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Kate Moore

Date of birth20 August 1979
CategoriesClassical, Contemporary

More info: Australian Music Centre

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"When involved in music I become part of an experience that is greater than my own. With music I can hear with the ears of the universe. By writing music I am searching for truth. My aim is to understand what is before me from its point of origin."

Kate Moore completed her master’s degree in music under Louis Andriessen, Martijn Padding, Diderik Wagenaar and Gilius van Bergeijk after completing an honours degree at The Canberra School of Music ANU under Professor Larry Sitsky and Jim Cotter. She is currently undergoing a doctorate at The Sydney Conservatorium under Michael Smetanin.

Kate has received a number of awards. In 2010 she received a DeKomeet Cultural prize for her work "Rain Project" and won the Carlsbad Festival Composer Award commissioning her to write a new work for the Calder Quartet. In 2008 she was the recipient of the Doris Burnett Ford scholarship. In 2003 she was a prize-winner at the Apeldoorn Young Composer Meeting and was in 2001 the winner of the Franco-Australian Composition Competition for her string quartet "Sketches of Stars". For four years running 1999-2002 she received the Howard Allen Memorial Prize for composition and during her undergraduate studies was awarded an honours scholarship and University Medal. Her music has been described as “amazing…dreamy and occasionally nightmarish…” (Frank J. Oteri) “graceful, ambling melodies emerge and evaporate.” (Allan Kozin, New York Times).
Moore has written for ensembles including ASKO, The Bang On A Can All-Stars, The Song Company, Ensemble Klang and De Ereprijs Orkest. She has participated in residencies including Bundanon - NSW, Laughing Waters – VIC - Australia and Inishlacken – Connemara - Ireland. Her works have been performed in festivals including ISCM World Music Days 2010, MATA NYC (2009), Bang On A Can All-Stars Festival MASSMoCA (2007), the International Gaudeamus Festival (2003), Apeldoorn International Young Composer Meeting (2003). She has received commissions from The Calder Quartet USA, Orgelpark Netherlands, NFPK+ Netherlands, The People's Commissioning Fund at Bang on a Can USA, Daniel McKay with the assistance of ArtsACT Australia, Orkest De Ereprijs Netherlands, Python Saxophone Quartet Netherlands, 2003 Young Composer Meeting/ International Masterclass Series Apeldoorn Netherlands, Ravenswood Sydney Australia.

She has written music for video installations by Dr Dennis Del Favero that have been exhibited at galleries including Ivan Dougherty Gallery Sydney, ZKM Germany, Kunstmuseum Mullheim Germany, Kunstraum Marion Scharmann Cologne Germany, Experimental Arts Foundation Adelaide Australia, Sprengel Museum Hannover Germany, Preview Berlin Germany, Galerie Andreas Binder Munich Germany, Kunstmuseum Bonn Germany. Her compositions and sound pieces have been performed in the Northern Star Gallery and Galway Arts Centre Ireland, Redhouse Arts Centre New York USA, Canberra Contemporary Arts Centre Australia, Gaffa Gallery Sydney Australia and TAG Den Haag Netherlands.

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