Composer Martin Gregory is also a musician, artist, dowser, and archer. He visits ancient sacred sites for inspiration, composing music to celebrate precincts of mystery, memory and power. Originally from England, the landscape of Celtic Britain excites his creative imagination. His inspiration comes from the stories, the buildings, the undulations of the land, and the haunting impressions collected during many journeys to ancient landscapes and sacred places in Britain and France. In Medieval Cathedrals he hears sacred geometry echoing the mathematical foundations of music itself. His compositions deftly craft memory, passion, and spirit of place into music which is meditative yet lively, moving and transformative. Incorporating Celtic, symphonic and jazz motifs, he layers sweeping harmonies and engaging melodies into a musical experience that transports the listener.
Martin has played recitals for the Sacred Space Foundation in Cumbria, England, the American Society of Dowsers, and in Grace Cathedral, San Francisco. He performs at art galleries, conferences, festive gatherings and labyrinth walks internationally, and can often be found entertaining for Art Works Downtown Gallery receptions and candlelit labyrinth walks on Winter Solstice. His compositions have been used for meditation, film, and multimedia projects.
He met his wife, photographer Cindy Pavlinac, at Kalamazoo College in Michigan when they were both earning art degrees over 30 years ago. His company, Boatload of Dogs, designs highest end digital camera scanning software.
Phone: (415) 479-1950