Pianist and composer Kelly Moran performs a selection of electro-acoustic keyboard works for her first Van Lier Fellowship concert at Roulette. The performance will feature music from her recent albums Optimist and Bloodroot (named one of the best classical music recordings of 2017 by The New York Times) as well as world premieres from her upcoming album for prepared piano and electronics. Moran, in addition to her solo work, currently performs as the lead keyboardist in Oneohtrix Point Never’s live ensemble for his MYRIAD project, which premiered at the Park Avenue Armory in May 2018.
Kelly Moran is a composer, producer, and pianist from Long Island, New York. As the sole engineer and producer of her five solo albums, her intricately arranged electro-acoustic compositions have been described as accomplishing “the rare feat of making the work of a single individual sound like the artistic output of a veritable creative army.” (Zoe Camp, Revolver.) As a pianist, Moran specializes in works that employ extended techniques and prepared piano. Her album Bloodroot was released by Telegraph Harp Records in March 2017 and received critical praise from publications including The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, and The Log Journal. As a collaborator, she has recently been active as the lead keyboardist for Oneohtrix Point Never in his first ever live touring ensemble. Other recent collaborations include projects with pianist Margaret Leng-Tan, The Manhattan Choral Ensemble, and Yarn/Wire. In March 2018, Moran was awarded a Van Lier fellowship to fund her upcoming projects. Moran completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor where she studied piano performance, sound engineering, and composition. In 2010, Moran received a fellowship for the MFA program in Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology at University of California-Irvine. Kelly Moran is one of Roulette Intermedium’s 2018 Van Lier Fellows and, as of July 2018, a Yamaha Artist.
Kelly Moran is a 2018 Roulette Van Lier Fellow. This duet is made possible by the Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund of the New York Community Trust.