Steve Gisby


Steve Gisby is a composer, bassist, writer and examiner whose work focuses on mathematical processes, experimental concepts and minimalism. 

His music has been performed, recorded and broadcast across the U.K, Europe, and the U.S.A. Two of his works appear on Symmetry | Reflection, the debut CD by American percussion duo Novus Percutere, and other pieces have been included in releases on the Reductive, Irritable Hedgehog and Noizemachin!! labels. The CD Four Iterative Pieces was released in 2015, as part of his Iterative Music project.

As a performer, he works with a wide range of ensembles thoughout the UK. In May 2014, along with pianist Michael Bonaventure, he gave the world premiere performance of Tom Johnson's Intervals. Other appearances include Ronnie Scott's, the Edinburgh Festival and on HTV (West), Channel 4 and satellite broadcasts to the U.S.A, Canada, Mexico, Europe and the Far East.

He has given lectures and presentations at IRCAM in Paris, Lille Conservatoire, the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Furman University in South Carolina, California State University at Long Beach, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Canterbury Christ Church University, Bath Spa University, Surrey University, the University of Huddersfield and the University of Birmingham. He contributed the chapter Subjectifying the Objective: Mathematical Processes and the Search for Balance to the book Music and/as Process, published in 2016. Along with Lauren Redhead, Alistair Zaldua and Sophie Stone, he co-authoured the article Performing Temporal Processes, published in the New Sound International Journal of Music.

Steve also works as an examiner for Trinity College London on their Rock & Pop syllabus, having conducted exams in Europe, South Africa, India, the Middle East, South East Asia and Australia.