LAWRENCE D "BUTCH" MORRIS

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The globetrotting projects of the American composer Lawrence "Butch" Morris, who has died of cancer aged 65, drew on the talents of players from many backgrounds, including US and European jazz, Turkish sufi music, Japanese kabuki theatre, and classical music, dance and poetry. Morris described his approach as "an improvised duet for ensemble and conductor". Although he steered these encounters with a baton, his sign language was a homegrown technique he dubbed "conduction" – the definition of which has variously been given as a fusion of conducting and improvisation, and of combustion, ignition and propulsion. Morris staged more than 150 conductions (most of them simply entitled by their number in the sequence) in more than 20 countries in as many years.

His methods were a hybrid of conducting gestures borrowed from Horace Tapscott, Charles Moffett, Sun Ra, Lukas Foss and the electronics and computer composer Larry Austin. When he conducted a
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Dust to Dust
Avant-Garde Jazz 1991

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Europamerica
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
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In Touch...But Out of Reach
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
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Avant-Garde Jazz 1985
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Homeing
Avant-Garde Jazz 1989
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Conduction #28 & #31
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
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Conduction #38 ("In Freud's Garden"), #39 ("Thread Waxing Space") & #40 ("Thread Waxing Space")
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
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Conductions 25 (Akbank) & 26 (Akbank II)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
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Conduction 11
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
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Conduction 22: Documenta: Gloves & Mitts
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
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Conduction #28 & # 31
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
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Conduction #31,#35 & #36
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
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Conduction #50
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
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Conduction #41: New World, New World
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
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Conduction 15: Where Music Goes II
Avant-Garde Jazz 1996
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Burning Cloud
Avant-Garde Jazz 1996
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Conduction #23: Quinzaine de Montreal
Avant-Garde Jazz 1996
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Butch Morris Conducts Berlin Skyscraper
Avant-Garde Jazz 1998
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Conduction 70: Tit For Tat
Avant-Garde Jazz 1998
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Holy Sea - Conductions 57, 58, 59
Avant-Garde Jazz 1999
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Conduction® / Induction
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
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Conductions 143/1 143/2
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
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Verona
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
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Possible Universe (Conduction 192)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014

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Testament: A Conduction Collection
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995

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