A selection of live concert recordings from 1997 - 1999, plus a live studio piece from 1996.
This is the fifth CD release by Morphogenesis, and the first since 1998. Although Morphogenesis do not play live very often, it is certainly our preferred working situation, where the interaction between the space, the people present and the available equipment create a variety of different situations. Substantial extracts from nearly all of our recent concerts appear on this, and a second volume. There is also the inclusion of one studio recording per CD. Perhaps one reason for our infrequent appearances is due to the size of the group, which usually varies from between 4 to 6 people all of whom have been working together for 10 - 15 years. This in itself is an unusual situation within experimental music. Another increasingly rare feature in electronic improvisation today is that we have never used laptops or samplers, and although a prerecorded CD was used on the Spitz concert it was scrambled through a varispeed DJ CD player. Prerecorded analogue tape is also used by manually inching the tape past the playback head. All other instrumentation (amplified objects, piano, biofeedback, water machine, percussion etc) is played and processed live. This release comes in an 8 page digipak. Volume 2 is likewise, and the total playing time of both volumes is just under 2 and a half hours.
released 30 November 2000
released September 28, 2014
ADAM BOHMAN - prepared violin, balalaika, objects
RON BRIEFEL - vocals, varispeed CD player, electronics
CLIVE GRAHAM - springs, Uher tape machine, autoharp, electronics
CLIVE HALL - piano, objects, electronics
MICHAEL PRIME - water machine, biofeedback, radio, electronics
ROGER SUTHERLAND (RIP) - percussion, piano