RPM Electro is a band/ ensemble initiated by Kate Moore to perform her music and music by other members of the band. The ensemble is versatile and defies categorization created out of a need for a more flexible and tactile approach to making music with performers where the composer is also in the band as a performer.
“There is something very odd about the roles of composer and performer having become separate. As if musicians cannot create and composers cannot masterfully play an instrument. Looking at academic tradition as much as at rock music, composer and cellist Kate Moore has taken the logical step of founding a band – an independent and self-reliant unit that travels lightly and adjusts to circumstance. But also a group that forges its own identity by being on the road together, propelled by shared impulses and goals. Whatever else it may be, it certainly is exciting. And such, without any doubt, will be the music that comes out of it.” Rene van Peer – music journalist – 19 May, 2012
The band will be resident ensemble at Theater Dakota for the season 2012-13. The official launch will take place on November 3 premiering a set of ten pieces named ‘Decade’. Fitting in with the theme of 10 years in the Netherlands, it is a tribute to the people and places that Kate has encountered during this period in The Hague.
The band is Marc Kaptijn – trumpets, Angelica Vazquez – harp, Michaela Riener – voice/ keyboards, Pete Harden – guitars/ keyboards, Kate Moore – cello/ keyboards and Joey Marijs – percussion.