Morana is an ancient Slavic goddess of death and winter. She denotes the end of frost and wintertime, rebirth
of nature. The name comes from mare or mara, a malicious entity in Slavic and Germanic folklore, associated
with nightmares and sleep paralysis. She rides on people’s chests while they sleep, surpresses them, bringing on
In Poland she represents a demon of the winter, in Czech and some other Slavic languages she is regarded as a kind of elf or spirit as well as a sphinx moth or night butterfly. In Russian traditions the name means a female
character, similar to kikimora.
Choker MORAna is a DIY analog instrument that senses vibrations of vocal cords. It is a set up of few piezo discs which detect audiovibrations through contact with solid objects and they transduce only structure-borne sound.