Listen to our show from 92YTribeca last Teusday night.
Nice four-star review from Downbeat - always appreciate a pat on the back!
"Despite his virtuosic capabilities, Friedlander is a team player with a knack for hooky melodies. He's right at home on the rustic porch aside the laidback Wamble, integrating the cello sound into the rural blues idiom with zero pretense and a superbly relaxed pocket." --Michael Jackson
Working on a Film
I'm pleased to be writing the music for a new feature film entitled, "Future Weather" featuring Amy Madigan, Lili Taylor, William Sadler, and Perla Haney-Jardine, directed by Jenny Deller. You can find out more here.
Live from Belgium - Jazz at Middleheim
Someone did a great interpretation of Masada Marathon in Belgium we just did. Check it out! Big collage below, and for a few photos go to: Flickr
The Bonebridge CD
NYTimes Review of Joe's Pub Show is Published!
Jennifer S. Altman for The New York Times
"His partners, as on the album, were Doug Wamble on acoustic guitar, Trevor Dunn on bass and Mike Sarin on drums. They sounded very much like a working band and not much like any others you could name. With cello and guitar at the forefront, the sound skewed rustic-cosmopolitan, lean and springy, often sweetened with a touch of twang. [read more]" --Nate Chinen
Interview with Grayson Currin of Pitchfork goes Live!
"If you need cello on a record, Erik Friedlander might be a decent person to call. He's the musician summoning those dark storms on the Mountain Goats' "Dilaudid", and he's one of two cellists on Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite. He's played with John Zorn, Mike Patton, Wynton Marsalis, Ricky Martin, and Alanis Morissette. What's more, he's several albums into a solo career that keeps getting better.
Forthcoming album Bonebridge documents Friedlander's first works..[read more]"
"Cellist Erik Friedlander brings more than just unique instrumentation to his album Bonebridge. Although the freshness of a cello, guitar, bass and drums collective hooks the ear immediately, it is Friedlander's compositional skills and his gifted band that keeps the interest going throughout. [read more]"
Erik Friedlander (Thursday) Mr. Friedlander, an ingenious cellist who makes an art of soulful rusticity, celebrates the release of "Bonebridge" (Skipstone), his fine and lilting new album, by assembling its complete cast of collaborators: the guitarist Doug Wamble, the bassist Trevor Dunn and the drummer Mike Sarin. At 9:30 p.m., Joe's Pub, at the Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, at Astor Place, East Village , (212) 967-7555, joespub.com; $14. (Chinen)
Josh Jackson introduces my new cd over at NPR's First Listen where you can hear the whole cd (streaming)!
Grayson Currin interview me and gets me to admit, "It's a long-lost infatuation that I finally acted on,"
Beaufain Street gets its name from Charleston, SC where Friedlander spent a few weeks performing last summer, and where he put the finishing touches on the music for the Bonebridge CD. The tune itself gets its inspiration further south -- a rolling, New Orlean's style groove drives this track as Friedlander and Doug Wamble exchange solos and then bring the tune to a close together with Trevor Dunn on bass and Mike Sarin on drums.
Hide & Seek is a gorgeous vocal track (with vocoded harmonies) originally done by Imogen Heap on the record Speak for Yourself (2005). It just hit me one day - this would sound amazing as an all-cello piece.
My new cd, 'Fifty,' is a collection of 50 miniature pieces-- little worlds-- some wild and free, some carefully constructed like line drawings, others lush watercolor landscapes. The piece was written during a particularly difficult time when my wife Lynn was suffering from an unexplained and worsening leg pain that eventually turned out to be a breast cancer recurrence. I found refuge from the difficult atmosphere by immersing myself in composing for the five instruments (violin, cello, piano, bass, drums) making use of style and orchestration, I experimented with the groupings, the length of the pieces, and the mood.
Composing became a fantastic escape for me during those months when we didn't know what was going on with Lynn's leg. I worked to write one miniature a day but often I'd get two or three done. It was exciting once I got in the groove and when you go through something like we did, it's important to try and carry on with your other life--the life that was there before the doctors and the hospitals impinged. When it all came together in the studio on that one long day at Kampo Studios, I was thrilled.
