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Martha Mooke

Martha Mooke

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    Martha Mooke, acclaimed for her electrifying performances and compositions, is a pioneering electric violist/composer, highly regarded for her artistry, music advocacy, and innovative educational programs. She transcends musical boundaries, enhancing classical training with extended techniques, technology and improvisation.

    A Yamaha Artist and Eventide’s first Artist in Residence, Mooke is a leading clinician on electric and multi-style string playing. She has performed with Barbra Streisand, David Bowie, Philip Glass, Elton John, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Laurie Anderson, Andrea Bocelli, Star Wars in Concert, and Tony Bennett among others.

    She is Founder and Artistic Director of the Scorchio Quartet (featured on David Bowie’s Heathen CD) which performs as resident quartet in the Tibet House Benefit Concerts at Carnegie Hall produced by Philip Glass.

    Her catalog of works include solo, chamber, orchestra, concert band, film and theater with genre-defying recordings Enharmonic Vision, Bowing’s Cafe Mars, and No Ordinary Window, produced by Grammy winning Producer, Cynthia Daniels.

    Mooke has collaborated with beat boxing legend Rahzel on their critically acclaimed Beats Per Revolution, visual artist Nalini Malani (the Joan Miro prize winner) and software artist Scott Draves. She has been featured at PopTech and on Gear Club Podcast. Her film scoring credits include collaborations with filmmaker and MTV World creator Nusrat Durrani.

    Mooke received the prestigious ASCAP Concert Music Award for creating and producing ASCAP's new music showcase THRU THE WALLS featuring boundary defying composer/performers. She is a former Governor of the New York Chapter of the Recording Academy serving on the Grammy in the Schools and Advocacy Committees. She is on the Executive Committee of the Composer Diversity Project, and Advisory Board of Composers Now.

    Mooke created and directs the cutting edge, Multi-Style Strings program at New Jersey City University.

    Professional Experience

    • Broadway
    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education
    • TV/Film
    • Tours

    Regions

    • NYC/Tri-State Area

    Interested in touring?

    • Yes

    Maestra Expertise

    • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
    • Pit Musician (Other)
    • Music Contractor/Coordinator
    • Sound Designer/Composer

    Primary Instruments

    • Accordion
    • Viola
    • Violin
    • Other

    Software

    • Ableton
    • GarageBand
    • Logic
    • Pro-Tools
    • Sibelius

    Affiliations

    • THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)
    • ASCAP
    • NAfME
    • THE RECORDING ACADEMY