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.
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 www.nuthre.ca for recent activities and full CV.