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 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award, 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.
On September 20th, 2018 The New York Philharmonic premiered Filament, for trio, orchestra, and moving voices, commissioned for their 2018 opening gala concert. Conducted by Jaap van Zweden, the performance featured Rebekah Heller, Brandon Lopez, and Nate Wooley as soloists, and the Constellation Chor using custom megaphones created by Matter Design. Read reviews from The New York Times, the New Yorker, and Vulture as well this New York Times preview.