EMPLOYMENT

  • Dartmouth College [Hanover, New Hampshire] Assistant Professor of Sonic Arts | July 2015

  • Columbia University [New York, New York] Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow | July 2014 – June 2015

  • Oberlin Conservatory [Oberlin, Ohio] Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Composition | January 2012 - May 2012

EDUCATION

  • Harvard University [Cambridge, Massachusetts] PhD in Music Composition | May 2013

  • IRCAM [Paris, France] Cursus 2 | June 2011, Cursus 1 | April 2009

  • Harvard University [Cambridge, Massachusetts] Master of Arts in Music Composition with Distinction | June 2006

  • Oberlin Conservatory [Oberlin, Ohio] Bachelor of Music in Composition | June 2004

  • Interlochen Arts Academy [Interlochen, Michigan] Diploma in Music Composition | June 2000

HONORS

  • Pulitzer Prize Finalist, Bound to the Bow, 2017

  • Guggenheim Fellowship, 2017

  • Rome Prize in Music Composition, 2017

  • DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Prize, 2017

  • Grant for Artists, Foundation for Contemporary Arts | 2016

  • Busoni Prize, Akademie der Künste, Berlin | 2015

  • Kranichsteiner Music Prize, Darmstadt Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik | 2014

  • Fulbright Fellow to France | 2013-14

  • Berlin Prize in Music Composition, Alternate | 2013-14

  • Impuls International Composition Prize | 2013

  • Stipendienpreis, Darmstadt Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik | 2012

  • Staubach Honorarium for the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik | 2011

  • Julius F. Jezek Prize | 2011

  • Cité Internationale des Arts 6-month Fellowship, Paris, France | 2011

  • NPR Music Top Composers under 40, WQXR, New York, New York | 2011

  • Adelbert W. Sprague Prize | 2010

  • Akademie Schloss Solitude 10-month Fellowship, Stuttgart, Germany |2009

  • National Endowment for the Arts Commission Grant | 2008

  • World Music Days Young Composers Prize Finalist | 2008

  • U.S. Nominee, World Music Days, Vilnius, Lithuania | 2008

  • Oscar Schafer Grant for Distinguished Teaching, Harvard University | 2008

  • John Knowles Paine Fellowship (6), Harvard University | 2005 - 2010

  • Derek C. Bok Teaching Award (5), Harvard University | 2006 - 2010

  • ASCAP Plus Award (7) | 2007- 2013

  • SCI/ASCAP Student Competition Prize | 2008

  • George Arthur Knight Prize | 2007

  • IAWM Pauline Oliveros Prize | 2007

  • "Masterwork of the New Era," ERM Media | 2007

  • NPR’s Saint Paul Sunday features Inescapable | 2007

  • Blodgett Composition Prize | 2006

  • Oberlin Conservatory Grand Prize in Composition | 2004

RECENT WORKS

  • New Work | for Large Ensemble and Electronics (c. 20’) | 2019
    Commissioned by Ensemble Modern, to be premiered in Munich, Germany in December 2019

  • New Work | for Solo Trumpet (c. 15’) | 2019
    Commissioned by Nate Wooley, to be premiered in New York, NY in November 2019

  • New Work | for Large Ensemble (c. 20’) | 2019
    Commissioned by Green Umbrella of the LA Phil; to be premiered at Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles, California in June 2019 

  • Words or Music? | for Ensemble, Actors, and Electronics (c. 35’) | 2019
    Commissioned by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) as a companion piece to Morton Feldman’s setting of Samuel Beckett’s Words and Music; created in collaboration with director Jim Findlay; to be premiered in New York, New York in April 2019 

  • Filament | for Trio, Orchestra and Moving Voices (c. 15’) | 2018
    Commissioned by the New York Philharmonic; to be premiered at David Geffen Hall in New York, New York in September 2018 

  • A Library on Lightning | for Bb Trumpet, Basoon, and Double Bass (c. 15’) | 2018
    Commissioned by Klangforum Wien; premiered at the Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik in Witten, Germany in April 2018

