Moss is considered one of the most innovative
singers and percussionists in contemporary music.
He has performed his solo work all over the world.
In 1991 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship; in
1992, a DAAD Fellowship (Berlin).
Moss is the co-founder (with Muziektheater Transparant)
and artistic director of the Institute for Living
Voice (ILV), a workshop center hosting Master Singers
from around the world. The ILV presented its premiere
session in Sept. 2001 in Ghent, Belgium, and presented
its 2004 sessions in June in Amsterdam (as part
of the Holland Festival) and in October as part
of the Melbourne Festival.
In 2004, Moss re-joined Hans Peter Kuhn and Stefan
Kurt to create the theater piece Sunset Scientists"
for Theater Neumarkt (Zürich). He performed
as soloist in "Credo" by Andrea Molino
in Karlsruhe and and in Rome for the Conference
of Nobel Peace Price Winners; he toured with the
Ensemble Modern in their "Frank Zappa Project",
and appeared in Olga Neuwirth's opera "Lost
Highway", with performances at the 2003 Steierischer
Herbst Festival in Graz and at Theater Basel. He
was soloist in the premiere of "Divina.Com"
by Daniele Lombardi, singing in front of Michelangelo¹s
"David" in Firenze; and was part of the
In 2003, Moss performed as soloist with the Berlin
Philharmonic under the direction of Sir Simon Rattle;
and with the Uri Caine Ensemble at Lincoln Center.
He appeared as soloist in the premiere of Olga Neuwirth's
opera, "Lost Highway" as part of Steierischer
Herbst Festival. In early 2003, Moss composed the
music for, and performed in, "For Life",
a dance-theater production of the Darmstadt Theater.
Moss made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2003 with
the American Composers Orchestra, under Steven Sloane.
Moss returned to the Salzburg Festival in summer
2001 as "Prince Orlovsky" in the new Hans
Neuenfels production of "Die Fledermaus".
In 1999, Moss was a featured soloist in Luciano
Berios' "Cronaca del Luogo" at its premiere
In 2002, his one-man theater piece "Einstein
for Aliens" premiered in Antwerp, with Berlin,
Bruges, Amsterdam, Gent, Frankfurt, NY to follow.
Also "OWL", a new work Moss composed for
the Asko Ensemble based on Allen Ginsberg's "Howl",
was performed throughout Holland. He also composed
"Chortet" for the Arditti String Quartet.
Moss has sung at the Edinburgh Festival, Spoleto
Festival, USA, and the Meistersinger Festival in
Nürnberg in Heiner Goebbels' orchestra work
"Surrogate Cities" , and is a vocal soloist
in Goebbels' "Prometheus". Since 1995
he has performed as guest with the Ensemble Modern,
most recently in their "Frank Zappa Project"
at the Paris Festival and Hamburg Music Fest in
Moss also presented the "Strange Stories Project"
as part of the Bern Biennale; served on the jury
for the Darmstadt "New Theater" prize;
sings in Andrea Molino's "Death Penalty Project";
and appears as featured soloist in Uri Caine's "Goldberg
Variations Project". He curated a vocal improvisation
project for the Adelaide Festival 2000.
In 2005/6 he will be featured in two new projects:
first, the premiere of Sam Auinger's multi-media
opera, "The Man Made of Rain" at the Bruckner
House, Linz; and second, the premiere of "Pierrot
LunaiRE: REmix 05/06", a collaboration with
the Alter Ego ensemble.
1949, New York City
BA degree in Russian History (Trinity College, 1970)
percussion at Hartt College of Music and Hartford
Symphony with Joe Porcaro, Al Lepak, Richard Lepore.
student of Tanjore Ranganathan, Wesleyan University
1971-73: composition student of Bill Dixon, Bennington
for the Bill Dixon Ensemble
Since 1973, over 1000 solo percussion/voice concerts;
3000 concerts with groups, collaborators, theaters
and orchestras around the world.
Artistic Director, Institute for Living Voice, Antwerp;
opera singer, improvising musician, performer, composer,
percussionist, vocalist, project organizer.