Kate Moore – composer
20 May 2016: Cantaloupe album release Stories for Ocean Shells performed by Ashley Bathgate https://cantaloupemusic.bandcamp.com/album/stories-for-ocean-shells
“My work is engaged with what lies beneath the surface. By unearthing elaborate, intricate, underlying structural possibilities and buried architecture, my aim is to build complexity embedded below the immediate aural impression. In a similar mode I am interested in the way tectonic forces act upon a surface where the subtle collision of energies push and pull against each other resulting in rippling, swirling and vibrating vivid soundscapes that are always changing.”
(Kate Moore, 2013)
Kate Moore is a composer of new music. She creates worlds of sound for acoustic and electroacoustic media and writes instrumental music, concert music, sound installations and more. Her interests lie in research with particular respect to the history and origin of music and musical instruments and the exploration of sonic architecture, acoustics and the physics and psychoacoustics of sound. Moore specialises in creating surprising performance scenarios that feature virtuosic instrumentalists and musicians set amidst unusual and alternative performance circumstances. Known for her large scale Sonic Novellas including The Open Road (Open Road Ensemble), Debris and Alchemy (Ensemble Klang – Ensemble Klang Records), Violins and Skeletons (Calder Quartet), Dances and Canons (Saskia Lankhoorn – ECM New Series), Cello Concerto (Ashley Bathgate – ASKO | Schoenberg) and Stories for Ocean Shells (cello cycle – Cantaloupe), she draws her audience into her strange, surreal world both dark and light. Her work has been described as “a giant tsunami of sound” New York Times, “a fascinating exercise in micro- and macro- rhythm” Sydney Morning Herald, “from the haze she creates, graceful, ambling melodies emerge and evaporate, and those give the music its allure.” New York Times, “her intent seems to be to create a dream, an alternative reality” UT San Diego.