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from Alchemy by Erik Friedlander



Produced by Erik Friedlander
Erik Friedlander: cello, sample programming, mixing
Teho Teardo: keyboards, guitars.
Scott Solter: engineer and live processing
Design & Original Artwork by Candas Sisman
All compositions by Erik Friedlander (ASCAP) except "Gentle Bonds" which was written by Erik Friedlander & Teho Teardo

"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. Keyboards and guitars for "Gentle Bonds" were recorded by Teho Teardo in Pordenone, Italy.

All other tracks were recorded and mixed by Erik Friedlander at Arconomics during 2008-10.

The title "Assasins or Bridge Blowers" is taken from Cormac MacCarthy's Child of God. "Wag" is from Dreamsongs 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")



from Alchemy, track released March 19, 2012
solo cello track I created for an amazing live performance called "the Alchemy of Light" (streetpictures.org/alchemy/)


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Erik Friedlander New York, New York

Cellist Erik Friedlander is a prolific solo artist, bandleader and film composer. Having been a sought after studio musician and improviser in New York’s downtown music scene for years, Friedlander has recently become well known for his work scoring film and television. He most recently scored the film "Baby Ruby" by first time director Bess Wohl appearing now at the Toronto Film Festival. ... more

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