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Collected Stories: Julia Wolfe curated by David Lang

Wolfe's Fuel  was created in collaboration with filmmaker Bill Morrison and is inspired by the mystery and economy of how things run — the controversy and necessity of fuel — the global implications, the human need. Premiered in 2007 by Germany's Ensemble Resonanz, Wolfe wanted to capture, in music, the sounds of transport and harbors — New York and Hamburg — large ships, creaking docks, whistling sounds and a relentless energy. Fuel was premiered in a multi-media performance with Morrison's film at the Kaispeicher B Warehouse at the port of Hamburg, Germany.

On April 24, as part of Carnegie Hall's series Collected Stories (curated by David Lang), Wolfe's powerful work Cruel Sister is performed by conductor Brad Lubman and his Ensemble Signal.