8:30 PM20:30

Ned Rothenberg Sextet at The Stone

I'll be performing with the Ned Rothenberg Sextet as part of Ned Rothenberg's residency at The Stone (December 5th - 10th). The sextet is:

  • Ned Rothenberg (sax)
  • Marty Ehrlich (sax)
  • Erik Friedlander (cello)
  • Tomeka Reid (cello)
  • Satoshi Takeishi (percussion)
  • Matt Kilmer (percussion)

The show is December 9th at 8:30, it should be excellent, hope to see you there!

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8:30 PM20:30

Ikue Mori Quartet at The Stone


As part of Ikue Mori's residency at The Stone (November 14th-19th), I'm performing as part of a quartet she has put together. Along with Mori on electronics and me on cello, Satoko Fujii on piano and Kappa Maki on trumpet will also be joining us. This should be an amazing show, I hope to see you there!

  • $20 at the door
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7:30 PM19:30

Satoshi Takeishi’s Triptych

This Saturday I'll be playing in Satoshi Takeishi's trio Triptych, along with Curtis Hasselbring (trombone and guitar), with a guest appearance from Shoko Nagai (accordion/piano). The show is a double bill, also featuring Marc Hannaford's Trio. It's $15 at the door ($12 for students and seniors), hope to see you there!

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10:00 AM10:00

John Zorn In 'S-Hertogenbosch

I am taking part in "John Zorn In 'S-Hertogenbosch", an all day festival comprising film scores, string quartets, chamber music, ensemble compositions and improvisations. This concert series takes place in various venues throughout Den Bosch on November 4th. The full schedule follows.

10.00 h - Zorn 2010-2017 (documentary by Mathieu Amalric)

11.30 h - String Quartets (Jack Quartet / Gosling)

13.00 h - Music for Rhythm Section (Sorey / Gosling / Campbell / Lipowski / Blumenkranz )

14.30 h - The Hermetic Organ (Zorn)

15.30 h - Bagatelles I (Friedlander / Campbell / Riley / Lage)

17.00 h - Madrigals (Sheldon / Bates / Brailey / Hughes / Calloway / Sollek)

18.30 h - Bagatelles II (Nova Express / Marsella)

20.00 h - Chamber Music (Asko / Schonberg / Mori / Campbell / Gosling)

21.30 h - Simulacrum (Medeski / Hollenberg / Grohowski)

23.00 h - Essential Cinema (Zorn / Mori / Dunn / Wollesen)

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to Nov 2

John Zorn's Bagatelles Marathon at Jazz Fest Sarajevo

  • La Benevolencija Centar Sarajevo, Federacija Bosne i Hercegovine, 71000 Bosnia and Herzegovina (map)
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I'll be performing as part of John Zorn's two day Bagatelles Marathon at Jazz Fest Sarajevo. The full list of performers follows.

John Zorn, saxophone
Dave Douglas, trumpet
Greg Cohen, bass
Joey Baron, drums

Julian Lage, guitar
Gyan Riley, guitar

John Medeski, piano
Kenny Wollesen, vibraphone
Trevor Dunn, bass
Joey Baron, drums

Mark Feldman, violin
Sylvie Courvoisier, piano

Will Greene, guitar
Simon Hanes, bass
Aaron Edgcomb, drums

(intermission up to 30 min)

Erik Friedlander, cello
Jay Campbell, cello

Uri Caine, piano
Mark Helias, bass
Clarence Penn, drums

Ikue Mori, electronics

John Medeski, organ
David Fiuczynski, guitar
Calvin Weston, drums

Craig Taborn, piano

Marc Ribot, guitar
Trevor Dunn, bass
Kenny Grohowski, drums
John Zorn, conducting

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3:30 PM15:30

Illuminations in Dublin

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On October 29th I'll be performing a solo show featuring material from my 2013 album Illuminations at The Shaw Room in The National Gallery of Ireland. Illuminations was originally commissioned by the Jewish Museum in New York City which hosted an exhibit of ancient books from Oxford University’s Bodleian Collection. The exhibit brought together ancient illuminated texts in Arabic, Latin and Hebrew. Illuminations weaves inspirations from ancient book making with ritual dance movements and Renaissance vocal forms. I hope that if you're in Dublin you won't miss this show!



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to Oct 21

Erik Friedlander at The Stone at The New School

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The Stone is transitioning into The Stone at The New School this year. Join me at The New School's Glass Box Theater on October 20th and 21st.

October 20th
Oscalypso - New Music

Erik Friedlander, cello
Michael Blake, saxophone
Michael Sarin, drums
Michael Bates, bass

October 21st
"Artemisia" A new project from Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander, cello
Uri Caine, piano
Ches Smith, drums
Shanir Blumenkranz, bass




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to Oct 8

John Zorn : The Bagatelles

I'll be performing in a two day marathon of John Zorn's Bagatelles at NYU's Skirball Center. The whole performance will feature 20 ensembles and over 100 pieces of music. This will be the only New York presentation of The Bagatelles this year, make sure you don't miss it!

