Sandy Moore is an award-winning composer and sound designer for theatre, dance, concert, site-specific and film music, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Most recently, Escape to Freedom, a solo mini-opera for Mezzo Soprano and Piano, Opera From Scratch, Halifax; The Censor That Is Time, Art Song for Baritone and Piano, Art Song Lab, Vancouver, and Communion, original music and sound design, Neptune Theatre, Halifax, National Arts Centre, Ottawa. For the film and TV industry Sandy has created scores for: Grande Dame (Bravo); Where Do I Start? (NFB, Cultural Olympiad, Vancouver); Dinner For One (Bravo), Best Original Score, Atlantic Film Festival; The Wild Dogs (imX Communication, Chum, Mongrel Media) Genie Nomination; the first Trudeau Mini-Series (Big Motion Pictures, CBC).
Other awards include; William F. White Craft Award, Best Music Composition, The Illuminated Life of Maud Lewis and The Golden Sheaf Award, Best Original Music Score, Folk Art Found Me.Other artistic highlights include Moonrise Over Stolen Moments, International Composer's Workshop, Beijing, China, 2011; Vimy, National Arts Centre and Great Canadian Theatre Company co-production, 2010; ACT V Sc I, for Soprano and any ensemble, Upstream Guerilla Orchestra; site-specific work The Book Of Names, for the Needham Memorial Park bell tower, 2009; The Damned, Halifax concert of new chamber works, 2009; and Macbeth, National Arts Centre, Ottawa. Composer residencies at Mount Allison University, Sackville, N.B. in 2008 and 2009, opened new directions and possibilities for Sandy's music. His work Pentagram, for 5 players and percussion, premiered at the CMC's Anniversary Celebration in Sackville, NB, Nov 2009.