I'm releasing a digital only version of the Alchemy LP that came out early this year on Hronir. The download has a bunch of extra tracks, here's some info:
Alchemy is an ancient process of protochemistry and witchcraft which attempted to turn base metals to gold. Alchemy, Erik Friedlander's latest digital release, reverses the process, grabbing the cello roughly and breaking it down to its most basic elements-the scratching rough sound of a cross-cut saw, or the wispy scattering of pitchless pizzicato notes, and its singing, melodic tone. In this, his 50th year, Friedlander presents us with a bird's eye look at his cello landscape: Each track has the cello as the central focus, whether starkly alone, or in cello choirs-layered using studio magic.
Scraping roughly, plucking like a guitar, or bowing arching improvisations, Friedlander infuses this new CD with an adventurous spirit. Alchemy, the second release of Friedlander's 50th, and most productive year yet, is a collection of cello-centric gems: an alchemy of sound and texture that celebrates the character of this 300 year old instrument, as well as the skills of the player, now in only his 50th year.
"Lee Av," "Assasins or Bridge Blowers," "Wag," and "Out, Out" were recorded by Scott Solter, August 22-23, 2005 at Pueblo Studios, San Francisco, CA; mixed by Scott Solter at The Tiny Telephone, September 7, 2005. Keyboards and guitars for "Gentle Bonds" were recorded by Teho Teardo in Pordenone, Italy. All other tracks were recorded and mixed by Erik Friedlander at Arconomics during 2008-10.
Produced by Erik Friedlander
Erik Friedlander: cello, guitar, mandolin, keyboards, sample programming, mixing
Teho Teardo: keyboards, guitars (on one track)
Scott Solter: engineer and live processing
Design & Original Artwork by Candas Sisman
All compositions by Erik Friedlander (ASCAP) except "Gentle Bonds" which was written by Erik Friedlander & Teho Teardo
Available August 11, 2010 on
Single - Aching Sarah
I'm celebrating my birthday (the big 5-0) with a new single I recently completed featuring the trumpet work of Michael Leonhart. Enjoy and thanks for the support!
Erik Friedlander, cello, electronics, piano programming; Michael Leonhart, trumpet, mellophone; Trevor Dunn, acoustic bass; Satoshi Takeishi, percussion.
"Aching Sarah" is part of Cutting-Room Floor Series -- movie characters are cut from a film, and with their lives only half-realized, walk in a kind of limbo, aimless and confused, with no way to live out the arc of their scripted lives.
I am very pleased to announce the release of a new 10" vinyl recording (I think the last vinyl I appeared on was Gramavision's Harvie S release, "Underneath It All") Alchemy is collection of solo pieces (some recorded by me, others by Scott Solter) and a few new works I created in my studio in NYC. There's a whole lot of territory on this vinyl and Candas Cisman outdid himself filling it with moody, beautiful original artwork...I can't wait to get my hands on this (still waiting)!
Erik Friedlander: cello, sample programming, mixing
Scott Solter: engineer and live processing
Rashad Becker: mastering and vinyl cut at D&M
Candas Sisman: design & original artwork
Limited edition: 500, vinyl only
To order for around 15 Euro + Shipping:
A3 Lee Ave
B1 Assassins or Bridge Blowers
"Lee Av," "Assassins or Bridge Blowers," "Wag," and "Out" were recorded by Scott Solter, August 22-23, 2005 at Pueblo Studios, San Francisco, CA; mixed by Scott Solter at The Tiny Telephone, September 7, 2005; and mastered by Steve Berson at Total Sonic Media.
"Glow," "Alchemy," and "Halo" were recorded and mixed by Erik Friedlander at Arconomics during 2008-9.
The title "Assasins or Bridge Blowers" is taken from Cormac MacCarthy's Child of God; "Wag" is from Dream Songs by John Berryman; "Out" from Robert Frost. Texts were used as jumping-off points for improvisation in the studio during the 2005 sessions (orig. for Block Ice & Propane)
"Taking Trips To America" Solo Show - Information Mini-Site
Music by Erik Friedlander
Images by Lee & Maria Friedlander
Films by Bill Morrison
Cellist Erik Friedlander draws on his experiences as a child traveling across the United States with his family during the 1960's and 70's to create Taking Trips To America, an engaging solo performance that brings together Erik's rich, Americana-inspired cello music, his own stories from now-distant road trips, images taken by his father, the photographer Lee Friedlander, and haunting road films contributed by film maker Bill Morrison (Decasia.).
I sat down with Philip Bither this past December 5. We had a free-wheeling conversation. Check it out (click on photo)!
