Kate Moore


Dances and Canons – ECM New Series – released 10-10-2014

“Dances and Canons is the debut ECM recording of both composer Kate Moore and pianist Saskia Lankhoorn. Moore was born in England in 1979 and lives now in the Netherlands (where she studied with Louis Andriessen). However, it is Australia, where she grew up, which has left the strongest impression on her creative imagination, its teeming natural soundscapes transmuted in her music of hypnotically-swarming pulse patterns and shifting, layered planes of sound. In Dutch pianist Lankhoorn (also born 1979), Moore has a dedicated and resourceful interpreter. “It’s impossible to listen to this music,” writes George Miller in the liner note, “and not wonder about the enormous technical demands it makes of the performer.” Moore and Lankhoorn have collaborated regularly since 2003. As well as compositions for solo piano, the programme includes pieces for two pianos, four pianos and multiple pianos, realized in the Auditorio svizzera, Lugano, with Manfred Eicher as producer.” ECM New Series 10-10-2014

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Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost

Samir Calixto | Korzo producties

“Cultural icons are a preferred source of inspiration for the Dutch-Brazilian choreographer Samir Calixto. Previously, he used highlights from the classical music repertoire for his performances; this time, John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost serves as inspiration. This work from 1667 tells of man’s fall from grace and his banishment from paradise. Contrasts and oppositions drive the performance. Light, dark, good, evil, sacred, and godless; these oppositions are set up with an aim to discover parallels and peel off the many layers. Three dancers are driven with a strong physical intensity – a dance style characteristic of Calixto – through these paradoxical forces, until we see humanity as we know it: fragile, complex, and mortal. The western concept of sanctity is reviewed in an attempt to comprehend the ways in which man constantly submits to intangible forces.”

Music by Kate Moore performed by The Amsterdam Cello Quartet
No man’s land

Dances & Canons ECM Album release

Dances & Canons ECM | Challenge Records

Dances & Canons Tour

10-10-2014 release

Dances & Canons – a collection of piano works by Kate Moore performed by Saskia Lankhoorn will be released on ECM in October. “an album of hypnotically-shifting and intertwining planes of sound.” ECM Review and Previews 2014


6-11-2014 Synaesthesia Suite

Synaesthesia Suite – Kate Moore

Joe Puglia – violin | Slagwerk Den Haag | Kate Moore – electronics

6 November 2014 November Music | Willem II Fabriek | Den Bosch | Netherlands


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Fern – violin, percussion, electronics

Heather – violin, percussion

Synaesthesia Suite – violin, electronics



Kate Moore | The Open Road | CD Baby Music Store

Kate Moore | The Open Road | CD Baby Music Store.

After Julia – Decibel – 08-11-2014


10-09-2014 Cello Concerto – Gaudeamus Festival

Cello Concerto Gaudeamus Festival

Late night world premiere of Cello Concerto will be performed by cellist Ashley Bathgate with Asko | Schönberg Ensemble conducted by Christian Karlsen at The Gaudeamus Festival, 10 September 2014, Tivoli/ Vredenberg Utrecht. The concerto will feature sound machine sculptures by Peter van Loon.



Program note

November Music 2014


Kate Moore will be composer-in-residence at November Music 2014 working with Philharmonie Zuidnederland, violinist Joe Puglia, guitarist Pete Harden, Slagwerk Den Haag, recorder player Susanna Borsch, pianist Saskia Lankhoorn among others.

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27-04-2014 The art of levitation – Collected Stories – Carnegie Hall

The Art of Levitation

Alarm Will Sound premiere The Art of Levitation commissioned by Carnegie Hall for David Lang’s Collected Stories at Carnegie Hall

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Left to right: Entourage at Carnegie Hall – Paul Kerekes, Ellen Alfest, William Gardiner, Mike Estabrook, Vandana Jain, Kate moore, Vivian Choi



25-10-2014 Ensemble Klang – Orgelpark Amsterdam

Ensemble Klang + guest organist Geerten van Wetering will perform works by Willem Boogman, Michael Hersch and Kate Moore at the acclaimed, historic organ park situated at the heart of Amsterdam and bordering the Vondelpark – more info

Bang on a Can Summer Festival 22-23 July

22 July – bassist Robert Black will perform The Hermit Thrush and The Astronaut (2012)

Written at The MacDowell Colony. Commissioned by The Hartt School/University of Hartford with funds from the Faculty Development Fund.

Program note


23 July – cellist Ashley Bathgate will perform Velvet (2010)

Commissioned by Duo Two Sense with support from The Australia Council For The Arts

Program note




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