biography

Artist statement

Kate Moore is a sound artist, visual artist, composer and performer. Her works are directly inspired by the organic shapes and sounds found in nature and lost objects of the natural biosphere, both sonic and visual. In search of shapes, structures and lines unique in form but in harmony with the diversity of living creatures plants and animals, Moore recognises the correspondence between physical form and resonance. The harmonic sequence of matter, filled with the kinetic energy is present in everything and the transference of sonic currents connects and links all objects. Everything is related in this respect and the fluidity between physical matter and sound are inseparable. It is in this way that Moore’s works are conceived, where the visual and the sonic become one. She is attracted to the invisible world of sound where an object’s sonic potential may only be realised when it is engaged with, pondered and considered, like a hidden treasure, or the possibility that a visual object hidden from the eye may not be silent. In this way the artist is no longer separated from the work but in physical and spiritual being becomes part of the work itself, directly tuning in to the sacredness of the surrounding environment.

Composer Biography

Kate Moore (b. 1979) is an Australian-Dutch musician and composer of new music. In 2001 she was awarded B.Mus Cum Laude with the University Medal from The Australian National University majoring in composition and electroacoustic music. Having obtained a masters degree from The Royal Conservatory of The Hague she has been based in the Netherlands since 2002 and in 2013 she was awarded a Ph.D. from The University of Sydney. In 2017 she was the recipient of the Matthijs Vermeulen Prize, the most prestigious Dutch prize for composers, for her work The Dam commissioned for The Canberra International Festival. Her major work Sacred Environment was premiered by The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and choir with soloists Alex Oomens and Lies Beijerinck, taking place at The Holland Festival Proms in The Concertgebouw followed by a commission to write the 2018 Bosch Requiem Lux Aeterna for choir and large Ensemble. In 2018 she is the Zielsverwanten artist in residence at The Muziekgebouw aan ‘t Ij in Amsterdam featuring her own group Herz Ensemble and she is composer in focus at November Music festival in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Her works have been released on major labels including Grammy and Eddison nominated album Dances and Canons, released on ECM New Series and Cantaloupe release Stories for Ocean Shells. Active on the international scene, Moore has had works performed by acclaimed ensembles including ASKO|Schönberg, Alarm Will Sound, The Bang On A Can All-Stars and Icebreaker. Her works have been performed in venues including The Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall and The Sydney Opera House and at major festivals including The Holland Festival, ISCM World Music Days and MATA.

Long Biography

Biographie in het Nederlands

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