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Dan Siegler


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I'm a New York City native and a graduate of Bennington College, where I received a B.A. in creative writing. I've completed my first novel titled, SOFTCORE, which is currently being shopped by Janklow & Nesbit. I've written for Gothamist, The Brooklyner, STORGY Magazine, The Halcyone Literary Review, Baeble Music, Short and Sweet and on my own 4 a.m. Music Blog. I'm also a Bessie Award-winning composer of experimental music. I've created scores for Pam Tanowitz and other choreographers which have been performed at Works & Process at the Guggenheim Museum, Central Park Summerstage, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, and other venues from Brooklyn to Buenos Aires. I'm a part-time lecturer at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

FICTION: Oh, Silverware! by Dan Siegler -

Ellen was praising her beet and pea salad and waiting for Billy to do the same. "These are the best beets," she said. "And the organic peas really make a difference." "Beet and pea salad," Billy said. He liked to say 'beet and pea salad.'

Danspace Project Platform
Dancers, Building and People in the Streets

I sat down with Pam Tanowitz in my recording studio, to ask her a series of questions I have been curious about lo these many years. Some of her answers were a surprise, some I already knew, but thought her explanations would be entertaining for others to read. Pam is a deeply eccentric human being who could pass as the most normal person you know. Our creative partnership is coming up on twenty years, with the domestic one a few years behind. Her endless depths of workmaking ability are...

5 Spots To Score Delicious Rice Cakes In Manhattan

I came late to the rice cakes game. When folks were obsessing about David Chang's interpretation, I figured he'd jumped the shark. I mean, how could anyone-even a lauded chef like Chang-make those crunchy, inedible cardboard discs taste good? Turns out-I'm an idiot.

Ariel Pink: Pom Pom - Short and Sweet NYC

If you award points for originality, Ariel Pink should always be on your playlist. He manages the neat trick of sounding like no one else, while taking you on a tour of forty years of music history.

David Bowie: The Next Day - Short and Sweet NYC

The world didn't need another Bowie album. The man proved himself decades ago with his unbroken streak of 13 brilliant albums in 11 years, from Space Oddity, (1969), through Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), (1980). It's a decade-long embarrassment of greatness unmatched by any post-Beatles/Stones-era artist. (There, I said it.)

Baeble Music
an interview with john grant

John Grant is having a rough week. Not only is he suffering from a nasty flu and a throbbing toothache as he kicks off his first solo headlining U.S. tour, but the lover for whom he wrote painfully intimate songs like "Caramel," ended things recently by telling him "I don't know you."

Baeble Music

Fleet Foxes concluded their two-night stand at the crazily opulent United Palace Theater with a harmony-drenched, strummy set, featuring the bulk of their new album, Helplessness Blues, but including plenty of favorites from their previous work. Opening with the new-agey instrumental, "The Cascades," the band then launched into "Grown Ocean" a standout from the new record.

Baeble Music
blitzen trapper - destroyer of the void

Blitzen Trapper's Furr, was the most grievously under-appreciated album of 2008. More joy per square inch than anything released that year, save the Fleet Foxes debut, this Oregon band dipped liberally into rock history, (Bolan, Bowie, Dylan) without ever sounding like anything other than themselves.

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