|New editions of these all-time classic minimalist works, originally issued on the Chatham Square label in the LP era, reissued on CD by New Tone in the mid-90s -- and available again.
"American composer and saxophone player Jon Gibson is one of the most important exponents of the American Minimal Music school. He is the only musician to have performed with the three major figures of this school: Philip Glass, Steven Reich and Terry Riley.
As a performer Gibson took part in several very important world premieres, such as 'Drumming' by Steve Reich, 'In C' by Terry Riley and 'Einstein on the Beach' by Philip Glass. He is a founding member of the Philip Glass Ensemble. This is a reissue on CD of Gibson's first LP, which was originally issued by Philip Glass' extremely collectable Chatham Square label in the seventies.
This CD version presents the original material that appeared on the LP, as well as previously unissued material. The original tracks were two long compositions: Visitations I - II, that Gibson describes as 16 Multi Track-Textured Environmental Soundscape. The music presentes several layers of sounds, mostly natural, that create a very unique Environmental Soundscape." The previously unreleased "Thirties" is from the ICES Festival, 1972, and features Gavin Bryars, David Rosenboom, and others.