The Music of Mara Gibson, Volume 1: Escher Keys
Group Name Darrel Hale, bassoon | Three Worlds Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Scott Terrell
Album ID - 57140-MCD

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ESCHER KEYS is the first track pre-issue for the Summer 2024 release of the album, The Music of Mara Gibson, volume one Music inspired by Art and Nature.

Composer Mara Gibson is originally from Charlottesville, VA, graduated from Bennington College and completed her Ph.D. at SUNY Buffalo. She also attended London College of Music as well as LEcole des Beaux-Arts in Fontainebleau, France and the International Music Institute at Darmstadt, Germany. She has earned grants and honors from the American Composer’s Forum; the Banff Center; Louisiana Division of the Arts; Arts KC; the Banff Centre; Meet the Composer; the Kansas Arts Commission National Endowment for the Arts; the International Bass Society; ASCAP, the John Hendrick Memorial Foundation; Virginia Center for the Arts; and Yale University. Recently, she enjoyed a residency at the MacDowell Colony and was awarded an ATLAS grant (32K) through the Louisiana Board of Regents for her bassoon concerto (2021). Internationally renowned ensembles and soloists perform her music throughout the United States, Canada, South America, Australia, Asia, and Europe. Dr. Gibson has also had performances of her works at prestigious festivals and universities around the country and the world, most notably the Bowling Green New Music Festival (Ohio), Amici Della Musica (Udine, Italy), University of Melbourne (Australia), Thailand International Composition Festival (performances in multiple consecutive years), Reaktorhallen (Stockholm, Sweden), Daegu International Computer Music Festival (Korea) and the Beijing Modern Music Festival.

Escher Keys (2021) is a bassoon concerto

1. Mvt I. Ascending and Descending (1960)
2. Mvt II. Three Worlds (1955)
3. Mvt III. Day and Night (1937) and Waterfall (1961)