Fellow: Larry Siegel, Composer, Westmoreland
Larry Siegel is an accomplished music composer, theater artist, scholar and performer living in New Hampshire’s Monadnock region since 1987. He received a doctorate of Music Theory and Composition from Brandeis University in 1988, has been a Fellow three times at The MacDowell Colony, a Fellow in Composition at Tanglewood in 1987, and has been awarded the NH State Council on the Arts Performing Arts Fellowship in 1990, 2009, and 2013. As a three-time recipient of the Performing Arts Fellowship, he will now be inducted as a New Hampshire State Council on the Arts Lifetime Fellow.
Siegel is artistic director and founder of Tricinium, Limited (a 501(c)(3) organization) and director of The Verbatim Project, and has facilitated participatory, interdisciplinary residencies in the creation and performance of original works of music-theater for more than twelve years. Siegel was recognized as a Millennium Artist by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation; received two Meet the Composer Awards and a New Forms Award from the New England Foundation for the Arts; a McKnight Fellowship in composition; and received a "Tapping the Source" grant supported by the National Endowment for the Arts through the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. Recently, Siegel completed a Verbatim Project with the Town of Peterborough, NH and taught a high school drama class at Fall Mountain Regional High School as part of The Connecticut River Verbatim Project. Siegel continues his work as a resident Composer at the Eugene O'Neill Puppetry Conference in Waterford, Connecticut.
“I’ve made it a point to live an artist’s life,” Siegel says – and he’s done it in a way that expands the function of art. The mission of the nonprofit Tricinium is to harness the power of the arts to nurture civic engagement. His collaborative projects offer communities, organizations and schools unthreatening ways to look at and talk about difficult issues or to raise questions – in addition to celebrating themselves.
(Photo by Mark Corliss)
August 7, 2013