Photos/Videos from BAT Tour
Photos from our Sunday concert in Salzburg, Austria
YouTube video of our show at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam
Photo Stream from Solo in Europe
Nice shots from @thomas
New EF Ad Page - Music for Advertisements
I get called every once in a while to write for an advertisement. I enjoy the process and love putting music to picture. Check out this new page that includes some of the advertisements I've written for. Erik Friedlander Spots (You'll need Quicktime installed to view it properly)
Giveaways - Recap
Here's a recap of the 'giveaways' that are posted at GetEriksMusic.com and here (see MEDIA & PROJECTS page)
Feel free to check out the "Free Stuff" section of my online
store where you will find a big load of tracks to download. No need to
sign up with the store or even "Add To Cart" just use the Download button
and get the MP3 right away. New one is called Springtail.I discovered
a cool sound using some metal bowls from my kitchen with water in them...Find
I will performing a new show this coming Summer and Fall starting August 1 at The Hopkins Center for Arts in Dartmouth. The new show, which will be directed by film-maker Bill Morrison, is an expansion of the Block Ice & Propane concert I experimented with first at Joe's Pub in New York. At that performance I projected a few images from the family trips that inspired the music.
Bill and I will be workshopping ideas here in New York and then up at Dartmouth. Some of these ideas include using more projected images, a set, as well as the premier of new pieces to go with the new program. The Block Ice show will be presented at The Hop in Dartmouth, PICA TBA festival in Portalnd, OR, The Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis and the Wexner Art Center in Ohio.
In 1949 Oscar Pettiford broke his arm playing baseball.
He could still move his fingers even though his arm was
in a sling, so he began experimenting with a cello a
friend had lent to him. He tuned the cello like a bass
only an octave higher and later made history
Music Review | Erik Friedlander's Broken Arm Trio
Making the Cello Jazzy: It's All in the Pizzicato Pluck
By NATE CHINEN
Published: March 30, 2009
The cellist Erik Friedlander possesses a deep, singing tone on his instrument, and when he gives into it completely, he can be a heartbreaker.
JazzTimes Feature & Review of BAT
Lucked out with March 09 JazzTimes a
nice feature by Eric Fine and an excellent review by A.D. Amorosi: "In other
words, it's gorgeous, soulful and smart."
Strange Family Business
Last November my daughter and I collaborated on a birthday song for my wife. Later, on Christmas day, with the help of
our friend Dick Connette we filmed this masterpiece (!)
Unreleased CD from CHIMERA Now Free Online
Inspired by a story from the Decameron
In 1996 I brought my band Chimera into the studio to record "Promises, Promises" (Bacharach) for a Tzadik release. Wanting to take advantage of having everyone in the studio I brought along a book of music which we recorded and never released.
The project is called IZA, a roughened up Isabella from The Decameron. In the
story a virginal maiden falls for a young man who is then murdered by her brothers.
Though she is never told she sees a vision and knows the truth. She recovers
her lover's head which she hides in a pot where she grows a basil plant...which
she waters with her tears.
Chris Speed, clarinet; Andrew D'Angelo, bass clarinet; Drew Gress, bass and Erik Friedlander, cello.
Thanks to Luca Aghemo for the "doctored" Broken Arm image!
some recent press -- see more info at the Broken Arm EPK page.
"And what "out there" music list would be complete without an entry from Erik Friedlander? "Jim Zipper," from his "Broken Arm Trio," is about the most fun you can have in only 68 seconds."
--Mark Saleski, Picks & Best of 2008, Jazz.Com
In 2000 I collaborated with my friend, writer Michael Greenberg, on a radio-style drama which we performed live at Tonic downtown. It was a wild three months of harried back-and-forth as Michael finsihed episodes and I would score them. We would rehearse the actors during a quick run-through a few hours before show time, keeping our "direction" to a few quick thoughts about pacing the lines (Michael) and how to cue off the music (me).
I responded to Michael's sense of drama and his ability to create a character
with just a few quick lines and so I wasn't surprised when I read his latest
book, Hurry Down Sunshine, and was completely engrossed. I highly
Hurry Down Sunshine is a memoir which tells the story of the extraordinary summer when, at the age of fifteen, Michael Greenberg's daughter was struck mad. It begins with Sally's sudden visionary crack-up on the streets of Greenwich Village, and continues, among other places, in the out-of-time world of a Manhattan psychiatric ward during the city's most sweltering months.
Music by Erik Friedlander. The Broken Arm soon available on SkipStone Records.
I'm hosting a podcast with violin maker Ron Fletcher about the technology of string instruments - how they are put together, how they work, repairs & maintenance. Episodes #1-3 are online and you can listen to it at http://bowtech.podbean.com. Let us know what you think: your questions and your comments are welcome.
