Composer and performer Paul Matthew Moore’s music has been hailed for its “paradoxical lush minimalism,” (Chicago Tribune) and described as “comically charged, dynamic…bursting with creativity and energy” (The Seattle Times).
Moore has worked with notable musicians such as Tim Hecker, Degenerate Art Ensemble, Kronos Quartet, Reggie Watts, Wayne Horvitz, Eyvind Kang, Timothy Young, Randall Dunn, Skerik, Tucker Martine, and Andy Coe, among others.
As a multi-instrumentalist, he has performed at a variety of festivals and venues including the REDCAT in LA, Art Basel in Miami, the Fusebox Festival in Austin, Club PuSh in Vancouver, B.C., the Bumbershoot and Folklife festivals in Seattle, and the Time-Based Arts Festival in Portland.
Paul currently serves as Music Director for the University of Washington Department of Dance and has collaborated extensively with dance, theater, and film. His film scores have been heard in festivals worldwide including Sundance Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, and SXSW Film Festival. Recent commissions include a new score for an experimental contemporary-dance videogame in collaboration with choreographer Jen Salk and digital artist Martin Jarmick, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Paul received a BA in music composition from the College of Creative Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara (1993). He continues to compose and perform in a variety of settings.