Short biography

Kate Moore is an award winning 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. 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.

Her work has been performed in venues including Carnegie Hall, The Sydney Opera House and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and at major festivals including Sacra Profanum, The Holland Festival, The Sydney Film Festival, ISCM World Music Days and MATA. She has worked with many ensembles including Slagwerk Den Haag, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Nieuw Ensemble, Alarm Will Sound, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Calder Quartet, Ensemble Klang, Ensemble Offspring, and Asko|Schönberg. She holds a doctorate from The Conservatorium of Sydney (Sydney University 2008-2012), she completed her masters at the Koninklijk Conservatorium (2002-2004) and received a Bachelor of Music with first class honours and university medal from the Australian National University (1998-2001). She was awarded prizes including Den Haag Toptalent (2012), De Komeet cultural award (2010) and the Carlsbad Festival of Music Composition Prize (2010) among others. She studied cello at The Canberra School and Music and Electroacoustic composition at The Australian Center for Arts and Technology.