((Erik Friedlander)) Band Profile and Upcoming New York City Concerts - Oh My Rockness
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Improvisor/composer Erik Friedlander simply owns his instrument (that instrument being the cello). A stunning musician whose talent blurs genres, Friedlanders often plays with avant-garde legends like John Zorn and Laurie Anderson, but can also be found on stage with more indie-friendly acts including The Mountain Goats (not only did he open for them on their most recent tour, but he also collaborated on songs during their set) and John Vanderslice. Plugging in, playing, and capturing tones you just won't hear anywhere else, Friedlander is that one-of-a-kind New York musician that can bridge the gap between the old school and the new school. He is jazz. He is rock. He is classical. He is all of these things, and he is none of these things.
Published May 18, 2005