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Kate Moore
1979 -
The Netherlands | Australia
K. Moore
Kate Moore (1979) is an Australian-Dutch musician and composer of new music. Kate Moore is an Australian composer currently based in the Netherlands. Moore was born in Oxfordshire, England.
Having obtained a masters degree from The Royal Conservatory of The Hague she has been based in the Netherlands since 2002 and in 2013 she was awarded a Ph.D. from The University of Sydney. In 2017 she was the recipient of the Matthijs Vermeulen Prize, the most prestigious Dutch prize for composers, for her work The Dam commissioned for The Canberra International Festival. Her major work Sacred Environment was premiered by The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and choir with soloists Alex Oomens and Lies Beijerinck, taking place at The Holland Festival Proms in The Concertgebouw. Her works have been released on major labels including Grammy and Eddison nominated album Dances and Canons, released on ECM New Series and Cantaloupe release Stories for Ocean Shells. Active on the international scene, Moore has had works performed by acclaimed ensembles including ASKO|Schönberg, Alarm Will Sound, The Bang On A Can All-Stars and Icebreaker. Her works have been performed in venues including The Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall and The Sydney Opera House and at major festivals including The Holland Festival, ISCM World Music Days and MATA.
Bosch Requiem: Lux aeterna: VIVID
Period:21st century
Composed in:2018
Text/libretto:based on the revelation of Saint John and the vision of Saint Lucy, Saint Francis and Saint Clare
In memory of:Jheronimus Bosch (ca. 1450 - 1516), the famous Dutch painter
Lux aeterna: VIVID contains three movements. The three movements are named:
01 Lucidity: Eyes of Hands
02 Providence: Revelation of the Creatures
03 Clarity: In Praise or Poverty.
Bosch Requiem: Lux Aeterna (2018) Requiem premiered by Herz Ensemble, TEMKO, Wishful Singing, Capella Pratensis conducted by Jane Lang. Commissioned by November Music. Premiered for the opening concert of November Music 2018 (2 November 2018) Duration: 60′
November Music commissioned Kate Moore to write the requiem Lux Aeterna: VIVID, a composition full of spiritual imagination, composed for the combination of old music specialists Cappella Pratensis, Wishful Singing, TEMKO and Kate Moore’s own Herz Ensemble, with a violinist as Joseph Puglia and pianist Vivian Choi. While composing, Kate Moore winked at the three saints Sinte-Clara, Saint John and Saint Lucia, patron of the blind. These three saints accompany us during the journey from darkness to eternal light and resurrection, according to the composer.