Article Faena Aleph: The Discreet Virtuosity of Dan Siegler
"The recorded music, by Dan Siegler, was full of horns, a kind of roaming fanfare, setting a ceremonial, regal atmosphere...Siegler’s composition used varied sounds—rushing water, staticky buzzes—to complement the piano, strings, and brass, and was frequently haunting."
Andrew Boynton, The New Yorker
“The music increases the intensity, too. Dan Siegler’s recorded score teases and goads with brass cadences, drums and the murmur of surf.”
Brian Seibert, The New York Times
“The music, too, has a pleasantly unsettling effect. The first part of The Spectators is accompanied by Dan Siegler’s recorded score—one of fine variety, supportive rhythms, and rich instrumental textures.”
Deborah Jowitt, DanceBeat
“Dan Siegler’s stormy music recalls that of the late Hollywood composer, Bernard Herrman..”
Robert Johnson, The Star Ledger
“The calm center is sustained throughout by Dan Siegler’s meditative sound score. That constant hum isn’t just industrial noise. Somewhere in it is a hint of the sacred syllable OM.”
Tom Phillips, Danceview Times
“Dan Siegler’s fine music, by turns eerie, churchly and jazzy, pulls you along..”
Francine Russo, Village Voice
"The score..catches us up in fancifully layered, imageful atmospheres that engulf the performance space. It’s possible to find yourself wondering how that distant marching band you can almost hear and see at times will make it over those sands where heavy breakers surge."
Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Dance Magazine
"..a malfunctioning music box, repeating its melody with an undercurrent of old record player and spacey pressure chamber.”
Catey Ott, The Dance Insider
"..an eerie pastiche of post apocalyptic electronica juxtaposed with Berlin cabaret."
Deirdre Towers, Eye On Dance
Claudia LaRocco, Artforum