Bio ●

Photo: Yusuf Alazhar

Morgan is an organizer and experimental electronic musician who draws creative strength from the vast diasporas of his fellow southeast Asian kin.

Departing from the interconnected punk, noise and rave scenes of southern California of the late 90s, his recent sonic homings invoke the music of his matrilineal roots from Borneo and Java.

This history finds its gestural articulation in his performances that traverse chord and texture, recollecting more nuanced musical intervals and atypical rhythms evocative of worlds more kind, magical and playful.

From Camp Cosmic: Cosmic Gathering Alkisah Meetup – Chemnitz, DE

While not overtly political, much of Morgan’s work seeks overlaps between musical diasporas to celebrate and support each other.

Morgan currently plays modular, groove-oriented polymetric rhythms and microtonal interference inspired by Balinese gamelan.  Evolving, hand-programmed percussion sequences, are infused with drone-like FM and wavefolding techniques, drawing inspiration from pelog and slendro scales as much as from the delicate unfolding sound spaces of Élian Radigue.

Morgan also co-manages label operations for L-KW, hosts a monthly radio show on Refuge Worldwide, and co-curates Soy&Synth with performing art collective, Soydivision.

Kiamat Rehearsal, Haus der Indonesischen Kulturen
Photo: Yusuf Alazhar

With Soydivision, Morgan collaborated with Rabih Beaini from Morphine Records for a musical staging of KIAMAT, inspired by Senyawa’s Alkisah, which they also co-released with over 40 other record labels.

Photo: Yusuf Alazhar

Most recently, L-KW, Soydivision, and Midnight Shift collaborated on a 3-part improvised music series featuring artists from southeast Asian and south American diasporas.

Soy&synth, Kantine am Berghain October 28th 2022 w/ Marcioz
Photo: Asarela Dewi

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