Corey Dargel

“the prince of post classical song…one of contemporary music’s brightest lights”Time Out New York

Corey Dargel is a Texas-born, Brooklyn-based composer and singer-songwriter whose gentle assault on pop and classical idioms creates a tension that pervades his music.

Dargel earned a tweet from MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow for his art-song settings of the remarks of Condoleezza Rice. The New Yorker calls him “a baroquely unclassifiable composer of ingenious nouveau art songs.” Minnesota Public Radio singles him out as “a wonderfully difficult artist to define.” According to the New York Times, he is “one of the more original and consistently provocative artists pushing at the margins of modern classical music and adventurous pop.” And New York magazine says, “His ghostly baritone, precise delivery, and transfixing stage presence transform his performances into intimate plumbings of the audience’s psyche.”

Corey studied composition at Oberlin Conservatory with John Luther Adams, Pauline Oliveros, and Brenda Hutchinson. He is currently working on a music-theater piece, The Three Christs, in collaboration with playwright Honor Molloy and stage director Emma Griffin.

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