ULYSSES Commission to Ashley Fure – Rerun Concert

07/2018 IMD – DE


In 2017, Centre Pompidou celebrated its 40th birthday. For this occasion IRCAM and other French institutions commissioned American composer Ashley Fure with a new piece for string quartet and electronics.

One year after this premiere the Arditti String Quartet presents “Anima” by Ashley Fure at the Darmstadt Summer Course on 22 July 2018 at the Böllenfalltorhalle in Darmstadt.


The composer about her piece:

“Can the string quartet, the emblematic formation of classical music, change through its use of advanced technologies or, on the contrary, basic techniques that change the physical nature of the instruments? The American composer Ashley Fure imagines an unexpected augmented instrument: stethoscopes that move along the surface of the instrument’s body, animating an inanimate object. Searching for “electric blood, digital breathing, of a bestial future in the very heart of the tradition of the string quartet…”



© Ashley Fure



Arditti Quartet
Computer music designer : Charles Bascou (Gmem), Vincent Isard (Ircam)


organized in partnership with Ircam - FR

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