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SoundState Festival – Fraser/Ensemble Modern/Kaziboni - Gedizlioğlu, Abbasi, Grütter, Fure, Žuraj, and Saunders, 19 January 2019

Queen Elizabeth Hall Zeynep Gedizlioğlu: Kesik (2010, UK premiere) Anahita Abbasi: Situation II/Dialoge (2016, UK premiere) Martin Grütter: Die Häutung des Himmels (2016, UK premiere) Ashley Fure: Feed Forward (2016, UK premiere) Vito Žuraj: Runaround (2014, UK premiere) Rebecca Saunders: Fury II (2009, UK premiere) Saunders: a visible trace (2006) Saunders: SKIN (2015-16) Paul Cannon (double bass) Juliet Fra...
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Beyond the 88: A No-Fear Beginner’s Guide to Preparing the Piano

In my university music department, I run a weekly composition colloquium, bringing in guest composers and new music performers, as well as faculty speakers, with the latter often coming to talk about things like idiomatic writing and extended techniques for a particular instrument, or setting up a composer website, or digital publishing. A couple of years ago, some of my composition students asked me if I could spend one of those meetings on extended techniques for piano. I dug through my scores...
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Megaphones Up, the Philharmonic Opens With Two Young Voices

The composers Ashley Fure and Conrad Tao make their New York Philharmonic debuts with new works during the first two weeks of the season.
Tags: News, Classical Music, Tao, New York Philharmonic, Conrad, Van Zweden, Ashley Fure, Jaap, Fure, Ashley (1982-, Filament (Musical Work, Everything Must Go (Musical Work, Conrad Tao

Widening Inclusion & Visibility

Ed note: There have been a number of recent changes at the International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM), including several new awards programs, which have been spearheaded by a group of highly energized newly elected group of board members. This month we’ve asked several of these board members to access the current new music landscape and to describe how they see IAWM helping to change the ecology for the better.-FJO During the biting cold of the January 2018 blizzard in New York, I was att...
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The richly appointed new season of Mostly Mozart includes Ashley Fure's The Force of Things, John Adams and Lucinda Childs's Available Light (with sets by Frank Gehry), Bernstein's Mass, Michael Pisaro's A wave and waves, and a big new outdoor choral piece by John Luther Adams.... JLA's Become Desert, the quasi-sequel to Become Ocean, has its première at the Seattle Symphony March 29-31 and travels to Berkeley's Cal Performances April 7-8. He writes about the new score in Slate.... From March 2...
Tags: Music, La, Brooklyn, New York Times, Philadelphia, John Adams, Berkeley, Klang, Mozart, Moma, Alex Ross, Seattle Symphony, Stockhausen, Handel, Daphne, Kurt Weill

This Is Why Your Audience Building Fails

How do we increase the audience for new music? This is a never-ending debate, but virtually all of the standard answers assume that we need to be more inclusive, breaking down barriers for newcomers. From “people should be allowed to clap between movements” to “our next concert celebrates the work of composers from Latin America,” the common thread is evangelical: if we make the culture of new music welcoming to a broader range of people, new audiences will be won over by the universal artistic ...
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Ashley Fure

Tremors. The New Yorker, Oct. 30, 2017. Above, a video overview of Fure's The Force of Things. [Author: Alex Ross]
Tags: Music, Alex Ross, Ashley Fure

Mentor, Me—Momentary Mentorship

In October of last year, Ashley Fure became a mentor to me without her knowing it. Beyond the striking impression of the music, I was moved by Fure’s comments about it.
Tags: Religion, Blogs, Female Empowerment, Ashley Fure, Composer Mentor, Compositional Aesthetics, Compositional Structure, Fure


An important, dismaying read: Ethan Iverson on Steinway, John Paulson, and Donald Trump.... Earlier this month, a group led by the composer Ashley Fure unsettled the Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music with GRID, or Gender Research in Darmstadt, an activist initiative highlighting the severe under-representation of female composers in Darmstadt's history. Fure's essay "Reflections on Risk" is a crucial document. In the midst of the furor, Fure's opera The Force of Things had its official pre...
Tags: Music, Bbc, New York Times, Donald Trump, Steve Smith, Darmstadt, Robin, Boston Globe, Alex Ross, Julius Eastman, Ethan Iverson, Detroit Symphony, John Luther Adams, Chicago Symphony, Gent, Digital Initiatives


The NY Phil Biennial takes flight on Monday, with a JACK Quartet program of Cenk Ergün, Derek Bermel, and Marc Sabat. Some highlights from the remaining fortnight: Jennifer Koh's program of new-music miniatures; Gerald Barry's The Importance of Being Earnest, with Ilan Volkov conducting; the Ligeti Forward series, with Alan Gilbert; an Interlochen Academy concert, with premières by Gabriel Kahane, Hannah Lash, and Ashley Fure; and the final Phil concerts, with Bolcom's new Trombone Concerto, St...
Tags: Music, Bbc, Alex Ross, Villa Aurora, Phil, Maria Schneider, Volkov, Alan Gilbert, Michael Pisaro, Pacific Palisades, Cincinnati Opera, Ashley Fure, Stucky, Being Earnest, Gerald Barry, Jacaranda

Symphomania reawakens

Over the weekend, longtime Noise friend Will Robin, soon to take up a professorship in musicology at the University of Maryland, organized a second Symphomania marathon on WQXR's Q2 — a channel that recently won a well-deserved Peabody award for Nadia Sirota's show Meet the Composer. Symphomania, as I noted in a New Yorker web piece last year, is dedicated to the proposition that twenty-first-century composers are writing major works for orchestra that symphony orchestras ought to be playing fa...
Tags: Music, University Of Maryland, Alex Ross, WQXR, Kaija Saariaho, Nadia Sirota, Andrew Norman, Peter Ablinger, Rebecca Saunders, Ashley Fure, Wolfgang Rihm, Liza Lim, Peter Maxwell Davies, Will Robin, Nina Young, Agnosco Veteris Julia Adolphe


The viol consort Sonnambula is set to explore the music of the seventeenth-century Flemish composer Leonora Duarte, who came from a distinguished family of converted Portuguese Jews. Sonnambula is recording her seven Sinfonias, and on Feb. 13 they will give an allied concert at the Church of St. Ignatius of Antioch in NYC.... The gifted young composer Ashley Fure, an agile manipulator of instrumental, electronic, and environmental sounds, will be the subject of a Portrait Concert at Miller Thea...
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