Experiments in Opera co-founder Aaron Siegel’s inquisitive and playful work represents a personal vision of how we live with and respond to the sounds in our world. Percussionist Jonathan Ovalle will premiere his Dioramas for Prepared Vibraphone in Fall 2012 and Experiments In Opera will premiere his new monodrama, The Collector, in February 2013 as part of its New Shorts concert. Siegel has most recently partnered with Mantra Percussion Ensemble and The Young People’s Chorus of New York City for performances at the Music at First Series, and the 92nd Street Y . His CD Science is Only a Sometimes Friend for eight glockenspiels and organ was released in May 2011 on LockStep Records and hailed as “one continuous ecstatic sonic event,” and as one of the best records of 2011 by Time Out New York. He is currently working on an opera for percussion, strings, singers and actors called Brother Brother, based on the lives of Orville and Wilbur Wright.
In addition to his work as a composer, Siegel has performed with Memorize the Sky, Anthony Braxton and Robert Ashley. His work can be found on numerous recordings including Cabinet for solo percussion and Every Morning a History for chamber ensemble and solo piano. Siegel is on the education staff at Carnegie Hall.
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