Kate Moore Music

Composer Sound Art Music

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae
Dr Kate Moore – Composer, performer, sound artist
PhD, M.A., BMUS (Hons)



Dr Kate Moore is an internationally acclaimed composer. Her works are performed by Asko|Schönberg, Bang on a Can, Icebreaker, Slagwerk Den Haag, Ensemble Offspring, the Australian String Quartet, The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Groot Omroepkoor, among others.

In 2022 she was one of two recipients of the Gieskes-Strijbis Podiumprijs, the biggest prize for the performing arts in The Netherlands. In 2017, Kate was awarded the prestigious Dutch composition award, The Matthijs Vermeulen Prize. In 2018/ 19, she was Zielsverwanten composer in residence at The Muziekgebouw aan ‘Ij with her band Herz Ensemble; in 2018 she was composer in focus at November Music.

Kate holds a doctorate from the Sydney University Conservatorium of Music, a master degree from The Royal Conservatory of The Hague, Netherlands and an honours degree from the Australian National University, where she received the University Medal, majoring in composition and electroacoustic composition.

Kate has been a recipient of a MacDowell Colony and Yaddo fellowship, a Tanglewood composition fellowship and Civitella Ranieri Fellowship. She has attended the 2007 Bang on a Can summer institute and the 2003 Appeldoorn Young Composer meeting with De Ereprijs Orkest, where she was a prize-winner. She was also awarded the 2001 Franco-Australian Composition competition which allowed her to be composer in residence at the Paris Conservatoire.

In 2017 she initiated her own ensemble, Herz Ensemble, to perform her work. Herz Ensemble has been ensemble in residence for Moore’s projects including residencies in Orgelpark, November Music and Muziekgebouw aan ‘t Ij.

2013 Ph.D. The Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney, Australia
2004 M.A. (2de fase) Koninklijk Conservatorium, Den Haag, Netherlands
2001 B.MUS (1st class honours) Canberra School of Music/ The Australian Center for Arts and Technology/  Australian National University, Australia
1997 H.S.C Ravenswood, Sydney

2018 Feilman Foundation Fellowship through The National Trust, Bundanon Trust and Australia Council for The Arts
2017 Civitella Ranieri Fellowship
2017 Yaddo composer in residence
2015 Tanglewood Music Centre : The William and Mary Greve Foundation John J. Tommaney Fellowship Tanglewood
2012 MacDowell Colony: Norton Stevens Fellowship MacDowell, United States
2007 Bang on a Can Summer Institute
2003 Apeldoorn International Masterclass Series
2003 Apeldoorn Young Composer Meeting
2001 Paris Conservatoire Franco/ Australia composition fellowship


2022 guest professor and composer: Ensemble Academy; Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag
2019 (ongoing) Visiting professor of composition: teaching and lecturing; The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow
2019 Guest lecturer: Sonic DNA: the implication of sonification on the creative act; three days intensive workshops: Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag
2018 Guest lecturer: University of Nottingham UK – Composition department
2018 Guest lecturer: University of Western Australia – postgraduate Seminar
2018 Guest lecturer: West Australian Academy of Performing Arts – postgraduate seminar
2018 Guest lecturer: West Australian Academy of Performing Arts – Composition department
2017 Faculty composition teacher/ mentor (casual): Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Australia
2016 Guest teacher: lecturer Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag Netherlands
2016 Guest lecturer: University of Southern California, LA, USA
2016 Guest lecturer: Monash University, Melbourne
2015 Guest lecturer: Australian National University, School of Music, Australia
2015 Guest lecturer: West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan, Perth, Australia
2015 Guest lecturer: Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia
2014 Guest lecturer: Chapman University California, USA
2014 Guest lecturer: Pomona College California, USA
2014 Guest lecturer: Peabody Conservatory (Johns Hopkins University) Baltimore, USA
2014 Researcher: The Concertgebouw & University of Amsterdam
2011 Guest lecturer: New York University, USA
2010 Guest lecturer: The Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Australia
2008 Guest lecturer: Sichuan Conservatorium of Music Chengdu, China
2008 Guest lecturer: International Conference Women’s Music, Beijing Conservatorium, China
2002-2008: casual music teacher :The British School Den Haag (cello)
2002-2008: private music teacher: cello, composition and theory


