Islands for amplified 'cello and electronics

Program Notes
Islands for amplified 'cello and electronics was written the 2014 BEAST concert series at Birmingham University, working closely with 'cellist Gregor Riddell.

Islands is a ‘musical drama’, a story told through a fusion of styles. The concerto, symphony, acousmatic music and the song all have their part to play. Though abstract, many of the piece’s themes explore the different aspects of love - a lonely ‘needing, longing’ kind (no man is an island) becoming gradually destructive and giving way to something new, something thankful, a sense of togetherness, completeness.

Biographical Sketch
David Ibbett is an electroacoustic composer, technologist and teacher. He studied at Clare College Cambridge, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and is now in his 2nd year of Ph.D. at the University of Birmingham studying with Scott Wilson and Jonty Harrison. His passion lies in integrating the worlds of the classical, contemporary, acoustic and the evolving electronic in composition for concert, film, theatre, dance, installation and the world wide web. For more information, see or contact