Ashley Fure

Field of Practice:

Music / Sound

City, Country:

Paris, France


2009, 2010, 2011


Jan 2011 - May 2011

Born 1982 in Michigan/USA.

Ashley Fure holds degrees from the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, MI/USA, the Oberlin Conservatory in Oberlin, OH/USA, and from Harvard University in Cambridge, MA/USA, where she is currently a doctoral candidate under the guidance of Chaya Czernowin. Her primary teachers have been Chaya Czernowin, Julian Anderson, Helmut Lachenmann, and Brian Ferneyhough.

Ashley Fure’s music has been featured on Deutschlandfunk (Cologne/Germany), Radio Monalisa (the Netherlands), and National Public Radio (USA) and in such festivals as the ISCM World Music Days (Lithuania), the Goteborg Siren Festival in Gothenburg/Sweden, and the Third Practice Electroacoustic Music Festival (USA).

She has collaborated with the Arditti Quartet, Ensemble SurPlus, and eighth blackbird, among others, and attended the Acanthes Music Festival with Wolfgang Rihm, the American Academy in Fontainebleau with Allain Gussain, and the Akademie Schloss Solitude Summer Academy with Chaya Czernowin.

Honors include two ISCM World Music Days nominations, a George Arthur Knight Prize, an SCI/ASCAP Young Composer’s Prize, a Pauline Oliveros Prize, a Blodgett Composition Prize, and an Oberlin Conservatory Grand Prize in Composition. Fure attends the 2008/2009 cursus at IRCAM (l’Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique) in Paris.

Ashley Fure will be collaborating with architects Ellie Abrons and Adam Fure to create an interactive installation on the grounds of Akademie Schloss Solitude. The work will encourage a visceral experience of raw matter enabled by elaborate structural frameworks and natural material behavior.

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