Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century

On Friday October 26th, as part of Dublin’s Bram Stoker Festival, there will be two screenings of “NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century,” directed by Andrea Mastrovito. “NYsferatu” is an animated interpretation of the classic 1922 horror film “Nosferatu,” with a live score by Matthew Nolan. I’ll be performing this live score with Matthew Nolan, as well as musicians Sean MacErlaine, and Jan Bang.

Performances at 7pm and 9pm. Tickets and info here.

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Oct
13
8:30 PM20:30

Erik Friedlander Week at The Stone (Day 5)

I have a weeklong residency at The Stone at The New School (Oct 9 - Oct 13), and will be playing a show a night with some of the best musicians the downtown scene has to offer! Tickets are $20 at the door each night.

On Saturday, October 13, my newest band, Throw a Glass, plays music from our 3-LP boxset, Artemisia, which distills the brain-bending powers of absinthe, and the darkness of its murky past.

Throw a Glass: Uri Caine, piano; Michael Sarin, drums; Mark Helias, bass; Erik Friedlander, cello

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Oct
12
8:30 PM20:30

Erik Friedlander Week at The Stone (Day 4)

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I have a weeklong residency at The Stone at The New School (Oct 9 - Oct 13), and will be playing a show a night with some of the best musicians the downtown scene has to offer! Tickets are $20 at the door each night.

Friday, October 12 will be devoted to music by or inspired by Oscar Pettiford, the extraordinary bassist who turned a broken arm into a remarkable career playing the cello. Much of this music was captured on my Oscalypso record.

Michael Blake, sax; Kirsten Lamb, bass; Michael Sarin, drums; Erik Friedlander, cello

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Oct
11
8:30 PM20:30

Erik Friedlander Week at The Stone (Day 3)

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I have a weeklong residency at The Stone at The New School (Oct 9 - Oct 13), and will be playing a show a night with some of the best musicians the downtown scene has to offer! Tickets are $20 at the door each night.

On Thursday, October 11, I’ll be presenting a night of improvised music, performing with Sara Shoenbeck (bassoon), Sara Serpa (vox), Curtis Hasselbring (guitar/trombone), and Harris Eisenstadt (percussion). Come and see the fireworks.

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Oct
10
8:30 PM20:30

Erik Friedlander Week at The Stone (Day 2)

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I have a weeklong residency at The Stone at The New School (Oct 9 - Oct 13), and will be playing a show a night with some of the best musicians the downtown scene has to offer! Tickets are $20 at the door each night.

On Wednesday, October 10, I’ll be playing a solo cello and electronics concert entitled Coil. I’ll be performing the music of Britney Spears, Hildegard von Bingen, June Carter Cash and others.

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Oct
9
to Oct 13

Erik Friedlander Week: The Stone at The New School

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I have a weeklong residency at The Stone at The New School (Oct 9 - Oct 13), and will be playing a show a night with some of the best musicians the downtown scene has to offer! Tickets are $20 at the door each night. Here’s the schedule:

Tuesday October 9: Black Phebe

Shoko Nagai, pno/accordion; Satoshi Takeishi, perc; Erik Friedlander, vc

Wednesday October 10: Coil

Erik Friedlander, solo cello, with electronics

Thursday October 11: Notorious

Sara Shoenbeck, bassoon; Sara Serpa, vox; Curtis Hasselbring, gtr/trombone; Harris Eisenstadt, perc; Erik Friedlander, vc

Friday October 12: Oscalypso

Michael Blake, sx; Kirsten Lamb, bs; Michael Sarin, dr; Erik Friedlander, vc

Saturday October 13: Throw a Glass

Uri Caine, pno; Michael Sarin, dr; Mark Helias, bs; Erik Friedlander, vc

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Oct
9
8:30 PM20:30

Erik Friedlander Week at The Stone (Day 1)

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I have a weeklong residency at The Stone at The New School (Oct 9 - Oct 13), and will be playing a show a night with some of the best musicians the downtown scene has to offer! Tickets are $20 at the door each night.

On Tuesday, October 9, I’ll be playing with my band Black Phebe, performing new works inspired by Isamu Noguchi and pieces from Rings (2016), our most recent release.

Black Phebe: Shoko Nagai, pno/accordion; Satoshi Takeishi, perc; Erik Friedlander, vc

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Sep
20
8:30 PM20:30

Harris Eisenstadt at The Stone

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I'll be performing with drummer Harris Eisenstadt as part of his residency at The Stone from September 18th-22nd. We'll be performing a selection from Poschiavo 50, a set of 50 tunes Eisenstadt wrote last year. Joining us will be Sara Schoenbeck on bassoon. Concert starts at 8:30pm, $20 at the door.

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Sep
6
8:30 PM20:30

Michael Blake at The Stone

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I'll be performing with Michael Blake's band String Theory as part of his residency at The Stone from September 4th-8th. String Theory is: Charlie Burnham (violin) Erik Friedlander (cello) Ryan Blotnick (guitar) Tony Scherr (bass) Jerry Granelli (drums) and Michael Blake (saxes, flute). Concert starts at 8:30pm, $20 at the door.

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Aug
26
8:30 PM20:30

Throw a Glass at International Jazzfest Saalfelden

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I'll be returning to International Jazzfest Saalfelden for a concert with my band Throw a Glass on August 26th. Throw a Glass is Uri Caine on piano, Mark Helias on bass, Ches Smith on drums and me on cello - we'll be performing material off my newest album Artemisia.

The festival goes from August 23-26 and it has a great line up this year.

Check it out here!

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Aug
10
to Aug 12

Erik Friedlander at Casa Del Lago - UNAM

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From August 10th-12th I'll be at Casa Del Lago in Mexico City for a series of events. On August 10th, I'll be performing my first solo album Maldoror, which was released 15 years ago! On August 11th I'll be leading a workshop at the school, and then on August 12th I'll be performing in a concert with the workshop participants. More info coming soon!

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Jul
6
9:00 AM09:00

John Zorn at The Frick

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JULY 6   
 

6pm to 9pm

Anteroom
AMBIENT WORK


610
Garden Court
GNOSTIC DUO  (15’)
kenny wollesen vibes
carol emanuel harp
 
630
Library
PASSAGEN    (10’) 
chris otto violin
 
7pm
West Gallery (Turner)  
CELLO BAGATELLES    (15’)
michael nicolas cello
erik friedlander cello
 
730
Music Room  
SAX-DRUM DUO     (15’) 
john zorn saxophone
milford graves drums

8pm
Grand Staircase (opposite the Vermeer)
AS ABOVE, SO BELOW    (6’)
michael nicolas cello
 
ZEITGEHOFT   (8’)
chris otto violin
michael nicolas cello
 
830
Living Hall (Bellini)
NOVE CANTICI PER FRANCESCO D’ASSISI  world premiere   (20’)
julian lage guitar
gyan riley guitar

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Jun
29
to Jun 30

John Zorn Presents Essential Cinema @ National Sawdust

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On Friday June 29th, I'm performing at National Sawdust as part of an exciting program of three films set to music composed and conducted by John Zorn. The three films are by legendary filmmakers Maya Deren, Marie Menken and Rahha Raissnia. I'll be on cello accompanying Deren's Meshes of the Afternoon. Doors open at 9:30p, tickets are $20 and can be purchased here.

Full Lineup:

Maya Deren—Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)

Ikue Mori, electronics
Erik Friedlander, cello
Kirsten Lamb, bass
Brian Marsella, keyboards
Kenny Wollesen, drums
Ches Smith, vibes, percussion,
John Zorn, conductor

Marie Menken—Go! Go! Go! (1964)
John Zorn, sax
Kirsten Lamb, bass
Kenny Wollesen, drums
Ches Smith, drums

Raha Raissnia—new work  (2018)
Ikue Mori and John Zorn, electronics

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Jun
10
3:00 PM15:00

Black Phebe at The Noguchi Museum

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I'm be performing with my trio Black Phebe at The Noguchi Museum's sculpture garden as part of their series with Bang on a Can. Black Phebe is Shoko Nagai on piano and accordion, Satoshi Takeishi on percussion, and me on cello. We released out debut album Rings back in 2016. This is one of my favorite bands to play in, I hope you make it out!

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Apr
11
7:30 PM19:30

Artemisia Release Show

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My newest record Artemisia is coming out on April 13th. To celebrate, there will be an album release show on April 11th - 7:30pm at Dixon Place. I'll be playing with my band "Throw a Glass," who's amazing performances are captured on Artemisia. It's gonna be a great show, and don't forget to listen to Artemisia, coming out on April 13th!

Throw a Glass: Erik Friedlander, cello; Uri Caine, piano; Mark Helias, bass; Ches Smith, drums

Tickets

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Feb
22
8:00 PM20:00

Broken Arm Trio at Russ and Daughters Cafe

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On the last Thursday of every month, The Stone presents music at the Russ and Daughters cafe at 127 Orchard Street. I'll be performing as part of this on February 22nd with my Broken Arm Trio. On top of the music, the cafe is famous for its jewish staples like smoked fish and pickles, so this is a show you definitely won't want to miss!

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Feb
5
to Feb 6

Reverso in Philly

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I'm playing with Trombonist Ryan Keberle, and Pianist Frank Woeste's new group Reverso, to celebrate the release of their debut album "Suite Ravel". Adam Cruz will also be joining us.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here

Hope to see you there!

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Feb
4
6:00 PM18:00

Reverso in Pittsburgh

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I'm playing with Trombonist Ryan Keberle, and Pianist Frank Woeste's new group Reverso, to celebrate the release of their debut album "Suite Ravel". Adam Cruz will also be joining us. Should be a great time, and this one's free! Hope you can make it.

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Dec
9
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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