2022 Avaloch Farm Music Institute
2021 European Ceramic Workcentre EKWC
2019 Willoughby Symphony Orchestra
2018 Gallop House Perth
2017 Civitella Ranieri Italy
2017 Yaddo America
2015 European Ceramic Workcentre EKWC
2015 The Canberra International Festival of Music, Australia
2015 Bundanon Artist-in-residence Australia
2014 Piano Spheres, California, United States
2014 November Music, Netherlands
2014 Bogliasco Foundation, Italy
2012-13 Dakota Theater, Netherlands
2012 MacDowell Colony, United States
2012 Montsalvat, Australia
2009 Laughing Waters, Australia
2008 Sichuan Conservatorium, Chengdu, China
2007 Bang on a Can Summer Festival, United States
2007 Inishlacken, Ireland
2006 Bundanon, Australia
2003 Apeldoorn International Masterclass Series, Netherlands
2003 Apeldoorn Young Composer Meeting, Netherlands
2001 Conservatoire National Superieur de musique et de danse
2001 Floating Land Festival, Noosa, Australia

Notable CD releases

2021 Revolver, Unsounds
2017 Herz, Trio Stolz, Villa Stolz
2016 Stories for Ocean Shells, Ashley Bathgate, Cantaloupe
2016 Sliabh Beagh, The Stone People, Lisa Moore, Cantaloupe
2014 Dances and Canons, Saskia Lankhoorn, ECM New Series (Grammy/ Eddison shortlisted)
2014 House of Shards and Shadows, Susie Tell Me A Story, Susanna Borsch, Karnatic Lab Records
2012 Broken Rosary, Close your eyes and I’ll close mine, Anna McMichael & Tamara Cislowska, Tall Poppies
2012 Ridgeway, Big Beautiful Dark Scary, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Cantaloupe
2012 Debris & Alchemy, Ensemble Klang, Ensemble Klang Records
2010 The Open Road, The Open Road Ensemble, self-release

Awards and prizes
2022 Gieskes-Strijbis Podium Prijs
2017 Matthijs Vermeulenprijs
2017 International Rostrum of composers for Fern (shortlist)
2017 Prelude  Award – National Trust, Bundanon Trust and Australia Council for the Arts
2017 APRA AMCOS art music commission
2015 Grammy for Dances and Canons (shortlist)
2015 Eddison for Dances and Canons (shortlist)
2012 The Hague Toptalent, Netherlands
2010 De Komeet Culture Prize, Netherlands
2008-12 Dorris Burnett-Ford Scholarship University of Sydney, Australia
2010 The Carlsbad Festival of Music composer prize, United States
2003 Apeldoorn Young Composer Award, Netherlands
2001 Australian National University Medal, Australia
2001 ANU Honours Scholarship, Australia
2000 Franco-Australian Composition Competition, Australia
1998-2001 Howard-Allen Memorial Prize, Australia
1997 Artexpress, Australia


2018 The blindfold and the glass ceiling, Tempo , Cambridge University Press, Volume 73 , Issue 288 , April 2019 , pp. 81 – 86
2018 Porcelain, Tempo Magazine, Cambridge University Press, vol. 72 NO.285 July 2018pp 74-82
2013 The Point of Origin, Six Essays on Six Pieces, Ph.D. thesis, Sydney Conservatorium of Music Library, University of Sydney

2018/19 Zielsverwanten, artist in residence Muziekgebouw Aan ‘t Ij
2012/13 Handmade Homegrown Concert Series, Theater Dakota, The Hague, Netherlands

