Sound artist Stephan Moore has been working at the forefront of the contemporary experimental audio world for the past 15 years as a composer, improviser, curator, software programmer, theatrical sound designer, loudspeaker builder, installation artist, live sound engineer, and teacher. Based in Chicago, IL, he is a lecturer in the Sound Arts and Industries Program at Northwestern University. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Music and Multimedia Composition from Brown University and an MFA in Electronic Art from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
His creative work manifests as electronic studio compositions, improvised solo and ensemble performances, site-specific sound installation works, sound designs and scores for modern dance and theater performances, software for generating and processing audio signals, and the design of multi-channel sound systems for unusual circumstances. He develops his own performance software and builds Hemisphere loudspeakers, which are available through his company Isobel Audio. His work has been presented continuously over the past 20 years on five continents.
Significant ongoing relationships include the electronic music performance and production group Evidence with sound artist Scott Smallwood since 2001, numerous collaborations with choreographer Yanira Castro and her company A Canary Torsi since 2005, and a curatorial post at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts since 2008, planning and executing annual exhibitions of sound art for their 90-acre campus. Moore is also affiliated with Composers Inside Electronics, the Nerve Tank theater collective, High Concept Labs in Chicago, Wingspace Theatrical Design, and is a founding member of Issue Project Room’s Artistic Advisory Board.
From 2004 to 2010 Moore was the Music Coordinator of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, where he worked and often performed with composers such as Gavin Bryars, John Paul Jones, Sigur Ros, Sonic Youth, Christian Wolff, David Behrman, Annea Lockwood, John King, Emanuel Pimenta, Mikel Rouse, and Takehisa Kosugi to realize full productions of their scores. He also oversaw the performances of several works by John Cage, David Tudor, Brian Eno, Radiohead, and others. Other notable projects include: audio programming for Anthony McCall’s Traveling Wave, a major software design projects for Pauline Oliveros, multichannel sound design for Animal Collective’s Transverse Temporal Gyrus at the Guggenheim Museum, and technical consultation for EarFilms, Bora Yoon, and RMIT.
projects coming soon!