by Andrew Frisicano
DOWNLOAD: Colin Stetson - Letter to HST (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Colin Stetson - Time Is Advancing With Fitful Irregularity (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Erik Friedlander - May It Please Heaven (MP3)
As previously mentioned, Saxophone player Colin Stetson and cellist Erik Friedlander get together for a night of music Friday, June 5th (tonight) at Abrons Art Space Recital Hall (466 Grand Street, NYC). Tickets are on sale.
The show is being put on by the Manhattan New Music Project, which works to connect new-music artists and the community "by reaching out to adult audiences through performance and recording, and to children through residencies in New York City public schools."
Credits for Friedlander include collaborating with John Zorn, Mountain Goats, Sting, Yoko Ono (on her new EP) and others. Stetson has played with the Arcade Fire, Antibalas and Bell Orchestre, and opened on tour for The National.
At the gig, Friedlander will be playing selections from his Zorn disc Volac, Book of Angels, Masada Book II. Speaking of Zorn, Erik will also be playing The Stone (where Zorn is artistic director) on Sunday, June 14th.
Live solo videos of both performers, below...
Colin Stetson on sax - opening for Arcade Fire - March 2, 2008
Colin Stetson at the Parkside Lounge NYC 10/2006
Erik Friedlander - Oasis in Toronto 2004
Erik Friedlander - Here Comes The Mad Woman in Toronto 2004
Erik Friedlander - other 2009 Tour Dates
Aug 1 - Hopkins Center Hanover, New Hampshire
Sep 11 - TBA Festival - 9/11-13 Portland, Oregon