Jeff Morton Bends Circuits And Rewires Minds

Created by Regina-based artist/performer Jeff Morton, this installation piece consists of multiple (6-12) small interactive stations for the creation of live, circuit-bent sound. Participants interact with push-buttons, sliders, dials, and other electronic controls to activate re-wired and modified toy electronic instruments. The installation is both a performable instrument and a composition written with physical objects, and is intended to communicate the impracticality of, and sometimes seemingly malicious intent of, electronic children's toys that carry educational messages, particularly about music.

Jeff Morton will perform live in a showcase that encapsulates many of the ideas and concepts behind All The Horses and The Egg, using DIY modified instruments to produce new and unexpected musical forms.

Jeff Morton

Composer/performer Jeff Morton completed a Masters Degree in Music Composition at the University of Victoria. Jeff Morton performs as an improvising and electro-acoustic musician, and works with dancers, visual artists, and media artists across Canada and internationally. In addition to performing and composing, Jeff is a recording engineer, gallery technician, and graphic designer. He currently works out of Regina, Sk,Canada. See also for recent activities and full CV.

Opening reception - Tuesday 26th, 6-9pm
Exhibition - Tuesday, April 26th 2011 - Saturday, May 7th 2011
Artengine - Arts Court, Room M70, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa Ontario
Gallery Hours: 12pm - 6pm, Wednesday to Sunday
Free admission

Performance - Thursday, April 28th 2011 at 9:00 PM
Club SAW - 67 Nicholas Street, Ottawa Ontario
Free admission

Presented by SAW Video in collaboration with the National Arts Centre's Prairie Scene and Artengine.

SAW Video is an artist-run-centre committed to support ground breaking artistic production, presentation and programming of independent video and media art. SAW Video provides many services to its membership including affordable technical facilities, and a wide range of programmes designed to create an atmosphere that will inspire production through the exchange of ideas around form, content and style.