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Since finishing the pieces from my current EP, I have been working on a new piece outside of my comfort zone. It started as rough sketches and a chord chart, but I was stuck at further production attempts. I tried a few iterations, all unsatisfying. I ran the piece by a musician friend who suggested looking outside the box. After further dialog, it evolved into a Latin-influenced jazz fusion arrangement.

Here is “She Looked Back”. It’s a collaboration between myself and Adam Holzman (Miles Davis, Steven Wilson), and features a couple of other players who requested anonymity (their call). It was primarily recorded in my studio (Siri’s Little Corner) and Adam’s Secret Laboratory NYC. I mixed it, and it was mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Sean Magee.


released August 5, 2020
MW Gilbert: percussion programming, percussion, synthesizer, bass 
Adam Holzman: electric piano, organ, synthesizer (solo)

Olivia Wilson: flute phrases and samples
Anonymous: guitars, additional percussion

Gibex 011 2020 (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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