Ted Moore is a composer, improviser, intermedia artist, and educator based in Chicago. His work focuses on fusing the sonic, visual, physical, and acoustic aspects of performance and sound, often through the integration of technology. Ted’s work has been described as “frankly unsafe” (icareifyoulisten.com
), “an impressive achievement both artistically and technically” (VitaMN), and “epic” (Pioneer Press). Ted’s work has been performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, Spektral Quartet, Line Upon Line, The Dream Songs Project, Yarn/Wire, Splinter Reeds, Quince Vocal Ensemble, AVIDduo, Imani Winds, and others, and has been performed around the world including at South by Southwest (Austin, TX), Spectrum (NYC), The Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), STEIM (Amsterdam), Whatever Works nykymusiikkifestivaali(Finland), Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt (Germany), City University (London), Hochschule für Musik (Freiburg), ESS (Chicago), World Saxophone Congress (Croatia), New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, CubeFest (Blacksburg, VA), MASS MoCA (Massachusetts), Omaha Under the Radar (Nebraska), Electroacoustic Barn Dance, Root Signals Electronic Music Festival (Georgia), SEAMUS, Punk Ass Classical (Minneapolis), MOXsonic (Warrensburg, MO), New Horizons Music Festival (Kirksville, MO), and the SPLICE Festival (Bowling Green, OH), among others.
Ted also frequently performs on electronics using his laptop, modular synthesizer systems, resonant physical objects, lighting instruments, and video projection. He has been featured as an installation artist at New York University, Northern Spark Festival (Minneapolis), Studio 300 Festival of Digital Art and Music (Lexington, KY), and St. Paul Public Library. Ted is one half of Binary Canary, a woodwinds-laptop improvisation duo alongside saxophonist Kyle Hutchins. As a theater artist, Ted has worked with many independent companies, notably with Skewed Visions and Umbrella Collective. He has taught in a variety of capacities, including at The Walden School’s Young Musicians Program and Creative Musicians Retreat (Dublin, NH), MacPhail Center for Music (Minneapolis), Slam Academy (Minneapolis), and McNally Smith College of Music (St. Paul).
released November 20, 2020
All tracks are improvised.
Ted Moore – electronics on all tracks
Jenna Lyle – electronics & voice on track 1
Ben Roidl-Ward – bassoon on track 2
Yung-Tuan Ku – percussion on track 3
Emerson Hunton – drums on track 4
Eric Krouse – piano on track 4
Anne La Berge – flute & electronics on track 5
Tom Weeks – saxophones on track 6
Tracks 1 & 2 recorded at CHIME Studio, Chicago, IL, USA
Track 3 recorded at STEIM, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Track 4 recorded at Fulton Hall, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Track 5 recorded at Splendor Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Track 6 recorded live at Center for New Music, San Francisco, CA, USA
Mixed by Ted Moore at CHIME Studio, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Mastered by Pierre Alexandre Tremblay
Cover Art: obscured memory by Leah Asher
Layout Design by Ted Moore
Catalog #: Carrier Records 056