Composer Daniel Felsenfeld received his bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and went on to Boston’s New England Conservatory, where he received his doctorate in 2001.
Recent commissions a 30 minute music theatre work for Sequitur; a resetting of David Bowie’s lyrics for Real Quiet with Theo Bleckmann and Petra Haden; The Poet’s Dream of Herself as a Young Girl for mezzo and piano trio to be performed at Stanford University by Amy Schneider and the Harmida Trio; and All Work and No Play, a work for piccolo and piano. His music can be found on the Endeavor and Koch imprints.
Recent performances include: American Opera Projects, Jenny Lin at Bargemusic, Stephanie Mortimore at Carnegie Hall, the Syracuse Society for New Music, the Boston Modern Orchestra Projects’ Club Concert Series, Hartwell Dance Theatre, the Momenta Quartet, the Either/Or Festival, and the NewGallery Concert Series. His opera The Last of Manhattan was commissioned by (and premiered at) The Kitchen in New York City, and another of his operas, Summer and All it Brings, was chosen to be part of New York City Opera’s VOX 2004: Showcasing American Composers.
Daniel is also the author of eight books and hundreds of articles. He teaches at City College and lives in Brooklyn.