Throughout the other is contained in the one, Morgan Krauss expresses what it means to her to be a survivor of sexual abuse and sexual assault. The work is a multi-movement piece, approximately 45 minutes in length, scored for an unconducted chamber ensemble of six players: flute, voice, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, and viola. The work will be semi-staged with fixed choreography designed collaboratively, and will utilize text from experimental filmmaker Richard Kern’s 1985 work The Right Side Of My Brain.
As in Kern’s work, which is known for its self-referential approaches to depicting the artist’s relationship to his subject, Krauss’ composition uses similar approaches to challenge the ways musicians relate physically to their instruments. Krauss explores the manipulation of musicians’ physical gestures until they feel trapped by their own instruments—or until their instruments begin to counteract themselves and choke their own sounds.
Marcos Balter: Codex Seraphinianus (2013)
Morgan Krauss: the other is contained in the one (2019, world premiere)
Isabel Lepanto Gleicher
Performances and commissioning activities during the 2018-19 concert season are made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Jerome Foundation, A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Family Foundation, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, Amphion Foundation, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Pacific Harmony Foundation, Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, The Casement Fund, BMI Foundation, as well as public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council for the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Yamaha Artist Services New York is the exclusive piano provider for ICE.