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Julia Wolfe

Publisher: G. Schirmer

Fuel (2007)
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Red Poppy
Sub Category
String Orchestra
Year Composed
20 Minutes
Programme Note
Julia Wolfe Fuel (2007)
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

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    17 November - Granada Theater / Santa Barbara, CA / USA

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