Born in London in 1965, Ian Moore studied music at Goldsmiths, University of London. In 1992 he had composition lessons with Gwyn Pritchard. At the same time, he made detailed analytical studies of modern music, especially the scores of Pierre Boulez. In 1995 after moving back to London, he had composition lessons with James Dillon. Recently he has written two orchestral works for Brno Philharmonic Orchestra and intends to concentrate on orchestral music. He is also the Artistic Director of the Modern Britain series, a concert series that is dedicated to bringing a wider audience to the most challenging aspects of modern music. As Artistic Director, he has programmed a number of world and UK premieres, including works by Karlheinz Stockhausen, Luciano Berio and Richard Barrett (which was recorded by BBC Radio 3 to be broadcast by the ‘Hear and Now’ programme.)
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Ian Moore regularly writes an interesting blog exploring the many aspects of music of the last hundred years.
"Empfindsamkeit" started off as a commission from Christopher Redgate. His idea was to write a piece for his Oboe Quintet to appear on an upcoming CD. Unfortunately, it wasn't finished in time for the recording.Read More
Recently, I have discovered a fascinating revelation about the composers we admire so much. That behind many geniuses, there usually is a predecessor lurking in the background. It reminds me of a quote by Pcasso...Read More
Karlheinz Stockhausen is one of the most important composers of the post war era. He is partially responsible for the creation of the post war modernist music. But what is his true legacy? Was he the leading composer in his field?Read More
The Flute Sonatine came at the height of my obsession with the works of Pierre Boulez. In 1947, he wrote a Flute Sonatine for piano and flute as a result of a suggestion by his then teacher, René Leibowitz. with whom he was later to have a notorious falling out.Read More
Helmut Lachenmann is relatively unknown outside of Germany. Nevertheless, he is a figure who is growing in significance in modern music circles. Despite his wide experience, his lack of broad appeal is, in my opinion, largely due to the individuality of his music.Read More
Here you can read some of my music scores online.