Nighthawks

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The title comes from one of Edward Hopper’s most famous paintings. A lot of what Hopper was after is familiar to me -- the solitude of the city at night. And was even more emphasized by living through Sandy hitting New York City. Somehow, all the people out there on a New York evening, your alone-ness is maybe more exaggerated. I’ve always been attracted to this feeling, this mood since I was kid. My father would take us on extended, 2 month long summer trips in camper. My sister and I would ride in the back, looking out at the highway. It was like eavesdropping on the world, riding through other people’s home towns, other people’s lives. Night driving was the coolest -- it became a secret trip. And who were all those people out there as we passed their homes, lights on wondering what was going on…

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from Nighthawks, released May 20, 2014

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Erik Friedlander New York, New York

Cellist Erik Friedlander is a composer, an improviser, and a veteran of NYC's Downtown scene. Friedlander started studying music at at age 5 with guitar and then at age 8, cello lessons. Hiss father, a photographer and an avid music lover, made countless mixtapes. Erik's desire to actively participate in the swirl of music styles he grew accustom to hearing led him to find new ways to play the ... more

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