Gregory Thomas Martin is a versatile composer and musicologist who has composed music for ensembles, electronica, choir, film, theater, dance, and orchestra. He has received grants from the Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the New York State Council for the Arts, and the Eugene and Agnes Meyer Foundation. He has scored numerous plays, credited as Gregg Martin, and his compositions for Shakespeare radio adaptations have been extensively broadcast. He both composed and wrote the libretto for his opera-Life in Death-performed at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage. He writes on music technology and aesthetics. This is the second in a series by him complementing the degrees of the Scottish Rite. The first-Fiat Lux- suggested by the 4th Degree, premiered at the annual meeting in 2014 of the Grand Lodge of California and was dedicated to John Cooper. This composition-Ordo ab Chao-is suggested by the 33rd Degree of Inspector General, to premier at the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the House of the Temple in Washington in 2015, and is dedicated to Brent Morris, renowned Masonic historian. Additional pieces will premier at various important Masonic events, including the World Conference on Fraternalism in Paris in 2017, and the entire project illustrative of all the degrees will be completed by 2023.
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