  • Anima | for String Quartet and Electronics (c. 25’) | 2017
    Commissioned by IRCAM and GMEM for the Diotima Quartet; premiered in Marseille, France in May 2017

  • The Force of Things: An Opera for Objects | an Installation Opera (c. 55’) | 2016
    Commissioned by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE); created in collaboration with architect Adam Fure; premiered at the Darmstadt International Summer Courses for New Music in August 2016

  • Bound to the Bow | for Orchestra and Electronics (c. 16’) | 2016
    Commissioned by the New York Phil Biennial for the Interlochen Academy Orchestra; premiered in June 2016 at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, New York

  • Etudes from the Anthropocene | for Septet and Electronics (c. 17’) | 2016  
    Commissioned by ICE; premiered at Miller Theater in New York, New York, in February 2016

  • Feed Forward | for Sinfonietta (c. 20’) | 2014
    Commissioned by the Impuls International Composition Competition; to be premiered by Klangforum Wien in Graz, Austria in February 2015

  • Something to Hunt | for Large Ensemble (c. 10’) | 2014
    Commissioned by the Darmstadt Stipendienpreis; premiered by Dal Niente at the Darmstadt Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in August 2014

  • Ply | Electroacoustic Ballet with The Guests Company (c. 55’) | 2014
    Commissioned by IRCAM for the 2014 Manifeste Festival; premiered in Paris, France in June 2014

  • Albatross | Large Ensemble and Electronics (c. 15’) | 2014
    Commissioned by the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players for the 2014 Sweet Thunder Festival; premiered in San Francisco, California in April 2014

  • Soma | for Ensemble (6 Players – c. 11’) | 2012
    Commissioned for Curious Chamber Players by the Staubach Honorarium; premiered at the Darmstadt Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in August 2012

  • Veer | Multimedia Installation created with Adam Fure | 2012
    Commissioned by the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany

  • Therefore I Was | for Cello, Piano, and Percussion (c. 14’) | 2012
    Commissioned by the Jezek Prize for Talea Ensemble; premiered in New York, New York in April 2012

  • Hover | Multimedia Installation created with Adam Fure | 2012
    Premiered at Gallery Project in Ann Arbor, Michigan in April 2012

  • Tripwire | Multimedia Installation created with Jean-Michel Albert | 2011
    Premiered at the Agora Festival in Paris, France in June 2011

  • Pull | for Electric Guitar and Percussion (c. 6’) | 2010
    Premiered by Ensemble Nikel at the Tzlil Meudcan Festival in Tel Aviv, Israel in July 2010

  • Aperture/Iris | for Ensemble (9 Players - c. 14’) | 2010
    Commissioned by Calithumpian Consort in Boston, Massachusetts in April 2010

  • Cyan | for Orchestra (c. 7’) | 2009
    Commissioned by the Marquette Symphony Orchestra; premiered in Marquette, Michigan in April 2009

  • Wire & Wool | for Cello and Electronics (c. 8’) | 2009
    Premiered by Florent Maigrot in Paris, France in April 2009

  • Névé | for Oil Drum and Instruments (8 Players – c. 8’) | 2008
    Premiered by White Rabbit in Cambridge, Massachusetts in May 2008

  • Blush | for Sinfonietta and Electronics (17 Players – c. 15’) | 2007
    Commissioned by the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble for the TIMARA Festival; premiered in Oberlin, OH in April 2007

  • Susurrus | for Flute, Violin, Cello, Percussion, and Electronics (c. 9’) | 2006
    Commissioned by eighth blackbird for the Third Practice Electroacoustic Music Festival; premiered in Richmond, Virginia in March 2006

  • Drips of Hiss | for String Quartet (c. 11’) | 2006
    Premiered by the Arditti Quartet in Cambridge, Massachusetts in February 2006

