Kelly Moran’s horizonless vision in prepared piano and other musical mediums is partially owed to extensive academic training. Shortly after earning her B.M. in piano performance, sound engineering, and composition at the University of Michigan, she enrolled as a fellow in University of California, Irvine’s Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology MFA program in 2010. It was there that she finally fused her lifelong loves of dance and composition, perfecting the art of music in motion. After completing her studies, Moran could be found in the studio, recording her own music, or taking the stage at area venues to perform alongside artists from across the avant-garde spectrum. To date, her collaborative resumé encompasses stints in the no-wave rabble-rousers Cellular Chaos on bass, the avant-rock band Voice Coils on synthesizer, and the experimental outfit Charlie Looker Ensemble on piano, to name a few; she has also composed alongside fellow pianist and long-term John Cage collaborator Margaret Leng-Tan (confirming Moran’s direct connection to the New York scene), the Manhattan Choral Ensemble, and the esteemed percussion quartet Yarn/Wire. Notably, she has worked with fellow Warp records artist Daniel Lopatin—known to most as Oneohtrix Point Never—who enlisted the pianist for his live band, and made her keyboardist for his global Age Of tour. She holds a sponsorship from Yamaha, and was also awarded one of Roulette Intermedium’s coveted 2018 Van Lier fellowships, enabling her to develop artistic endeavors even further.