Oct
6
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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Oct
20
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
"Artemesia + Muscle Car" Two new projects from Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander, cello
Uri Caine, piano
Chess Smith, drums
Stomu Takeishi, bass

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Nov
1
to Nov 2

John Zorn's Bagatelles Marathon at Jazz Fest Sarajevo

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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.

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

JULIAN LAGE-GYAN RILEY
Julian Lage, guitar
Gyan Riley, guitar

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

SYLVIE COURVOISIER-MARK FELDMAN
Mark Feldman, violin
Sylvie Courvoisier, piano

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

(intermission up to 30 min)

ERIK FRIEDLANDER-JAY CAMPBELL
Erik Friedlander, cello
Jay Campbell, cello

URI CAINE TRIO
Uri Caine, piano
Mark Helias, bass
Clarence Penn, drums

IKUE MORI
Ikue Mori, electronics

JOHN MEDESKI TRIO
John Medeski, organ
David Fiuczynski, guitar
Calvin Weston, drums

CRAIG TABORN
Craig Taborn, piano

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

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Nov
4
10:00am10:00am

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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Dec
9
8:30pm 8:30pm

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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Aug
5
7:30pm 7:30pm

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:

STEVEN BERNSTEIN - trumpet
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
ERIK FRIEDLANDER - cello
MARTY EHRLICH - woodwinds
CHARLES PILLOW - woodwinds
SARA SCHOENBECK - bassoon
DOUG WIESELMAN - woodwinds
MIKE DAVIS - trombone
PAULINE KIM - violin
WILLIAM SHORE - vibes, marimba

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Jul
31
8:30pm 8:30pm

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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Jun
24
8:00pm 8:00pm

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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Jun
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

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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Jun
4
11:30am11:30am

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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Apr
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

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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Mar
18
8:30pm 8:30pm

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."

Facebook:
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Event Detail:
http://www.constellation-chicago.com/event/1434668

Purchase:
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1434668?utm_medium=bks 

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Feb
17
8:30pm 8:30pm

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

Event details:

http://www.corneliastreetcafe.com/underground/performances.asp

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Jan
25
to Feb 12

Oscalypso European Tour!

OSCALYPSO BAND:

Erik Friedlander, cello; Michael Blake, saxopohone; Trevor Dunn, bass; Michael Sarin, drums.

  • Jan 31 Bremen/Germany - Moments Musikclub
  • Feb 01 Gent/Belgium - Handelsbeurs Concertzaal
  • Feb 02 Köln/Germany - Stadtgarden
  • Feb 03 Dublin/Ireland - Kevin Barry Room in The National Concert Hall
  • Feb 04 Dublin/Ireland - Kevin Barry Room in The National Concert Hall
  • Feb 06 Bozen/Italy - Carambolage
  • Feb 07 Singen/Germany - GEMS Kulturzentrum
  • Feb 10 Salzburg/Austria - JAZZIT:MUSIK:CLUB SALZBURG (Jazz im Theater)
  • Feb 11 Ferrara/Italy - Torrione San Giovanni - Jazz Club Ferrara

For booking contact Saudades Tourneen in Austria.

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Jan
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

NYC Winter Jazzfest Presents: Thelonious Monk 100th Birthday Improv Show

To celebrate the 100th birthday of Thelonious Monk, NYC Winter Jazzfest is hosting a concert of solo, duo, trio and other performances of the 1965 album, "Solo Monk". I am one of the 12 improvisers playing the full album from start to finish in unplanned combinations.

The Full line up is:

Kris Davis, David Virelles (piano), Shabaka Hutchings (tenor sax), Sam Newsome (soprano sax), Marc Ribot (guitar), Charlie Burnham (violin), Erik Friedlander (cello), Linda Oh, Trevor Dunn (bass), Hamid Drake, Andrew Cyrille (drums), Deva Mahal (voice)

Tickets here

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Dec
16
8:00pm 8:00pm

Sara Serpa & City Fragments at Shapeshifter Lab

I'll be playing cello as a member of City Fragments on December 16th at Shapeshifter Lab! Led by the composer and vocalist Sara Serpa, the ensemble City Fragments features three vocalists and three instrumentalists (guitar, cello and drums). City Fragments will perform "Breath", an 8 movement composition written by Serpa, inspired by Luce Irigaray's words on breath, women and nature.

City Fragments:

Sara Serpa, Sofia Rei and Aubrey Johnson, voices; André Matos, guitar; Erik Friedlander, cello; Tyshawn Sorey, drums

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