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Monday Evening Concerts
JUNE 27, 2005
MARTHA MOOKE & Guests
Live at OPIA
130 East 57th St.
New York City
Martha Mooke will perform on Monday, June 27, 6:30 p.m., in the performance space at Opia, 130 East 57th Street (at Lexington, 2nd floor). Tickets are $15 at the door and the doors open at 6:00 p.m. More info at (212) 421-9342.
Electric Violist/Composer Martha Mooke is joined by fellow �Bowing� member Randolph A. Hudson III (composer/former guitarist of �Bongwater�) and composer/keyboardist Patrick Grant in a performance of new work inspired by the nature called "B(utterflies) + C(haos) = D(estiny)" inspired by the recursive resonance of chaos theory.
Mooke, a composer/performer/producer, is a pioneer in the field of the electric five string viola who transcends musical boundaries with her unique musical voice by synthesizing classical music training with extended techniques, digital effects processing and improvisation. She is a Yamaha Artist and leading clinician on electric and alternative approaches to string playing.
Founder and violist of the electro-acoustic Scorchio Quartet, Mooke has performed and recorded with David Bowie, Philip Glass, David Byrne, Moby, Lou Reed, Ziggy Marley, Enya, John Cale, Al Di Meola, The Dance Theatre of Harlem and The Orchestra of St. Luke�s to name a few.
Her genre-defying recordings, Enharmonic Vision for solo electric viola and Bowing's Caf� Mars with former Bongwater electric guitarist Randolph A. Hudson, III, have attracted wide critical acclaim. The Alternative Press noted that "Mooke shows off both an impressive dynamic range and a drop-dead-gorgeous tone on her custom five-string electric viola. In her hands, the instrument can sound like a keyboard synthesizer, a guitar, or even a saxophone...she seems to be able to translate almost any musical impulse into sound."
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