It is the same light
that graces the dawn
blazes at noon
and bows to
the evening shadows
In truth the light
never leaves us
the darkest of night
"Music for film and ballet meets music for healing; a powerful collaboration" - SF Guardian
"A mystical, Angelic voice and music that moves one to journey through both the deep joy and sorrows of the Soul." - Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA
"Having the power to transport listeners to that elusive, quiet refuge inside every human heart." - Inquire Within Podcast
Gabriel Gold is a San Francisco, CA and Reykjavik, Iceland based music composer, multi-media artist and environmental advocate.
Gold’s musical works, often site-specific to acoustically resonant and “sacred spaces", aim to merge the worlds of classical and modern composition with traditions of sacred music, intending to inspire thoughts of our relationship to "what is sacred?”, both, in regard to us as human beings and of our relationship to the natural world.
As a composer, Gold studied Music for Film Composition under Keith Heffner, colleague of Kitarō (喜多郎), and has released two full-length albums, “Halo” (2014); and “Live at Grace Cathedral” (2017), scored Mudita Arts Ballet’s “Prayer for Peace” (2013); Labayan Dance’s critically acclaimed, “Tears” (2015), and is currently working on a new album in Iceland, produced by Birgir Jón Birgisson (Sigur Ros, Bjork, Of Monsters & Men).
As a teacher and sound meditation facilitator, Gold created and facilitated the longest running, weekly Sound Meditation event (The Healing Voice Circle) in San Francisco (founded in 2012).
Gold now facilitates Sound Meditation experiences throughout the world; having personally supported thousands of people on the journey of developing a fulfilling relationship to their singing voices and through such, a deeper spiritual connection.
Gold also founded and musically directed the Grace Sound Bath from 2019 - 2020 in San Francisco, California's Grace Cathedral; One of the largest monthly Sound Meditation events in the world, featuring an average of 900 attendees gathered in meditation, to experience live performances by Gold in collaborating with a selection of the world's top sound meditation musicians.
As a multi-media artist, Gold is a 2019 Artist in Residence at San Francisco’s revered Grace Cathedral, was a featured artist in MEDIATE Art Group’s 2015 and 2017 Soundwave Biennials, and has had his works shown at renowned institutions throughout the world, including; the De Young Fine Art Museum (San Francisco, CA); California Academy of Sciences (San Francisco, CA); SÍM Gallery (Reykjavik, Iceland); Nordic House (Tórshavn, Faroe Islands); and Turku Kunsthalle (Turku, Finland).
His most recent art work, “Grace Light”, is an experiential sound and light meditation on death and transition; designed in collaboration with light art collective, Illuminate SF and light artist George Ziziadis. The art work is presented as a 90ft cone of immersive light-projections interwoven with an “ethereally transportive”, surround sound-mixed musical score of Gold’s performance and composition. "A deeply meditative, yet emotionally evocative experience of light and sound, reimagining 'sacred space'." - Designboom Magazine
As a performer, Gabriel has toured as a solo-act throughout much of the USA, Europe, & Australia, performing in renown venues including, Chartres Cathedral (Chartres, France), Barbican Centre (London, England) and Harpa Concert Hall (Reykjavik, Iceland).
When at home in the Bay Area, Gold performs regularly in collaboration with renowned yoga teacher Darren Main for Yoga on the Labyrinth, a weekly 700+ student class taught inside San Francisco's revered Grace Cathedral, as well as performing for the Labyrinth Walk Concert Series hosted there.