Phil Morton (Musician)

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Phil Morton (born 1954, in Liverpool) is a musician who has worked mainly in the field of free improvisation since the 1992. He has been active consistently during that time as a promoter of concerts of freely improvised music in Liverpool and the north, providing hundreds of playing opportunities for both local and international musicians.


Phil Morton photo Mark Jones

Early years

Early interest in `free improvisation`

Phil Morton's first contact with what is known as `free improvisation` was Charles Fox `jazz today` programme BBC Radio 3. On hearing the sounds and music of, Barry Guy, Paul Rutherford and Derek Bailey his response at the age of 13 was: they are doing that deliberately to annoy me. It was not a pleasurable sound, but interesting. He is still interested. He would buy the magazine `Musics` at the radical bookshop `News from nowhere`. He speculates his first `improv gig` was Alterations featuring Steve Beresford, Peter Cusack and Terry Day and attended the workshop too.

Frakture years

Frakture 1997 - 2014 initially conceived as a `music club` or space developed into a creative arts Organisation nay a `creative industry` .



Workshop & activity

Projects commissioned by third parties

The Liverpool Biennial, Sonic Gaze 2005

Liverpool Hope University - Sound relay project 2004

The Long Walk, Liverpool, for More Music 2007

Project management and funding

External web pages & Social media links