Evelyn Ida Morris in Concert
Dates & times
Thu 8 November 2018, 8pm–10pm
Drill Hall Gallery
Image: Evelyn Ida Morris
Evelyn Ida Morris, best known as Pikelet, is a gifted musician, celebrated for their dexterity across multiple instruments and for… songwriting that is complex and structurally adventurous.
Since 2007, Evelyn Ida Morris has released four albums as Pikelet, an experimental pop act, winning ‘The Age’ Music Victoria Award for Best Experimental Musician and being shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize. In 2014, Morris co-founded LISTEN, an advocacy group focused on creating discourse around gender diversity and politics in Australian music.
This year, Morris released their first self titled album as Evelyn Ida Morris as well as the soundtrack for acclaimed film Acute Misfortune. A significant departure from the Pikelet back catalogue, both works focuses wholly on piano – huge, wild, racing, dexterous piano. These new works are lush, post-classical compositions, frequently referencing Debussy and Ravel.
Recently voted one of the ’50 Most Powerful People in the Australian Music Industry’, Evelyn uses they/them pronouns and does not identify as female or male.
Also performing on the night will be Shoeb Ahmad, performing both improvised guitar loop pieces and songs from her recently released album “quiver”.