Composer/performer Jeff Morton completed a Masters Degree in Music Composition at the University of Victoria. His research topics include music composition, graphic notation, electronic and electro-acoustic music, improvisation, and media art. Jeff has studied with Christopher Butterfield, Daniel Biro, and Gyula Csapo. Jeff Morton performs as an improvising and electro-acoustic musician, as a soloist and in ensembles, and he collaborates with dancers, visual artists, filmmakers, and media artists across Canada and internationally. In addition to performing and composing, Jeff is a recording engineer, installation artist, and graphic designer. He currently works out of Regina, SK, Canada.
Recent highlights include: A new original composition for trumpet quintet and organ, entitled People Deserving Something, recorded on Catchment, a new CD by Amy Horvey, trumpet; Design and delivery of Microphone Lab, a workshop on creative recording techniques with hi-fi and low-fi recording materials, at PAVED Arts, Saskatoon, SK; Release of And The Daily Life (Panospria 048), a collaborative electroacoustic EP with Kirk McNally; Percussionist at outdoor poolside performance with trio Princess Amethyst and the Gemtones, as part of the Secret Gardens Tour 2010, produced by New Dance Horizons; Technical Director for the 2010 Queer City Cinema Performance Art, Audio Art, and Film Fesitival; A two-week performance tour in Montréal, QC, including performances with Sweet Stomp Trio, the McGill Wind Symphony, and as part of Café Concrete #7 at Theatre Sainte-Catherines; Composition and performance of Winter Music, with Ramses Calderon, as part of the 2010 New Music Concert Series at Neutral Ground Gallery; Quintet and solo performances of original composition Parliament Music, at Sounding Landscapes, March 2, 2010, and as part of Nuit Blanche 2010, at Cagibi, Montréal, respectively.
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[Jeffrey David Morton]
Regina (Saskatchewan, Canada), 1979
Residence: Ottawa (Ontario, Canada)