Johan Moir graduated with his Bachelor of Improvisation at the Academy of Music and Drama, in Gothenburg, Sweden 2011.
After a couple of years in Berlin and Melbourne, Johan is now based in Stockholm dwelling deeper into his playing where he explores acoustic improvisation on the double bass, focusing on extended techniques, preparations, Just Intonation and psychoacoustic phenomens.
Other main projects for the moment includes his duo IGNITE (with vocalist Casey Moir) as well as a duo with the Portuguese Cello player Guilherme Rodrigues
Johan also participates in several Ad-hoc projects with different musicians, dancers and artists. Among others, Johan has among others been collaborating with Burkhard Beins (DE), Axel Dörner(DE) Emilio Gordoa (MX/DE), Tristan Honsinger (US/DE), Paal-Nilssen Love(NO), Andrea Parkins (US/DE), Rieko Okuda (JP/DE), Mia Dyberg (DK/DE), Julia Reidy (AUS/DE), Franz Hautzinger (AUT), Chris Heenan (US/DE) , Vasco Trilla (ESP), Brad Henkel(US/DE), Guillherme Rodrigues(POR/DE), Ernesto Rodrigues(PT) Nicola Hein(DE), Casey Moir (AUS/SE), Reuben Lewis(AUS) & Alice Hui-Sheng Chang (TW)
Johan has also toured with various groups in Sweden, Norway, Australia, USA, Mexiko, Estonia, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Denmark, Poland, Austria, Hungary , Taiwan and Palestine.
Previous projects that Johan has been the composer and bandleader for includes his own quintet called The Johan Moir Ensemble, the Swedish / Australian quintet SVELIA, as well as the alternative pop duo Mother Jack. Johan has released several albums with different projects, such as “transitions” with SVELIA (2015) and “Chasing Shadows” with Johan Moir Ensemble (2015), Ignition w. Ignite (2018), Hollow Wood - duo w. Guilherme Rodrigues (2018).
Johan is one of the directors of the Swedish based label ‘HearHere Records’ and has also been co-organizing the festivals "SUBURBIA" and "HEARHERE FESTIVAL"