SORNE is a tapestry of humanism, calling upon hand-made instruments, ethereal voices, and poetic storytelling to forge a renewed sense of song. With influences ranging from Japanese and African folk music to the beat poetry of Kerouac and Ginsberg, acclaimed visual artist Morgan Sorne allows the spirit of his music to seep into the other artistic mediums he works within. Part of the select few chosen to participate in the 2009 and 2011 Texas Biennial, Morgan has earned a reputation for stark, enthralling collections whose presentations border on the line of interactive theater. The pieces on stage during SORNE's live performances achieve this same sense of immersion, as you are coaxed into a world painted with song and lyric.
'House of Stone,' self-released in early 2011, is the introduction to a saga that explores the essence of being in the face of our most primal instinct: survival. Five siblings come together in the wake of their father's untimely death, and are cast out into a post-apocalyptic world, left to come to terms with and ultimately defend what remains of their heritage. This narrative has found its way into Morgan's unique blending of visual installations, musical compositions and experimental vocal performances.
This fall SORNE will release a 10" single entitled 'Eat Your Young,' featuring remixes from 'House of Stone' and two new songs from the upcoming LP, 'House of Stone: First Born.'