the lowdown (short version)
Martha Cargo is a freelance flutist and social media expert based in New York City. She has worked with I CARE IF YOU LISTEN, Music of the Americas (Americas Society), Ghost Ensemble, Glass Farm Ensemble, and numerous other projects in a social media advisory capacity over the last decade. She was educated at Oberlin, SUNY-Purchase, and Manhattan School of Music, and comes at every project with a fresh set of ideas.
long form admin bio
Social media guru Martha Cargo first took up Twitter in the spring of 2014, after getting her first full time job as an arts administrator with Music of the Americas (Americas Society). She doubled I CARE IF YOU LISTEN's following inside of a year, and created content for a number of projects, including Glass Farm, Ghost Ensemble, and her own brand. She now generates vast organic reach on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and considers herself both forward-thinking and exploratory in the ever-expanding context of "social." Her sense of brand identity is defined by authenticity and truth in one's art, and with her highly compartmentalized way of working and organizing her freelance career, Martha is poised to conquer the consulting field by storm.
long form artist bio
Flutist Martha Cargo takes no prisoners, with collaborations spanning from site-specific dance to semi-structured improvisations inspired by giant metal sculptures. Hailed by the New York Times as "excellent" and praised for her "milky" tone by I CARE IF YOU LISTEN, Martha trained at Oberlin, in Paris, and at SUNY-Purchase and Manhattan School of Music before embarking on her freelance career, working actively with Glass Farm, Ghost Ensemble, and numerous other projects throughout New York City. In summer 2015 she premiered works ensemble works by emerging Asian composers at the Beijing Modern Music Festival and toured with Glass Farm founder-pianist Yvonne Troxler to Switzerland in late 2016. With cellist Ben Larsen, she started the duo commissioning project Pieces of Eight.
Martha will attend the Nes Residency in Northwest Iceland for two months in 2021, and will premiere several new works in Iceland and mainland Europe. Her debut solo album Love stories is forthcoming on Infrequent Seams.