Hometown: New York
Web site: http://www.MarthaMooke.com
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Martha Mooke, composer/electro-acoustic violist, a pioneer in the field of electric five string viola, transcends musical boundaries by synthesizing her classical music training with extended techniques, digital effects processing and improvisation. She is a Yamaha Artist and leading clinician on electric and alternative approaches to string playing. Founder and violist of the electro-acoustic Scorchio Quartet, which is featured on David Bowie’s Heathen CD, Mooke has been touring internationally as a member of Barbra Streisand’s acclaimed orchestra. She has also performed and recorded with Bowie, Philip Glass, Enya, Lou Reed, David Byrne, Moby, John Cale, Trey Anastasio, Ziggy Marley, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s to name a few.
Mooke’s genre-defying recordings, Enharmonic Vision and Bowing's Café Mars (duo with electric guitarist Randolph Hudson) have attracted wide critical acclaim.
Her catalog includes works for electric and acoustic instruments, film, theater, dance and multimedia productions.
She has received awards from ASCAP, Meet the Composer and Arts International among others. She was honored with an ASCAP Concert Music Award for conceiving and producing the new music showcase THRU THE WALLS featuring ASCAP composer/performers whose work defies categorization.
for more information, go to www. MarthaMooke.com
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