A Composer’s Beautiful Noise (‘The New York Times’)



“Tones made tactile, objects made audible, noise made beautiful—Ms. Fure, at 33 one of the finest young composers around, is drawn to the musical qualities of the material world and to the material aspects of music,” writes The New York Times.

“I’m interested in these intricate and intuitive gestural relationships between different media,” Fure, an assistant professor of music, tells the Times. “So that arcs of change in light, arcs of change in sound, arcs of change in physical movement unfold as an aggregated phenomenon.”

“Her scores have a raw, elemental directness,” the Times writes. “They often explore the boundaries of what it is tolerable to hear, yet remaining welcoming, rather than forbidding. Though Ms. Fure is American, her work has been heard mainly in Europe, particularly at the Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music, once the home of the postwar avant-garde. She won the Kranichstein Music Prize there in 2014, for a frightening, predatory septet, ‘Something to Hunt.’ The waterworks she was honing in Brooklyn are destined for ‘The Force of Things: An Opera for Objects,’ an immersive installation conceived with her brother, the architect Adam Fure, which will have its premiere in Germany this summer.”

Read the full story, published 1/28/16 by The New York Times.

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