The Devil’s Dream

The Devil’s Dream (in progress), a chamber one-act opera (2024). Scenes 1-2 being workshopped at LSU School of Music in collaboration with opera, faculty and students along side a panel discussion on February 17, 2024. Free and open to the public!

“Mara Gibson is a composer possessing inexhaustible imagination, sensitivity, and collaborative spirit. Her composition for us, The Clockmaker’s Doll, is an integral part of our touring theatrical recital Black Meridian; we simply cannot imagine that program without Mara’s emotionally powerful contribution. She is a generous asset and ally to any institution, partnership, commission, colleague, student, performer, friend, or organization associated with her.” -Megan Ihnen & Alan Theisen present…

Spring break!

Spring break means lots of new projects for composer me!  This week, I am thrilled to begin pieces for Megan Ihnen (to complete the song cycle with a setting Manual of Trains by Rebecca Morgan Frank), a bassoon concerto for my forever friend and colleague, Darrel Hale and possibly even some preliminary notes for Atlantic Brass Quintet. …

Musical March madness!

March 25, 7:30 PM, LSU Shaver Theater, Four modes: impetUS for Hamiruge April 1, 7:30 PM, LSU School of Music, White Ash for Darrel Hale and Megan Ihnen April 7, 3 PM, LSU School of Music, The Clockmaker’s Daughter for Megan Ihnen and Alan Theisen Three Gibson premieres in three weeks!