Dan Moore became fascinated with music recording in 1972 when his neighbor and best friend was gifted a 4-track reel-to-reel tape recorder. Dan was learning the drums in the junior high band and Mark (who was a couple of years older) played 12-string guitar and sang. Together they created art-rock, jazz, and pop influenced recordings in Mark’s living room. By high school, Dan was composing and arranging music for his friends to record in elaborate sessions in the high school band hall. This time the recording equipment was an 8-track reel-to-reel recorder owned and operated by a local band director. 

Dan’s interest in composing and recording music continued to grow throughout his college years. After graduation, he began to collect musical instruments and his own recording equipment, progressing from a Fostex 4-track cassette recorder to a Roland VS-880 to a Pro Tools HDX system on which he continues to hone his skills. As a professional musician and university professor, Dan gained valuable experience as a performer, composer, and producer of music and video, working in recording studios in Texas, Kansas, Ohio, Kentucky, Montana, Memphis, Nashville, and Iowa. Today he works primarily in his studio within the Thomas L. Davis Percussion Suite at the University of Iowa—a unique custom designed facility that seamlessly blends teaching, rehearsing, and recording into one space (pictured above).

He has over forty professional recordings to his credit as a performer, leader, co-leader, producer, or editor. Since 1990, Dan has averaged one project per year on labels such as Innova, Cricket City Music and Media, Albany, Crystal, Band Camp, Sxisma (Greece), NBB Records (Italy), Marquis Classics, Sea Breeze, and Wild Wind Records.

Use the sort and search functions to explore Dan’s recorded work in the list below.

dr: drums
keys: electronic keyboards
mar: marimba
MIDI mar: MIDI marimba (Dan’s creation of an acoustic marimba with MIDI capabilities)
pans: steel pans (all)
perc: percussion (all)
prog: programming, looping, sampling
vib: vibraphone
v: vocals

Dan Moore Discography

wdt_ID Date Album Artist Dan\'s Role Notes Label/Format Links
1 2023 Cricket City 30th Anniversary Remastered Edition Britain Moore Duo performer co-producer composer arranger Remastered edition of 1993 Album Cricket City https://open.spotify.com/album/2ieQ5A2pLo4tMS5hHCDYLQ?si=pg2CZHo6SweAiX9ugppjaA
2 2023 Balkan Reflections: Percussion Music Inspired by the Tambura Tradition of Southeast Europe Peter Grubisich co-producer Peter Grubisich debut recording unreleased
3 2021 The Voxman Project University of Iowa Faculty Ensemble performer Dan Moore, perc 2 tracks, La création du monde, Darius Milhaud Little Threepenny Music, Kurt Weill Crystal 782 CD Streaming https://www.crystalrecords.com/ - !/CD782-The-Voxman-Project/p/357839474/category=36377327
4 2020 Southern Gothic Peter Naughton co-producer Peter Naughton debut recording Band Camp CD streaming https://peternaughton.bandcamp.com/album/southern-gothic
5 2020 Songs and Prayers of the Abyss Katerina Stamatelos conductor Large work for mezzo-soprano, brass quintet, and nine percussion Special edition release of the 1999 premiere performance Sxisma CD https://www.katerinastamatelos.com/
6 2020 Four Love Songs Katerina Stamatelos performer Dan Moore, perc 1 track, Nanarisma Sxisma CD https://www.katerinastamatelos.com/
7 2019 Émissions Transparents: Paul Elwood Paul Elwood conductor editor Iowa Percussion with soprano Aly Olsen 1 track, Plutonic Winds Innova 005 CD streaming https://www.innova.mu/albums/paul-elwood/emissions-transparents
8 2018 Iowa Steel Band: Jungle Music with Andy Narell Iowa Steel Band performer conductor producer editor Iowa Steel Band featuring Andy Narell Mixed by Andy Narell Cricket City CC6059 CD streaming https://open.spotify.com/album/1yYLE3waU7TS1A4HpFrxQw
9 2017 Transience: The Music of Taylor Ambrosio Wood Christine Augspurger co-producer Christine Augspurger debut recording Band Camp streaming https://christineaugspurger.bandcamp.com/album/transience
10 2017 Hot Town in the Old Tune Tonight Dan Moore performer composer editor Row-Loff Publications Demonstration Cricket City streaming https://www.rowloff.com/search/description.html?item=18CS17
Date Album Artist Dan\'s Role Notes Label/Format Links