“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”

Edgar Allan Poe

ABOUT


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Dalia Faitelson – composer, guitarist, vocalist & DJ DaFa.

Dalia was born in the Negev Desert of Israel to a Bulgarian mother and Israeli father. Her first impressions were of blazing sun, open space and the shades of the color brown. These impressions will follow her always.
Studied at the Rubin Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem, followed by Berklee Collage Of Music, Boston.
Today based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Through out Dalia’s musical career her idea has been to create a truly global sound by trying to reach a natural fusion between top professional musicians from diverse cultural background. A global experience presenting music with personality, honesty and with no limits of style what so ever; A unique blend of jazz, Bertolt Brecht & Kurt Weill, Middle Eastern & Balkan melodies.

You can find Dalia Faitelson’s music on these labels:
Storyville Records, Sundance, Enja Rcords, double Moon, Peregrina Music & Gateway Music.

Dalia has been touring and recording with international names as: Randy Brecker, Jerry Bergonzi, Lelo Nika, Adam Nussbaum, Chris Cheek, Jay Andersen, Thommy Andersson, Marilyn Mazur, Manolo Badrena and Café.

Received the Danish equivalent of a Grammy for Jazz in 2000 and the 2005 “Composer Of The Year Award” given by DJBFA – the Danish Composer Association.

2014 – Nominated for Best Jazz Vocal Album 2014, Danish Music Awards (album – “As The World Sleeps).

Nominated twice for a “The Danish World Music Award” with her band PILPEL.

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Photo: Nicola Fasano
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Photo: Kenneth Kisbye
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LYRICS


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The Faithful Night and I

It’s raining once again
In harmony and rhythm
Dancing away the fear
Washing away the pain

Present in this room
The faithful night and I
In heart and mind
Revealing our secrets

This is the dark of day
Where silence has its say
As the world sleeps
Turning dark and deep
New dreams are born
In the stillness of the night

Pleading drops of rain
Piercing the silence
An invisible hungry ghost
Shifting time backwards

Dance It Right

Coming & going
Always on the run
I’m coming & going
Never find the time
To stop for a moment & listen
To stop for an hour just sitting
And staring at nothing

Step forward then fall back
Hard to dance it right
Step forward then fall back
Am I satisfied?
Maybe I am maybe I’m not
I’ll never know till I try
To balance this dance

Revealing & hiding
Afraid to get it wrong
Revealing & hiding
Wishing to keep strong
Needing to cut to the chase
Think twice but only speak once
While staring at you

No Regrets

They crammed their lives to a suitcase
Climbed on top of a cliff
Threw it out in the ocean
On a winters day.

They kept staring at the suitcase
While it drifted away
Waving goodbye they turned around
Walking down the cliff
Having no regrets

This is a story of a man and a woman
Who lived their lives in the big city
Always striving for the balance between
Work, home, family and friends
Here we go,
The modern common style of living.

At some point they finally recognized
They couldn’t win the rat race of living
Growing feelings of frustration
Of lacking time for truly
Listening, touching, feeling and dreaming.

Realizing that the one thing they must regain
Is the lost and precious love that they once shared
And that concluded in a very drastic change

They crammed their lives to a suitcase
Climbed on top of a cliff
Threw it out in the ocean
On a winters day.

They kept staring at the suitcase
While it drifted away
Waving goodbye they turned around
Walking down the cliff
Having no regrets
On to somewhere else.

Scars Of Silence

I’m not myself these days
Stranded on the sand
A fish out of water
Neither dead nor alive

I’m not myself these days
A cloud of rain
Covers my heart
Leaving me soaked wet

Nightmare by daylight
Monopolizing pain
Passion is a curse
Leaves me low and dry

Every time you touch me you take a part of me away
Won’t you take me everywhere?
I’m a flower that opens, thirsting for life
I want to empty out pain and fill up with love

I should have called
I should have told you

I’m not myself these days
This silence has left me scarred

Forsaken Destiny

Leaving
Though somehow remaining
Connecting
Though somehow still lonely

Absent
Though somehow existing
Frightened
Though somehow still brave

Commands that are not obeyed
Wishes that are not fulfilled
Answers that are not received
Questions that are never heard

Entered then left as someone else
In a white room, there you lie
Entered then left as someone else
I ask, but you do not reply

I take a bite

The sky above me is purple and yellow
Covered by tiny black dots
Resembling a beautiful rare fruit
So plentiful and inviting

I take a bite and feel no resistance
I take one more and still no resistance

I capture the tiny dots with my tounge
And gather them all in the left corner of my mouth
Where they wait their turn
To be swallowed one by one

Now i’m full of sky
I won’t be needing it for a while
Your body is firm and tender
Covered by tiny dark spots
Resembling a beautiful rare fruit
So powerful and tender

I take a bite and feel no resistance
I take one more and still no resistance

I capture the tiny dots with my tounge
And gather them all in the right corner of my mouth
Where they wait their turn
To be swallowed one by one

Now i’m full of lies
I won’t be needing them for a while
Now i’m ful of lies i won’t be needing you no more

Sanctuary

To understand my lonleyness
I need a taste of love
To fill this plate of emptiness
That i serve my self tonight

A touch of joy to realize
How deep my sorrow lies
And break this code of silence
So i can shout with all i’ve got

Clouds of fire
Like mine-fields in the sky
Clouds of fire
Exploding heaven please don’t cry
Clouds of fire
I need to find a place to hide

A sanctuary
A safe road leading nowhere
Just fading softly
Surrending to
A sweet lullaby

To recognize my failure
I need to touch success
And walk the path of fortune
Seeking fragments of my self

Invite the good to enter
To stay and feel at home
Deny the evil spirits
Hunting me so long

OXYVOX – Breathing Music


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Dalia Faitelson – Trainer in Creative Communication
Through my career as a professional musician, I’ve been asked many times, why did I choose music as my profession?

My answer has always been that I just can’t help it. It runs in my veins. It always felt like music chose me and not the other way around and I never gave it a second thought.

In the last few years, I have felt a growing need, a kind of hunger, for understanding the essence behind music and what it truly means for me, both on a professional and personal level.

Through my journey into sound, I realized that music is the universal language of emotions and that it carries a far greater potential than just pleasure & entertainment.

I am convinced that creative impulses exist in everyone and that finding our “inner music” will bring out a hidden strength, ready to be discovered.
That is why I created OXYVOX
OXYVOX presents the hidden power of music, which enables us to access deeper dimensions of perception & creativity.
OXYVOX offers a musical team-building program that sets focus on creativity, innovation and teamwork.
For more details visit my website – www.oxyvox.com

CONTACT


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Booking & management:
info@daliafaitelson.com
+45 6167 3355

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Web design: made by malin
Night fotographer: Mette Kramer Kristensen