Playing as much within and as on the fringes of aesthetic codes, Félix-Antoine Morin deploys an array of acoustic instruments, traditional percussion, field recordings and digital signal processing to compose his cosmic incantations and transcendent listening experiences.
A visual artist as well as an electroacoustic composer, Morin finds inspiration for his poetic creations in the processual components of traditional and sacred music. He studied visual arts at UQAM and electroacoustic composition at the Conservatory of Montréal, and collaborates frequently with contemporary choreographers, videographers and several musicians, including Jean-François Laporte, the Quasar quartet, Alexander Wilson, Nuclear Ramjet, ttttttttttttttttttttt and the Folksinstock collective (with Line Katcho, Jean-François Blouin, Guillaume Cliche, Maxime Corbeil-Perron and videographer Karl Lemieux.) As one half of Political Ritual with Corbeil-Perron, he creates a hypnotic mantra of high toned oscillations, unpredictable frequency manipulation and dark drones that break in a cathartic crescendo or a cacophony of percussion. He's won a JTTP award and the Joseph S. Stauffer award from the Canada Council for the Arts for his works, many of which he's performed in national and international events and festivals—solo and with his collaborators. Morin's recent solo release, Le jeu des miroirs de Kali, draws on his sound recordings from wandering through Northern India by train and on foot, day and night, and renders those intense sonic life samplings into a hallucinatory, continent-spanning soundscape of the present day.
At MUTEK he performs a small-scale live work, Generate Function, fusing electroacoustic music, minimal techno and cold wave in the dark.