Leading up to the inaugural Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit, we’re running a series of Q+A interviews with the festival’s artists.
Morgan Sorne of avant-pop act Sorne:
Xpress: If you could have another Mountain Oasis artist remix one of your songs, who would it be?
Morgan Sorne: I would be honored if Trent Reznor remixed one of my songs. He was (is) one of my musical heroes.
If you had to play a set acoustically, how would you go about doing that? Everything I write begins with voice. It is the core of my songcraft. When I perform acoustically, I use either simple percussive instruments, an old guitar or a toy piano to accompany my voice. Sometimes I recruit other vocalists to sing the harmonies written for each song, or I invite the audience to sing with me, which has worked very well.
Do you have anything special planned for your Mountain Oasis set? I have made a cover of Nine Inch Nails’ song “The Becoming” off of the album The Downward Spiral, which I plan on performing as a part of my set.
Sorne performs Saturday, 9:15 p.m. at Asheville Music Hall. More info here.