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Dan Siegler

Sound and Movement

Dan Siegler is a composer, producer, and writer from New York City. His work combines electronic and organic elements, incorporating references to jazz, blues, and folk. These sound-first compositions are strongly influenced by musique concrète, employing a mixture of early analog synthesizers, traditional orchestration for strings, horns and woodwinds, glitch sound material, and field recordings. His music has been described as “eerie, churchly and jazzy…” by The Village Voice and “luxuriously mercurial” by Artforum.

Siegler studied with trumpeter and composer Bill Dixon and drummer Milford Graves. He came of musical age immersed in the boundary-pushing New York scene, absorbing the abrasive hip-hop of Public Enemy and the adventurous experiments of the No Wave movement. Siegler received a Bessie Award for his score for Pam Tanowitz’s, Be In The Gray With Me, at Dance Theater Workshop. His collaborations with Tanowitz have been performed at Works & Process at the Guggenheim Museum, Danspace Project, Central Park Summerstage, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, as well as Faena Arts Center in Buenos Aires, ADI and many other venues. In 2015, he and Tanowitz were awarded an EtM choreographer + composer residency administered by Exploring the Metropolis. Siegler has also composed music for Yanira Castro and the violin duo, String Noise.

At his studio in Chelsea, Siegler has produced sessions for HBO, Showtime, and David LaChapelle as well as a wide range of singer/songwriters. Siegler is a winner of The Abe Olman Scholarship from The National Academy of Popular Music. In 2014, he was awarded a Wildacres composer's residency.