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.

Mark is a member of New York-based percussion group Mantra Percussion, described by the New Yorker as “superhuman” and the Times as “aural hypnosis.” 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).