Martha Mooke, a pioneer of electric viola, transcends musical boundaries by synthesizing her classical music training with electronics and new techniques. A Yamaha Artist and leading clinician on electric and alternative string playing, she has played with David Bowie, Barbra Streisand, Trey Anastasio, Peter Gabriel, Bon Jovi & others. She is founder/violist of the eclectic Scorchio string quartet.
Mooke’s genre-defying recordings, Enharmonic Vision and Bowing’s Café Mars (duo with electric guitarist Randolph Hudson) have attracted wide critical acclaim. Her catalog includes works for electric and acoustic ensembles, film, theater, dance and multimedia productions.
She has received awards from ASCAP, Meet the Composer and Arts International among others. She was honored with an ASCAP Concert Music Award for conceiving and producing the new music showcase THRU THE WALLS featuring ASCAP composer/performers whose work defies categorization.
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