The self-titled album by Evelyn Ida Morris is out today. They have shared details for upcoming shows in Melbourne & Hobart. Details below.
Evelyn Ida Morris represents a significant departure from the looping pop of Pikelet, for which Evelyn is best known. It builds on the structural complexity of that project, but focuses wholly on piano.
Indeed, a number of these songs don’t have words, because Evelyn Ida Morris didn’t know how to say out loud what they were feeling. These new works are lush, postclassical compositions that deal with the experience of being non-binary and making sense of that experience.
Evelyn says the album is about “the spaces I perceive between my body and everybody else’s body”. It is about the way living outside the gender binary is not one thing but everything: it shapes all encounters with the world and its structures.
Although this album is a departure, for Evelyn it feels very familiar. “The piano stuff is more to do with a practice I’ve had since I was really little, that feels like it’s grown up inside me without the influence – or conscious influence – of other artists. It just feels like it’s always been there.”
Stream / purchase Evelyn Ida Morris: https://evelynidamorris.lnk.to/album
Saturday 2nd June
Melbourne Recital Centre Salon, Melbourne
Sunday 3rd June
The Nolan Gallery @ MONA, Hobart