  • Steamed | for Soprano and Live Electronics (c. 4’) | 2005
    Premiered by Hannah Lash in Cambridge, Massachusetts in December 2005

  • Spines | for Large Ensemble (13 Players – c. 8’) | 2005
    Premiered by l’Orchestre National de Lorraine at the Acanthes Festival in Metz, France in June 2005

  • Inescapable | for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano, and Percussion (c. 11’) | 2005
    Commissioned by eighth blackbird; premiered in New York, NY in September 2005

  • Work with the Bones | for Violin Solo (c. 12’) | 2004
    Premiered by Aimee Weiss in Cambridge Massachusetts in September 2004

  • Shrapnel | for String Quartet (c. 13’) | 2004
    Premiered by the Jasper Quartet in Oberlin, Ohio in May 2004

  • Clay Teeth | for Chamber Orchestra (c. 7’) | 2004
    Premiered by the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble in Oberlin, Ohio in April 2004

RECENT AND UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

  • Filament, New York Philharmonic, New York, New York, September 2018

  • Anima, Darmstadt, Germany, July 2018

  • Bound to the Bow, BBC Scottish Symphony, Glasgow, Scotland, April 2018

  • A Library on Lightning, Klangforum Wien, Vienna, Austria, April 2018

  • A Library on Lightning, Klangforum Wien, Witten, Germany, April 2018

  • Anima, Mosaik Quartet, Maerz Musik, Berlin, Germany, March 2018

  • Shiver Lung, Phönix Solisten, Maerz Musik, Berlin, Germany, March 2018

  • Wire & Wool, Scharoun Enemble, Rome, Italy, February 2018

  • Anima, Scharoun Enemble, Rome, Italy, February 2018

  • Therefore I Was, Scharoun Ensemble, Rome, Italy, February 2018

  • Anima, Mills College, Oakland, California, February 2018

  • Shiver Lung 2, Mills College, Oakland, California, February 2018

  • Wire & Wool, Mills College, Oakland, California, February 2018

  • Feed Forward, Impuls Festival, Graz, Austria | February 2015

  • Ply, Festival Total Danse, Ile de la Réunion, France | November 2014

  • Ply, Centre Nationale de la Danse, Paris, France | October 2014

  • Tripwire, BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium | September 2014

  • Ply, Biennale de la Danse, Lyon, France | September 2014

  • Something to Hunt, Dal Niente, Darmstadt | Germany, August 2014

  • Therefore I Was, Walden School Players | July 2014

  • Wire & Wool, TIMF Ensemble, Tongyeong | Korea, April 2014

  • Wire & Wool, TIMF Ensemble, Seoul, Korea | April 2014

  • Albatross, SFCMP, San Francisco, California | April 2014

  • Tripwire, Seconde Nature, Aix-en-Provence | February 2014

  • Tripwire, L’Ososphère, Strasbourg, France | December 2012

  • Soma, Curious Chamber Players, Darmstadt, Germany | July 2012

  • Sussurus, Walden School Players | July 2012

  • Veer, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany |June 2012

  • Wire & Wool, Severine Ballon, Stuttgart, Germany | June 2012

  • Tripwire, Montréal Biennale Numérique, Montreal, Canada | April 2012

  • Therefore I Was, Talea Ensemble, New York, New York | March 2012

  • Hover, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, Michigan | March 2012

  • Wire & Wool, Kivie Cahn-Liphman, Northampton, Massachusetts | March 2012

  • Wire & Wool, Kivie Cahn-Liphman, Oberlin, Ohio | February 2012

  • Tripwire, Stereolux Festival, Nantes, France | January 2012

  • Tripwire, Nemo Festival, Paris, France | September 2011

  • Tripwire, Panorama, Tourcoing, France | June 2011

  • Tripwire, Agora Festival, Paris, France | June 2011

  • Pull, Ensemble Nikel, Tel Aviv, Israel | July 2010

  • Aperture/Iris, Calithumpian Consort, Boston, Massachusetts | April 2010

  • Wire & Wool, Kivie Cahn-Lipman, Cambridge, Massachusetts | December 2009

  • Susurrus, Echoi, San Diego, California | May 2009

  • Susurrus, Marquette Symphony Orchestra, Marquette, Michigan | April 2009

  • Lakewater (1999), Marquette Symphony Orchestra, Marquette, Michigan | April 2009

