Feiler Dror

was born in Tel Aviv, 1951. After completing his studies at an agricultural college (1965-1969) and serving his military service as a parachutist (1969-1972), he settled in Sweden 1973.
In 1977-1978 he studied musicology at Stockholm University and in 1978-1983 he studied composition at the state college of Music in Stockholm for Gunnar Bucht, S. D. Sandström and Brian Ferneyhough. Since the end of the 1970s, he has composed upwards 60 works for various combinations of instruments, ranging from orchestral music to solo pieces, from electroacoustic music to ballet music.
When speaking about his music, he shows a will to work with music that deals with the world:
I want always to deal with the grim problems in life: Shrapnel (war) ; Beat the White the red wedge (Revolution) ; Schlafbrand (Second World War) ; Let the Millionaires go Naked (Revenge of the poor); Intifada (Israeli-Palestinian conflict). Aesthetics per se do not interest me. More than that it is dangerous. When I compose or play I do not look for beauty, but for truth.
He often depicts, fortissimo and at great length, a violent struggle, but concerning Maavak (struggle, 1981) he says:
Maavak does not describe the struggle. Maavak is the struggle.
His thoughts about his music can sound like this:
The origin of all music is the ritual, the conjuration. The "new modern serious music" has lost almost all its blood and all its ritual suggestive powers. Rock, Noise, Trash & Techno music have preserved much of its ritual suggestive powers, but on the way lost most of its musicality. I want my music to be emotional and to develop to a point where it seems to go beyond itself. I want my music to have the suggestive powers, the aggressivity and the volume of Rock, Noise, Trash and Techno-Music and the refinement and skills of New music.
The intuitive molten metal brutality of the music brings the player into the energy of a hot improvisation. A new music is created, a new speed of thinking and feeling where the intellect meets manic raver. We experience an energy born of rapid movement and expression. The music does something palpable to its listeners, or at least incites them to a form of action, of awakening; it activates the listener.