_morgan krauss (b. 1985) is a composer currently living in Chicago. She received her Bachelor of Music in Composition at Columbia College Chicago in the winter of 2012. She is now continuing her studies in Music Composition as a Doctoral student at Northwestern University.
Krauss’ ambitions in her works are to produce tactile explorations based on ones physical awareness and elements of allurement. Her music is focused on the latent instability of seemingly fixed gestures where the interaction between the performer and the score creates yet a third entity, often guided by improvisation and the clashing of emotional opposites.
Her recent accomplishments are as follows: Two time New Music USA Grant recipient, soundSCAPE Festival, first prize at the 2013 Orkest de ereprijs YCM competition, the Young Composers Workshop in Curitiba, Brazil, along with performances at Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Darmstadt, Festival of the Lakes, Colorfield Festival, Bowling Green New Music Festival, and NUNC!.
Krauss' collaborations include: University of Paraná Philharmonic Orchestra, contemporary vocal ensemble Voix de Stras, Axiom Brass Quintet, Constellation Men's Ensemble, ensemble cross.art, Ensemble Recherche, vers ensemble, Ensemble Linea, Myotis Kollektiv, International Contemporary Ensemble, Ensemble Gending, Spektral Quartet, Ensemble Dal Niente, Ensemble 61, Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, Fonema Consort, MFCP, Chicago Composers Orchestra, Volta Collective, flutist Shanna Gutierrez, composer/sound engineer Francisco Castillo Trigueros, soprano Frauke Aulbert of Collect/Project, percussionist Jonathan Hepfer, soprano Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, guitarist Jesse Langen, soprano Carrie Shaw, clarinetist Alejandro Acierto, Bearthoven trio, Aurea Silva Trio, Hasco Duo, Forward Moving Project with cellist Amanda Gookin, and guitarist Eric R. Singh.