Michael William Gilbert grew up in Connecticut and Brussels, Belgium. Gilbert has been composing and recording actively since the 1970’s with the goal of humanizing electronic music and using guitar, wooden flutes, percussion, and voice to complement synthesized sounds and textures. His compositions encompass many styles and sounds such as: world, jazz, contemporary classical, and influences from multicultural folk music. Gilbert’s new release, Radio Omnibus is full of cutting edge electronic music, two acoustic chamber pieces, and features collaborations with Adam Holzman (Miles Davis, Steven Wilson) and Mark Walker (Oregon, Lyle Mays). Many of the electronic sounds heard on this album are made using the µBraids, a Eurorack voltage-controlled digital oscillator/sound source developed and marketed by MW Gilbert and Daniel Gilbert. Gilbert retired from an almost 30-year career as Adviser for Technology Initiatives and Services for the University of Massachusetts Amherst, having engaged in research on Internet media technologies, mobile devices, virtual teaching, strategic planning, and developing/supporting Internet and technology cloud services to the campus and community. Radio Omnibus is an album steeped in incredible feelings and passions that melds the sounds of ambient, experimental, and drone, with jazz, classical and world giving you an album that will move your senses. That’s the short of it!
02 Night Walk (for flute, bassoon, vibraphone, and strings)
04 Ice Spring Breath
05 Canon of Flowers
06 Of Time and the River
07 The Widening Sky
08 Rainbow 13
09 Three Doors (3 Movements for wind quintet)
10 Cloud Limbo Land
MW Gilbert - modular synthesizer, synthesizers, samplers, loops, electronics, percussion, Adam Holzman - keyboards, acoustic piano, electric piano, Mark Walker: drums, Four for Music and Sofia Session Orchestra Peter Kolev – flute, Niilay Vesigin – bassoon, Irina Stoyanova, Petya Dimitrova, Gergana Deliyska, Smilyana Lozanova, Petya Miroleskowa, Ivailo Danailov - violins Nikola Petrov - vibraphone , Lyubo Denev Jr. – conductor.
Release Date: February 4, 2018
1 hour and 8 minutes
A unique and organic approach to electronic generated music that is natural in its feel, flow and sound. A nice variety of styles and moods.