  • Cyan, Marquette Symphony Orchestra, Marquette, Michigan | April 2009

  • Wire & Wool, Florent Maigrot, Paris, France | March 2009

  • Blush, Lithuanian State Orchestra, Vilnius, Lithuania | October 2008

  • Névé, UCSD Performer’s Union, San Diego, California | June 2008

  • Blush, White Rabbit, Cambridge, Massachusetts | April 2008

  • Susurrus, Echoi, Buffalo, New York | April 2008

  • Susurrus, White Rabbit, Cambridge, Massachusetts | March 2008

  • Susurrus, Siren Ensemble, Göteborg, Sweden | March 2008

  • Névé, White Rabbit, Cambridge, Massachusetts | February 2008

  • Susurrus, Ensemble SurPlus, Stuttgart, Germany | July 2007

  • Blush, Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble, Oberlin, Ohio | April 2007

FESTIVAL PARTICIPATION

  • Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Darmstadt, Germany, 2018

  • Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik, Witten, Germany, 2018

  • Maerz Musik, Berlin, Germany, 2018

  • Festival Les Musiques, Marseille, France, 2017

  • Maerz Musik, Berlin, Germany, 2017

  • Manifeste, Paris, France, 2017

  • Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Darmstadt, Germany, 2016

  • New York Philharmonic Biennial, New York, New York, 2016

  • Impuls Festival, Graz, Austria | 2015

  • Festival Total Danse, Ile de la Réunion, France | 2014

  • BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium | 2014

  • Biennale de la Danse, Lyon, France | 2014

  • Manifeste, Paris, France | 2014

  • Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Darmstadt, Germany | 2014

  • Sweet Thunder, San Francisco, California | 2014

  • Impuls Festival, Graz, Austria | 2013

  • L’Ososphère, Strasbourg, France | 2012

  • Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Darmstadt, Germany | 2012

  • Biennale Internationale d’Art Numérique, Montreal, Canada | 2012

  • Stereolux Festival, Nantes, France | 2012

  • Agora Festival, Paris, France | 2011

  • Nemo Festival, Paris, France | 2011

  • Panorama Festival, Tourcouing, France | 2011

  • Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Darmstadt, Germany | 2010

  • Tzlil Meudcan New Music Course, Tel Aviv, Israel | 2010

  • World Music Days, Vilnius, Lithuania | 2008

  • Siren Festival, Göteborg, Sweden, March | 2008

  • Akademie Schloss Solitude Summer Academy, Stuttgart, Germany | 2007

  • TIMARA Festival, Oberlin, Ohio | 2007

  • Third-Practice Electroacoustic Music Festival, Richmond, Virginia | 2006

  • Acanthes Music Festival, Metz, France | 2005

  • Midwest Composers Symposium, Oberlin, Ohio | 2003

  • Midwest Composers Symposium, Champagne, Illinois | 2002

  • American Academy in Fontainebleau, France | 2002

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Dartmouth College – Hanover, New Hampshire

    - Assistant Professor of Music, September 2015 – Present

    - Introduction to Sonic Arts,” “Sound Art Practice,” “Making Noise,” “DDIY: Creativity in Collaboration,” and “Composition Seminar.”

