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Austin foley artist Buzz Moran strips the sound out of a forgotten kung fu flick and redubs it live at the Drafthouse. The result? Something to chop about it.
"...a bemused "daaaamn!" in the voice of 32-year-old Texan Buzz Moran...."

May 17, 2002 Screens Feature by Will Robinson Sheff

That Thinking Feeling
L.B. Deyo and Buzz Moran's Dionysium puts the fun back in cogitation
"...he's giving a slight nod to L.B. Deyo and Buzz Moran in the far corner of the room, and..."

Aug. 27, 2004 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Days of Future Past
The history of Salvage Vanguard Theater's unlikely sci-fi success, The Intergalactic Nemesis
"...just kind of had to go for the gusto. Buzz and Tony had the most interesting job, coming up..."

July 25, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Full of Schtick!
Greg Beets sends up Austin's wacky pop-punk-cum-Saturday-morning-send-up band, the Peenbeets.
"...milestone night for the Peenbeets. Still reveling in the buzz generated by the recent release of their debut, The..."

Dec. 3, 1999 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Noise Pop's Sonic 'Covers' Feast
Songs in the Key of Food
"...Supper Friends dinners. The sound designer and Foley artist Buzz Moran accompanied me on this gustatory adventure, because we're..."

April 2, 2012 SXSW Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Short Cuts
The Alamo Drafthouse goes kung fu fighting with live dubbing and a new Golden Arm Trio score.
"...travesty. Here's the deal: The Alamo, in association with Buzz Moran (of Salvage Vanguard's live-radio production of The Intergalactic..."

Feb. 22, 2002 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

There Is No Try ...
Foleyvision does the Turkish 'Star Wars'
"...Enter Austin's Foleyvision, Buzz Moran's sound effects 'n' dialogue troupe, who have united..."

Feb. 20, 2004 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Speed Levitch’s “Birth of the New Ghetto”
NYC’s favorite tour guide brings Zionist O.G. to FronteraFest 2019
"...without the comic-book graphics, and that roving audio savant Buzz Moran – the wizard behind such Alamo Drafthouse treats..."

Jan. 28, 2019 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Rude Mechs' Requiem for Tesla
The Austin theatre collective's biography of inventor Nikola Tesla literally makes sparks fly
"...and theremin-heavy live score is infused with energy, and Buzz Moran's hair-raising sound design mixed with breathtaking visuals (including..."

Dec. 9, 2016 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

We Play Chekhov: Two Short Stories on Stage
Breaking String's two-course meal of Chekhov tales proves both meaty and effervescent
"...much Xanax she has left in the bottle. With Buzz Moran (sound) and Steven Shirey (lights) holding hands and..."

Aug. 22, 2014 Arts Review by Stacy Alexander Smith

Reina Hardy's update on 'Beauty and the Beast' is fascinating, but the premiere is oddly lacking given the talents involved
"..."oddly" because qualified and talented designers worked on it. Buzz Moran's sound design is shoddy and incomplete. Ann Marie..."

Sept. 6, 2013 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Top 10 Arts Events of 2012
Remembering the year onstage in dynamic acting, atmospheric design, and unexpected beauty
"...I didn't love the play, but the sound by Buzz Moran made the outer space setting come to life...."

Jan. 4, 2013 Arts Feature by Dan Solomon

Toil and Trouble: A Troubling Turn on Shakespeare's Macbeth
Trouble Puppet makes the magic real in its magical retelling of Shakespeare's Macbeth
"...its characters inhabit. The spooky atmosphere is maintained by Buzz Moran's sound design and Graham Reynolds' score, aided by..."

Nov. 16, 2012 Arts Review by Dan Solomon

Under Construction
A lively collage of all-American memories at once thoughtful, funny, and poignant
" great visual effect; and Kathryn Eader's lighting and Buzz Moran's sound, which create a sense of place for..."

Oct. 5, 2012 Arts Review by Jillian Owens

The Crucible
St. Ed's stages a chilling version of Arthur Miller's indictment of McCarthyism
"...the play's alternating moments of chaos and stillness, and Buzz Moran's creepy sound design cleverly manipulates the audience's emotions,..."

Feb. 24, 2012 Arts Review by Jillian Owens

Small Audiences, Large Souls
At the Fusebox Festival, size matters, but that doesn't always mean 'big'
"...(Nightswim); actor Zeb L. West (The Jungle); sound engineer Buzz Moran (The Intergalactic Nemesis); composer/musicians Graham Reynolds (Golden Arm..."

