Thema Wednesday 28th December 20.00
Jon Gibson: modest virtuoso
Composer and saxophone player Jon Gibson (1940) occupies a unique place in the modern American musical landscape. He is one of the few musicians who has worked with all four of the original minimalists. As saxophone virtuoso Jon Gibson still tours tirelessly with the Philip Glass Ensemble. He has also built his own body of work. Over recent years he’s been able to break free from his models and produce more of his own music . Most recently his fascinating ballet music for ‘Relative Calm’ (1981) appeared on cd. In this Thema broadcast you can hear a cross section of of Gibsons oeuvre.