  • Columbia University [New York, New York] : Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
    - “Music Humanities”
    - “Notation in New Music”

  • Oberlin Conservatory [Oberlin, Ohio] : Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Composition | January 2012 - May 2012
    - “Notation in New Music”
    - “Private Composition Studio”

  • Harvard University [Cambridge, Massachusetts]: Teaching Fellow | September 2006 – May 2010
    - “Introduction to Western Music from Beethoven to the Present”
    - “Advanced Music Theory”
    - “Music and Politics”
    - “First Nights”
    - “Introduction to Music Composition”
    - “Introduction to Music Theory”

SELECTED PRESS

  • Tremors’ | The New Yorker | October 23, 2017 by Alex Ross
    Alex Ross reviews “the sensuous unease” of Fure’s “staggeringly original” The Force of Things: An Opera for Objects.

  • ‘Review: An Indirectly Audible Opera’ | The New York Times | October 10, 2017 by Seth Colter Walls

    “After we had gone through a collective, thorough contemplation of oft-ignored, barely detectable causes and effects, the operatic voice was ready to sing — and to sound truly, traditionally beautiful — once more.”

  • ‘Your Week in Culture’ | New York Times | September 29, 2017 by William Robin

    The New York Times features The Force of Things: An Opera for Objects on its list of October must-sees.

  • ‘Up Close’ | Harvard Magazine | September 26, 2017 by Jennifer Gersten

    Harvard Magazine publishes a profile on Fure’s work and the upcoming East coast premiere of The Force of Things during Peak Performances.

  • ‘Interview with Ashley Fure’ | Times Higher Education | June 29, 2017 by John Elmes

    Questions on a range of topics from England’s premiere education magazine.  

  • ‘2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners’ | The New York Times | April 11, 2017

    Fure’s work Bound to the Bow is announced as a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Music Composition.

  • ‘Peak Performances Devotes Season of Works to Women’ | The New York Times | April 2, 2017 by Andrew R. Chow

    Fure’s installation opera The Force of Things is featured in this announcement of the upcoming 2017/18 Peak Performances season.

  • ‘Lyric Engine: An Interview with Ashley Fure’ | Van Magazine | March 30, 2017 by Jeff Arlo Brown

    An interview about Fure’s work Anima, for augmented string quartet.

  • ‘Die Klassische Musik hat ein Sexismusproblem’ | Sueddeutsch Zeitung | January 11, 2017 by Simon Tonies

    One of Germany’s leading newspapers analyzes ‘the gender problem’ in New Music and cites Fure’s research into gender dynamics at the Darmstadt Internationale Ferienkürse fur Neue Musik.

  • 'Notable Performances and Recordings of 2016’ | The New Yorker | Dec 27, 2016  by Alex Ross

    In his yearend review, Alex Ross names Fure’s Bound to the Bow at the NY Phil Biennial a highlight of his 2016 season.

  • 'A History of Classical Music (The Women-Only Version) ' | The New York Times | Dec 02, 2016 by Alice Gregory

    In this historical synopsis of female composers, The New York Times highlights the work of women making music from 1151, right down to 2016 and Ashley Fure. 

  • 'Map of The New' | The New Yorker | June 27, 2016 by Alex Ross

    Bound to the Bow named the "most arresting of the world premieres" at the NY Phil Biennial.

  • 'Review: At NY Phil Biennial, Interlochen Rises to the Occasion' | The New York Times | June 6, 2016 

    by James Oestreich

    Bound to the Bow called "boldly individual" and "compelling, beginning to end" in the New York Times review of Interlochen's Biennial Performance.

  • 'Rising Start Composer Wins Prestigious Award' | Dartmouth News | February 22, 2016 by Hannah Silverstein

    A look back at Fure's compositional career and her path to Dartmouth College.

  • 'Review: Ashley Fure Highlighted in a Composer Portrait at Columbia' | The New York Times | Feb 8, 2016 

    by Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim

    The New York Times calls Fure’s work “richly satisfying” and imbued with “profound expressivity.”

  • 'Chains Clink, Water Splashes: A Composer’s Beautiful Noise' | The New York Times | January 28, 2016 

    by David Allen

    An in-depth portrait of Fure’s work published as a full-page spread in the Sunday Arts and Leisure Section of The New York Times.

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