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2018

April 1 (2:30pm) & 2 (7:30pm)
World Premiere of new work by Martha Mooke, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Dirk Brossé, conductor.
Perelman Theater
Philadelphia, PA

2017

February 23, 8pm
Beats Per Revolution preview: Martha Mooke & Rahzel
Beat box legend Rahzel and cutting edge electric violist/composer Martha Mooke offer a preview of their new collaboration Beats Per Revolution, part of Symphony Space's Fuse Project premiering in May 2017.
Bar Thalia at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
NYC

March 3, 8:15am
Workshop, "Violas on the Verge!", co-presented with David Wallace; sponsored by Yamaha.
ASTA 2017 National Conference
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Room 310/311
Pittsburgh, PA

March 16, 7:30pm
Tibet House US 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert Celebrating Philip Glass's 80th Birthday
Artistic director and curator Philip Glass will be joined by Laurie Anderson, Iggy Pop, New Order's Bernard Sumner, Phil Cunningham, and Tom Chapman, Patti Smith and her Band, Sufjan Stevens, Tenzin Choegyal and Jesse Paris Smith, Scorchio Quartet, Lavinia Meijer, Ben Harper and Alabama Shakes. Carnegie Hall
NYC

March 18, 6:30pm
"Evening in Tibet" benefit concert
Tibetan Home of Hope presents their annual "Evening in Tibet" benefit concert featuring Tenzin Choegyal, Jesse Paris Smith, Martha Mooke and others
The Nyack Center
58 Depew Ave.
Nyack, NY

April 2, 3pm
The Pops Orchestra presents Out of this World with Electric Violist Martha Mooke
Riverview Performing Arts Center
1 Ram Way
Sarasota, FL

April 3, 7:30pm
The Pops Orchestra presents Out of this World with Electric Violist Martha Mooke
Neel Performing Arts Center
5840 26th Street West
Bradenton, FL

April 26-28
Guest Artist Residency culminating in the World Premiere of Martha Mooke's Kayomatique for Concert Band
Kingswood Oxford School
170 Kingswood Road
West Hartford, CT

May 6
Paracademia presents The Other Graduation with Martha Mooke. A concert series designed to help young musicians who have recently graduated or are about to graduate understand the broad variety of possible career choices as professional musicians in the contemporary art and music world.   
Gallery MC
549 West 52nd Street, 8th floor
NYC

May 18, 7:30pm
Beats Per Revolution Residency at SymphonySpace
The Beat of the Poets - Martha Mooke, Rahzel, and special guests
Leonard Nimony Thalia
2537 Broadway
NYC

May 19, 8pm
Beats Per Revolution Residency at Symphony Space
Beats Per Revolution (World Premiere) - Martha Mooke, Rahzel, & Chamber Ensemble
Peter Jay Sharpe Theatre
2537 Broadway
NYC

June 17, 8pm
Streamside Concerts presents Martha Mooke's No Ordinary Window
721 Streamside Dr.
Arden, NC 28704
Reservations required; seating is limited

 

2016

February 22
XXVI Annual Tibet House Benefit Concert, Produced by Philip Glass
Carnegie Hall
NYC

February 26, 6pm
Opening Reception
RAUSCHENBERG & ALBERS: Box Vs. Square
Bob Rauschenberg Gallery
8099 College Pkwy SW
Ft. Myers, FL

March 2
ASTA Pre-Conference session, Improvisation; It's Not Just for Jazz!
ASTA National Conference
Tampa, FL

March 3
Workshop, "The Power of Strings: Plugging In the Creative Spirit!"
ASTA National Conference, Rm. 1/2
Tampa, FL

March 28, 7:30pm
Irreverence Group Music 2016 Gala Concert
Scorchio Quartet premieres new works by Julian de la Chica
Zankel Hall (at Carnegie Hall)
NYC

April 3, 2pm
ArtsRock presents Martha Mooke's No Ordinary Window
Union Arts Center
2 Union St, Sparkill, NY
Tickets: $20 in advance/$25 at door/$10 student

April 5, 8pm
Two Sides of Seidler: A Tribute by Orchestra of Our Time
Scorchio joins OOT in works by Alan Seidler, John Cage, Frank Zappa, David Sherr, Gregory Aslani
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street, NYC

