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Corey Dargel’s Work Featured in Two Music History Textbooks


Mark Evan Bonds is the author of A History of Music in Western Culture and Listen to This.  He is also the Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A History of Music in Western Culture is the more academic of the two books.  It is written for […]

John Halle’s “Outrages & Interludes” Features Corey Dargel as a Performer


Corey is featured as narrator and vocalist in two tracks, “Full Spectrum Dominance” and “Homage,” from John Halle’s album Outrages & Interludes (Purchase/Listen/Read More at Innova).  Here is a track listing followed by more info about the album and John Halle: 1. PPS-23 (Le Train Bleu, Lucy Dhegrae soprano) 2. Full Spectrum Dominance (Ensemble IOU, […]

FLATT Magazine Book 4 features Karole Armitage, Corey Dargel, and Doug Fitch


Alongside interviews with Janelle Monáe, Cyndi Lauper, DJ Spooky, and others, the collaborative team behind the forthcoming FABLES ON GLOBAL WARMING — Karole Armitage, Corey Dargel, and Doug Fitch (pictured below) — is interviewed for Book 4 of FLATT magazine. Photo credit: Christina Lessa

Dargel’s “THE THREE CHRISTS” receives a 2013 Creative Capital Award in Performing Arts


  The Three Christs is a 90-minute music-theater piece by composer/lyricist Corey Dargel inspired by true stories of people who believe they are Jesus Christ. It takes a sideways look at the concept of fundamental beliefs. The Three Christs distorts and transforms real-life case studies of psychiatric patients with Messianic delusions by incorporating Christian gay-rehabilitation therapy sessions, visions of […]

Matthew Guerrieri, contributor to the Boston Globe, reviews “Thirteen Near-Death Experiences” for New Music Box


Matthew Guerrieri writes an insightful review of the September 30th, 2012, performance of Thirteen Near-Death Experiences as well as Elliott Carter’s Triple Duo and Eric Nathan’s Walls of Light.  Here’s the full text, but be sure to support New Music Box by reading the article there. New England’s Prospect: Talking Cures By Matthew Guerrieri on […]

Announcing a Collaboration with Karole Armitage and Doug Fitch


Fables on Global Warming (working title) is a performance art musical about sustainability based on traditional animal fables from various countries and traditions.  Fables recently received a prestigious National Dance Project award.  The 70-minute work, for dancers and performing musicians, explores the sometimes-counterintuitive connections between humans and animals, culture and nature, science and art.  Created […]

Featured Guest on SoundNotion Episode 70


Corey Dargel was invited to be the special guest composer for Episode 70 of the video podcast (also available in audio-only) of SoundNotion.  Here’s a description from SoundNotion’s site, and here’s the link to watch the video or download the audio. This week’s panel: David MacDonald Sam Merciers Nate Bliton Corey Dargel This week’s topics […]

“Corey Dargel: The Challenges of Empathy” in the April 2012 issue of New Music Box


Composer, singer, songwriter Corey Dargel is featured in the cover story of this month’s New Music Box.  Here he is in conversation with Frank J. Oteri, published April 01, 2012 All of Corey Dargel’s output could potentially appeal to an extremely broad audience, even his most outré experiments in empathy. At the same time, his […]