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Corey Dargel is a composer, lyricist, and singer of “elegantly skewed electronic art songs” (Time Out New York) that “smartly and impishly blur the boundaries between contemporary classical idioms and pop” (New York Times). His performances have been called “dangerously close to commercial viability” (Village Voice), and critics have lauded “how smoothly he slides between sincerity and irony” in his music (Time Out Chicago). He is a participant in the 2005-2006 Artist in Residence Program at HERE Arts Center

Dargel is also an accomplished new music vocalist. He has performed works by Eve Beglarian, Pauline Oliveros, Brenda Hutchinson, k. terumi shorb, Phil Kline, Nicholas Brooke, and Philip Glass; and has organized multiple performances of John Cage’s Songbooks featuring a variety of music and theater artists.

Dargel's music is published by Automatic Heartbreak (ASCAP) and has been recorded on the Mogul Electro label.