What is The Wayfarer Project?
The Wayfarer Project was founded by Lawrence W. Moore in 1999 as the online outlet for his original music that was released under the artist name, Wayfarer. As time went on, like the wayfarers of old and the self-explorers of the Renaissance, Moore has branched out into a wide array of interests.
After establishing a career in higher education and freelance work as a multimedia artist, audio engineer, and software developer, Moore has re-united with his roots, so-to-speak to unify the original spirit of Wayfarer music with the work he does now. Wayfarer music was about the exploration of the self and the deeper insights of spirituality.
Now, more than ever, Moore is turning his eclectic interests back toward his interest in the mysteries of life,k self-exploration, self-actualization, and the wisdom that can be gained from the pursuit of true knowledge. His music, multimedia art, and his other creative endeavors are now coming together into an eclectic, but nonetheless focused exploration of life and the self.
As the natural law principle of correspondence teaches us, we are just microcosms of the universe. As we explore ourselves with an eye toward truthful understanding, we are learning about the universe around us. The universe around us is a mirror of ourselves and if we want our surroundings to change, we must first look inward toward our own need to evolve.
Wayfarer was started by Lawrence W. Moore in 1995 while he was studying at Lebanon Valley College, in Annville, PA. As with much of the trend at the time, the music was composed in the electronic medium with inspiration with what was happening int he new age music movement at the time. The music included a lot of world music elements as well as the the lush, vibrant, yet sometimes dark and ethereal creations of Moore’s imagination.
As Moore continued his academic studies and compose music in the arena of art music, the music evolve a more abstract nature to it and the focus was more on challenging the ear and Moore’s own intellectual interests than that which Wayfarer music had been about before.
Currently, Moore is composing music that combines the intellect and the emotional sides of being as a more balanced exploration of creativity. Moore combines his music with his own video art in many cases, and is finding a very fulfilling relationship with analog synthesizers in creating new music. Moore is collaborating with artists of other forms of media and is actively involve dint eh Psyche Electro-Acoustic Opera Company, which incorporates video, lighting, staging, dance, and interactive technology with electro-acoustic music to create a compelling 360 degree experience for audiences.
As Moore continues to explore this life and the reality both within himself and outside of himself, he will continue to create music and multimedia art. The new adventure will be one on the path of Wayfarer again, in which the pursuit of true knowledge is the guiding light for all creativity.
About Dr. Lawrence W. Moore
Lawrence W. Moore is a South Florida-based multimedia artist, audio engineer, and software developer who specializes int eh production of electronic music for audio/visual media and live performance. He also works in the creation of iterative, multimedia installations, incorporating the fields of synthesis, sound design, and software development. Additionally, Moore works freelance as an engineer for audio recordings, audio for visual media, and live performance. He teaches at Miami International university of Art & Design and Miami-Dade College. Dr. Moore also joins forces with his wife Liza Seigido in the founding of the Psyche Electro-Acoustic Opera Company which is dedicated to presenting live, immersive experiences that include video, lighting, staging, dance, and interactive technology with powerful electro-acoustic music.
- Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Theory and Composition, University of Miami Frost School of Music
- Master of Music in Media Writing and Production, University of Miami Frost School of Music
- Master of Music in Music Composition and Theory, Penn State University
- Master of Music in Saxophone Performance, Penn State University
- Bachelor of Arts in Music, Lebanon Valley College
The Making of Angel Wing was presented at the 13th Biennial Symposium on Art & Technology, Connecticut College in March, 2012
Hawking Sonified : The Composition of a Pattern/Pulse Piece that Illuminates the Lectures of Stephen Hawking was Dr. Lawrence W. Moore’s dissertation submitted to the University of Miami Frost School of Music in the earning of a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Music Theory and Composition.