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Daniel Felsenfeld


New York, NY         

Composer Daniel Felsenfeld (b.1970) has been commissioned and performed by Simone Dinnerstein, Two Sense, Metropolis Ensemble, American Opera Projects, New York City Opera, Opera on Tap, Great Noise Ensemble, Da Capo Chamber Players, ACME, ETHEL, REDSHIFT, Friction Quartet, Cadillac Moon Ensemble, Two Sides Sounding, Momenta Quartet, Friction Quartet, Blair McMillen, Stephanie Mortimore, Jennifer Choi, Caroline Widmann, Cornelius Duffallo, Jody Redhage, Nadia Sirota, Caroline Worra, Eleanor Taylor, Kathleen Supové, Jenny Lin, Emily Pulley, Urban Arias, Ensemble 212, New Gallery Concert Series and Transit, at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, BAM, Kennedy Center, ATLAS, Le Poisson Rouge, City Winery, Galapagos Art Space, The Stone, The Kitchen, BAM, Jordan Hall, Duke University, The Southern Theatre, Stanford University and Harvard University, as part of 21c Liederabend, Opera Grows in Brooklyn, Ecstatic Music Festival, MATA, Keys to the Future, Make Music New York, He has also worked with Jay-Z, The Roots, Keren Ann, How to Dress Well, Rick Moody, Stew, Arthur Kopit, Olympia Dukakis, Mark Z. Danielewski, and is the court composer for John Wesley Harding’s Cabinet of Wonders. Commercially available on the Sony, Def Jam, Black Box, and Naxos labels. Raised in the outlying suburbs of Los Angeles, he lives in Brooklyn.


Articles by Daniel Felsenfeld:

Articles September 8 2005 | By Daniel Felsenfeld
What Are We Waiting For?

Despite all the memorials aimed at codifying the expression of grief, perhaps catharsis is simply not within our ken as composers.

Articles April 1 2005 | By Daniel Felsenfeld
In Conversation with Joseph Horowitz

An interview with the author of Classical Music in America: A History of its Rise and Fall

Articles February 1 2005 | By Daniel Felsenfeld
Putting the “I” Back in H*STORY

Richard Taruskin's six-volume Oxford History of Western Music in perspective.

Articles September 1 2004 | By Daniel Felsenfeld
We Shall Be Released: Saved on Both Sides

No need to wait for pop music to save the classical tradition.

Articles May 1 2004 | By Daniel Felsenfeld
Humor in Music

Daniel Felsenfeld Paul Bowles wrote, in his autobiography, of watching his friend John Cage listening, for the first time, to an acetate of one of his own string quartets—and laughing...

Articles November 1 2003 | By Daniel Felsenfeld
View From Even Further East: The Importance of Being Europe

Daniel Felsenfeld Waiting in the Iberia terminal of New York’s JFK airport, I am more nervous than usual. The flight, much delayed, will soon spirit me away to Madrid, Spain;...

Headlines September 22 2003 | By Daniel Felsenfeld
Davidson Fellowship Given to 17-Year-Old Composer

Timothy Andres The Davidson Institute for Talent Development, which is a Nevada-based non-profit organization that has as its mission “…nurturing profoundly intelligent young people,” has awarded Timothy Andres, a gifted...

Articles March 1 2003 | By Daniel Felsenfeld
Colonial Power: An exploration of America’s most prominent artist colonies

Daniel Felsenfeld in the woods.Rear Screen Projection by Randy Nordschow In her seminal novel A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf famously wrote: “…a woman must have money and a...

Articles January 31 2003 | By Daniel Felsenfeld
In Conversation with Arthur Berger

An interview with the author of Reflections of an American Composer