Kate Moore Music

Composer Sound Art Music

Sacred Environment


24 JUNE 2017


Sacred Environment – Journal

Recipient of the 2017 Matthijs Vermeulen Award for The Dam

Recipient of the 2017 Matthijs Vermeulen Award for composition for her work The Dam


“The Dam is based on the rhythms of the sounds made by cicadas, crickets, frogs, birds, flies, spiders and other creatures that inhabit a waterhole in the bush,” says Moore in her program notes about the composition. “Far away from human intervention, their evening song becomes a great choir joyously singing out into the vast universe. It is possible from far away to hear where the waterhole is without being able to see it and it is also possible to hear the shape of the landscape around it as many tiny creatures create a sonic pointillistic landscape. I am attracted to the almost but not quite polyrhythmic tapestry of sound they create.” (Kate Moore 2015)

24 June 2017 | Sacred Environment | Holland Festival Proms | Concertgebouw


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Oratorio and libretto by Kate Moore

Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

Groot Omroepkoor

Conducted by Brad Lubman

Soprano: Alex Oomens

Didgeridu: Lies Beijerinck

VR performer: Esther Mugambi

VR Installation: Ruben van Leer

Sound: Clare Gallagher

2017 Oerol Festival | Stolz trio | Leineroebana Dance Company

Herz Cycle | Portrait Concert | Orgelpark


Herz Cyclean epic journey into the sacred heart

Saturday 20 May 2017, 20.15, Orgelpark

Portrait Concert

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Tangible (2005) – solo guitar
Herz Cycle (2015) and The Open Road (2008)

  1. We will sail (The open road)
    The apple tree (The Herb Garden)
    Mystic trumpeter (The open road)
    Dance (The Herb Garden)
  2.  Spin bird (The open road)
    Dies Irae (The Herb Garden)
    Telephone (The Herb Garden)
    Tarantella (The Herb Garden)
  3. I will be honest with you (The open road)
    Incantation (The Herb Garden)
    Lidy’s piece (The Herb Garden)
  4. We must not stop here (The open road)
    Journeyers (The open road)
    The open road (The open road)
    The herb garden (The Herb Garden)
  5. To that which is endless (The open road)

Pause: Lies Beijerinck – didgeridoo

  1. Synaesthesia Suite (2014)
  2. Bestiary (2016)
  3. The Dam (2015)


Lies Beijerinck, didgeridoo
Aart Strootman, guitar
Joe Puglia, violin
Meiyi Lee, percussion
Michaela Riener, voice
Geerten van de Wetering, organ
Zubin Kanga, piano
Marieke Schut, cor anglais (Stolz Trio)
Jellantsje de Vries, violin and viola (Stolz Trio)
Lidy Blijdorp, cello (Stolz Trio)
Clare Gallagher, sound engineer
Trevor Grahl, Production
Kate Moore, composer/ conductor

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13-12-2016 New Emergences: Breaking the Glass Ceiling | Splendor Amsterdam

Aesthetics, Politics, Philosophy and New Emergences in Current Electronic Music and Surroundings.
New Emergences is a lecture and discussion series highlighting the current debates around gender in electronic, contemporary and experimental music. Within these fields, it is increasingly necessary to give a platform to current advocates for under-represented voices. We believe it is important to expose existing biases that impede the richness of our diversity. By openly discussing how the current environment validifies our artistic works by the identification of our gender, we hope to challenge the existing conditions.

Kate Moore (AU/NL) – Composer of new music creating worlds of sound for acoustic and electroacoustic media. She also writes instrumental music, concert music, sound installations and more.

Henriëtte Post (NL) – Board of Directors at Fonds Podiumkunsten (FPK)
Joel Ryan (US/NL) – STEIM, Composer, inventor and scientist – a pioneer in the design of musical instruments based on real time digital signal processing
Rozalie Hirs (NL) – a composer and poet, whose work principally concerns the adventures of listening, reading and of the Imagination.

Anne La Berge (US/NL) – Composer/performer of electro-acoustic music based in Amsterdam

Doors open at 19:00
Event starts at 19:30 sharp
Free entry – Donations welcome

Keynote Presentation


Australian pianist Zubin Kanga with electronics artist Ben Carey, will premiere my work Bestiary for piano and electronics on tour in Australia in October 2016. This piece will be performed as one of a collection of pieces by composers from all over world. The program is entitle Cyborg pianist and will be performed at WAAPA, The Melbourne Recital Centre and The Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Bestiary is a sonic compendium of grotesque imaginary beasts, that float between heaven and hell. Epic and symbolic animals that are animated in music, twisting and twining around each other, writhing and seething in knotted ornaments with pulsating bodies of skin, fur, scales, feathers, hair, beaks, teeth, claws and nostrils. Drawing you in, they peep around the corner and look at you up and down as they guard the shadows with ferocious jealousy.

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