A biographical statement suitable for most occasions, 180 words, 1254 characters including spaces.
Stephan Moore is a sound artist, designer, composer, improviser, programmer, engineer, teacher, and curator based in Chicago. His creative work manifests as electronic studio compositions, improvisational outbursts, sound installations, scores for collaborative performances, algorithmic compositions, interactive art, and sound designs for unusual circumstances. Much of his work has been realized in collaborative projects, most notably with sound artist Scott Smallwood in their duo Evidence and with choreographer Yanira Castro in the collective a canary torsi. He is the curator of sound art for the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, organizing annual exhibitions since 2014. He is also the president of Isobel Audio LLC, which builds and sells his Hemisphere loudspeakers. He was the music coordinator and touring sound engineer of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company (2004-10), and has worked with Pauline Oliveros, Anthony McCall, and Animal Collective, among many others. In 2019, he co-founded the Chicago Laboratory for Electro-Acoustic Theater to promote and encourage the creation of multichannel audio works. He is a Distinguished Associate Professor of Instruction in the Sound Arts and Industries program at Northwestern University.
Stuff I am involved in:
Evidence [electronic music duo with Scott Smallwood]
a canari torsi [performance collective with Yanira Castro & others]
Isobel Audio [my company that makes Hemisphere loudspeakers, an alternative voice for electronic music]
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts [where I curate sound art]
The MA in Sound Arts and Industries at Northwestern University [where I teach]
CLEAT: The Chicago Laboratory for Electro-Acoustic Theater [multi-channel sound system and concert series at Elastic Arts]
Download a current copy of my CV in PDF format.
(last updated February 2023)
stephan [at] oddnoise [dot] com