• RIDGEWAY | Kate Moore

A set of compositions by composer Kate Moore written around the concept of connecting memory of places and sensory experience, the album centres on the two major pieces, Ridgeway (2009) and The Dam (2015). Moore is at her most expressive in those immersive, visceral works, as she refers to personal experience and memories. In the title piece, Ridgeway, the giant white horse of Uffington, set in the dramatic prehistoric landscape where Moore lived for a time as a child, comes to life as in a powerful dream. The pieces on the album cover a period in the composer's output between 2009 and 2019; they are linked by her deep fascination for the natural forces that shape the world, and her ability to articulate and express it through her music. Ridgeway is Kate Moore's second album on Unsounds after the critically acclaimed Revolver in 2021.


  1. Ridgeway (13:34)
  2. 101 (13:12)
  3. Prelude (3:59)
  4. Sliabh Beagh (11:30)
  5. Bushranger Psychodrama (15:54)
  6. The Dam (15:09)
Ridgeway (excerpt)

101 (excerpt)

Prelude (excerpt)

This album is about the eeriness of the landscape, the sound of its contours and the mystical language of its shades and shadows, both divinely beautiful and dark and mysterious, captivating and threatening, challenging and glorious. Rather than painting the landscape of an attractive view, I attempted to recreate the experience of being in the landscape itself through music.
Kate Moore

Kate Moore Ridgeway CD cover

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Kate Moore is an internationally acclaimed composer and sound artist. She has been the recipient of the presitigious Gieskes-Strijbis Podiumprijs (2022) and The Matthijs Vermeulen Prize for composition (2017). Her works are performed by, among others, Asko|Schönberg, Bang on a Can, Icebreker, Slagwerk Den Haag, Ensemble Offspring, The Australian String Quartet and The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2018/19 she was Zielsverwanten composer in residence at The Muziekgebouw aan het 'Ij and 2018 composer in focus at November Music where she was commissioned to write the Bosch Requiem Lux Aeterna. In 2017 she was commissioned by The Holland Festival Sacred Environment premiered at the Concertgebouw by the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orkest and Omroepkoor. She holds a doctorate from the University of Sydney/ Conservatorium of Music, a masters from The Royal Conservatory of The Hague and an honours degree from The Australian National University / Canberra School of Music where she majored in composition and electroacoustic composition and was awarded the university medal.


The ensemble formed in 2017 for their debut concert featuring the work of composer and artistic director Kate Moore, an eclectic collective of outstanding musicians who share a common aesthetic and ravenous appetite for the raw energy, creativity and vitality of new music. Having worked together on numerous projects spanning more than a decade in a variety of ensembles and orchestras, the musicians were brought together as a collective by Kate Moore to perform and record her major works and curate works of her contemporaries, officially coming together as a recognised group after the performance and release of Moore’s Herz Cycle upon which the name of the ensemble is derived.


Jellantsje de Vries - violin
Elisabeth Smalt - viola
Lidy Blijdorp - cello
Tom Sanderman - saxophone
Annette Schenk - bass clarinet
Sjors van der Mark - electric guitars
Laura Sandee - piano
Una Cintina - organ
Meiyi Lee - percussion
Kaspar Kroner - counter tenor
Lies Beijerinck - didgeridoo
Gregory Charette - conductor

Recorded, Engineered and produced by Frerik de Jong. Recorded at Muziek Centrum Omroep, Studio 5, Hilversum.

All music composed and arranged by Kate Moore.

Published by Deuss - Managed by Albersen.


RIDGEWAY | Kate Moore

  • Catalogue #: 76U
  • Format: CD
  • Release date: 2023
  • Availability: In Stock
  • €12.00

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