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2020

January 31(8pm)
Laurie Anderson with special guest Martha Mooke
happylucky no. 1
734 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216

February 19-22
Artist Residency at Frostburg State University
Frostburg, MD

February 21 (7:30pm)
Guest Artist Recital
Electro-Acoustic violist Martha Mooke will perform as part of the Department of Music Guest Artist Series in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU's Performing Arts Center. The performance is free and open to the public.
101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD, Frostburg, 21532

February 26 (7:30pm)
Tibet House US Benefit Concert
Artistic director and curator Philip Glass will be joined by the Scorchio Quartet, Patti Smith Band, and others tba.
Carnegie Hall, NYC

March 4-7, 2020
Featured performer/presenter including "Violas on the Verge" session with Rudolf Haken and Drew Alexander Forde, aka #ThatViolaKid
ASTA 2020 National Conference
Orlando, FL

March 14 (10am-4pm)
NJCU in collaboration with NJASTA present Multi-Style Strings Day curated by Multi-Style Strings Director Martha Mooke. Workshops and Masterclasses with Martha Mooke, Joe Deninzon and Daniel Bernard Roumain
Ingalls Recital Hall, Rossey Hall, New Jersey City University
2039 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07305
Registration required

April 22 (9pm)
PopTech Prelude
with electric violist Martha Mooke and Beat Boxing legend Rahzel
U Street Music Hall
1115 U Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

May 22 (4pm)
#Quarantide
Backstage in the Green Screen Room featuring Jean Luc Ponty, Laurie Anderson, Jon Anderson, Clara Ponty, Martha Mooke, Jean de Reydellet, Tony Agnello & Richard Factor
Live on Facebook and YouTube

May 28 (8pm)
Moogmentum in Place
Live Stream Festival presented by the Bob Moog Foundation, celebrating the May 23rd birthday of Bob Moog and the one year anniversary of the Moogseum
Live on Facebook

2019

January 24 (5pm)
Martha will be performing at the Eventide Booth (Booth #4633, Hall D) at NAMM. You can also catch her in the Yamaha pavilion at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel, details tba. https://www.namm.org/

January 27
Performance at Andrea Clearfield's Salon (private event)
Philadelphia, PA

February 7 (7:30pm)
Scorchio Quartet once agains joins Philip Glass with Laurie Anderson, Jon Batiste, Stephen Colbert, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Jason Isbell, Margo Price, Nathaniel Rateliff, New Order's Bernard Sumner, Sturgill Simpson, Tenzin Choegyal and Angelique Kidjo and the Patti Smith Band.
Carnegie Hall, NYC
Concert and gala dinner tickets: https://tibethouse.us/annual-benefit-concert/

February 25 (8pm)
Performance & conversation "Plugging in the Creative Spirit: Electronics and Improvisation." Moderated by Craig Morris
Frost School of Music, University of Miami, Fillmore Hall

Monday, March 4
Women + Art - Winter Salon featuring Martha Mooke
Private event, NYC

March 5 (7pm)
A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour
Martha joins longtime Bowie pianist Mike Garson and other key alumni of David Bowie's bands for an unforgettable evening of Bowie's songs.
Irving Plaza, NYC

March 6-8
American String Teachers Association National Conference
Albuquerque, NM

March 25 (6:30pm)
Guest artist with the Complete Unknowns performing music of Bob Dylan
City Winery, NYC

May 16-17
Maine Music Educators Association Conference
UMaine Orono

October 19
Special Guest Artist at the 2019 MacDowell Colony New Hampshire Benefit, along with award winning novelist Sigrid Nunez.

October 20 (3pm)
Private performance for MacDowell Colony patrons

October 20 (7pm)
Salon concert presented by Cold Comfort Farm House Concerts
Peterborough, NH

Oct 23 - Oct 26
PopTech 2019: Shift
Martha Mooke, featured performer/composer
Point Lookout, Maine

 

2018

March 3 (7:30pm)
tibethouse.us/annual-benefit-concert/
Artistic director and curator Philip Glass will be joined by Carly Simon, Patti Smith, Dev Hynes, Techung, Rhiannon Giddens, Stephin Merritt, Resistance Revival Chorus, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Ben Taylor, Los Vega, Scorchio Quartet, Patti Smith Band.
Carnegie Hall, NYC

March 28 (7:30pm)
intersect8: Anatomy of Fusion (Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia)
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
3680 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

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

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

April 7 (11:30am)
The Women Composers Festival of Hartford
Gruss Hall, Austin Arts Center
Trinity College, Hartford, CT

May 19 (4:45pm)
New Music Gathering
Boston Conservatory at Berklee
8 Fenway, Boston, MA

June 9 (9:30pm)
Cleveland Uncommon Sound Project (CUSP)
CODA
2247 Professor Ave, Cleveland, OH

July 24 (1-3pm)
No Ordinary Window climbs to new heights!
On Tuesday, July 24, One World Commons, high up on the 64th floor of One World Trade Center, presents Martha Mooke's No Ordinary Window. *NOTE: This performance is exclusively available for tenants and guests of One World Trade Center.

