dylan t chmura-moore
artist, teacher, scholar

biography

Dylan Thomas Chmura-Moore is a performer and advocate of music written today and has had a voice in the premieres of numerous compositions. From combining music of antiquity with contemporary improvisation, to erasing the line between the solo musician and theatrical performer, Dylan enjoys new and original endeavors to which he may articulate his voice. With a deep appreciation for the other fine arts, many of his influences and inspirations are gathered from his interests outside the music world, nurturing analysis and interpretation. Dylan frequently performs in collaboration with dancers, painters, and performance artists. Further, he is a musician who seeks to exploit new technology in performance. He is an accomplished programmer in Max/MSP and has designed his own midi triggers and other interactive devices to electronically manipulate sound, live in concert.

Dylan began a tenure-track appointment at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in the fall of 2011 where he was hired as Assistant Professor of Music. In the summer months, Dylan teaches at Lutheran Summer Music Academy and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.

Dylan was awarded the doctor of musical arts degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was a Paul Collins Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellow at the university and focused his studies on the research and performance of newly composed music. His dissertation is titled "Three Essays and an Untitled Recording that Realize the Respective Musical Potential of Heterotopia, Phenomenology, and Beauty as Asunder." Previously, Dylan studied at New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts where he received two master degrees, one in conducting, and the other in trombone. Upon graduation, Dylan was awarded academic honors, a distinction in performance, and the Gunther Schuller Medal, the highest honor awarded by the conservatory. His bachelor degree in music was conferred by Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory.

recitalist

2014
Luther College, University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa, UW Oshkosh

KoKaKoKa (1999) christian LINDBERG (b. 1958); FITTINGinSIDE (2007) stefan PRINS (b. 1979); I will not kiss your f.ing flag (2009) marco STROPA (b. 1959)

2013
St. Olaf College, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, UW Oshkosh

Subadobe (1993) fredrik HÖGBERG (b. 1971); Last Judgement (1969) frederic RZEWSKI (b. 1938) arr. DTCM; Saturniana (2012) miguel BASIM CHUAQUI (b. 1964); BaKaTaKaBaKa (2012) daniel MOREIRA (b. 1984); Rouse (2004) neal FARWELL (b. 1972)

2013
"Cyclic Histories (for M.L.)," Sensorium, Milwaukee

Cyclic Histories (for M.L.) is an exploration of our relationship with the past over a multidimensional cartography of found 35mm slides. Suspended vertically, the slides hang like harmonies that can be experienced by turning on the light sculptures that hang throughout the gallery and peering in to the lives of the people captured on the slide film. Like sustained musical chords, these harmonies are both completely static and a constant reminder of the passage of time. While these harmonies float within the gallery space, their unchanging tranquility is punctuated temporally by the advancing of more slides that are projected onto the windows. lawton HALL

2012
Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music, Ohio Wesleyan University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, UW Oshkosh

...ricercare una melodia (2004) jonathan HARVEY (b. 1939) rev. SLUCHIN; Binary Étude 1 (2011) lawton HALL (b. 1988); ANIMUS a brainstorm (2007) luca FRANCESCONI (b. 1956); Dissolution (2004) kari BESHARSE (b. 1976)

2012
First Congregational Church (Casavant Freres Op469), Oshkosh

A Very Short Trumpet Piece morton FELDMAN (1926-1987); Prière pour Trombone et Orgue gilles SENON (b. 1932); Rhapsodie für Posaune und Orgel Zsolt GÁRDONYI; Autumn john STEVENS (b. 1951); Duet for Trombone and Organ gustav HOLST (1874-1934)

2012
S.E.A.M.U.S., Lawrence University, UW Oshkosh

Unsafe microwave Oven Experiments (2011) chapman WELCH; Dissolution (2004) kari BESHARSE; the resonance after (2008) christopher CHANDLER (b. 1986); Headless Monkey Attack (2011) ryan CARTER (1980); Tremor Transducer (2004) doug GEERS

conductor

2013/14
UWO Symphony Orchestra

Bolero maurice RAVEL; Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15 johannes BRAHMS; Der Schauspieldirektor, K. 486 w. a. MOZART; Hai già vinta la causa!...Vedrò mentr'io sospiro from "Le Nozze di Figaro" w. a. MOZART; Straussiana für Orchester, nach Johann Strauss e. w. KORNGOLD; Tanzlied des Pierrot aus der Oper Die tote Stadt e. w. KORNGOLD; Symphony in D minor césar FRANCK; Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern johann KUHNAU (with Drs. Jessica Timman Schwefel, Eric Barnum, and The UWO Chamber Choir); Variations on an Original Theme "Enigma" op. 36 edward ELGAR; Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune claude DEBUSSY; Summa arvo PÄRT; Canzona Prima a 5 & Canzon per sonare no. 1 giovanni GABRIELI; Symphony No. 104 "London" f. j. HAYDN; Overture on Russian Themes, Op. 28 nikolai RIMSKY-KORSAKOV; Amelia john MAYROSE

