John Gibbon on His Art
It took me thirty years of inconclusive investigation to realize . . .the true essence of a Bell Garden.
My art can be called “microtimbal explorations of sound patterns” not too far from a percussionist’s view of music.
Once I realized I was exploring a path that was different from anyone . . .I started to feel much more passionate about my work. It was as if I was in a race with time to share and establish a new art form. . .I felt free from restrictions about sound frequencies having harmonious relationships with other frequencies. . .I became much more able to give attention to the visual aspects of my art.
I would like my work to invite people’s eyes to dance as they see [my instruments] interfacing with light sources in the environment being reflected in the polish, distorted by their surfaces. . .offering people new experiences as they immerse. . .in synaesthetic sound feedback.
Interview with John Gibbon (PDF)
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