Posted in music on October 20, 2007
Erik Friedlander's bow grates across the strings of his cello, wrenching notes into a stunted, disdainful exclamation. Imagine Friedlander-- now one of the world's top cellists with a Rolodex of collaborators from John Zorn and Laurie Anderson to John Darnielle and Courtney Love-- as a boy from New York's hinterlands, maybe 14 or 15 years old, out West in an RV sitting atop a 1966 Chevrolet pick-up truck. His mother, father, sister, and dog are along for the ride, as the truck barrels down an interstate. Suddenly, an Airstream trailer-- "sleek, silver...throwing our reflection back at us"-- zips past the Friedlander summer home. More than three decades later, this is how Erik Friedlander remembers his family losing a piece of their pride. [Pitchfork]Erik Friedlander is playing the free BrooklynVegan party at Pianos today (Oct 20, 2007) - upstairs @ 6:15pm - NOT 4:45pm like the flyer says. Tim Bracy will instead play at 4:45pm. They switched.
Listen & watch Erik Friedlander on Virb.com. And come by and see him today, and get there early for Dave Godowsky and the King Left. Then after Erik get dinner before dancing with us at the afterparty. c u there.