The Australian Music Centre

Major Tours
2020/2021 Instant Loneliness | Cello Octet Amsterdam & Via Berlin| Netherlands
2015-2016 Seele Herz dance cycle | Leine Roebana Dance Company & Stolz Quartet | Netherlands
2015 Paradise Lost | Samir Calixto Dance Company | Korzo Theater | International
2014-2016 Dances and Canons | piano/ electroacoustic environment | performed by Saskia Lankhoorn (piano) and Clare Gallagher (sound) – album release tour | International
2015-2016 Stories for Ocean Shells | cello/ electroacoustic | performed by Ashley Bathgate – album release tour | International
2010 The Open Road Music theater (reprise) dir. Matthias Mooij | Netherlands
2008 The Open Road Music theater dir. Matthias Mooij | Netherlands
2008 PUUR dance work chor. Neel Verdoorn
2007 De Stad theater dir. Matthias Mooij | Netherlands

Major Works

Dance (selected)
2017 Restraints The Australian Dance Performers, Ken Unsworth Studio
2016 Seele Herz, Netherlands tour, LeineRoebana Dance Company, Stolz Quartet, NL
2015 Paradise Lost/ No man’s Land, Samir Calixto, Korzo Theater
2008 Puur, Neel Verdoorn, Korzo Theater
2001 The City of Midnight, Canberra Street Theater
2000 Emociones Torcidas, Australian National Choreographic Centre, Canberra
1999 Clandestine, Australian National Choreographic Centre, Canberra

Concert (selected)

2021 Tivoli Vredenburg Hertz zaal; The Crow and Other Short Stories; livestreamed with Herz Ensemble
2019 Piano Concerto, Vivian Choi with Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, Conducted by Fabian Russel, The Concourse, Willoughby, Sydney
2019 Space Junk, ASKO | Schonberg Ensemble, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t Ij, Amsterdam
2019 x gen x, Herz Ensemble, Zielsverwanted, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t Ij, Amsterdam
2018 Night of the Tarantula, Herz Ensemble, Zielsverwanten, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t Ij, Amsterdam
2018 Vivid: Lux Aeterna, Bosch Requiem, November Music, ‘s-hertogenbosch
2017 The Dam, Matthijs Vermeulen Award, Dag in de Branding, Korzo Theater, Den Haag
2017 Sacred Environment, Radio Philharmonic Orkest/ Groot Omroepkoor, Holland Festival Proms, Concertgebouw
2017 Porcelain, Slagwerk Den Haag, November Music
2017 Herz Cycle and The Dam, Composer profile, Orgelpark, Amsterdam
2015 Synaesthesia Suite, Joe Puglia/ Asko Schonberg, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t Ij, Amsterdam
2015 The Dam (world Premiere) Bach’s Universe, Fitter’s Workshop, International Festival of Music, Canberra, ACT
2014 Dances and Canons, Album Release, ECM New Series, Sounds of Music Festival, Groningen, Netherlands and November Music ‘s Hertogenbosch
2014 Days and Nature Philharmonie Zuidnederland, November Music, s’Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
2014 Bloodmoon October, Aron Kallay (piano) Kate Moore (electronics), Piano Spheres, RedCat, Los Angeles
2014 Cello Concerto (world premiere), Ashley Bathgate, ASKO|Schoenberg, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Utrecht, Netherlands – featuring sound machines by Peter van Loon, electronics and porcelain inturments
2014 The Art of Levitation, Alarm Will Sound, Carnegie Hall, United States – featuring electronics
2014 Oil Drums, Decibel, After Julia, Eugene Goossens Hall, Sydney, Australia – featuring electronics
2014 Fern, Slagwerk Den Haag/ Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t Ij, Amserdam, Netherlands – featuring electronics
2014 Days and Nature The Made Festival, Umea, Sweden
2014 101 , Ensemble Klang, The Holland Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2013 Ridgeway, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Sydney Opera House , Australia
2012 Violins and Skeletons, The Calder Quartet, Korzo Theater, The Hague, Netherlands – featuring quadraphonic tracks
2012 Sensitive Spot, Saskia Lankhoorn, AAA Concert Series Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands – octaphonic track
2011 101, Sonic Festival NY, United States
2010 Sensitive Spot, Zubin Kanga, ISCM World Music Days – Sydney,  Australia
2010 Violins and Skeletons, Carlsbad festival of Music CA, United States
2010 Rain Project, performance installations for voices and percussion, winner De Kommeet Culture Prize, The Hague, Netherlands
2009 Ridgeway, Bang on a Can All-Stars, People’s Commissioning Fund, Kauffman Center, United States
2009 Sensitive Spot, Stephen Gosling, MATA Festival, United States
2008 PUUR (dancework), Juan Martinez, Korzo Theater, The Hague Netherlands
2008 The Open Road (Music Theater) directed by Matthias Mooij, The Korzo, The Hague, Netherlands
2007 De Stad (Music Theater) directed by Matthias Mooij, performed by Saskia Lankhoorn, Korzo, The Hague, Netherlands
2001 Sketches of Stars Ensemble Syntonia, Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris, France
2001 Sketches of Stars Ensemble Syntonia, Du Theatre Des Bouffes du Nord, Paris, France

