Summer 2014 update

Summer 2014 | Douglas Gibson, Composer & Music Composition Lessons

Hello. Well it has been too long since my last post. I will be giving more attention to this blog. I am currently in a recording studio in Nashville and will be here for the next 2 weeks. During this period new posts and useful information will be uploaded. To update you on what has been happening thus far in 2014

My work “Fanfare for the Common Audience” was performed as part of the New Music Festival Arizona. This festival is always a great deal of fun.

I currently teach music composition lessons in New York City and online. I am so pleased with the results my students are producing. In April my teaching studio had its first recital. One of the unique aspects about taking lessons with me is that I pair my students up with professional musicians. I believe there is nothing better for a learning composer than to work with the best musicians possible. I often bring in players from the NY Philharmonic, or Julliard to perform my students works. For this recital we were lucky to have the great David Wallace, and Lawerance Zeoring.

Students: Recital   (david Wallace, Lawerance )


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I had the pleasure of working with the great guitarist Kaki King for her newly composed work “Other Education” commissioned by David Lang, and Carnegie Hall. Working with Kaki was a real pleasure. She is both a great musician and person. The work featured the all star classical group Alarm Will Sound.  Bravo !

Kaki King:

Kaki King - Doug Gibson

In January I worked with Erica Lindsey on her piece for the Detroit Symphony. The work was conducted by Leonard Slatkin.

Erica Lindsey;

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Frank Forester

Founder of the Beowulf consort, and principle violist of the New Jersey Symphony Frank is a wonderful musician.

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Sumi Toonoka:

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Bill Murray

Bill created a 10 minute epic work based on the work of Carl Jung. Each movement is based on an archetype.

I’m including a link to new tutorial that I created it demonstrates some of the ways that I use the computer for practicing musicians ship skills. Specifically this focuses on exercises that require making music in real-time. I also outline some specific suggestions for making the best use of your practice time.

Lastly I am introducing A new concept for my studio but I will call Office hours. Each week I will make myself available online for one hour which you can ask me any questions regarding into conversation. This is completely free, and. This would be a group setting and what you can ask me any questions regarding music composition. I will also have topics and an tutorial to secret. Please, share with me all your musical endeavors. It is a privilege to be able to work with you. Musically yours.

Interested in music composition lessons in New York City, or online worldwide?

Contact Douglas Gibson

Posted on May 25, 2014 in Music Composition

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An award-winning composer, accomplished musician and sonic storyteller, Douglas Gibson resides in New York City, where he composes and gives music composition lessons locally and online worldwide.
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