February 23, 2006

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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Singer and laptop composer Corey Dargel and pianist Kathleen Supové will perform on Bucknell University's Gallery Series Monday, March 6, at 8 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building.

The program, "Inadequate Love Songs/Removable Parts," will feature songs derived from a variety of contemporary topics, including case studies, blog entries and journal articles relating to people with physical disabilities. Dargel uses physical handicaps as a metaphor for emotional blockage.

Dargel is a resident artist at HERE Arts Center in New York City. His debut album, Less Famous Than You, will be released by Use Your Teeth records in April 2006. His music is published by Automatic Heartbreak. He received his bachelor of arts degree in composition from Oberlin Conservatory where he studied with John Luther Adams, Pauline Oliveros, and Lewis Nielson.

A Texas-born, Brooklyn-based composer, lyricist, and singer of electronic art songs that "smartly and impishly blur the boundaries between contemporary classical idioms and pop" (New York Times), Dargel has been called "an ironic pop icon ... dangerously close to commercial viability" (Village Voice), and compared to "Morrissey done tongue half in cheek" (The New Yorker).

Supové is one of America's most acclaimed and versatile contemporary music pianists. She has appeared with The Lincoln Center Festival, The Philip Glass Ensemble, Bang On a Can Marathon, Music at the Anthology, The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Composers' Collaborative, Inc., and at many other venues, ranging from concert halls to theatrical spaces to clubs.

Her most recent solo recording, Infusion, features music for piano and electronics and was released on the Koch International Classics label.

The performance, which is open to the public without charge, is part of the continuing Gallery Series of performance art and experimental music, funded in part by grants from the Kushell Music Endowment and the Bucknell department of music.

For more information or music, see http://www.automaticheartbreak.com/and http://www.supove.com/

Story posted Feb. 23, 2006


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