Entries by Aaron Siegel

What is ‘Monumental’?

I was walking around downtown New York last week with some friends when we stopped in front of the New York Stock Exchange to see if it would be a good site for an upcoming ‘staging’ of GROUP, the collective Sound Piece I am developing with Larry Legend. We discussed for a moment the ‘monumental’ […]

Introducing…LockStep Records

Now featuring re-releases of out-of-print 3″ CDRs from Memorize the Sky and an early electronic music EP by Aaron Siegel called Rooms and Spaces. Visit locksteprecords.com for more information or to purchase these digital downloads.

Cued Up on Q2: Aaron Siegel, LIVE – WQXR

I am very excited to be the featured composer on this Sunday’s “Live” Q2 stream. Q2 is the invaluable online station of New York’s WQXR and a home for a lot of great new and adventuresome music. Listen to the stream at the link below. Cued Up on Q2: Aaron Siegel, LIVE – WQXR.

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Not Necessarily New, Just This Year

With the end of the year fast approaching, here come the “Best Of” lists.  With them also comes the sense that so much of what inspired me this year, was not new this year at all.  Instead, for whatever reason, there were a number of things that I encountered this year for the first time, […]

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New Memorize the Sky LP – “CREEKS”

“Creeks” (Broken Research) is Memorize the Sky’s third full-length record and first studio effort since 2006’s “Memorize the Sky” on 482 Music which was hailed as “an allusive, relentlessly surprising disc” (WIRE). “In Former Times” (Clean Feed, 2008) documents the band’s performance at the Ulrichsberg Kaleidaphon in the summer of 2007 and was praised as […]

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Lost Ideas #2 – Jingle

I was asked last year to quickly come up with a piece to share with a large mingling audience at a fundraiser event some friends were hosting. Having been working on some new texts for other projects, I thought I would experiment with the use of language appropriated from advertising. Advertisements play a convenient and […]

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Narrative and Politics

I have been spending most of the summer so far wading through David Foster Wallace’s “Infinite Jest.” I am, at turns, overcome by the enormity of this book, its spellbinding intimacy and also maddened by DFW’s distractible and obsessive imagination. The sections of the book that I struggle most with are his satires of political […]