Rachael Gibson (1996) is from the Wirral and holds a 1st class degree in Music/Popular Music from the University of Liverpool, graduating July 2017. She was exposed to artists such as Pink Floyd and Peter Gabriel from a young age and started playing guitar and violin at 10 years old. Her music aims to fuse elements of popular music and contemporary classical music to create pieces which fuse gesture and experimentation with motifs and hooks to address the way melody and extended techniques and sounds interact. She has recently had her piece ‘Catalyst’ performed by the Pixels Ensemble as part of the Rodewald Award for Young Composers and has completed the commission ‘Dethroning An Omnipotent God’ for the Late Music ensemble York. Alongside her works for chamber ensembles, Rachael has composed music for short films and advertisements for companies such as Twisted Showcase Productions, Claire House Children’s Hospice and DaDa Fest.