Map of Rain Hitting Water

An evening of the compositions of Mara Gibson culminated in the first live outdoor performance of Map of Rain Hitting Water. Map was performed by renowned percussionist Mark Lowry and is a collaboration with artist Caitlin Horsmon. Also included in the program were Gibson’s works with moving-image accompaniment, E:Tip (images by Caitlin Horsmon) and E:Vespers (images by Rebecca Dolan).

Date and Location

The performance took place Wednesday, April 15, 7 p.m. at Prairie Logic, on the Green Roof above the Cosentino’s Parking Garage, 1271 Main Street, 6th Floor.


Composer Mara Gibson has received grants and honors from the American Composer’s Forum, the Banff Center, Louisiana Division of the Arts, ArtsKC, Meet the Composer, the Kansas Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, the International Bass Society, ASCAP, and the John Hendrick Memorial Commission. Internationally renowned ensembles and soloists have performed her music throughout the United States, Canada, South America, Asia, and Europe. Dr. Gibson teaches at the UMKC Conservatory.

Caitlin Horsman is an artist, teacher and curator based in Kansas City Missouri. She is one of five artists who make up the curatorial collaboration Plug Projects and an Associate Professor of Film & Media Arts at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Mark Lowry has over 25 years experience as an orchestral musician, playing with the Kansas City Symphony, Kansas City Ballet, and Lyric Opera of Kansas City. He is a founding member of the newEar contemporary music ensemble and of the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra and has received numerous awards for his playing and teaching including the Lighton Prize for Excellence as a teaching artist.