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Shane Morris

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Multi-instrumentalist and composer of ambient and electronic music, Shane Morris has spent most of his life exploring and cultivating sounds and their relationships. Inspired by nature, patterns, systems, and science, Morris weaves tribal rhythms, ethereal atmospheres, and digital electronica into mystical soundscapes that are rooted in traditions of the past while embracing contemporary technology. A solo musician since 2008, Shane Morris is a BMI recording artist with music released at Spotted Peccary/Lotuspike, Relaxed Machinery, and independently, as well as many releases licensed in Creative Commons.

Shane Morris is fluent with over 30 percussion and wind instruments from around the world and has been studying, performing, and recording for 25 years. Morris is also deeply involved in hardware and software synthesizers, digital processing, DiY electronics, generative systems, and field recordings, which are often combined with acoustic instruments in his compositions.

Apart from his solo works, Morris is a frequent collaborator both live and in-studio and worked with a number of artists including Disturbed Earth, Mystified, Dan Minoza, Palancar, Howard Moscovitz, Emerald Adrift, Pixyblink, Killerhaven, Modulator ESP, Kevin Kissinger, Q, Blue Hell, Jack Hertz, and Anton Mobin.

Morris received a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology and Music from Missouri State University with a particular interest in ritual music of the African diaspora. Continuing his studies in percussion, Morris took workshops at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Ma. with Giovanni Hidalgo and Jamie Haddad, Humboldt State University in Arcata, Ca. with Michael Spiro, Los Munequitos de Matanzas, and Howard Kaufman, and Raleigh, NC. with Mamady Keita.

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