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Corey Dargel

Performing Arts, 2013



Corey Dargel is a Texas-born composer and singer-songwriter whom the New York Times calls “one of the more original and consistently provocative artists pushing at the margins of modern classical music and adventurous pop.” Minnesota Public Radio describes him as “a wonderfully difficult artist to define,” and The New Yorker praises his “baroquely unclassifiable…ingenious nouveau art songs.” Dargel has shared the stage with artists ranging from Owen Pallett, Joanna Newsom and Grizzly Bear, to the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the string quartet ETHEL, NOW Ensemble and the electric guitar quartet Dither. His fourth commercial album, OK It’s Not OK, songs about composure and depression, will be released in 2014 by New Amsterdam Records. Dargel studied composition at Oberlin Conservatory with John Luther Adams, Pauline Oliveros and Brenda Hutchinson. He is also a founding member of the Brooklyn-based experimental theater company, Laboratory Theater.

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Awards and Accomplishments

2014:

 Dargel’s work is featured in two music history textbooks: A History of Music in Western Culture and Listen To This

2013:

Alongside Janelle Monáe, Cyndi Lauper, DJ Spooky, and others, Corey Dargel is interviewed and photographed for Book 4 of FLATT magazine

2013:

Corey Dargel's song "On This Date Every Year" (2009) appears in the new, 4th Edition of Mark Evan Bonds's textbook, A History of Music in Western Culture, as an example of music being written in the 21st century. The book includes a CD recording, a complete score and a brief analysis of the song, which is performed by Dargel (voice) and Cornelius Dufallo (violin and digital looping).

2013:

Corey Dargel's song "On This Date Every Year" (2009) appears in the new, 4th Edition of Mark Evan Bonds's textbook, A History of Music in Western Culture, as an example of music being written in the 21st century. The book includes a CD recording, a complete score and a brief analysis of the song, which is performed by Dargel (voice) and Cornelius Dufallo (violin and digital looping).

2013:

Corey Dargel is in residence at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts to finish the creation of a new work, Fables on Global Warming, in collaboration with choreographer Karole Armitage and visual director/designer Doug Fitch. 

2013:

Dargel's collaboration with choreographer Karole Armitage and visual director/designer Doug Fitch, Fables on Global Warmingpremieres at the Krannert Center at the University of Illionois, Urbana-Champaign. The piece also tours to Kansas, Colorado, Texas and North Carolina during the fall of 2013.