Mark Morris

 

 

 

PROGRAM:

Somethin’ Else (Friday 2-4pm)

WHERE IS ‘HOME’? 


Bellingen

HOW DID YOU COME TO BE LIVING IN THIS AREA?

My partner had always wanted to live here and finally after the birth of our son, the time came to test out the water. Five years later and we are still swimming.

WHAT DOES YOUR PROGRAM OFFER TO LISTENERS?

I hope it offers a deeper look at many different genres of music. Contextualising the music for it’s time and influence. I want to challenge concepts of what music is and can be, so there are weeks that are more avant-garde, pushing the edges of musical forms. While other weeks can be an easier journey into a more palatable area. It’s a very wide remit from traditional folk, to weird avant-garde sonics.


WHY DID YOU GET INVOLVED IN TRIPLE B?

I wanted to get involve in something local that involved my love for many musical forms.


WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE NOT ON AIR AT TRIPLE B?

Studying at the moment.

IF YOU WERE TO STAGE YOUR OWN FESTIVAL IN BELLO, AND COULD HAVE ANY THREE HEADLINE ACTS FROM ANYWHERE WHO WOULD THEY BE?

Two of my choices would be a huge commercial flops. I will let you guess which ones … Marginal Consort – a Japanese collective/free improvisation group made of sound and visual artists, who have played one concert annually since 1997. They play for 3-4 hours, each setting up in a corner of a big room, with a mixer, instruments, toys and found objects etc…they choose how much to be in the mix or not…the audience walks around the room and will hear different sounds from different vantage points. An amazing experience! Alan Wilkinson / Steve Noble / John Edwards trio – a fiery free jazz trio that I love so much. Every time I see them play the smile on my face is there for a long time after. They are phenomenal improvisers with attuned listening and knowledge of each other, that every time they play it’s a great moment of musical communication.

John Coltrane – If I had a time machine I would go back in time and bring John Coltrane to Bellingen!