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ERIK FRIEDLANDER’s ,THROW A GLASS`

March / April 2019

new release, "Artemisia"

(engl)Absinthe dreams betwixt the devil and tulip fields. Erik Friedlander's new project developes the soundtrack to a "green hour." Together with his new formation Throw a Glass, which features Uri Cane (piano), Mark Helias (bass) and Ches Smith (drums), the American cellist has set the changing states of intoxication to music. His compositions are not highly intricate or of the demanding kind. They are able to create feelings, which immediately transform into mind movies. While constantly changing its perspective, oscillating between bitterness, contentment and exuberance, his music perceptibly seeps deeper and deeper into the auditory canals. The elegant pallor of Friedlander's cello sound ensures that the mood never kicks over the traces. Uri Caine plays the perfect partner to Friedlander as his piano tinkles, sparkles, thunders and flashes. Smith and Helias act as a dark counterpoint: they steer the atmosphere of the sound in new directions, driving it on or distorting it, but firm structures always offer the listener a safe haven. Try and fly. (Sandra Hupfauf)

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(dt) Try and fly: Artemisia. Absinth-Träume zwischen Teufel und Tulpenfelder. Erik Friedlanders neues Projekt ist der Soundtrack zu einer „grünen Stunde“.
Zusammen mit seiner neuen Formation Throw a Glass, bestehend aus Uri Cane (piano), Mark Helias (bass) und Ches Smith (drums), vertont der amerikanische Cellist die wechselhaften Zustände des Berauscht-Seins. Seine Kompositionen fordern nichts, sie untermalen das Kopfkino wie Programmmusik: Laufend ändert sie ihre Perspektive, pendelt zwischen Bitterkeit, Zufriedenheit und Ausgelassenheit und sickert unbemerkt immer tiefer in die Gehörgänge. Die noble Blässe von Friedlanders Celloklang sorgt dafür, dass sie dabei nie über die Stränge schlägt. Uri Caine mimt den perfekten Partner von Friedlander, sein Piano tröpfelt, perlt, donnert und blitzt. