Composer, woodwind player, and teacher who is dedicated to social practice, musical collaboration, and the digital arts
Moore is a composer, woodwind player, and teacher living in New England. He moved to Hartford, Connecticut, at 17 to study jazz with Jackie McLean and soon became involved with a community of musical autodidacts in Middletown, an hour to the south. From 1997 to 2001, he apprenticed with Anthony Braxton, touring with him and participating in the development of his Ghost Trance music. He moved to New York in 1999 and continued to pursue an unconventional career inspired by organizations such as the Sun Ra Arkestra and the AACM. From 2005 to 2010, Moore ran the New Languages Festival, the first jazz festival dedicated to musicians that came up in the ’80s and ’90s. Since then, New Languages has occasionally organized events that explore new conventions, sites, and time frames for live musical collaboration. From 2010 to 2013, he worked at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, where he explored auditory localization and social practice. He has taught in many settings, including early childhood music, private music lessons, and anarchist schools. Moore was the digital arts technician at Bennington from Spring 2015 through Fall 2016.