April 22, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'The Intergalactic Nemesis'
The popular salute to old radio serials comes to the Long Center – with pictures!
"...dramatically, with able aural support from Foley artist extraordinaire Buzz Moran and musical wizard Graham Reynolds. Since February, this..."

Aug. 27, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Dionysium
A metaphysical grudge match to settle the question: Do ideas exist independently?
"...same (possibly triumphant, potentially devastated) Deyo and the ever-witty Buzz "Foleyvision" Moran and will include a lecture, a screened..."

July 30, 2010 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Trickery Flickery Mock
Master Pancake makes the movies hurt so good
" Mac Blake, David Jara, Ben Bartley, Scott Chester, Buzz Moran, Mary Jo Pehl, Martha Kelly, Zack Carlson, and..."

May 1, 2009 Screens Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

2006 B. Iden Payne Awards: Payne, Payne, who got the Payne?
When the Austin Circle of Theaters handed out its B. Iden Payne Awards for 2005-2006, it was 'American Fiesta' that, well, bowled over the rest of the nominees
"...L.B. Deyo and Buzz Moran, masterminds of the Dionsysium, served as masters of..."

Nov. 3, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Intergalactic Nemesis Trilogy
Salvage Vanguard Theater's repertory revival of all three parts of its popular Intergalactic Nemesis series parodying science fiction radio serials delivers three evenings of gluttonous intergalactic delectation
"...your paradoxes. Add the creatively entertaining Foley sound of Buzz Moran and Hilary Thomas, the orgiastic live organ of..."

June 16, 2006 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

The Intergalactic Nemesis: Twin Infinity
'The Intergalactic Nemesis: Twin Infinity,' the third installment in Salvage Vanguard Theater's retro radio serial, is the only conclusion to a space opera trilogy you need this summer.
"...(or sounds, in the hands of crack Foley artists Buzz Moran and Etta Sanders), but the fun is in..."

June 24, 2005 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Dragon vs. Needles of Death
"...chopsocky flick (which screened during a past Tarantino Fest), Buzz Moran completely removes the soundtrack and dubs in new..."

Oct. 14, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Intergalactic Nemesis Redux
Salvage Vanguard Theater has remounted The Intergalactic Nemesis and Return of the Intergalactic Nemesis, its pair of homages to the golden days of radio, with a double-bill of light-hearted, clever spins on those old serialized mysteries.
"...the rhythms of the old shows, and foley designer Buzz Moran has assembled all manner of sounds, from simple..."

June 21, 2002 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Requiem for Tesla
Local mavericks Rude Mechanicals have plundered biographies and scientific history to give us the whole story of maverick inventor Nikola Tesla, and their production Requiem for Tesla, with its unnervingly choreographed lights, arresting video, beautiful period costumes, original score on theremin, strange dance numbers, and working Tesla coil, literally crackles with current.
"...beautiful period costumes by Leslie Bonnell, a soundscape by Buzz Moran worthy of the best RKO Radio Pictures, and..."

March 2, 2001 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Picks & Sleepers
"...string of radio-ready hooks - enough to create a buzz on San Antonio's influential 99.5 KISS FM. (Bob Popular..."

March 20, 1998 Music Feature

The Intergalactic Nemesis: 'Not the mind-whammy again!'
In the Wee Hours, Heloise Gold's new dance-theatre collaboration with Mike Arnold and Tim Mateer, explores the nooks and crannies of our dreaming / waking double life in visually stunning, playful, and engaging vignettes.
"...and three people (led by skilled and aptly named Buzz Moran) doing live sound effects (aka "Foley Art"), just..."

June 2, 2000 Arts Review by Ada Calhoun

Sister of Shattering Glass
A new supernatural thriller spills out, live, through your phone
"...with images by Annie Gunn and sound design by Buzz Moran, is what we’re telling you about here –..."

Feb. 8, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Fall Arts Issue Critics Picks
From the arts harvest, our critics pluck choice treats
"...Featuring an original score by Graham Reynolds, sound by Buzz Moran, set by Ia Ensterä, and the whole thing..."

Sept. 14, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

7 and 7 Is
"...mix-tape sort of project for the Shamrock Man himself, Buzz Moran. On that level, this post-classical, post-bop, post-bossa nova,..."

May 23, 1997 Music Feature

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