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Moving Pictures

by Michael William Gilbert

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Ascents 11:59
Unwinding 06:19
Steel Clouds 04:24
Winter Light 05:31
Plant Life 03:28
Phase 03:54


"I find much contemporary and electronic music suffers from a coldness or soullessness; as a result, I have tried to make mine a more human music, a fusion of synthesized, instrumental, and natural sounds. When composing, I electronically orchestrate each piece into a soundscape. The music is not just a simple mixture, but a genuine synthesis of pan­-cultural musical styles. Above all, I want to make my music sing!"


released February 1, 1979

All selections BMI, composed by Michael William Gilbert

Smith College Electronic Music Studio
University of Massachusetts Amherst E.M. Studio
Hampshire College E.M. Studio
Studio at the Boston School of Electronic Music
Joseph Ayoob Studio
and at home.

MW Gilbert - Synthesizers, percussion, voice, wooden flutes, prepared piano, guitar, and tape recorders

Cover design: M.W. Gilbert ond Roy Superior
Back cover drawing: Adele Gladstone
Digital Remastering: Robert Carlberg
Special thanks to Ron Perera, Randall McClellan and Bob Stern for spiritual guidance.
Produced and recorded by Michael William Gilbert for Gibex Music

Gibex 001 1978 vinyl (LP - out of print)
Gibex R001 2008 (CD & digital)




Michael William Gilbert Amherst, Massachusetts

Michael William Gilbert grew up in Connecticut and Brussels, where he first encountered the music of Varese and Pierre Henry, and music of India, Africa, and Japan. After studying EE at MIT, he studied at the Boston School of Electronic Music, later working there as a teacher and designer of custom synthesis systems. He then studied at and graduated with a degree in music from Hampshire College. ... more

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