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 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 an episode of Matthew Weiner’s (Mad Men) new show The Romanoffs in the fall of 2018. ... more

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