Ashley Fure Signs to Edition Peters


Edition Peters has the honor of announcing that American composer Ashley Fure has signed a publishing agreement with the firm, beginning with the publication of four of her works: Bound to the Bow, Therefore I Was, Shiver Lung, and Shiver Lung II.

Fure's musical practice, with its focus on the exploration of physical spaces, unusual sound sources, and acoustical phenomena, brushes away the distinctions between classical composition, installation art, and experimental performance. Her work has earned her such laurels as a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Rome Prize in Music Composition, and a Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award. An Assistant Professor at Dartmouth, she received her PhD in Music Composition from Harvard University.

Her New York Philharmonic commission Bound to the Bow, a 2017 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, was described by the jury as a mesmerizing orchestral piece, at once rigorous and evocative, by a sure-handed composer;  the Philharmonic again commissioned Fure to compose their 2018 season opener, Filament, of which the New York Times’ Anthony Tommasini remarked, I loved being part of this enveloping sonic and communal experience. Upon the International Contemporary Ensemble's premiere of her opera for objects The Force of Things, Alex Ross called the work an imposing musical construction, which maintains ritualistic intensity over a fifty-minute span.

Most recently, the CTM Festival presented her site-specific piece Hive Rise at Berlin nightclub Berghain. On February 8, at the festival ECLAT in Stuttgart, the SWR Symphonieorchester will perform Bound to the Bow (winner of the Kompositionspreis der Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart 2019), and later that evening, Ensemble Modern will premiere Together Games for moving voices and ensemble.

''Ashley Fure has a unique voice,'' says Kathryn Knight, President of C.F. Peters, the New York office of the global Edition Peters Group. ''Her visionary approach and her imaginative exploration of the possibilities of sound are very exciting.''

''Ashley's music is a fitting addition to the Peters catalogue, alongside other sonic explorers from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries,'' adds Gene Caprioglio, C.F. Peters' Vice President for New Music & Rights. ''We are excited to be able to support this innovative and visionary artist, and to share her music with a growing worldwide audience.''

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