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Ashley Fure | Where the Worldviews Are

12 September 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Organized by: MIT Department of Architecture
Venue: MIT, Lecture Hall 7-429
77 Massachusetts Avenue
MIT, Lecture Hall 7-429
Cambridge, MA 02139
Cambridge
02139

MIT Architecture | Fall 2019 Lecture Series

 

6:00 PM, Room 7-429 / Long Lounge

 

 

Organized by Professor Brandon Clifford

 

 

Where the Worldviews Are

 

Ashley Fure's sound art practice stems from a fundamental belief that is social and aesthetic is political. Blurring false binaries between formalism and conceptualism, abstraction and identity, to-aesthetics and social mediation, the work of microparticles in the field of microscale materialism . This talk will be on the subject of ritual acoustics, post-human kink, and the politics of abstraction through a range of projects and media. Linking practice and pedagogy, broader questions will be posed about disciplinary inheritance, educational ethics, and the problematic canons of the West. In times such as these, with these very resources in our hands.

 

 

Ashley Fure (b.1982) is an American composer and sound artist. Called "raw, elemental," and "richly satisfying" by The New York Times, her concert music and performance installations explores acoustics ritual, posthuman kink, and the micropolitics of noise. A finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Music, Fury also won a Lincoln Center Emerging Artists Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Rome Prize in Music Composition, a DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Prize, a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant for Artists, a Fulbright Fellowship to France, and a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship from Columbia University. Her work has been commissioned by major ensembles throughout Europe and the United States including The New York Philharmonic, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Klangforum Wien, Modern Ensemble, Diotima Quartet, and the International Contemporary Ensemble. Notable recent projects include Filament: for Trio, Orchestra, and Moving Voices (2018), called "captivating" and "ravishing" by The New York Times, The Force of Things: An Opera for Objects (2017), an immersive installation opera called "Staggeringly original" and "the most purely visceral music-theater outing of the year" in The New Yorker; and Bound to the Bow: for Orchestra and Electronics, "New York Times" and "the most arresting of the world premieres" at the 2016 New York Phil Biennial in The New Yorker. Fure is an Associate Professor of Music at Dartmouth College. an immersive installation opera called "staggeringly original" and "the most purely visceral music-theater outing of the year" in The New Yorker; and Bound to the Bow: for Orchestra and Electronics, "New York Times" and "the most arresting of the world premieres" at the 2016 New York Phil Biennial in The New Yorker. Fure is an Associate Professor of Music at Dartmouth College. an immersive installation opera called "staggeringly original" and "the most purely visceral music-theater outing of the year" in The New Yorker; and Bound to the Bow: for Orchestra and Electronics, "New York Times" and "the most arresting of the world premieres" at the 2016 New York Phil Biennial in The New Yorker. Fure is an Associate Professor of Music at Dartmouth College.

 

Image: Megaphones created for Filament with Matter Design, picture by Brandon Clifford