DrDarren Moore


Dr Darren Moore

Senior Lecturer, Music
Dr Darren Moore
  • Doctorate of Musical Arts (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

Born in Scotland, raised in Australia and based in Singapore, Darren Moore (b. 1974) is a drummer and electronic musician who works in the fields of jazz, experimental music and multimedia through out South East Asia, Australia, Japan and Europe. 

In 2006 he moved to Singapore to become a Lecture in Music at Lasalle where he taught popular music studies, drum set and creative improvisation. In 2015 he moved to Tokyo where he worked freelance as a musician and taught a music appreciation course at Hosei University. In 2018, he returned to Lasalle to continue working as a Lecturer in Music.

Darren 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 Darren complete a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the Queensland Conservatorium in 2013 which looked at the adaptation of Carnatic Indian rhythms to the drum set.

Research Interest
  • Adapting carnatic rhythms to drum set
  • Improvisation
  • Electronic music
  • Multimedia
  • Jazz
  • Experimental music
  • Popular music
Professional Practice/ Research Output (Over the last 5 years)

Research Publications

  • 2016: Experimental music in Singapore, Journal of Sonic Studies (paper)
  • 2016: cellF: A neuron-driven music synthesiser for real time performance, International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media (paper)
  • 2013: Echo as a Musical Metaphor, Issue 02. Echo: The Poetics of Translation, Lasalle College of the Arts Annual Art Journal

International Festival Appearances and Tours

  • 2019: Jogja Noise Bombing Festival, Jogjakarta – Tengarra Trio featuring Darren Moore
  • 2019: CHOPPA Experimental Music Festival, Singapore – Black Zenith
  • 2018: Now Now Festival Programme Launch – Darren Moore (drums)/Clayton Thomas (bass)/Chris Abrahams (piano)
  • 2018: Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film and Music Festival – Game of Patience cellF Project @ Tomorrows Art, The Hague

  • 2018: FFF!!! Asian Tour (Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan) – Darren Moore (drums)/Suga Dairo (piano)
  • 2018: Rani Singam Quartet Tokyo tour – Rani Singam (v), Akira Ishii (p), Takashi Sugawa (b), Darren Moore (d) CellF project exhibition at Kapelika (Slovenia)
  • 2017: Simon Nabatov Tokyo Quartet Japan Tour
    • Simon Nabatov (p), Akira Sakata (as), Takashi Seo (b), Darren Moore (d) Yong Yandsen
  • 2017: Darren Moore Tokyo Tour
    • Yong Yandsen (ts), Darren Moore (d)
  • 2017: CellF project at Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria)
  • 2017: CellF project at Mono-Foma Festival (Hobart)
  • 2017: CellF at Technosphärenklänge #3 as part of CTM festival (Berlin)
  • 2016: CellF project at The Patient exhibition (Sydney)
  • 2016: Black Zenith at CHOPPA Festival (Singapore)
  • 2015: CellF project premier at Neo-Life Symposium (Perth)
  • 2015: CHOPPA Experimental Music Festival (Singapore)
    • Curator, Game of Patience, Tim O’Dwyer Trio, Shangyin Trio Switched On Festival (Kuala Lumpur)
    • Darren Moore (d), Toshimaru Nakamura (electronics), Brian O’Reilly (b) Shangyin Trio China Tour (Shanghai, Suzhou, Wuxi, Hangzhou)
    • Xu Feng Xia (guzheng), Darren Moore (d), Tim O’Dwyer (as)
  • 2014: Now Now Festival (Australia) - Darren Moore (d), Clayton Thomas (b), Peter Farrar (as)
  • 2014: SingJazz Festival (Singapore) - Greg Lyons Quintet
  • 2014: Mosaic Music Festival - Black Zenith/Vuk Krakovich Trio
  • 2014: Tokyo Festival of Modular (Japan) - Black Zenith
  • 2014: Music Matters Festival (Sri Lanka) - Darren Moore/Suresh Vaidyanathan
  • 2014: Lausanne Underground Film Festival (LUFF) - Black Zenith
  • 2014: Liquid Architecture - Black Zenith
  • 2014: Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film Festival (Malaysia) - Black Zenith/Game of Patience
  • 2013: Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film Festival (Malaysia) - Black Zenith/Game of Patience
  • 2013: Music Matters Festival (Sri Lanka) - Game of Patience
  • 2013: Mosaic Music Festival (Singapore) - Omniform / Black Zenith