Originally recorded for Philip Glass's private press label Chatham Square and tracked after hours at John Lennon's home studio, Gibson's 1973 LP "Visitations" is a minimalist masterpiece. Performing with his new group back in September, Gibson re-imagined the piece with modular synthesizers and a digital projection of 16 mm film entitled "One Way" depicting the California desert. Shot by Gibson around the same time as the LP, the film showed seemingly never ending desert landscape of America cascading across the screen - perfectly reflecting the expanse of his fresh take on the unique environmental soundscape of Visitations.
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1. Visitations - 48:46
Jon Gibson (b.1940) is an American minimalist composer and musician based in New York City. As a founding member, Gibson has been performing in the Philip Glass Ensemble since 1972. Along with his work with Glass, Gibson has performed on many of the early Arthur Russell records, the premier of In C by Terry Riley, Drumming by Steve Reich, as well as Reich’s 1967 composition Reed Phase, which Reich wrote especially for him. Other collaborators include Lucinda Childs, Ravi Shankar, Harold Budd, La Monte Young, and Walter de Maria.