The Bob Moog Foundation is thrilled to welcome pioneering electric violist Martha Mooke to the live stream event series Moogmentum In Place, for a Facebook Live performance on Thursday, May 28th at 8pm (ET)/5pm (PT). She will be flanked by her unique setup of effect pedals and looping devices. Moogmentum In Place is series of live streaming events throughout the month of May celebrating Moog’s birthday and the anniversary of the Moogseum.
Widely regarded for her artistry, music advocacy, and innovative educational programs, Martha Mooke is a long time Yamaha Artist, Eventide’s first Artist-in-Residence, and has performed with the likes of Barbra Streisand, David Bowie, Philip Glass, Elton John, Andrea Bocelli, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, and Tony Bennett, among others.
As the founder and Artistic Director of the Scorchio Quartet, which was featured on David Bowie’s album Heathen, Mooke was honored with the prestigious ASCAP Concert Music Award for creating and producing the boundary defying new music showcase THRU THE WALLS.
“We are delighted that Martha will be bringing her unique instrument and talents to Moogmentum In Place,” commented Michelle Moog-Koussa, Executive Director of the Bob Moog Foundation. “Her explorations into the expansive sonic landscape through her electric viola and effect processing speak to our mission to inspire people to think about science, music, and technology in new ways.”
“It’s an honor to be part of this series celebrating Bob Moog’s birthday and anniversary of the Moogseum! I have been “synthesizing” multi-styles of music with technology, developing contemporary string techniques and exploring new dimensions of creative expression since I first heard recordings of Switched on Bach and Jean Luc Ponty in my early days of viola playing! I was scheduled to do a performance/workshop at the Moogseum this month, but due to the current situation, I’m glad to be able to offer a “remote” version and hope to see many of you in person in the near future!”