Commissions for MAYA Trio on Youtube
The MAYA Trio commissioned two pieces from me: one, an arrangment of "Pucha, pucha.." a Sephardic folk song and the other, an original piece entitled, "Ritual." You can hear this great trio on Youtube..check it out!
I just returned from Ireland (May 16) where I had a lovely time performing two
shows: one in Cork in the south of Ireland and the other in Dublin.
Check out the interview
I did with John Kelly, the genial and knowledgeable writer and radio host (push ahead
to the 28 minute mark) at RTE, Ireland's national radio.
Irish Times Review by Ray Comiskey
To call Erik Friedlander's astonishing solo cello concert a virtuoso
exhibition would be only partly accurate. A virtuoso? Clearly. But an
exhibition? That is hardly the way to describe a performance in
which, in the first set in particular, there was a sense of someone
straining the bounds of the possible on the instrument in pursuit of
a musical equivalent of impressionism...[read more]
"Free Lessons" are on vacation. I will announnce more dates soon.
Erik Friedlander Basics: Who is This Guy and Why Am I Here?
Website confusing you a bit? Here's some basic info about me, the site, what to listen
This week two posts about making your own CD: 1) Be an
Indie Artist; 2)Mastering with Steve Berson
San Bernardino - from Heretic Pride
I mentioned last month that I did a bunch of
arranging/playing for the new Mountain Goats CD, "Heretic
Pride" including a wall-to-wall cello arrangement for
"San Bernardino." You can get a free low-rez play of the
Push the little play arrow. Check out this CD, it's
Andrew D'Angelo -- Help is Needed!
D’Angelo suffered a major seizure on January 25
while driving in Brooklyn, NY. Tests in the hospital
revealed a large tumor in his brain. He needs help paying
for the surgery and the treatment to come. You can help
him out using PayPal -- More Info
"..haunting, lulling, adventurous, and disorientingly
magical. Friedlander combines a modern classicist's sense
of harmony—Copland's open chords, but also Crumb's
gnarly grit—with rhythmic nods toward early folk
and blues. Is it jazz? I'll leave that to the
philosophers. It's great music by a great jazz musician;
that should be enough." --for Slate By Fred
Last July, as part of a mini-tour supporting the release
of Block Ice & Propane I played at The Lily Pad, a small club
in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A friend of mine, cellist
Josh Gordon, came to the show and brought along his
friend, filmmaker, Errol Morris who enjoyed the music and
bought a copy of the CD. As it happens, Morris ended up working
on a new series of spots for the Apple iPhone and he
found that my piece, "Yakima", worked well with the
stylish testimonial, real-person-on-the-street work he
created. [read more]
New Video on the Web
Spoof of the iPhone Ad from SNL
Poet in the House - Pushcart Prize
My wife, Lynn Shapiro, has written poem that was
published in RATTLE a literary
magazine from the West Coast. It was announced that she
won the Pushcart
Prize for this poem. You may read a small excerpt and
comments at the Rattle editor's
blog. Or buy the amazing collection using the link
here to the left.
"Airstream Envy" jolts open with a shriek of pure panic.
Erik Friedlander's bow grates across the strings of his
cello, wrenching notes into a stunted, disdainful
exclamation. Imagine Friedlander-- now one of the world's
top cellists with a Rolodex of collaborators from John
Zorn and Laurie Anderson to John Darnielle and Courtney
Love-- as a boy from New York's hinterlands, maybe 14 or
15 years old, out West in an RV sitting atop a 1966
Chevrolet pick-up truck. [
Pictures from the 1960-70's
I am putting together a new solo show using images from
the family trips that inspired many of the song titles on
Block Ice & Propane. I dug through boxes of
photos to rescue a few that are now online and ready for
viewing. Check out the Family
Block Ice Remix - "Rushmore"
Months before I went into the studio to record Block Ice
I sent my friend Teho Teardo some of my home studio
versions. Teho took "Rushmore" and created this magic
Rushmore (remixed by Teho Teardo)
Hear my most recent interview with Kurt Andersen and
PRI's Studio360: Listen!
We talked about being 'on the road' and I even improvised
a piece after hearing a segment from Kerouac novel.
