Old and New Dreams

Old and New Dreams


Daniel Elbert


Download Paper (.pdf) (45 KB)

Download Presentation (.mp4) (276.5 MB)

Download Audio Files (.zip) (462.1 MB)

Download Scores (.zip) (326 KB)


‘Old and New Dreams’ is a brief, mixed-media essay on the state of modern America. With it, the artist hopes to provide an honest reflection of our many challenges, and propose that only in solidarity can we move forward. The suite has three movements. The first, ‘Vigil’, is comprised of three pieces, and deals with issues of violence, pain, and division in our country. ‘I Want a President’ presents an alternative: a world governed by very different values, and by very different people. Finally, ‘Old and New Dreams’ closes with the hope that this future can become a reality, if we demand it. Critically, the suite uses existing works of art, literature, photography, and film as a vehicle for the artist to make his own comments on the culture. These works serve as both an inspiration for, and in many cases, are integrated into the suite.

Publication Date



Boston Campus


Project Components: paper (.pdf), presentation (.mp4), audio files (ZIP file containing 5 .wav files), scores (ZIP file containing 5 .wav files).

Old and New Dreams