2013
Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra @ the Leach

American in Paris george GERSHWIN; Fanfare For The Common Man aaron COPLAND; collaborations with vic ferrari band; et cetera

2012/13
UWO Symphony Orchestra

Bastien und Bastienne w. a. MOZART; Finlandia, op.26 jean SIBELIUS; A Roman Carnival, op. 9 hector BERLIOZ; Concerto for Trumpet in E-flat major f. j. HAYDN; Prelude to Act 1 and Act 3 from "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" richard WAGNER; Danza Sacra Delle Sacerdotesse and Danza Di Piccoli Schiavi Mori from "Aida" and Ballet Music from "Otello" giuseppe VERDI; V'adoro pupille from "Giulio Cesare" g. f. HANDEL; Les Oiseaux Dans La Charmille from "Les Contes D’Hoffman" jacques OFFENBACH; Symphony No. 8 in B minor franz SCHUBERT; The Unanswered Question charles IVES; Coriolan Overture, op. 62 l. v. BEETHOVEN; Academic Festival Overture, op. 80 johannes BRAHMS; Concert for Piano and Orchestra john CAGE; Symphony No. 1 in C major, op. 21 l. v. BEETHOVEN

new work

  • documentation of asking questions about artistic appropriation | work number 2.10.11
  • documentation of Binary Etude No. 1 composed by Lawton Hall | first performed 2.7.2012
  • documentation of i will not kiss your f'ing flag per trombone aumentato e elettronica da camera composed by Marco Stroppa | research began 4.29.2010
  • documentation of folk art electronic improvisations | work number 2.23.12
    MAX/MSP improvisations with DJ FOX-IT! preceding an artist talk by Fahamu Pecou at his exhibit Sophisticated Ignorance.
  • documentation of performance for one, two, or three readers in seven sections with an introduction and conclusion | work number 3.1.11
  • documentation of Untitled 2/3.22 featuring Guy Debord's The Society of the Spectacle featuring choreography by Ella Rosewood | work number 3.22.11
  • documentation of Rouse composed by Neal Farwell featuring the eMouth, eMute, and uSlide | research began 1.27.13
  • documentation of Cyclic Histories (for M.L) concert | performed 2.16.13 @ Sensorium gallery

recordings

contact

Dylan is a conductor who believes in a collaborative process of music making and the days of conductor-as-dictator are over. Chamber music fundamentals are emphasized in all of his ensembles and individual performers are encouraged to express them self as such and emote. Dylan believes when trust is given over to the members of an ensemble, honest, and thus spontaneous, music making is vitalized. By making oneself vulnerable to a responsive community, the possibility of sincere music making may be realized.

Another mission of Dylan is the development of greater public engagement in his performing ensembles--humanizing the art, facilitating access, and exposing its inherent import to diverse communities. Toward this aim, such live and unbidden music making, nurtured in ensemble practice and performance, stimulates community engagement, strengthening such connections, offering tangible substance to the exertion of individual, and then collective, artistry.

Dylan has conducted ensembles of University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra, Harvard University, New England Conservatory, Longy School of Music, Northeastern University, Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music, and other groups such as Callithumpian Consort, Shivaree Ensemble, The Great White Way, Ip School Orchestra, and the Senior, Junior, and String Orchestras of Luzerne Summer Music Center. Some of the conductors Dylan has had the opportunity to intimately observe and work with are Pierre Boulez, Robert Page, Larry Rachleff, Gunther Schuller, Joseph Silverstein, and Benjamin Zander.

Dylan's principal teachers include Charles Peltz, Professor of Conducting at New England Conservatory; and Dwight Oltman, Music Director of Cleveland Opera and Ballet San Jose, and Professor of Conducting at Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory.

Dylan, a chamber musician at heart, is also an accomplished orchestral player and soloist. An admirer of all musical styles and genres, Dylan's interests have found him playing sackbut in L'Orfeo, improvising with Ran Blake, acting a clown in Sequenza V, and collaborating with IRCAM technicians in performance of new musical works with live electronics.