July 25 (8:30-11am)
Martha joins Marvin Rosen, host of Classical Musical Discoveries, for a live in-studio performance and interview on the airwaves of Princeton University's WPRB, 103.3FM. Tune in to www.wprb.com to listen live from 8:30-11:00am, or, if you miss the live stream, access the program at a later date at the mp3 archives at www.classicaldiscoveries.org.

July 27 - August 3
Concert/Workshops at Harmony Program Summer Camp
Public schools throughout New York City

September 2 (7pm)
Thalia and Her Sisters
Concert of works by women composers. Music by Martha Mooke, Alex Shapiro, and Elizabeth Lehr. Ron Wasserman, double bass, Martha Mooke, viola, Alan Moverman, keyboard. Lower level of Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, NY 10025

September 5 (9pm)
Solo performance at Carrie Able Gallery
409 Keap St., Brooklyn, NY 11211

September 7 (8pm)
Guest artist with the Complete Unknowns performing their unique interpretations of Bob Dylan's music.
Bay Street Theatre, Sag Harbor, NY 11211

October 1
Guest Artist/Speaker, Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music

October 29
Exclusive concert of No Ordinary Window in upper Manhattan salon.
Doors open at 6:30pm. Limited seating.
Email for details: info@Sonic9Productions.com

October 31 — November 3
PopTech 2018: Courage
Martha Mooke, featured performer
Point Lookout, Maine

November 26
Guest Artist/Speaker, The Juilliard School, NYC

 

Martha Mooke composes film score: Saturday Grace
This Spring Martha Mooke composed the score to Saturday Grace, a beautiful, poignant film by Patrice Bowman.

The film was the recipient of the Big Apple Film Festival's "Best Women Filmmakers - Short Film" award.

More info at: www.bowmanpicturesllc.com/saturday-grace


 
 

A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour
Martha joins longtime Bowie pianist Mike Garson and other key alumni of David Bowie's bands for an unforgettable evening of Bowie's songs. March 5, 7pm, Irving Plaza, NYC. More info at: abowiecelebration.com/


 

Martha Mooke named as Eventide's first Artist in Residence

Martha will be creating blogs, videos and doing live events to help non-guitar players learn how to use the H9 multi effects pedal in performance, studio settings and in the compositional process. Read Press Release: https://www.eventideaudio.com/blog/nsanchez/insider-100-swill-free-no-sale-no-promo-no-products


Viola Power: Symphony Magazine, Summer 2018

"This spring, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia took the humble viola and put it center stage with a program that featured not one but two violists. First, Martha Mooke — a multi-genre composer and violist who has performed with classical ensembles as well as rock musicians David Bowie and Patti Smith — was soloist for the premiere of her own Invisible Hands for electric viola and orchestra. The piece was performed twice on the program, led by Music Director Dirk Brossé, with Mooke at various points improvising, walking through the orchestra, and adding electronic effects..." Read the entire piece at: americanorchestras.org/images/stories/symphony_magazine/summer18/Symphony_Summer_2018.pdf#page=14


 

Release of Meditations on Gate, Gate
Mooke's haunting meditation based on the Diamond Sutra features the powerful and sensitive vocal stylings of Tenzin Choegyal and the magic of Jesse Paris Smith's singing bowls.
https://marthamooke.bandcamp.com/track/meditations-on-gate-gate


 

Yamaha honors longtime string artist Martha Mooke for her 20 years as a Yamaha artist and commitment to music education
"Yamaha honored two of its longtime string artists — Martha Mooke and Christian Howes — for their 20 years as Yamaha artists and commitment to music education. The two members of the Yamaha strings family were recognized at a special celebration on March 9, 2018 at the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) Conference in Atlanta. Mooke and Howes were each presented with crystal awards by John Wittmann, director of artist relations and education, Yamaha Artist Services Indianapolis. "As two of the very first Yamaha strings artists, Martha and Christian each demonstrate their commitment to their craft and exemplify what it means to be a part of the Yamaha family," said Wittmann. "Not only are they pioneers in performance and creative forces educationally, but also incredibly loyal and helpful to Yamaha."..." Read the entire piece

 

Listen to Martha's interview on Gear Club Podcast!
"Martha Moooke, No Ordinary Artist: This week, John and Stewart are joined by Martha Mooke - an electro-acoustic violist, composer, producer and educator. She is a leading clinician on electric and progressive string playing, and has toured with Barbra Streisand, Peter Gabriel, Andrea Bocelli and Star Wars in Concert. Martha has also performed with Elton John, Trey Anastasio, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Laurie Anderson, Tony Bennett, Bon Jovi, Patti Smith, David Bowie and many more. She is currently collaborating with beatboxing legend Rahzel (formerly of The Roots)..." Listen to the interview

 

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


 

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: https://beatsperrevolution.wixsite.com/beats


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