by Andrew Frisicano

Erik Friedlander
Erik Friedlander

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.

The above recordings are from Friedlander's 2005 Brassland album Maldoror, and Stetson's 2008 disc New History of Warfare, Vol. 1, on Aagoo Records.

Live solo videos of both performers, below...

Colin Stetson
Colin Stetson

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

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