Ashley Fure
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Composer Portraits: Ashley Fure

Sound starts with touch: air bumps air, hair rubs wire, fingers press and pull and pluck. And yet, classical...

Ashley Fure

International Contemporary Ensemble

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 8pm

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Young American composer Ashley Fure is attracting international attention—and for good reason. Growing up in Michigan’s remote Upper Peninsula, Fure starting writing early. “I was composing out of a renegade spirit,” she says, “wildly, and without rules.” Since then, she’s studied with Helmut Lachenmann, Chaya Czernowin, Brian Ferneyhough, and others, but she’s retained her independent voice and energetic style. The winner of the coveted top prize at the 2014 Darmstadt festival, Fure is working on a multimedia opera, excerpts of which will have their first hearing in this Portrait.


  • Etudes from the Anthropocene (2015) world premiere
  • Albatross (2014)
  • Something to Hunt (2014)
  • Soma (2012)
  • Wire and Wool (2009)