Rachael Gibson is a guitarist and composer based in Merseyside. Her practice has become increasingly focused on exploring music as a multi-sensory experience, centred around the concept of ‘touch’ and interaction between composers, performers, their instruments and audiences in different ways. A part of her practice focuses on how electronics can play with our expectations of the relationship between sound and interaction, highlighting the way we interact with each other and objects both positively and negatively.
Recently, she has been a participant in the Britten Sinfonia’s Opus 1 residency, creating installation work at the Old Courts Wigan as part of the Wanderscapes Project and completed a collaborative project with the Bio-Engineer Professor Rachel Williams, creating music inspired by her research as part of the PRiSM 8 cubed series, run by the RNCM and the University of Liverpool. She was also one of the participants on the Yorkshire Sound Women’s Network Sound Pioneers Residency, performing a new work for Baritone Guitar and Electronics at the Electric Spring Festival 2022.
Alongside her works for chamber ensembles, Rachael has composed music for theatre, short films and advertisements organisations including Whatstick Theatre, The Coach House (in partnership with the Everyman Theatre Liverpool), Twisted Showcase Productions, Claire House Children’s Hospice and DaDa Fest.