April 11-12
Guest Speaker
Arts Week
St. George's School
Vancouver, BC

April 29, 3pm
vs. Interpretation Festival presents the world premiere of Martha Mooke's Dreaming in Sound: an experiential performance for electric viola, interactive video (by Scott Draves) and audience collaboration.
The Institute of Intermedia (IIM)
Prague, Czech Republic

May 5, 10pm
National Sawdust presents the US premiere of Martha Mooke's Dreaming in Sound: an experiential performance for electric viola, interactive video (by Scott Draves) and audience collaboration.
The Institute of Intermedia (IIM)
80 N 6th st., Brooklyn, NY (ticket info coming soon)
This event is a partner of Creative Tech Week.

July 7, 7pm
Free solo concert featuring the premiere of Bling On!, dedicated to the 40-foot-high sculpture, Big Bling, by Martin Puryear, installed in the park.
Madison Square Park (btwn Fifth & Madison Aves. btwn 23rd & 26th Sts.)
NYC

Martha Mooke: Walls, Windows, and Doors (Frank J. Oteri, NewMusicBox.org, April 1, 2017)
"But no matter what musical activity she is involved in, she always views it as an opportunity not just to break through walls, but to open doors or to look out through a window in a new way." Read the entire piece


 

World Premiere of new commission for the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
COP's fifth series program at Kimmel, Mozart, Mooke, and Fauré, will feature a new commission by the trailblazing electric violist and composer Martha Mooke. Noted for her collaborations with musicians ranging from Philip Glass to David Bowie, Mooke will compose an improvisatory work in two parts. More information...

 

Photo by Tina Fineberg 

Beats Per Revolution residency at Symphony Space May 2017
Conceived by pioneering electro-acoustic violist/composer Martha Mooke in collaboration with beat boxing legend Rahzel (formerly of The Roots), Beats Per Revolution is a nod to the literary, cultural, and musical movements that emerged in the mid twentieth century. This series includes a world premiere, a beat boxing workshop, an ambient beat party, and a poetry slam. Expect exciting special guests throughout! For more information: www.symphonyspace.org/events/series/199/beats-per-revolution


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Noteworthy graduates: Martha Mooke, electro-acoustic violist (As told to reporter Christina Cheakalos, United Federation of Teachers, New York Teacher Issue, June 2016)
"Renowned electro-acoustic violist Martha Mooke has toured the world with Barbra Streisand and the North American continent with Star Wars in Concert. She has played on Broadway and in Carnegie Hall. She has accompanied a dream team of musicians, among them David Bowie, Tony Bennett, Patti Smith, Andrea Bocelli and Philip Glass. But to this day, the acclaimed musical pioneer respects no one more than her Staten Island music teacher at IS 34, the late Leonard Ogren."
Read the entire review at www.uft.org/noteworthy-grads/noteworthy-graduates-martha-mooke-electro-acoustic-violist  
 

Martha Mooke's No Ordinary Window on Monkmusic Records (Jarrett Goodchild, ICareIfYouListen.com - New Classical Music News, April 2016)
"Martha Mooke's No Ordinary Window on Monkmusic Records is an amazing look into what is possible with one musician and a few pieces of technology, yet it is also a display of an amazing living composer and performer with an imaginative ear. Mooke's compositional craft permeates throughout this album, and the musical worlds she creates are purely authentic. Her compositional style is only matched by her viola performance chops as she is the sole performer on each piece..." (A selection from No Ordinary Window is featured in the icareifyoulisten.com Spring 2016 Mixtape, available for free download here: https://www.icareifyoulisten.com/spring-2016-mixtape/)

Read the entire review.

 

Order/Download Martha's new CD, No Ordinary Window
 

Click here to purchase or download the CD from CDBaby: www.cdbaby.com/cd/marthamooke

 

Featured Blog: Electric Viola player Martha Mooke shares her experience charting effects in musical scores.
 

Click to read the blog entry: eventideaudio.com/blog/eventide-guest-blogger/martha-mooke-notating-effects-musical-scores.

 

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