• Wayne Siegel
    Professor, Director of DIEM
    Electronic Composition
    • +45 72 267 465 conservatory

Wayne Siegel has written music in many genres ranging from electronic music to orchestral works, from chamber music to a full-length science fiction opera. Leading international artists, including the Kronos Quartet, Singcircle, Safri Duo and Harry Sparnaay, have commissioned works from him. His music has been performed widely throughout Europe, the Americas and Japan. Many of his works fall between genres, combining diverse cultural elements and compositional techniques, encompassing influences from folk music, rock and minimalism. He often uses computers with live musicians, and he has explored the possibilities of interactive sound installations. In 1986 he became director of Denmark`s national electronic music center, DIEM, and in 2003 Siegel was appointed professor of electronic music at the Royal Academy of Music.


Employed as professor at DJM in 2003. Wayne Siegel has set his mark on Danish music through almost 30 years now, as a true American minimalist and energetic South Pole in electronic music. As the leader of the Danish national centre for electronic music, DIEM, in Århus, he has kept the fire burning for the artistic use of technology since 1986. Especially his actions for interactive dance are known throughout the world. It started as a research project and resulted in two dance shows and the evolvement of brand new equipment, which now makes it possible for a dancer to control the music through censors on the body and a computer.