuosity of two prepared pianos with a wide variety of materials including coins, screws, nuts & bolts, and more in John Cage’s seminal work, Three Dances for two prepared pianos. Alongside this groundbreaking work, HOCKET will be premiering companion pieces by Sarah Gibson for the same instrumentation and Peter S. Shin for two prepared pianos and electronics as well as works by Yoko Ono and others.
A feature of two LA performer / composers Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff (HOCKET), and the world premiere of a two piano concerto by Wild Up founder, Christopher Rountree.