Hailed by the New York Times as “excellent,” New York-based flutist Martha Cargo is committed to the integration of experimental music into various media, be it contemporary art, theater or dance.
Equally at home as soloist and chamber musician, Ms. Cargo performs actively with Ensemble sans maître, neoLIT, Ghost Ensemble, and Tempus Continuum and has collaborated with Erick Hawkins Dance Company and Synthesis Aesthetics Project, with whom she completed a residency at The Field in 2012.
Ms. Cargo is dedicated to collaborating with young composers. Over the last year, she has commissioned and premiered solo works by Jonah Rosenberg, Yangzhi Ma, Anne Goldberg, and Mike Perdue, as well as numerous chamber works. Appearances last season included performances at Triskelion Arts, The Cell Theatre, EYEBEAM, Bohemian National Hall, Cornelia St Café, and Tenri Cultural Institute, among other alternative New York City venues.
A graduate of Oberlin College’s double-degree program in Flute and Chemistry, she completed her Masters in Music at SUNY-Purchase and continued her studies in the Contemporary Program at Manhattan School of Music. Martha’s primary instructors include Michel Debost, Catherine Cantin (Paris), and Tara Helen O’Connor. She currently works as Assistant to the Music Director at the Americas Society on Park Avenue in Manhattan.