Theater (selected)
2010 The Open Road, dir. Matthias Mooij, The Open Road Ensemble
2008 The Open Road, dir. Matthias Mooij, The Open Road Ensemble
2007 De Stad, dir. Matthias Mooij, Saskia Lankhoorn/ Joa Hug

Installation/ site-specific performance (selected)
2017 Porcelain Slagwerk Den Haag, November Music, ‘s-hertogenbosch
2017 Cassini sculpture and performance, Galleria, Civitella Ranieri, Umbria Italy
2015 Portrait concert, Sounds on Site, Mount Stromlo Observatory, Canberra International Music Festival, ACT
2014 Bone China, sound installation/ sculpture, Willem II Fabriek, November Music, Den Bosch, NL
2007 Uisce, Installation, Galway Arts Centre, Ireland
2001 Empty Space, sound installation, Canberra Art Space, Australia
2000 Sentience, Sound installation, Gorman House Arts Centre, Australia

Film (selected)
i-land/ atmoscape, interactive cinema, dir. Dennis del Favero, icinema, Australia
Scenario, interactive cinema, dir. Dennis del Favero, Icinema, The Sydney Film Festival, Australia http://icinema.edu.au/projects/scenario/credits/
Cassandra, http://icinema.edu.au/projects/cassandra/credits/
Firewall http://icinema.edu.au/projects/firewall/credits/
Deep Heat, http://icinema.edu.au/projects/dead-heat/credits/
Deep Sleep, dir Dennis del Favero, icinema, Australia http://icinema.edu.au/projects/deep-sleep/credits/
Limbo, dir. Dennis del Favero, icinema, UNSW, Australia http://icinema.edu.au/projects/limbo/credits/
Todtnauberg http://icinema.edu.au/projects/todtnauberg/credits/
Descartes http://icinema.edu.au/projects/descartes/credits/

Electroacoustic (selected)
2016 Bestiary | piano and electronics | performed by Zubin Kanga | Abelton Live
2015 Voiceworks I | stereo track | icinema UNSW | Protools
2015 Voiceworks II | stereo track | icinema UNSW | Protools
2014 Synaesthesia Suite | solo violin and electronics | performed by Joe Puglia | MAXmsp/ Abelton Live
2014 Bloodmoon October | piano and electronics | performed by Aron Kallay | MAXmsp
2013 Fern | ensemble and electronics | MAXmsp/ Abelton Live
2013 The Art of Levitation | Orchestra and electronics | MAXmsp/ Abelton Live
2006 Sensitive Spot | Piano and Octaphonic sound | performed by Saskia Lankhoorn | straight recordings
2001 Satellites | Australian Center for Arts and Technology | interactive | MAXmsp
2001 Empty Space | Australian Center for Arts and Technology |MAXmsp / protools| stereo track | protools
2000 Sentience | | Australian Center for Arts and Technology | Stereo Track | Protools
1999 Sand | | Australian Center for Arts and Technology | stereo track | protools

