July 7, 2016 7:00 PM
Around the Park @ Nite: Martha Mooke
A pioneer of the electric five-string viola, Martha Mooke brings her unique musical voice, blending of classical music with modern digital effects, and haunting sound to the Park for an evening of transcendent music.
Martha Mooke, composer/electro-acoustic violinist, a pioneer in the field of electric five string viola, transcends musical boundaries by synthesizing her classical training with extended techniques, digital effects processing and improvisation. A Yamaha, Eventide and Thomastik-Infeld Artist, she is a leading clinician on electric and progressive approaches to string playing including the use of electronics, extended techniques and improvisation. Mooke is Artistic Director and violist of the electro-acoustic Scorchio Quartet, featured on David Bowie’s Heathen CD. She has toured with Barbra Streisand, Peter Gabriel, Damon Albarn, Star Wars in Concert and Andrea Bocelli and has played with Sir Elton John, Tony Bennett, Trey Anastasio, Lou Reed, Bon Jovi and many others. Ms. Mooke’s genre-defying recordings have attracted wide critical acclaim, and she was honored with the prestigious ASCAP Concert Music Award for conceiving and producing the new music showcase THRU THE WALLS featuring boundary defying composer/performers.
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