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No Compass: Solter Resets Friedlander - The 10" Vinyl #SR015 (NEW!)
Release Date: January 22, 2013
$14 (LP)

Beautifully produced (and American made) 10" Vinyl EP
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No Compass: Solter Resets Friedlander #014
Release Date: October 16, 2012
$10.00 (CD)

An EP of five tracks from Erik Friedlanderís 2008 ďBroken Arm TrioĒ CD completely reinvented by Solter. In his hands the acoustic cello, bass and drums trio tracks have become vertigo-inducing panoramas -- kaleidoscopic recompositions. 5 striking examples of Solterís fearless studio craft.
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American Power - The Music #013
Release Date: March 19, 2012
$15.00 (paperback)

Scores prepared by Erik Friedlander with bowings and fingerings
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New Love: The Collected Poetry - Lynn Mayson Shapiro #012
Release Date: March 12, 2012
$10.50 (paperback)

Written by Lynn Shapiro

Haunting and memorable - the complete poetry of Lynn Shapiro.
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American Power #011
Release Date: January 23, 2012
$45.00 (Deluxe LP)

Erik Friedlander, cello; Mitch Epstein, photography
500 hand-numbered albums are signed by both artists, and feature 6 new solo cello compositions, gate-fold artwork by Mitch Epstein, as well as a two-sided, 24x36 inch poster of Epsteinís photographs and Friedlanderís handwritten score.
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Bonebridge #010
Release Date: June 14, 2011

Erik Friedlander, cello; Doug Wamble, guitar; Trevor Dunn, bass; Mike Sarin, drums
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Hide & Seek #009
Release Date: November 15, 2010
$0.99 (digital only)

Hide & Seek was originally composed and performed by Imogen Heap on her 2005 release, Speak for Yourself. This track captivated me the minute I first heard it on an end-of-year roundup on NPR All Things Considered. I immediately bought the record and got deep into Imogen Heap's production and voice.Sometime in 2010 I started toying with the idea a simple, all-cello arrangement. Available digitally only: GetEriksMusic iTunes eMusic - More Info - Licensing Requests: Contact Me

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Alchemy #008
Release Date: August 11, 2010
$9.99 (digital only)

Alchemy is selection of solo pieces and studio conconctions recorded in 2005-present. This is a digital release of the 10" vinyl produced and released by Honir. The digital Alchemy has a number of bonus tracks not contained on the vinyl including more duo work from Erik with Italian composer Teho Teardo. .Produced by Ed Bendhorf & Erik Friedlander Erik Friedlander: cello, sample programming, mixing. Scott Solter: engineer and live processing. Design & Original Artwork by Candas Sisman All compositions by Erik Friedlander (ASCAP) "Lee Av," "Assasins or Bridge Blowers," "Wag," and "Out_Out" were recorded by Scott Solter, August 22-23, 2005 at Pueblo Studios, San Francisco, CA; mixed by Scott Solter at The Tiny Telephone, September 7, 2005. "Glow," "Alchemy," and "Halo" were recorded and mixed by Erik Friedlander at Arconomics during 2008-9. The title "Assasins or Bridge Blowers" is taken from Cormac MacCarthy's Child of God. "Wag" is from a poem by John Berryman; "Out_Out" from Robert Frost. All these texts were used as jumping-off points for improvisation in the studio during the 2005 sessions (orig. for "Block Ice & Propane") - Licensing Requests: Contact Me

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Aching Sarah (digital single) #007
Release Date: July 1, 2010

Erik Friedlander, cello, electronics, piano programming; Michael Leonhart, trumpet, mellophone; Trevor Dunn, acoustic bass; Satoshi Takeishi, percussion. "Aching Sarah" was composed by Erik Friedlander, All Rights Reserved ©2010 "Aching Sarah" is part of Cutting-Room Floor Series -- movie characters, with lives half-realized, are cut from a film only to walk in a kind of limbo, unable to live out the arc of their scripted lives. - Licensing Requests: Contact Me

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50: Fifty Miniatures for Improvising Quintet #006
Release Date: September 18, 2010

Fifty is a series of miniatures--50 short pieces, some as short as 7 seconds, that are snapshots of stylistic variety. The exceptional group is: Jennifer Choi, violin; Sylvie Courvoisier, piano; Trevor Dunn, bass; Erik Friedlander, cello; and Mike Sarin, drums. Fifty will be released September 18. This piece was created with support from The Contemporary Jewish Museum and premiered at the museum as part of their "Aleph-Bet Sound Project" which was curated by John Zorn. The material 50 Miniatures was generated using the math inspried by the14th letter of the Hebrew alphabet, Nun.†The piece was remixed and newly ordered for this release. - Licensing Requests: Contact Me

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Block Ice & Propane -- The Music #005
Release Date: December 1, 2008
Buy Now! - $19.95

The published scores of the 2007 CD "Block Ice & Propane". Bowings, fingerings, and performance notes. Published and hand-written original parts, with my notes, appear together on facing pages along with both a cello and a concert version. Available in both a hard copy print version and as a download ($7.50). - Licensing Requests: Contact Me

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Flea - digital single #004
Release Date: December 1, 2008
Buy Direct - $0.75

Bouncing track infused with World rhythms & electronics. Highly produced, multi-track experimentation from me at my home studio in New York City. Listen to sample
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Broken Arm #003
Release Date: October 22, 2008; CDBaby - Amazon.Com - Buy Direct (and save)
Erik Friedlander tosses away his bow for this new band, playing only pizzicato in a world steeped in the influences of Oscar Pettiford and the small group feel of Herbie Nichols.
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Eiger #002
Release Date: October 1, 2007; Buy at CDBaby - Buy Direct
These are recordings I made for various commercial projects (jingles/soundtracks/film/radio). They range from symphonic to solo cello with electronics. The CD features the playing of many fine New York musicians (see below) and also has a beautiful look courtesy of Candas Zisman's gorgeous artwork and the design by Dan Judge at the Design Studio at Disc Makers. with Ralph Alessi, trumpet; Joyce Hamman, Meg Okura, Jennifer Choi, violins; Satoshi Takeishi, percussion; Matt Darriau, winds; Brad Shepik, guitars, oud; Teho Teardo, keyboards, guitars, laptop; Marty Ehrlich, clarinet; Sato Moughalian, flute; John Madof, guitar; Kurt Gellersted, drum programming, vocals,asst. engineer; Lucia Pulido, vocals. - Licensing Requests: Contact Me

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Block Ice & Propane #001
Release Date: August 14, 2007; CDBaby - - Buy Direct (and save!)

Block Ice & Propane is a collection of tunes that evoke images of truck-stops, long, lonely highways, and stark panoramas. Taking his inspiration from American Roots music, Friedlander executes extraordinary finger-picking technique and reverberant tunings creating a new American cello music: lyrical, plain-spoken, and emotional. - Licensing Requests: Contact Me