Christopher Trebue Moore
Christopher Trebue Moore (b. 1976, USA) is an active composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music currently residing in the San Francisco Bay Area. A native of Texas, he began formal studies of music at an early age focusing on jazz and rock guitar as well as harmony, counterpoint, and improvisation. In 2008, he completed his D.M.A. at Stanford University where he studied composition with Brian Ferneyhough (primarily), Mark Applebaum, Chris Chafe and Josh Levine. Previous degrees earned include a Master of Music in composition from the University of Oregon (2003), a Bachelor of Music in classical guitar performance from San Francisco State University (1999), and an Artist’s Diploma from the High School for Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Texas.
A prolific composer since the late 1990’s, Moore’s body of work to date includes a long list of instrumental works for chamber and solo forces, in addition to several purely electronic works, works for voices, and for orchestra. Moore’s music has been performed in the USA and Europe at various festivals and conferences by ensembles and soloists including the Arditti String Quartet, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Insomnio, Graeme Jennings, Red fish/Blue fish, Keith Kirchoff, Earplay, Ensemble Octandre, and the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble. Current projects include a work for prepared piano, pre-recorded/digitally-enhanced piano, and electronics commissioned by Keith Kirchoff, a chamber ensemble work for Earplay, a solo flute piece featuring pre-recorded/digitally-enhanced flutes for Claire Chase, and a work for wind trio and percussion with live and fixed electronics (realized at the Strobel Experimentalstudio in Freiburg) written for musikFabrik to be premiered at the Donaueschinger Musiktage 2009.