A veteran of NYC's experimental downtown scene, Friedlander has worked in many contexts, but is perhaps best known for his frequent collaborations with saxophonist/composer John Zorn. The LA Times wrote, "Friedlander's performance clearly positions him as the first potential star performer on his instrument."
Friedlander started playing guitar at age six and added cello two years later. Apart from his work with Zorn, Friedlander has worked with Laurie Anderson, Courtney Love and Alanis Morissette, and is a member of the jazz/fusion quartet Topaz.
There's Always Room For Cello: Downtown cellist Erik Friedlander has pushed the boundaries of his instrument and discovered his Jewish roots in the process.
Mar 24, 2000; Robinson, George The Jewish Week 03-24-2000 There's Always Room For Cello: Downtown cellist Erik Friedlander has pushedthe...