Dreaming in Sound is an immersive work by cutting edge electro-acoustic violist/composer Martha Mooke. Scored for electric viola and effects processing with multi-channel audio distribution and interactive video (created by pioneering software artist Scott Draves), Dreaming in Sound is inspired by the sleep stage REM and the concept of lucid dreaming. Data collected from the audience prior to the performance is incorporated into a collaborative “DreamScore” that will be realized during the performance.
Dreaming in Sound is commissioned by the Agosto Foundation, Prague, Czech Republic and produced in part through the Harvestworks Artist in Residence Program. This performance marks the U.S. premiere and is part of Creative Tech Week.
Martha Mooke Bio
Pioneering composer/electro-acoustic violist Martha Mooke is a leading Yamaha and Eventide Artist/clinician in demand as performer, composer and educator.
She is Artistic Director/violist of the avant garde Scorchio Quartet, featured on David Bowie’s Heathen CD, and has played with Barbra Streisand, Peter Gabriel, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, Elton John, Trey Anastasio, Lou Reed and Patti Smith.
Mooke’s honors include awards from Meet the Composer, American String Teachers Association, Arts International and the prestigious ASCAP Concert Music Award for creating the new music/boundary defying showcase THRU THE WALLS. Her new CD, No Ordinary Window, is produced by Grammy winner Cynthia Daniels.