Martha Mooke



Acclaimed for her electrifying performances and compositions, pioneering composer/electro-acoustic violist, Martha Mooke transcends musical boundaries, enhancing her classical training and expertise with extended techniques, digital effects processing and improvisation. A Yamaha Artist and leading clinician on electric and progressive string playing, she has toured with Barbra Streisand, Peter Gabriel, Andrea Bocelli and Star Wars in Concert and has performed with Elton John, Trey Anastasio, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Laurie Anderson, Tony Bennett, Bon Jovi, Patti Smith, Damon Albarn, Blur and many others. Mooke is Founder and Artistic Director of the Scorchio Quartet featured on David Bowie's Heathen CD. As "house quartet", they perform each year at the annual Tibet House Benefit Concerts at Carnegie Hall produced by Philip Glass.