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Julia Wolfe

Publisher: G. Schirmer

Fuel (2007),
Publisher
Red Poppy
Category
Orchestra
Sub Category
String Orchestra
Year Composed
2007
Duration
20 Minutes
Orchestration
Programme Note
Julia Wolfe Fuel (2007),
Premiere:
April 26, 2007
Ensemble Resonanz
Kaispaicher B, Hamburg, Germany

Composer Note:

The ideas for Fuel began in conversations with filmmaker Bill Morrison. We talked about the mystery and economy of how things run – the controversy and necessity of fuel – the global implications, the human need. The music takes its inspiration from the fiery strings of Ensemble Resonanz. The members of the group challenged me to write something rip roaring and virtuosic, asking me to push the group to the limit. This request merged with the sounds of transport and harbors – New York and Hamburg – large ships, creaking docks, whistling sounds and a relentless energy.

— Julia Wolfe



  • Ensemble
    Ensemble Resonanz
    Conductor
    Brad Lubman
    Cantaloupe Music :
Performances
Date
Title
  • 25 OCT 2013
    New York, NY
    Robert Spano, conductor
  • 19 OCT 2013
    Germany
    Berner Symphonie Orchester
    Mrs. Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla, conductor
  • 14 JUN 2013
    Holland Festival
    Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop
    André de Ridder, conductor
  • 14 JUN 2013
    Germany
    Solisterensemble Kaleidoskop
  • 28 OCT 2012
    Fuel Country Premiere
    Iceland
    Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop
  • 15 OCT 2012
    Germany
    Dance Theater Muenster
  • 20 APR 2012
    Fuel Country Premiere
    Love Bead
    The Hague, The Netherlands
    Residentie Orkest
    André de Ridder, conductor
  • 03 FEB 2011
    Fuel New York Premiere
    Miller Theater, New York, NY
    Signal
    Brad Lubman, conductor
  • 31 JUL 2010
    North Adams, MA
    Bang On a Can Summer Institute Marathon at Mass MOCA
  • 25 SEP 2009
    Denmark
    St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra
    Donatas Katkus, conductor
  • 20 FEB 2009
    France
    Le Manege de Mons
  • 27 OCT 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    Ensemble Resonanz
    Brad Lubman, conductor

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