Analysis Of Rebel Music By Daniel Felsenfeld

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In the essay “Rebel Music,” Daniel Felsenfeld, is a composer, author, and teacher of music at City College of New York, that explains many dispositions in his childhood, he found a deep inspiration in music in his late adolescence. In Daniel’s high school years, the contradictory norm among his circle of friends was to adopt a rebellious style with punk, or straight edge clothing and attitudes. With their image, along came their auditory preferences, correspondingly: metal, punk or other anti-establishment music. However, one day one of his friends reintroduced Daniel to the classical sounds of Beethoven, and immediately being attracted to such music, Daniel was forever changed into a rebel, or so he thought. Listening to music in secret, it was unbeknownst to Daniel, that he wasn’t the only one that listened to classical music. As he grew older and developed his own piano playing abilities, Daniel met others like: himself, composers, teachers, and other musicians, who were inspired by classical music, just as he was. With the knowledge and support offered by these confidants and …show more content…

When one has an epiphany as Daniel did, there is a revival of one’s purpose, even if reshaped. For me such moments have existed when I have watched film. Art can have a way of evoking feelings that you may not have consciously acknowledged; feelings of hope or perseverance to believe there’s still a chance that things might work out in the end. As Daniel does, I aspire to forge some piece of beauty out of nothingness in the image of my inspirations. When establishing a piece, it is these moments of clarity, the feelings we had in those times that have the power to shape nothingness into art. Daniel uses this process to mold his music just as I use it to write my words. The pen is the sharpest weapon, whether using it to write words or notes it has the power to inspire the artist within the

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