Erik Friedlander: Volac: Book of Angels Volume 8 [#7363]
8 in the continuing Book of Angels series is
an intimate and breathtaking recital by one of the
world’s most accomplished cellists. A vital member
of the Masada family from the very beginning, Erik
Friedlander has hypnotized audiences both here and in
Europe with his own bands Topaz, Broken Arm and Grains of
Paradise. Stepping out in a special solo project, Erik
shows off his remarkable technique in ten compositions
from Zorn’s lyrical Book of Angels. This is Erik at
his best. Rich, romantic, gripping music to both
challenge and soothe the savage beast.
NPR - All Things Considered Interview
I hopped the Amtrak to DC for a nice chat with
Jacki Lyden of NPR'sAll Things
Considered. It aired Saturday, August 4 on your
The downtown cellist Erik Friedlander showcases a
magnificent new solo album, "Block Ice & Propane,"
which is inspired by family road trips he took as a
child. Friedlander's father, Lee, is a
photographer, who, when Erik was young, would pack up his
family for long summer treks to photo shoots and teaching
assignments in a '66 Chevy pickup with a camper on
top and the amenities of the album's title. The
beautifully spare compositions vaguely recall Ry
Cooder's score for "Paris, Texas" while revealing
the cello to be, at least in Friedlander's
hands--a versatile instrument that can sound like a
steel-string guitar one moment and an air horn the
House Keeping:Link Repaired
I inadvertantly disabled one of the cello lessons for
quite a long while. I just discovered the mistake and
have enabled the pages. Here's the link if you want to
check it out. The "Olympic Cello Workout"
Broken Arm In Italy - Thanks!
Thanks to everyone who came to our gigs in Italy. You can
download a live recording of The Broken Arm Trio right here.
Instead of a quick job we have decided to do a full
6-panel digipak w/booklet. In addition, there will be a
record release performance at Joe's Pub on July 17. A new
website will go along with the new CD..more info to
New Downloads: Broken Arm Live in New York City
Recorded live in 2005 at 'Mo Pitkins on the Lower East
Side of New York. The recording has 9 tracks, all
originals, featuring: Mike Sarin, drums; Kermit Driscoll,
bass; Erik Friedlander, cello. We sold out of this CD on
our tour in Europe but you can pick it up now as a
New Review of "Giorni Rubati" from Downtown Music Gallery
ERIK FRIEDLANDER & TEHO TEARDO - Giorni Rubati:
Music Inspired By The Poems OF Pier Paolo Pasolini
(Bip-Hop 34; EEC) "This record is a total breath of fresh
air. A collaborative effort between Erik Friedlander on
cello and Teho Teardo on electronics, inspired by the
poetry of Pier Paolo Pasolini, "Giorni Rubati"
successfully demonstrates how a duo record which
straddles the balance of the acoustic/electric
improvisation duo dichotomy should be made - each player
actively contributes to the evolution of the music, yet
neither steps on the other's toes unless it's in (a
rather friendly and sportsmanlike) provocation.
Erik sounds fantastic in this setting - laying down (and
often overdubbing multiple) thick, richly toned and
oft-melodic lines, scrapes, and scuffles amidst a forest
of electronic drones, ticker-tape flickers of
ping-ponging rhythms, and clouds of static, with the
occasional voice appearing amidst this wilderness to
recite spoken fragments which never overshadow or detract
from the music. This is precisely the sort of record
which I love to appear here in the shop - it easily makes
waste of genre categorizations and debates of improv
versus composition, and achieves that all-too-rare goal
of featuring a little something for everyone whilst never
dumbing itself down to pander to a particular listener
base. Simply stunning, and without question one of the
year's best records - and bonus points for the
shredtastic (hidden) cover of the Normal's "Warm
Leatherette", which closes out the disc and crazily,
actually, REALLY works. Bravo, gents!" - Mikey IQ Jones.
In 1999 the very first Topaz recording was released on
SIAM Records. There are still copies available but now
you can download the CD on the Buy
In 2000 my band Topaz recorded SKIN. About a year later SIAM records
went out of business. Mike Landy was kind enough to let
me have most of the remaining stock which has since sold
out (thanks!). I'm pleased to now offer this CD as a
download. Both of the SIAM records Topaz CD's were
recorded to 2" analogue tape and mastered at Sterling
Sound by Ted Jensen so they sound amazing! Check out the
Featuring his band Sync -- Jerome Harris, bass,
guitar; Samir Chatterjee, tabla; with special guests Mark
Feldman, violin; Erik Friedlander, cello.
