Dr Adrian Moore BSc, MA, PhD

image of Adrian mooreDepartment of Music
The University of Sheffield
Jessop Building
34 Leavygreave Road
S3 7RD

Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 0486

Email : a.j.moore@sheffield.ac.uk


Dr Adrian Moore is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Music, Director of USSS (University of Sheffield Sound Studios), undergraduate admissions tutor and Director of the MA in Sonic Art. He is a composer of electroacoustic music and has been performed and broadcast worldwide. He teaches undergraduate modules in music technology, sound recording and music history, supervises undergraduate and postgraduate composers and teaches on the postgraduate programmes in Creative Studies. His music is published by empreintes DIGITALes.

Research Interests

  • Electroacoustic music composition, performance, history and analysis
  • Composition tools for composers


* MUS119: Introduction to Studio (with Dr. Dave Moore). Cubase/Sibelius/Pure Data plus basic theory
* MUS122: Electroacoustic Composiiton. Putting MUS119 into practice. Creative electronic works
* MUS340: Sound and Moving Image. Writing for video/making your own video
* MUS355: Creative Applications of Music Technology. Level II/III. More training (pure data, csound) and composition
* MUS207: Music after 1945 (with Dr. George Nicholson). History and analysis
* MUS333/302: Composition
* MUS370: Sound Recording Practice (with Dr. Dave Moore). Multitrack work in USSS, training and development
* MUS380: Sound Recording Portfolio (with Dr. Dave Moore). Full album recording and industry experience
* Modules in the MA Sonic Arts

Current Projects

  • 'Soundhunting' - acousmatic music using natural recordings.
  • 'Primitive Phase' for wind instruments and electronic sounds.
  • Sonic Art: Recipes and Reasonings. Coursework book on computer music and composition
  • Open-Source Audio-Visual software in the Music Department using pure data, csound, blue and supercollider. Ongoing development of free and easy to use learning packages.
  • Sound diffusion: the performance practice of acousmatic music.
  • 'AA' - acousmatic analysis. Triangulating polar descriptors to define and refine the composition process.

View Adrian Moore's personal pages: Research

Current Research Students

  • Caterina McEvoy: Electroacoustic Composition
  • Martin Curtis-Powell: Electroacoustic Composition
  • Ian Algie: Electroacoustic Composition + Dissertation (MMUS)
  • Stephen Pearse: Electroacoustic Composition and interfaces

Past Research Students

  • Louise Harris (2009): Audio-Visual interaction in electroacosutic music. Portfolio of compositions.
  • Chetan Pancholi (2008): 'A sound society'. Portfolio of compositions
  • Simon Mulvaney (2007): Portfolio of Audio-Visual works
  • Niels Puttemans (2007): Fractal Mathematics in Sound Design
  • James Mooney (2005): Sound diffusion systems.
  • Nikos Stavropoulos (2005): Portfolio of Electroacoustic compositions
  • Mark Horrocks (2005): Portfolio of Electroacoustic Compositions
  • Dave Moore (2004): Real-time Sound Spatialization systems
  • Oliver Carman (2003): Composition and analysis
  • Helen Stephenson (2003): Composition and analyses


Adrian Moore's work appears on two CDs published by Empreintes DIGITALes (www.electrocd.com)

Contrechamps (DVD works from 2006 - present)
Traces (60 minutes)
RĂªve de l'aube (60 minutes)

View a full list of Adrian Moore's publications

Recent Commissions and Performances

Fields of Darkness and Light premiered at Clothworkers Centenary Hall, Leeds on the 28th April 2010. Subsequently at Manchester University (29.10.10), Dublin and Belfast (March 2011). First prize (mixed music category): Musica Nova 2010 International Electroacoustic Music Competition (Prague, Czech Republic)

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