Evelyn Ida Morris

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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, Morris has released four albums as Pikelet, an experimental pop act, winning the Age Music Victoria Award for Best Experimental Musician and shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize. Prior to that they were known for their drumming in hardcore acts such as Baseball and True Radical Miracle.

In 2014, Morris co-founded LISTEN, an advocacy group focused on creating discourse around and documentation of gender diversity and gender politics in music in Australia. Morris is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns.

As a session musician Morris has accompanied artists such as Ariel Pink, Darren Hanlon, Grand Salvo, Laura Jean and Clare Bowditch. They have collaborated on various projects, including The Boredoms’ Boadrum, 10/10/10 performance at Melbourne Festival and Deanne Butterworth’s dance work Siteless Now at the National Gallery of Victoria. In 2016, Morris completed a residency in Switzerland at renowned classical music institution Kunstlerhaus Boswil.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre

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