February 17, 2019
Musician Evelyn Ida Morris joins us to discuss exploring their non-binary identity through songwriting and performance, the realities of activist burnout, and getting a smooch from Jimmy Barnes at the ARIAs.
Links to topics discussed:
- Melbourne-based florist Cecilia Fox
- Evelyn on their last ever record as Pikelet, and their upcoming memorial for the project
- LISTEN – an activist organisation that uses a feminist perspective to promote visibility and experiences of marginalized folk in the Australian music community
- More info on the work LISTEN is doing to help change legislation
- Evelyn’s article ‘Noise in Our Heads’ for The Lifted Brow
- The Acute Misfortune soundtrack by Evelyn Ida Morris
Shout out to:
- Jessica Says
- Waterfall Person
- Scratch Match
- Paradise Rot: A Novel by Jenny Hval (translated by Marjam Idriss)
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.
Morris has released four albums as the experimental pop act Pikelet, for which they were shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize. In 2014, they co-founded LISTEN, an advocacy group focused on creating discourse around gender diversity and politics in Australian music. In 2018 they released their first self titled album under ‘Evelyn Ida Morris’. The album focuses wholly on piano, in lush, postclassical compositions that deal thematically with the experience of being non-binary. Their first film soundtrack, Acute Misfortune, was nominated for an ARIA.