"Morn's landing" is a side-project created by Chapman Stick player Andy Salvanos, inspired by the early works of Mike Oldfield and the synth-laden compositions of Jean Michel Jarre, Vangelis and Georgio Moroder. It marks a temporary stylistic detour for Andy, who has made a name for himself as a solo performer. Yet, his familiar trademark of strong melodic themes and instrumental "storytelling" permeate "Morn's landing", conjuring up powerful images of an uncertain and sometimes frightening world, but one where beauty and love ultimately prevail.
After working around the world as a session bassist, Andy Salvanos switched to the Chapman Stick; arguably his most rewarding decision to date. Since 2007 Andy has built an impressive performance resume and is now working on his fourth album. He makes effective use of the instrument's full range; using ideas from classical, folk, Latin and new age music and fusing them into something unique.
Andy is an avid street performer who can often be heard in Adelaide's (South Australia) Rundle Mall, where he quickly attracted the attention of local organizations and media. He has performed at the Adelaide International Guitar Festival and National Folk Festival, and has been interviewed by national and local publications, including Australian Music Forum and Merge Magazine.
A prolific writer and improviser, he considers most of his material "work in progress". Andy's recordings include "Fragments" and "Closer" from 2007, and the new release "Morn's landing". In 2009, "Closer" was nominated for the JPF Awards "Best Solo Instrumental Album", and subsequently finished second behind Jeff Schmidt's "Outre" in the final poll.
"Andy Salvanos, Your music reminds me of the sound of the world. Thank you for giving us the world to listen to, because sometimes people don't take the time..." (John Francis Downey, Solo Guitarist, Canada).