Operation Lightfoot is an ongoing series of music/arts collaborations and the flagship creative project of composer & multi-instrumentalist Luke Moore.
Since being founded in 2013, Operation Lightfoot have worked with around a dozen guest singer-songwriters, including Kaya, Dorothy Bird, Jo Bywater, Vanessa Murray & Sophia Ben-Yousef. Commissions have included new work on the themes of astronomy, climate change & Viking history.
In 2018, Operation Lightfoot were commissioned to produce a new performance piece for the European Week of Astronomy & Space Science, held at ACC Liverpool. The work was a collaboration LJMU Astrophysics Research Institute and explored the work they do through music, visual art, film, new writing and dance. This was followed by being involved in an arts/science event at Bluedot Festival.
In addition to a versatile group of musicians, Operation Lightfoot also has lead artists from other disciplines, including an in-residence visual artist (Emma Lloyd), actor/writer (Deborah Elizabeth), videographer (Jazamin Sinclair) and poet/writer (Rebecca Sowray).
“their Above Us Only Starsproject oozes cosmic expansiveness..It’s enough to reinvigorate our enthusiasm” – Getintothis
“an eclectic variety show of lovingly-orchestrated feature performances” – Bido Lito
“Operation Lightfoot is a catalytic entity of which Moore and Merseyside should be proud” – Liverpooletc.com
“…the perfect addition to Jeff Lynne’s everlasting legacy” – Liverpool Sound & Vision
“sits in that filmic, evocative space that has toes in the waters of popular and classical music.” – Neil March, Fresh on the Net/Demerara Records