Notes from Tzadik Website:
Ned Rothenberg's intensely personal take on Radical
Jewish Culture interprets the inner Diaspora as a place
of learning and growth. Featuring his acclaimed trio Sync
with guest string players Mark Feldman and Erik
Friedlander (Masada String Trio, Bar Kokhba) the music is
rich in rhythmic invention, instrumental color and
lyricism. Drawing upon his extensive experience in world
music, Ned explores the possibilities of 21st century
Jewish culture through the nuances of scales, modes and
feelings of alienation and belonging.
In 2004 I began a trans-Atlantic collaboration with
Italian electronics composer Teho Teardo. We exchanged
ideas by passing tracks back and forth and remixing each
other's contributions. Our first finsihed track ended up
in Teho's soundtrack for "Lavorare Con Lentezza", a film
by Guido Chiesa ...
Post a 1-minute lesson request at my new Blog. The
MakeItCount Blog is an online cello lessons hub. Anyone
can post a 1-minute request for answers to a specific
cello-related problem. I will post my own video response
with tips and suggestions. Others can comment or post a
short video follow-up.
Here's the first post with all the info:
"Here's the Idea.."
Interview by Paul Olson Online Now!
Erik Friedlander: Complexity, Simplicity and Arc by Paul
Olson -- READ
Paul Olson lives in Chicago, idolizes Clint Eastwood,
Toshiro Mifune and Fred Astaire, and doesn't like the
10 Year Anniversary of TOPAZ! We celebrate with the
release of Prowl.
Buy the new CD by clicking on the image or check out
the TOPAZ PAGE.
"Get going, y'all..but you have a lot of catching up to
do, as Erik Friedlander has already nailed this one
over the fence."
"This quartet succeeds on the balance and poise of its
constituent pieces. The leader's cello, Andy Laster's
reeds, Stomu Takeishi's electric bass, Satoshi
Takeishi's percussion--each stands out in turn.
In January of 1996 I was scoring the dances for my wife's
N.Y. season and juggling different ideas for the group's
instrumentation. I had been listening to a variety of
70's funk and fusion (Headhunters, Earth, Wind &
Fire) and so electric bass and alto saxophone seemed like
a natural choice. I invited Stomu and Andy ..read more about the CD
For more info you can go to the Mode
Records Website The CD is produced by Elliott Sharp
and has pieces by: Marc Ribot, Ikue Mori, Anthony
Coleman, Elliott Sharp, Otomo Yoshihide, Mark Stewart,
Annie Gosfield, Nick Didkowsky & David Shea.
Amber - New Video
Video excerpt from my DVD "Vanishing Point". The audio is
a recording from the studios of DubLab in Los Angeles
Turn one piece of blank 8x10 and turn it into a pocket
organizer..simple and cool.
Check Out Pandora
A free personalize streaming internet music service which
uses a sophisticated music typing concept called the
"music genome project" to select new music you
may have not hear before .
In 2005 Christo and Jeanne-Claude installed 7503 gates
into Central Park. See my short visit to the park one
snowy morning. The Gates
Online Lessons Posted -- MAKE IT COUNT
This new series of short video lessons that are geared
towards making the best use of your practice time: tips
and tricks that will help you make technical progress in
short, focused mini-sessions. There are now 4 lessons up.
The newest is PIZZICATO:
Also check out the "Make It Count" Boards where you can
post questions about the videos or report your own
One Finale Note (Jazz & Improvised Music Webzine)
just published an
interview I did with Troy Collins a few months back
New WMV Teaser Posted of SKIN DVD
I've posted a new "teaser" showing clips from the SKIN
DVD. Check out this short highlight reel at the Media Page or view
This video was created while Topaz was signed to SIAM
Records and documents the 2-day recording session at
Clinton Studios in New York City. Special guests: Amira
Mor, Marlon Barrios, dancers; The Atlas Cello Quartet;
Alexander Fedoriouk, cimbalom.
Broken Arm Tour
The Broken Arm Trio on
tour in Europe was a great success. Thanks to everyone
who came out to see us. I'll be posting some live MP3's
as they come in from some of the venues along with pics.
Photographer Lee Friedlander's work was the subject of a
retrospective at MoMA (2005) Meanwhile, his son Erik
Friedlander is enjoying a successful career as a jazz
cellist. They'll tell us what it's like having two high
profile artists in the same family, and they'll share
their thoughts on using different forms of media to
communicate their artistic ideas.
Music: Erik Friedlander's "Flight's of Starlings," "Here
Comes the madwoman" and " O Stern Mathematics" from album