composer, singer, songwriter


New Song, “Mr. No Regrets,” Available in ESOPUS Magazine

Corey was invited by the twice-yearly arts magazine, ESOPUS, to contribute an exclusive new song, “Mr. No Regrets,” for the magazine’s compilation CD, “Fear Itself,” included in Issue #17.  For this CD, each artist contributed an original song based on readers’ submissions about their idiosyncratic, irrational fears.  You can preview Issue #17 as well as […]

Interview and Exclusive Track on Minnesota Public Radio

In advance of Corey’s November 9-10 performances in St. Paul, Classical Minnesota Public Radio broadcast an extended interview about Every Day Is the Same Day and Thirteen Near-Death Experiences as well as an exclusive live recording of “Your Discompassionate Arms” featuring Dargel on vocals and Todd Reynolds on violin and digital looping. Listen to the […]

Review in the Star-Tribune

The Twin Cities’ music journalist Claude Peck reviews Corey’s November 9th performance in the Star Tribune.  Full article here. “This is my happy song.” That was composer/singer Corey Dargel’s intro to “Impression of Me,” one of the 21 original songs he performed Wednesday night in St. Paul. (The program was repeated Thursday night.) As for […]

New York Times Publishes Profile of Corey Dargel

Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times Steve Smith wrote a feature profile on Corey Dargel for the Sunday, May 1st, 2011, edition of the New York Times.  As a bonus, the online version of the article includes streaming and downloadable versions of Corey’s new EP Last Words from Texas.  Below is the text from the […]

Franz Nicolay on Someone Will Take Care of Me

Franz Nicolay of The Hold Steady and World/Inferno Friendship Society founded the new-music collective Anti-Social Music, which celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2010; and is co-leader of the Balkan-jazz quartet Guignol, whose Fight Dirty came out in 2009. Also in 2009, he released his solo debut Major General (Fistolo/Decor) and vinyl-only EP St. Sebastian of […]

Brooklyn Philharmonic Selects Corey as Composer Fellow

Brooklyn Philharmonic is proud to announce Corey Dargel, Matthew Mehlan, and Jeremiah Lockwood as its Composer Fellows for the 2008-2009 Season. The Composer Mentorship Program, now entering its fourth cycle, celebrates and brings to light composers whose work reflects the energy, power, and pulse of Brooklyn. Acclaimed by Meet the Composer as a national model, […]

Photos from Corey’s Mobtown Modern Performance

Photos from Corey Dargel’s October 6, 2010, performance at Mobtown Modern in Baltimore are now up courtesy of Robert McIver Photography. Corey performed Removable Parts with pianist

Baltimore City Paper on Corey Dargel

Lee Gardner at Baltimore’s City Paper writes about Corey’s music as a preview of the October 6th Mobtown Modern Concert Series performance: Corey Dargel is a composer, but not the bust-on-a-baby-grand kind, or even the check-out-my-requiem-for-two-zithers-and-a-dehumidifier kind. First of all, he specializes in songs (art songs, if you must), and not only that, he sings […]