Possessed of an uncommonly eclectic palette, composer Liam Ross Gibson is emerging as a forward-looking voice in the Canadian music scene. Recent performance highlights include collaborations with Quatuor Bozzini, and the world premiere of Monstera Deliciosa by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra as part of their New Music Festival.
Raised on Vancouver island, he received a MMus in composition from the University of Manitoba, studying under Gordon Fitzell and Örjan Sandred; a BMus in composition and theory from the University of Victoria – composition studies with Christopher Butterfield, Dániel Péter Biró, and John Celona, piano with Eva Solar-Kinderman; and a diploma in jazz piano from Vancouver Island University.
His piece Passacaglia was performed in cities across the country by bassist/composer Dave Riedstra as part of his Topography solo bass tour. Gibson's music draws heavily on traditions of electronic music outside of the classical sphere, as well as incorporating elements of jazz and rock. Also active as a performer on both piano and electronics, Gibson has made appearances at SALT New Music Festival, Oak Bay New Music Festival (Victoria BC), the Winnipeg New Music Festival, and Cluster New Music + Integrated Arts Festival (Winnipeg MB).