Morgan Belenguer is a French artist – choreographer based in Paris, and composes under the name of Morgan Friedrich. Friedrich represents a character, more or less imagined, a romantic who, when confronted with the death of the concept “nature”, loses the ground beneath his feet. From this moment, he falls into a profound vertigo, nostalgic of a Nature that is impossible to recover. Friedrich’s music expresses different facets of a multiplicity of emotions linked to his state of transformation, a metamorphosis.
His upcoming album IT, is a 7 tracks LP that depict 7 imaginary scenes where IT grows, chases, squeals, tumbles, laughs, flees and dives. Unclear what IT is, an interpretation, a projection, a fantaisie of IT Misunderstood, in the infinite bubble of perspectives, IT differs, derives, exist. IT will be self-released on December 15th / 2020 via Bandcamp
1: Climate change.
2: Life thinks and constantly transforms the space in which it unfolds.
3: Alternatives are possible!
1. What is the biggest inspiration for your music?
We may all be possessed and inhabited by a multitude of things that are familiar or foreign to us. Things that work us, move us, push us and even devour us. This is what I want to translate into music.
2. How and when did you get into making music?
I was a dancer out of the conservatory, and then became a choreographer. Music was for me at the time a space and a partner. Shortly after moving to Berlin, I met electronic musicians that became close friends. They introduced me to the tools to compose, and thats’s how I started! It opened up a whole new world of possibilities where I was able to transpose the work of choreography into music composition, both are obviously deeply intertwined.
3. What are 5 of your favourite albums of all time?
Tough one, I can’t really respond to that. To me, music is an ongoing and fluid relationship which evolves and changes over time.
4. What do you associate with Berlin?
Space, so much space, in multiple ways.
5. What’s your favourite place in your town?
The park of Buttes Chaumont, Paris.
6. If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?
Gardening or free-diving.
7. What was the last record/music you bought?
Tim Hecker – Love Streams.
8. Who would you most like to collaborate with?
My friend drummer Yoann Serra.
9. What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?
As a spectator, Oneohtrix Point Never in Paris.
10. How important is technology to your creative process?
To compose music is to explore it, and technology is a part of that exploration. I’m using a very reduced amount of equipment, I like to choose them carefully and together, we try to go as far as we can.
11. Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career/art?