Gilbert Gabriel studied piano, film composition and film studies at several institutions including Goldsmith’s University, Westminster University and spent time as the in-house composer at The London Film School. He is currently completing his doctoral thesis on ‘Film Soundtracks and Subjective States in Cinema’ at Cardiff University with professor Theo Van Leeuwen.
He studied piano under John Tilbury (who played piano for the composer Morton Feldman, a contemporary of John Cage) and studied composition with Howard Skempton (minimalist composer and experimentalist).
Below are some of the films that feature Gilbert’s music.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Gilbert has been been working and living between Poland and England in recent years where he has built a network of friends and collaborators from the Polish music, television, theater and art scene. This includes recording a cross-over album with viola player and violinist Tomasz Kukurba called ‘In The distance’ (see below) which combines the rich atmospheres of Eastern European music with contemporary sounds. He also works closely with producer, engineer and sound designer David Nock, who’s work includes the award winning ‘Lady of Sorrows’ and winner of the National 48 Hour Film Challenge ‘The Modernista’.
Recent projects include:
- Another Sun (a crossover project featuring Tomasz Kukurba).
- A solo piano album, with tracks to be featured as part of Elisabeth Zubrowska photography exhibition in Warsaw.
- A multi-media event with Mat Schulz, for the next Unsound festival.
In The Distance
A track featuring Tomasz Kurkuba who played on Peter Gabriel’s soundtrack for Rabbit Proof Fence. The cinematic opening track of the forthcoming debut album of Another Sun.