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Evelyn Ida Morris


A gifted composer celebrated for their dexterity across multiple instruments and for composition that is complex and structurally adventurous.

In 2014, having already released several of their own albums under the name Pikelet, Morris co-founded LISTEN, an advocacy group focused on creating discourse around gender diversity and politics in Australian music.

In 2017, Evelyn Morris released their first self titled album under Evelyn Ida Morris. The album represents a significant departure from the looping pop of Pikelet, for which Evelyn is best known. It builds on the structural complexity of that project, but focuses wholly on piano – huge, wild, racing, dexterous piano. These new works are lush, postclassical compositions, frequently referencing Debussy and Ravel. Thematically, they deal with the experience of being non-binary and making sense of that experience.

Since working on Acute Misfortune in 2018, Morris has been working on two more feature film soundtracks, and a short film by Lucy Knox. Their first feature earned them an ARIA nomination – Australia’s premier peer-selected awards. Reviews for Acute Misfortune identified the soundtrack as having an ‘inimitable air.’

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