Mark Utley is a percussionist/drummer based in Brooklyn, NY. He is attracted to music that defies expectations, especially music that is both alienating and engaging at once. As a performer of contemporary chamber music, he has worked with such notable composers as Michael Gordon, Steve Reich, Paula Matthusen, Mark Applebaum, Chris Cerrone, and Daniel Wohl to name a few.
Along with his work with Mantra Percussion, Mark is also the drummer for the minimalist/maximalist rock quartet Marateck, a group that “channels more than any reasonable listener can handle, but in the most efficient way possible” (Tone Madison). In 2016, he began playing with the New York-based double ensemble Real Loud, which will be releasing its debut record in 2018.