The Crucible

by Erik Friedlander



This is a track I originally completed as a cue for a feature film. Film work is challenging and not everything I write, no matter how much I like it, is accepted by a director. Part of the challenge is accepting that you will not always agree with a director or a music supervisor and the best way to proceed is to work to understand the director's vision and how you can execute that vision while retaining the integrity of your process. I liked "The Crucible" when I wrote it and I kept it for future use. It now appears, reworked and with new parts added, as February 2019's track of the month.


released February 1, 2019
Track created and arranged by Erik Friedlander


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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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