Sunday, June 7, 2009

Erik Friedlander @ Abrons Art Center Recital Space 6/5/09

He was as awesome as always. He decided since the area was populated with Jewish immigrants at the turn of the century that he would play pieces from his Masada album, composed by Zorn. He told us the names of the pieces and a little about each of the angels they were named after. It was wonderful.

From the listing:

Erik Friedlander "can do things with a cello that should have a reasonable listener fearing for her life," says A virtuosic veteran of NYC's downtown scene, Friedlander has backed John Zorn, John Darnielle's Mountain Goats, Laurie Anderson, and Courtney Love. New York's Erik Friedlander is a unique cellist whose work blurs genre borders. He is a composer and an improviser, a classical musician and a jazzbo.

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