12/11/2012 Dror Feiler on Art, Noise and Activism


Dror Feiler (b. 1951, Israel) is a composer, artist, and political activist. Trained at the Fylkingen Institute for New Music, Stockholm University, and Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Feiler composes orchestral music, the opera, chamber music, and electro-acoustic music. His activities also include Jews for Israeli-Palestinian Peace and European Jews for a Just Peace; he was abroad the ships to Gaza three times, first in 2010, and then in 2011 and 2012, carrying humanitarian aids. In 2004, his collaboration with Gunilla Sköld-Feiler, Snow White and the Madness of Truth, was vandalized by then Israeli ambassador to Sweden, Zvi Mazel, and became an international scandal. Feiler lives in Stockholm, Sweden.

“All forms of freedom are bound together,
and all are equally dangerous: the freedom
of music/art triggers the freedom
of the feelings that triggers the freedom
of thought that leads to freedom of action,
and the freedom of action agency is
state enemy number one. So let’s keep the
opera form as it is if we want to keep the

-Excerpt from Jean Le Rond d’Alembert’s pamphlet, 1752

**We’ve had some problems with video recording and apologize for the several cuts that appear throughout the uploaded session.

December 2, 2012
Written by Åpent forum

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