the inner workings of a throat exposed (2016)
Premiered on December 11, 2016 by the Elsabe Raath, Daniele Rosina, and Thallien Ensemble at the Henry Le Boeuf Hall at The Bozar in Brussels, Belgium
(solo viola and fl, cl, trpt, trb, piano, perc, elec gtr, 2 vlns, vla, vlc)
Written for solo viola and ensemble, the inner workings of a throat exposed was inspired in part by Monica Youn’s poem, Brownacre.
‘...a shape that should have been an emblem
of sufficiency, of calm, but whose surfaces
were teeming with a turbulent rush of particles
like the inner workings of a throat exposed, and
whose dimensions were expanding with shocking speed,
accumulating mass, accumulating coherence...’
Find out more about Monica Youn’s poetry at www.monicayoun.com.