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Erik Friedlander

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Cellist Erik Friedlander was raised subjected to R&B and jazz since his dad photographed many recording addresses for Atlantic through the ’50s and ’60s. During his years as a child and senior high school years, Friedlander was involved with chamber organizations, his college orchestra, and an area rock-band. He enrolled at Columbia College or university in 1978 to go after a music level, nonetheless it wasn’t until a yr later on, upon hearing and talking to bassist Harvie Swartz, that Friedlander made a decision to turn into a professional musician. Soon thereafter, he became a member of Swartz’s quintet, as well as the group released BENEATH IT All on Gramavision. His notion of what part a cello could perform in jazz and contemporary music transformed when he noticed Hank Roberts within the string trio Arcado. A couple days following this, Friedlander started dealing with saxophonists John Zorn and Marty Ehrlich and trumpeter Dave Douglas. He performs on Douglas’ 1993 launch on Soul Notice entitled Parallel Worlds. Another yr, he shaped his personal group, Chimera, a quartet with clarinetists Chris Acceleration and Andrew D’Angelo and bassist Drew Gress; the group offers two CDs from Zorn’s brands, Avant and Tzadik. Friedlander still performs traditional music — he continues to be primary cellist with Marin Alsop’s Concordia, for example — but can be focusing even more on structure and improvisation; he’s toured the U.S. and European countries with Joe Lovano, Myra Melford, John Zorn, and much more. Friedlander has produced appearances within the pop world, too, having added parts to CDs by Maxwell and Dar Williams; he actually performed on MTV with Courtney Love’s Opening. In 1996, he shaped the group Topaz — originally to accompany a dance recital his wife choreographed — which brought collectively Andy Laster as well as the rhythm portion of brothers Satoshi and Stomu Takeishi; they documented a self-titled recording (which Siam released) the finish of that yr. Besides being occupied with Topaz, the close from the ’90s discovered Friedlander playing in a fresh quartet influenced by the task of Balthus, known as the overall game of Endurance, with Ikue Mori; Pores and skin adopted in early 2000. In 2001 he released Gates of Heaven for Tzadik’s Radical Jewish Tradition series, accompanied by Quake in 2003, a cooperation with rhythmic Japanese siblings Stomu and Satoshi Takeishi. That same yr, Friedlander released his first single outing, the dazzling and literate Maldoror. 2006 noticed the discharge of Prowl.

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Full Name Erik Friedlander
Date Of Birth July 1, 1960
Profession Film Score Composer, Cellist
Education Columbia University
Nationality American
Parents Lee Friedlander
Siblings Anna Friedlander
Music Groups Zoar
Music Songs Block Ice & Propane, Dream Song, King Rig, Airstream Envy, Sidriel, Black Phebe, Harhazial, Yeruel, Road Weary, Night White, Tamalpais Love Song, Sannul, Zumiel, Najime, May It Please Heaven, Anahel, I Am Filthy, Rachsiel, A Thousand Unpieced Suns, Beaufain Street, Hanky Panky, A Sewing Machine and an Umbrella, Low Country Cupola, Cello Again, The Wind Groans, He Contemplates the Moon, Flights of Starlings, One Should Let One's Fingernails Grow, Cold Chicken, Tricotism, Here Comes the Madwoman, O Stern Mathematics
Albums Oscalypso, Broken Arm Trio, Block Ice & Propane, 50 Miniatures for Improvising Quintet, Rings, Bonebridge, Volac: Book of Angels Volume 8, Illuminations, Maldoror, Nighthawks, Claws And Wings, Chimera, Grains of Paradise, The Watchman, Topaz, Prowl, Skin, Quake, Vulnerable Boy, Nothing on Earth Soundtrack, Alchemy, Fifty, Eiger: Music by Erik Friedlander, Window Silver Bright, American Power
Movies Nothing On Earth, Future Weather, Kingdom of David: The Saga of the Israelites


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Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Independent Lens TV Series documentary composer - 1 episode, 2016 musician - 1 episode, 2016
Always Shine 2016 musician
Jackie Robinson 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary musician - 2 episodes
The Armor of Light 2015 Documentary additional music / additional musicians: cello
The Central Park Five 2012 Documentary musician: cello
Future Weather 2012 composer: theme music
Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie 2012 Documentary musician: cello
Turn the River 2007 musician
La ragazza del lago 2007 musician: cello
L'amico di famiglia 2006 musician: cello
The Hawk Is Dying 2006 musician: cello
A Perfect Fit 2005 musician: cello
Murderball 2005 Documentary musician: cello - as Eric Friedlander
Kingdom of David: The Saga of the Israelites 2003 TV Movie documentary musician
Family Secret 2001 Documentary musician: cello
One Day Crossing 2001 Short additional orchestrator - as Eric Friedlander
The Corruptor 1999 musician: cello - as Eric Friedlander
Dead Man Walking 1995 musician: violincello - as Eric Friedlander

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
La ragazza del lago 2007 performer: "Stolen Days" / writer: "Stolen Days"
Blue Vinyl 2002 Documentary performer: "Night Drive", "The Cycle"
Family Secret 2001 Documentary performer: "Reprieve"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Spade 2014 Short
Kingdom of David: The Saga of the Israelites 2003 TV Movie documentary

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