DrDarren Moore


Dr Darren Moore

Senior Lecturer, Music
Dr Darren Moore
  • Doctorate of Musical Arts (Performance, 2013) Griffith University
  • Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance, 1998) Edith Cowan University
  • Associate Diploma of Jazz Performance (1995) Edith Cowan University
  • Certificate of Music (Classical Percussion, 1993) Edith Cowan University

Dr Darren Moore is an internationally recognised Australian musician and researcher. His activities reflect his goal of aligning teaching, professional practice and research with his forward-looking output that aims to generate new ideas. He is active in Southeast Asia, Japan, Australia and Europe, working on projects that involve improvisation, multidisciplinary collaboration, experimental music practice, popular music studies and Carnatic Indian rhythms.

Dr Moore was an undergraduate student at the Western Australian Conservatorium, where he completed a Certificate in Classical Percussion in 1993 and a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Drumming in 1997. His commitment to education and research saw Dr Moore complete a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the Queensland Conservatorium in 2013, which looked at adapting Carnatic Indian rhythms to the drum set.

In 2006, Dr Moore moved to Singapore to become a lecturer in the School of Contemporary Music at LASALLE, where he taught popular music studies, drumset and creative improvisation. From 2015, he spent three years living in Japan, working freelance as a drummer and sound artist, playing with the leading musicians from the jazz, free jazz and experimental music scenes in Tokyo. Dr Moore also taught part-time in the Faculty of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies at Hosei University. In 2018, he returned to LASALLE to continue working as a Senior Lecturer.

Research Interests
  • Adapting carnatic rhythms to drum set
  • Improvisation
  • Electronic music
  • Multimedia
  • Jazz
  • Experimental music
  • Popular music
Professional Practice/ Research Output


  • Moore, D., Ben-Ary, G., Thompson, N., Fitch, A., & Hodgetts, S. (2023). 'Music for Surrogate Performer' [Print]. In Biennale Musica: Micro-Music (pp. 104–113). La Biennale di Venezia.
  • Moore, D. (2023). 'Cybernetic Creativity and The Future of Art'. In Journal of Global Pop Cultures (Vol. 3). https://www.journalofglobalpopcultures.com/issues/the-natures-of-pop/cybernetic-creativity-and-the-future-of-art
  • Purushothaman, V., Moore, D., & Cervera, F. (Eds.). (2022). Arrhythmia (ISSUE Special Volume). LASALLE College of the Arts. https://issueartsjournal.com/volumes/arrhythmia-arrhythmia/
  • McKenzie, V., Moore, D., Ben-Ary, G., & Thompson, N. (2021). 'cellF: Surrogate Musicianship as a Manifestation of In-Vitro Intelligence' [Print]. In Handbook of Artificial Intelligence for Music (pp. 915–932). Springer.
  • Moore, D., Ben-Ary, G., & Thompson, N. (2020). 'Surrogate Musicianship in the Age of In-vitro Intelligence' [Print]. In The Future of Live Music. Bloomsbury.
  • Moore, D. (2020). 'cellF: Embodying Neural Networks with Musical Bodies' [Print]. In S. Burridge (Ed.), Embodied Performativity in Southeast Asia (pp. 94–107). Routledge.
  • Moore, D., Marple, A., Schlegel, A., & O’Reilly, B. (2020). 'Applying “The Viewpoints” to Multimedia Performance'. In Global Performance Studies (Vol. 3, Issue 2). https://doi.org/10.33303/gpsv3n2a2
  • Moore, D., Morris, A., Ben-Ary, G., Fitch, A., Thompson, N., Hodgetts, S., & Bakkum, D. (2016). 'CellF: the World’s First Neuron-Driven Synthesiser in Performance'. International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, 12(1), 31–43. https://doi.org/10.1080/14794713.2016.1161954
  • Moore, D. (2016). 'Experimental Music in Singapore'. Journal of Sonic Studies, 12. https://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/284072/284073
  • Moore, D. (2013). 'The Adaptation of Indian Carnatic Rhythmic Structures and Improvisation Methods into Drum Set Language and Performance Practice' [Doctoral Dissertation, Griffith University]. https://research-repository.griffith.edu.au/handle/10072/367339
  • Moore, D. (2013). 'Echo as a Musical Metaphor'. ISSUE Art Journal, 2, 89-95. https://doi.org/10.33671/ISS02MOO

Conferences, symposiums and talks

International festivals and tours (select)

  • Venice Music Biennale – World Premiere, 'Music for Surrogate Performer' (2023)
  • Big Foot Taiwan Tour, with Akira Sakata, Yong Yandsen, Seo Takashi (2023)
  • Jazz in July, Esplanade, Singapore, with Yong Yandsen, Jeff Henderson, Tim O’Dwyer, Brian O’Reilly, Richard Allen Bates (2023)
  • Big Foot Japan Tour, with Akira Sakata, Yong Yandsen, Seo Takashi (2022)
  • Biotopia, Sense Festival, Germany, 'cellF' featuring Corinna Ruba (2022)
  • Jazz in July, Esplanade, Singapore, with Yong Yandsen, Dharma, Tim O’Dwyer, Andrew Lim, Matthew Tan (2022)
  • Esplanade Recital Studio, Singapore, More Lions (2022)
  • Toshimaru Nakamura/Hirose Junji/Darren Moore Taiwan Tour (2020)
  • Perth International Jazz Festival, with the Fumio Itabashi Quartet and Orchestra (2019)
  • Not Seeing is a Flower Japan Tour, with Akira Sakata, Simon Nabatov, Seo Takashi (2019)
  • CHOPPA Experimental Music Festival, Singapore, Black Zenith (2019)
  • Jogja Noise Bombing Festival, Indonesia, Tengarra Trio featuring Darren Moore (2019)

Discography (select)