Voice Choices

Erik Friedlander

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The cello is the new violin, in case you haven’t heard, and Friedlander is arguably the pot-bellied instrument’s preeminent slipstream practitioner. With the languages of jazz, classical music, and avant-garde improvisation on his fingertips, Friedlander explores and, you know, deconstructs his instrument on his most recent release, Alchemy, treating the cello as a musical microcosm to create sounds that both comfort and alarm. With Marta Topferova & Trova.

Thu., April 7, 8 p.m., 2011