Rachael Gibson has recently completed an MMus in Creative Practice at Goldsmiths, University of London and holds a BA (hons) in Music/ Popular Music from the University of Liverpool. Rachael has become increasingly interested in 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 Electric Storm Project, run by Brighter Sound and Delia Derbyshire Day, and the Cheltenham Composer Academy 2018. She has had her works performed by the Pixels Ensemble, the Late Music Ensemble York and the Echo String Quartet. Rachael’s music has been performed in venues such as the Union Chapel, Islington, BEAST, Birmingham and the Victoria Gallery and Museum, Liverpool.
Rachael is currently working on a collaborative project with the Bioengineer Rachel Williams to create music inspired by her work in creating new materials to be used in ophthalmic research as part of the PRiSM cubed series run by the RNCM and the University of Liverpool. She is also one of the Illuminate concert series commissioned composers for 2020 (season 1), working with Naomi Sullivan and Yshani Perinpanayagam to write a piece for Saxophone and Piano.
Alongside her works for chamber ensembles, Rachael has composed music for short films and advertisements for independent filmmakers and companies such as Twisted Showcase Productions, Claire House Children’s Hospice and DaDa Fest.