Entries by Aaron Siegel

Experiments in Opera Spring Series

The Experiments in Opera Spring Series will be presented at Roulette in Brooklyn on May 10-11, 2012. The two-day event will pick up where the January 2012 inaugural concert left off, with full versions of Jason Cady’s Happiness is the Problem and Matt Welch’s Borges and the Other. In addition, two of the choral excerpts […]

Tinkering

One of the pleasures of parenthood is the opportunity to play with toys again.  And when the toys themselves are filled with memories of ones own childhood, the experience is both generative and reflective.  This past holiday season, we got my son Leo a set of tinker toys, and though they are a little different […]

Experiments in Opera Inaugural Festival – January 16, 2012

The Experiments in Opera collaborative has its inaugural festival at Le Poisson Rouge on January 16, 2012. My chamber opera-in-progress, Brother Brother, will be one of the featured works on this festival along with other excerpts from new works by Matthew Welch, Jason Cady and George Aperghis. When Matt, Jason and I first got together […]

Men and Women Thinking

By way of a lucky encounter with my friend and fellow raconteur, Dave Ruder, I got invited to participate in an upcoming performance of Robert Ashley’s early opera “That Morning Thing,” which will play at The Kitchen from November 19-21 as part of Performa 2011. I have long been an admirer of Ashley’s work and, […]

Put Your Hands Together

Last Spring I participated in the FlashLight event associated with the Festival of Ideas for a New City and got to know the great people working on NuitBlanche NY. They have an annual festival called Bring to Light that features many, many video artists, musicians and performers all contributing to a huge happening event in […]

GROUP – 6/21/11 New York Stock Exchange

GROUP: 6-21-11 Performance from Aaron Siegel on Vimeo. Last week, close to fifty New Yorkers downloaded the GROUP app for their iPhone and came out to the New York Stock Exchange to celebrate Make Music New York and the River to River Festival. Here is just a sampling of the word on the street. WNYC […]

BROTHER BROTHER

Brother Brother is an operatic work for percussion, strings, choir, soloists and actors that explores the enigma of brotherhood. The story, follows the lives of two pairs of brothers–one historical (Orville and Wilbur Wright) and one contemporary and fictional (RED and BLUE)—as they discover the character of their bond to one another.

Recent Sightings

An enthusiastic review from Frank Oteri on NewMusicBox about the new CD release of Science is Only a Sometimes Friend. NewMusicBox – Sounds Heard: Aaron Siegel NPR and Q2 recently released a list of 100 composers under 40 who are “shaping our contemporary musical scene and defining what it means to be a composer in […]