Corey Dargel is a composer, singer-songwriter and vocalist based in Brooklyn, and he's in town for two performances at the SPCO Center (co-presented with the Walker Art Center and in association with Kate Nordstrum Projects).
Dargel is a wonderfully difficult artist to define. His output combines elements of traditional art songs, eclectic pop songs and subject matter that ranges from hypochondria to voluntary amputation.
You can get to know Dargel's style and subject matter through his cycles Every Day is the Same Day and Last Words from Texas. Listen to him perform "Your Discompassionate Arms" with violinist Todd Reynolds.
Credits: words and music by Corey Dargel; performed by Todd Reynolds (violin and digital looping) and Corey Dargel (vocals); recorded and produced by Todd Reynolds and Corey Dargel, ©2011 Automatic Heartbreak (ASCAP)
Tune in to Classical MPR Wednesday, November 9, 2011 for an extended interview with Corey Dargel.