Kate Moore Music

Composer Sound Art Music

Saint Mary and the spider – Villa la Pietra

26 June 2018

Performance and installations – Saint Mary and the Spider

Taking place at Villa La Pietra – Florence


Broken Rosary
Homage to my Boots
Spel III
Saint John Song
Voiceworks II
Voiceworks I
Cassini Sculpture

10 May 2018 Music and Movement

19c7b245-9178-4c70-a015-b76c12f27ac1On May 10 violinist Joe Puglia, 2018 Zielsverwanten artist in residence, performed his program Music and Movement at The Muziekgebouw aan het Ij. For this performance Joe performed my major work “Synaesthesia Suite” for solo violin and automatic instrument, for which we adapted for the Fokker-Huygens organ which is housed in the Kleinezaal of the Muziekgebouw. It is one of the best kept secrets of the Muziekgebouw and is a treasured historical instrument designed by the physicist Fokker, featuring a tuning system of 31 tones. The piece was tuned for this temperament.




Gallop House residency and Perth Tour 2018

This residency and tour has been made possible with the kind and generous support of Fonds Podium Kunsten NL, National Trust WA, Bundanon Trust NSW, Feilman Foundation, WAAPA, UWA, TURA New Music

Composer Kate Moore was the recipient of the 2018 Gallop House Residency https://bundanon.com.au/residencies/prelude-composer-residence-program/prelude-2018-winners-announced/

20180408 GALL near neighbours AB (13).JPG Photo: Anne Brake – National Trust WA 2018

Gallop House residency

In 2018 Moore was selected to be composer in residence at Gallop House on the banks of the Swan River in Perth. During her period at the house she wrote an article for Tempo magazine entitled Porcelain and wrote a new work entitled Lucidity – Eyes of Hands for the Dordrecht Bach festival to be premiered on 21 June 2018. Her community involvement included giving lectures at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, University West Australia for both the composition departments and post-graduate research. She gave a radio presentation for the series Difficult Listening on RTRFM with presenter Michael Terren and a listening session of Sacred Environment at Highgate Continental hosted by Josten Myburgh. A substantial constituent of this tour was devoted to her collaboration with percussionist Louise Devenish, with whom she has a close working relationship. Devenish and Moore rehearsed Coral Speak (2016) which Devenish will be touring Australia in May, as well as sketching and workshopping percussion instruments and sampling material for Moore’s upcoming major work for Devenish entitled Bloodwood Series. Devenish performed Coral Speak at the UWA Day of Percussion and continues to perform this piece in major cities including Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane.

Interview with Rosalind Appleby https://rosalindappleby.com/2018/03/26/celebrity-soft-spot-kate-moore/

Interview West-Australian post https://www.pressreader.com/australia/the-west-australian/20180203/282286730710356

Gallop House Residency announced Limelight https://www.limelightmagazine.com.au/news/2018-prelude-composer-residencies-announced/

Bundanon Trust –  winners announced https://bundanon.com.au/residencies/prelude-composer-residence-program/prelude-2018-winners-announced/

5 April – Porcelain – lecture presentation – West Australian Academy of Performing Arts
Hosted by Lindsay Vickery

6 April – Homage to my Boots – Grey Wings – Intercurrent – performance and concert – Gallop House https://www.facebook.com/events/186227938642573/
Hosted by Lindsay Vickery and Josten Myburgh

Gallop House residency

7 April – Sacred Environment – Highgate Continental – Listening Session
Hosted by Josten Myburgh https://www.facebook.com/events/2346988032194152/

8 April – Homage to my Boots – Community day – National Trust – Performance and presentation
Hosted by Anne Brake and National Trust

8 April Radio interview: RTR FM 921 presented by Michael Terren – Difficult Listening

10 April – Porcelain – Post-graduate research seminar – University of west Australia – lecture and presentation http://www.music.uwa.edu.au/research/seminar-series
Hosted by Nicholas Bannen

25 April – workshop – with percussionist Louise Devenish for new work – University of West Australia


27 April – Porcelain and Sacred Environment – Post-graduate research seminar – West Australia Academy of performing arts
Hosted by Matt Styles

27 April – Improvisation – Tone List – Gallop House performance with Josten Myburgh, Eduardo Cossio and Rhanda Khamis


improvisation with Josten and Eduardo.jpg

28 April – Coral Speak – performed by Louise Devenish – Day of Percussion – University Western Australia – Lecture recital

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Preparation for Louise Devenish Australian tour of Music for percussion and electronics featuring my major work Coral Speak (2016):



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