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"The Never Quartet 1.001.004 - 1.001.005" is a crackling, richly layered realization of Michael Morley's ongoing installation work "Music for The Never Quartet". 


With the Never Quartet, Morley employs the resonating qualities of four steel string, wooden acoustic guitars placed upon items of wooden furniture to reveal connections between time and space by sonically activating the instruments and the other wooden objects within architectural structures. Tonal drones are produced by acoustic guitars placed on the top of solid wooden furniture. The tones are generated in the guitars using electronic bows that are placed upon the steel guitar strings. 


During the installation, audiences are encouraged to record and playback loops of the quartet on their personal devices and contribute to the composition and performance in real-time. 


Michael Morley is a New Zealand based sound artist and visual artist. His work across a range of genre confirms his abilities as an artist, composer, improvisor, performer, and producer. Responsible for over 100 audio releases from 1985 to 2019 as: Gate, The Dead C, The Righteous Yeah, The Fuck Chairs, Sun Valley, and many other collaborations and solo recordings. The development of Music for The Never Quartet has come from a thirty year exploration of the guitar and of sound as art. 

Michael Morley "The Never Quartet 1.001.004 - 1.001.005" C60 Cassette, C60 + 2LP

  • Bundle Available

    Purchase the Never Quartet cassette and Michael Morley's 2LP "Heavens Idleness Awaits" together for $30.

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