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Ashley Fure (b. 1982) is an American composer and installation artist. Called “raw, elemental,” and “richly satisfying” by the New York Times, her work explores the kinetic source of sound, bringing focus to the muscular act of music making and the chaotic behaviors of raw acoustic matter. She holds a PhD in Music Composition from Harvard University and joined the Dartmouth College Music Department as Assistant Professor in 2015. A finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Music, Fure also received 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, and a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship from Columbia University.

  Photo by Daniel Dorsa

Photo by Daniel Dorsa

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 Custom 3D printed megaphones by Matter Design (Brandon Clifford, Johanna Lobdell, Wes McGee). Image by Brandon Clifford.

Custom 3D printed megaphones by Matter Design (Brandon Clifford, Johanna Lobdell, Wes McGee). Image by Brandon Clifford.

The New York Philharmonic commissioned Fure to create a new piece, Filament, for trio, orchestra, and moving voices. Filament will premiere on September 20th, 2018 to open Jaap van Zweden’s inaugural concert as the the new music director of the NY Phil. Performances will be in the evenings September 20, 21, 22, and 25 in David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center.

Read more about the piece in this New York Times preview and find tickets here.

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Bound to the Bow, for Orchestra and Electronics, is named a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Music.

Fure wins the 2017 Rome Prize in Music Composition and a Guggenheim Fellowship

Read Justin Davidson’s beautifully written profile of Fure's work for the New York Magazine / Vulture.

 

  Justin Davidson’s feature length profile of Fure for New York Magazine.

Justin Davidson’s feature length profile of Fure for New York Magazine.