Notable Commissions

2022 Splintered Rivers; Nederlands Radio Philharmonisch Orkest conducted by Karina Canellakis
2022 Cello Concerto, Fieda’s Reis; Ashley Bathgate and the CVA Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sander Teepen; Amsterdam Cello Biennale
2022 Concerto for Two Pianos and string orchestra “Thorns”; Lestari Scholtes and Gwylim Janssens and The New European Ensemble; Amsterdam Piano Duo Festival
2022 Rosae et Lilia: Portraits of St Cecilia; Medieval Opera; Silbersee
2022 Hedera/ Precatio Omnia Herbarum/ Precatio Terrae; Kamerkoor Ad Parnassum2021 Transitus: Deus Meus et Omnia, Cantico del Sole, Commissioned by Sant Egidio Amsterdam
2020 Isabella, Commissioned by Muziekgebouw aan ‘t Ij
2019 Beatrice, Piano Concerto commissioned by Willoughby Symphony Orchestra
2019 Space Junk, Commissioned by ASKO Schoenberg Ensemble
2018 Bosch Requiem, Commissioned by November Music
2018 Hands of Eyes, Commissioned by Bach Festival Dordrecht
2017 Porcelain, commissioned by Slagwerk Den Haag
2016 Sacred Environment Oratorio, Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Groot Omroep Choir, commissioned by The Holland Festival
2015 Herz Cycle Commissioned by Fonds Podiumkunsten NL for Stolz Quartet/ Leine Roebana
2015 The Dam Commissioned by Betty Beaver for The Canberra International Music Festival
2015 For Elyse Commisisoned by the National Carillon Canberra for Lyn Fuller and Kate Moore
2014 Cello Concerto Commissioned by Föreningen Kammarmusik NU, FPK NL, APRA
2014 Bone China Commissioned by Fonds Podiumkunsten NL for November Music
2014 Sliabh Beagh, Little House, Commissioned by The Australia Council for The Arts for Lisa Moore
2014 Synaesthesia Suite Commissioned by The Ben Remkes Foundation
2014 Heather Commissioned by Julian Burnside QC
2014 Oil Drums Commissioned by Decibel with financial support from The Australia Council for The Arts
2013 Bloodmoon October Commissioned by Piano Spheres for Aron Kallay
2014 The Art of Levitation Commissioned by Carnegie Hall for Alarm Will Sound
2013 Fern Commissioned by The Australia Council for The Arts for Ensemble Offspring
2013 House of Shards and Shadows Commissioned by Fonds Podiumkunsten for Susanna Borsch
2012 Days and Nature Commissioned by Fonds Podiumkunsten for Asko | Schoenberg Ensemble
2011 Velvet Commissioned by The Australia Council for The Arts for TwoSense
2011 No Man’s Land Commissioned by Fonds Podiumkunsten for The Amsterdam Cello Octet
2011 Pelicans Commissioned by Fonds Podiumkunsten for Trio Scordatura
2011 The body is an ear Commissioned by Orgelpark for Una Cintina
2011 Fatal Strangers Commissioned by The United Instruments of Lucilin for Lucilin
2010 Violins and Skeletons, Co-Commissioned by ArtPwr and The Carlsbad Festival of Music for The Calder Quartet
2009 Ridgeway, Commissioned by The People’s Commissioning Fund for The Bang on a Can All-Stars
2009 Debris and Alchemy Commissioned by The Orgelpark for Ensemble Klang,
2009 Klepsydra Commissioned by Fond Podiumkunsten for Asko|Schoenberg Ensemble,
2000 Sketches of Stars, Co-Commissioned by ANU and National Conservatoire Paris for Ensemble Syntonia

Other skills
Cello/ vielle/ lyre and Celtic fiddle
Piano/ keyboard skills
Recording techniques
Harmony, counterpoint and ear training
Notation/ graphic notation
Drawing, art and design

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