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7:30 PM19:30

"NYSFERATU: Symphony of a Century" Screening with Live Score


Thursday September 7th I'm joining the Michael Leonhart Orchestra to provide a live, improvised score for Andrea Mastrovito's NYsferatu. Resetting Friedrich W. Murnau’s classic 1922 film Nosferatu in contemporary New York City, Mastrovito and his team of 12 artists have created over 35,000 original drawings to replicate the beautifully eerie flickering shutter effect of early cinema. The re-imagined storyline and title cards of NYsferatu were made in collaboration with recent immigrants and English-as-new-language learners. The show is free, and starts at dusk (around 7:30PM)! Hope to see you there!

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8:30 PM20:30

John Zorn Improv Nights - A Stone Benefit

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Tonight we're doing another improv night at The Stone to benefit its upcoming move to The New School! All proceeds go towards covering the costs of the move, it should be a great time!

Full Lineup:

John Zorn (sax) Marty Ehrlich (sax) Ikue Mori (electronics) Joe Morris (guitar) Nels Cline (guitar) Erik Friedlander (cello) Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) Jim Staley (trombone) Tomas Fujiwara (drums) and many special guests

$20 at the door

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7:30 PM19:30

Nels Cline: LOVERS @ Prospect Park Bandshell

On his latest album, Lovers, Nels Cline tackles a combination of originals and American Songbook standards in a big-band jazz setting, which he’ll perform live at the Prospect Park Bandshell. I'll be joining the Lovers band on cello for this FREE concert in the park!

Full Lineup:

NELS CLINE - electric guitar
ALEX CLINE - drums
DEVIN HOFF -  bass
YUKA C HONDA - celeste, synth
JULIAN LAGE - electric & acoustic guitar, dobro
MICHAEL LEONHART - conductor, trumpet, flugelhorn
TAYLOR HASKINS - trumpet, valve trombone
MARTY EHRLICH - woodwinds
CHARLES PILLOW - woodwinds
DOUG WIESELMAN - woodwinds
MIKE DAVIS - trombone
PAULINE KIM - violin
WILLIAM SHORE - vibes, marimba

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8:30 PM20:30

John Zorn Improv Night - A Stone Benefit

Come down to The Stone this Monday for a special improv night!  All proceeds go towards covering the costs of The Stone's upcoming move to The New School.

Full Lineup:

John Zorn (sax) Jon Irabagon (sax) Ikue Mori (electronics) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Taylor Levine (guitar) Eyal Maoz (guitar) Erik Friedlander (cello) Simon Hanes (bass) Tim Keiper (drums) Brian Chase (drums) and many special guests


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8:00 PM20:00

Jazztopad Festival Presents: Wójcinski/Szmanda Quartet with Erik Friedlander

For the third time, a special edition of Wroclaw's Jazztopad Festival will be held in the United States and Canada, in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute New York and with support from the Adam Mickiewicz Institute. As part of this, I will be playing a show with the Wójcinski/Szmanda Quartet at the Jazz Gallery on June 24th. I hope that everyone will come out to this exciting show and festival!

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6:00 PM18:00

Sara Serpa and Andre Matos at Joe's Pub

On June 11th, I am accompanying Sara Serpa and Andre Matos at Joe's Pub. Sara and Andre have released two albums together, and this show will recontextualize some of that music. Along with Sara on vocals and Andre on guitar, violist Joanna Mattrey, percussionist Devin Gray, and I will be joining them. It should be a wonderful evening.

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11:30 AM11:30

John Zorn at the Jewish Museum

As part of the Walter Benjamin exhibit at the Jewish museum, John Zorn and poet Kenneth Goldsmith will present a day-long series of collaborations inspired by Benjamin's masterpiece, The Arcades Project. Every half hour throughout the day, the artists will present a series of readings followed by live music in the galleries exploring the themes of prewar Europe and postwar New York. I will be performing some of John's music throughout the event.

  • Free with museum admission but RSVP recommended.
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6:00 PM18:00

People on Sunday at the Walter Reade Theater

I am very excited to be performing a new original score for the 1930 film "People on Sunday". As part of the Sound + Vision Festival, I will be joining guitarist Matthew Nolan and pianist Rachel Grimes in accompanying the film.

Matthew Nolan writes, "The new musical score to "People on Sunday" is based on a creative response to that which we don’t see. This compositional strategy allows us to echo those internal psychological and narrative meanings behind and beyond the images. For us there is a haunting duality to directors Robert Siodmak and Edgar G. Ulmer’s vision of 1930s Berlin, and the new score reflects this sense of social or even political turbulence. Ultimately, our aim is to offer the viewer another way of seeing the movie apart from the surface view."


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8:30 PM20:30

Erik Friedlander's Black Phebe at Constellation

I will be playing with my trio Black Phebe in Chicago on March 18th. Shoko Nagai on accordion and piano, and Satoshi Takeishi on percussion will join me to play songs from our 2016 release "Rings."


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8:30 PM20:30

Sara Serpa Trio Feat. Ingrid Laubrock and Erik Friedlander

This Friday, I'm performing in the Sara Serpa Trio with Sara Serpa and Ingrid Laubrock at The Cornelia Street Cafe in Manhattan. Sara Serpa is on vocals and Ingrid Laubrock is on tenor sax. We will be playing some of Sara's new material. Hope you can make it!

$10 cover plus $10 minimum

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