Based in Ireland, my main areas of occupation and interest have included theatre, woodwork, photography (especially pinhole), music & sound performances and composition.


I have always explored different situations, work places and processes, enjoying solo and collaborative projects. I believe vibrant artistic activity in a community brings huge benefits and I have been a voluntary director of a number of public initiatives to support that.

Currently I am working and exhibiting /performing in sound composition and performance and photography.

 

Harry Moore Current projects

 

"Sagarmatha - Himalayn Diaries" writing/ performance project with Kathy D'Arcy

Making a Koto: Listening to a meditation on sound " Music for Zen Meditation" by Tony Scott, featuring a Koto, I decided to make one...work in progress

Second hybrid Koto, work in progress

Sounding Space: Irish Architectural Archive 28th March 2017

Tairlearach - From Beyond The Sea      co-curator with Dobz O'Brien at Cork City Hall, Angelsea Street, Cork as part of Cork Harbour Festival 2017

Photography

The activity of pinhole photography practice can be as rewarding as the realisation and presentation of the final prints. The time consuming activity, dependent on the intensity and direction of the light in relation to the objective of each photograph, can produce unexpected results.

Simple self made pinhole cameras are loaded with the light sensitive photographic media in a darkroom, taken to the desired location and then placed to capture the selected situation. The exposure time varies from 5-6 minutes in bright sunshine to several hours in indoor areas. The barely discernable, or lack of human presence in the images represents the environment we inhabit, and our effect on it, rather than a visual representation of individuals. 120mm film pinhole cameras, allowing more flexibility are also utilised.

Remaining with the camera during the long exposures allows a thorough examination of the location and its' features, prompting new directions or interpretations. Potentially each photograph I take can become a mini residency.

Sound practice

Contemporary composition by organisation and arrangement of noise and sound using field recordings, found sounds and self made instruments.


Areas of practice

Field recordings and found sounds assembled, treated and arranged in the studio environment.

Self made instruments assembled from a variety of "everyday" objects and parts, fitted with microphones, physically plucked, bowed or stroked, treated and amplified in live performances or sessions. These are a combination of improvised and semi-arranged pieces, often in groups with other "sound artists" including:

  • Katie O'Looney
  • Francis Heery
  • Anthony Kelly
  • David Stalling
  • Mick O'Shea
  • Pauline Ovileros
  • Karen Power
  • Tony Langlois
  • Vicky Langan
  • John Godfrey
  • Ed Devane
  • Mick Fitzgerald
  • Viv Corringham
  • Danny McCarthy
  • David Toop
  • Mikael Fernstrom
  • Sean Taylor