Dan in 2018 with some collaborators.

Dan in 2018 with some collaborators.

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|This was back in the day

DAN EDELSTYN 

Dan Edelstyn

writes these songs with close collaborators. He also makes documentaries, music videos and occasionally comedies. "Each work of art is an act of resistance in this culture that punishes artists and wants to turn everyone's life into a meaningless muddle." He has a huge interest in writing manifestos on a typewriter. He reads economics books and art theory. The Orchestra of Carboard is a dream he had, that he needed to see in reality. Dan refutes the industrialised notion that specialisation of labour is the only way forward and prefers to model his life on the renaissance idea where expertise can span a significant number of various subject areas. "Leonardo da Vinci was a painter, architect, inventor and student of science - but he wasn't good at independent music or indie film making - I never heard his jokes either."

 

But for a man with a willing cardboard orchestra under his baton? Well, anything is possible.
— Reviewer of the orchestra of cardboard
 
 From a series of Night Photographs, Hackney Wick, 2000.

From a series of Night Photographs, Hackney Wick, 2000.

 Portrait of Dan from a recording session for new album "Songs for The Forthcoming War."

Portrait of Dan from a recording session for new album "Songs for The Forthcoming War."