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 bad dreams.

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 audio vibrations through contact with solid objects and they transduce only structure-borne sound.