Felsenmusick - The Weblog of Daniel Felsenfeld
The Web Log of a Certain Daniel Felsenfeld: Composer, critic, avid reader, aspiring
bon vivant, capricorn, shadowy figure, advice for the lovelorn

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Pretender to the Throne (?)

Fantastic little piece about a very clever fraud (I'm OBSESSED with frauds: art forgers, Tristan Foison, Welles' move F for Fake) who fooled the smart people at the Ojai Festival by impersonating Steve Mackey. Weird. But compelling.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

So Much, So Much To Do

Here's just a few things going on:

Tomorrow night, November 17, I'll be astage at Le Poisson Rouge playing the piano once again as part of John Wesley Harding's final Cabinet of Wonders of 2009 (more to come in 2010, you can be sure!). Which is a mixed blessing because I'll not be able to hear my friend, the astoundingly gifted Jody Redhage perform her show with her band Fire in July that night at Roulette. My loss, though the cabinet promises to be excellent, with a fascinating roster of guests.

The following night, I'll have to miss The Metropolis Ensemble (also at LPR) in order that I might be at Galapagos Art Space for the 21cLiederabend concert with a whole roster of awesome people and excellent composers and ensembles, not least of which are Opera On Tap, Vision Into Art and Ethel.

Friday, lord knows what I'm forgoing to see Don Giovanni at New York City Opera, directed by my friend Christopher Alden. Rave reviews in the Times for this one!

Busy but amazing few days.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Once Again, A Return

Yes, Felsenreaders, fallen of. Missed me? Given up? Wondered if there was no meaning to your life since, well, where's all the goodies on Felsenmusick? Believe me, I've missed being here, and so, with a few key clicks and a tip of the wireless mouse, I return. Some good things coming up: an opera in the bay area, a sinful concert in Brooklyn, new monodramas with a brilliant playwright, opera-ish things, piano works, a concerto all around the country, performances by not one but two of my favorite ensembles on this G-d's Green Earth, some curatorial responsibilities, a whole new slew of Cabinets of Wonders with John Wesley Harding, those songs that make you go insane because you can't kick them, program notes, liner notes, articles, blogs, tweets, status updates, you NAME it, all coming your way, all duly hawked on Felsenmusick. The Doctor is, again, in.