Entries by Aaron Siegel

How Do Artists Collaborate?

Recently, I had the pleasure of organizing and leading a robust conversation among opera-makers as part of the New York Opera Alliance Opera Fest.  I was interested in finding out how composers in particular think about their role in the collaborative process of opera creation.  The conversation, which was held at Hunter College, proved to […]

Interview with NEA Art Works Blog

I sat for an interview with Rebecca Gross from the NEA Art Works Blog to discuss the shape of the Indie Opera Scene and the work of Experiments in Opera.  Rebecca was a great interviewer, with thoughtful questions and a strong sense of what makes creating new works especially challenging and rewarding.  I was glad to […]

Review of ‘Mission Control’ for PND

My review for Philanthropy News Digest a new non-profit management book,  Mission Control, by Liana Downey, is a look at the applications of a thorough mission review strategy for organizations looking to strengthen the intent and impact of their work. Read the entire review at Philanthropy News Digest

Old Stories

Somehow this year, I have gotten myself entangled in a pair of old stories. And I don’t mean last year. I mean like thousands of years ago. The first story is the myth of Sisyphus, which my friends Jason Cady, Matthew Welch and I are adapting into a collaborative opera. We are all telling the […]

Brother Brother May 2 & 3

May 2-3, 2014 | 8pm Tickets: $20 Purchase Tickets Experiments in Opera presents a full production of EiO co-founder Aaron Siegel’s evening length opera, Brother Brother directed by Mallory Catlett, with designs by Mimi Lien and performances by Mantra Percussion and Cadillac Moon Ensemble under the musical direction of David Bloom. This 90-minute opera, which has been in development with Experiments in Opera for the last two seasons, explores the […]

Personal Lives – In the Home of Robert Ashley

I studied percussion with the same teacher for 10 years as a young musician and learned many important things.  But none of the technical challenges of playing an instrument impacted on me as an artist as much as the first time I visited my teacher’s home.  I went there with several of my fellow students […]

Help Brother Brother Take Off

SUPPORT BROTHER BROTHER Brother Brother is my new opera/theater work about brotherhood of all kinds, and featuring the untold story of Orville and Wilbur Wright, will receive a premiere production at the Abrons Arts Center on May 2 & 3, 2014. I have been working on Brother Brother for almost four years, sharing excerpts along […]

Brother Brother Updates

I wanted to give an update to those of you who have expressed interest in the plans for Brother Brother.  Things are going really well and on schedule for the full production on May 2 and 3 at the Abrons Arts Center.  I am currently working on the music for the final scene of the […]

Brother Brother in May 2014

You may or may not know it, but this is the year of Brother Brother. I started working on the music of what would become my second opera, Brother Brother, in 2010 when my friends at Iktus Percussion and Cadillac Moon Ensemble commissioned me to write a piece for percussion, strings and flute.  I wrote […]