Ashley Fure


Solitude fellowship

City, Country:

Cambridge, MA, United States


Aug 2007 - Aug 2007

Born in 1982 in Michigan/USA.

Fure studied composition at the Oberlin Conservatory, OH/USA and the Interlochen Arts Academy, MI/USA. Currently she is a doctoral candidate at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA/USA. Her primary teachers have been Lewis Nielson, Harrison Birtwistle, Chaya Czernowin, Julian Anderson, Hans Tutchku, and Joshua Fineberg.

Selected pieces: «Blush» for amplified ensemble (16 players) and electronics (2007); »Susurrus« for violin, flute, cello, percussion and electronics (2006, first version); »Steamed« for soprano and electronics (2005); »Work with the Bones« for solo violin (2004).

Her music has been featured on NPR’s St. Paul Sunday and performed by such ensembles as eighth blackbird, the Arditti Quartet, the Ying Quartet, and the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble.

Fure was awarded the George Arthur Knight Prize, the Pauline Oliveros Prize, the Blodgett Composition Prize, and the Grand Prize in Composition from Oberlin Conservatory.