Electric company: Sorne

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.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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