Fure, Ash

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is a sonic artist who blends installation and performance. Called “purely visceral” and “staggeringly original” by The New Yorker, Fure’s full-bodied listening experiences open uncommon sites of collective encounter. Operating outside language or story, Fure shapes charged multisensory atmospheres that listeners and performers navigate together. Recent immersive productions include Hive Rise: for Subs and Megas (2020), commissioned by Club TransMediale (CTM) and premiered in Berlin’s iconic Berghain club; Filament: for Trio, Orchestra, and Moving Voices (2018), commissioned by the New York Philharmonic and premiered in New York’s Geffen Hall; and TheForce of Things (2017), an installation opera, premiered at Peak Performances, that wrestles with the rising tide of climate dread inside us. Fure holds a PhD in Music Composition from Harvard University and is an Associate Professor of Music at Dartmouth College. A finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Music, Fure is the recipient of two Lincoln Center Emerging Artists Awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Rome Prize in Music Composition, a DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Prize, a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant for Artists, a Fulbright Fellowship to France, a Darmstadt Kranichsteiner Musikpreis, and a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship from Columbia University. 

Selected works (since 2005): Inescapable for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion (2005), Spines for large ensemble (2005), Steamed for soprano and live electronics (2005), Drips of Hiss for string quartet (2006), Susurrus for flute, violin, cello, percussion, and electronics (2006), Blush for sinfonietta and electronics (2007), Névé for oil barrel used as a drum and ensemble (2008), Wire & Wool for cello and electronics (2009), Cyan for orchestra (2009), Aperture / Iris for nine performers (2010), Pull for electric guitar and percussion (2010), Tripwire, multimedia installation (with Jean-Michel Albert, 2011), Hover, multimedia installation (with Adam Fure, 2012), Therefore I Was for cello, piano, and percussion (2012), Veer, multimedia installation (with Adam Fure, 2012), Soma for six performers (2012), Albatross for large ensemble and electronics (2014), Ply, electroacoustic ballet (with The Guests Company, 2014), Something to Hunt for large ensemble (2014), Feed Forward for sinfonietta (2014), Études for Anthropocene for septet and electronics (2016), Bound to the Bow for orchestra and electronics (2016), The Force of Things: An Opera for Objects, installation opera (2016), Shiver Lung 1 for ensemble and electronics (2016), Shiver Lung 2 for percussion and electronics (2017), Anima for string quartet and electronics (2017), A Library on Lightning for Btrumpet, bassoon, and double bass (2018), Shiver Lung 3, improvisation for subwoofers and instrumental sounds (2018), Filament for trio, orchestra and moving voices (2018), Hive Rise for megaphones and instruments (2020), Together Games for megaphones and instruments (2020).