Dylan is an active solo, chamber, and orchestral musician and has recently performed with Madison Symphony Orchestra, Green Bay Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra, Dal Niente, Isthmus Brass, and Con Vivo!. Notable international solo appearances include recitals at the Internationale Ferienkurse Fur Neue Musik in Darmstadt, Germany, and the Lucerne Festival in Lucerne, Switzerland. He can be heard on Mode, EuroArts, Albany, TZADIK, Summit, and the Accentus record label, among others.

Dylan performs on a Shires 1G bell with a seamed yellow-brass tuning slide, Thayer valve section, TB47 slide, and 2.5L leadpipe. His second horn is a Benge 190F with a custom-built dual bore slide (.547-.562) handmade by Chuck Ward with a Remington leadpipe. His primary mouthpiece is a Warburton-Oviedo 4GD, but he also keeps a second, made by Doug Elliott, which has an XT104 rim, XTH cup, and an H8 backbone.

Dylan's principle teachers include Mark Hetzler, former trombonist with the Empire Brass and trombonist of the Wisconsin Brass Quintet; Norman Bolter, former Second Trombone and Euphonium Soloist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra; Allen Kofsky, former Second Trombone, Euphonium, and Bass Trumpet Soloist of the Cleveland Orchestra; and Timothy Weiss, Associate Professor of Conducting at Oberlin College.

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Authenticity because it demands an individual to discover, acknowledge, understand, and then find confidence in Self. Authenticity demands investigation and development of original thought and application of creativity. It demands questions to be asked and answered. It demands an individual to take ownership in an action. Authenticity because if an individual is participating in an action for insincere reasons, the resulting fallacy does not yield success, a whole or lasting product, or personal fulfillment.

Integrity because honesty and truthfulness are some of the most important and most useful traits in and out of music. Integrity demands selflessness, respect, and the ability to listen and appreciate other's ideas. It demands humility. It demands supportive and collegial behaviors. Integrity because communicating effectively, with true intentions and working reciprocally, generates proud results.

Dedication because well defined and guided hard work produces constructive results. Dedication demands sacrifice and the development of goals. It demands the appreciation and application of perseverance. It demands patience. It demands analyzation and evaluation. It demands the development of an ideal. Dedication because in accepting it one also accepts a willingness to fail.

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Track List:

1. On Christmas Night (Sussex Carol)
2. Fum, Fum, Fum
3. In The Bleak Midwinter
4. Riu Riu Chiu
5. What Child Is This (Greensleeves)
6. I Saw Three Ships
7. Silent Night
8. Fantasy on "Ukranian Bell Carol"
9. I Wonder as a Wander
10. Trepak (from "The Nutcracker")
11. Pie Jesu (from "Requiem")
12. It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
13. Mele Kalikimaka
14. Santa Baby
15. Festive Cheer
16. The Christmas Song

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Track List:

1. Bone Moan
2. Ohio River Journal: Red Tailed Hawk
3. Ohio River Journal: The Hills of Boone County
4. Ohio River Journal: Latent Storms
5. Ohio River Journal: River Boat
6. Ohio River Journal: Heather Lake
7. Hannah y la Luna
8. Strong Water: Deception Pass
9. Strong Water: Yakima Canyon Road
10. Strong Water: Neah Bay
11. Strong Water: The Gorge
12. Messalonskee Nocturne

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Track List:

1. Esprimere for Cello and Orchestra
2. Chiaroscuro for Violin and Chamber Orchestra
3. Waking Dream for Flute and Chamber Orchestra

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Track List:

CD: 1
Anton Webern (1883-1945)
1. Passacaglia for orchestra, Op. 1
    Sehr massig, Tempo I - Massig bewegt, Tempo II - Sehr lebhaft, Tempo III

Webern
2. Variations for Orchestra, Op. 30

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Le Chant du Rossignol. Poeme symphonique
    3. Introduction. Presto - Andantino - Tempo I
    4. Marche chinoise. Viertel = 72 - Poco piu mosso - Tempo giusto
    5. Chant du Rossignol. Cadenza - Adagio - Presto - Vivace
    6. Jeu du Rossignol mécanique. Moderato - Larghetto - Molto ritmico...

CD: 2
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
Symphony No. 6 in A minor
    1. Allegro energico, ma non troppo - Hefig, aber markig
    2. Scherzo. Wuchtig - Trio. Altvaterisch, grazioso
    3. Andante moderato
    4. Finale: Allegro moderato

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Track List:

1. Seven Circles
2. Save As
3. Seven Circles 2
4. Bridge is Bridge
5. Seven Circles 3
6. Seven Circles 4
7. Back to Life
8. Seven Circles 5
9. Seven Circles 6
10. Elegy for Elias
11. Seven Circles 7

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Track List:

1. - 21. Kraanerg

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Also on DVD. View trailer @ YouTube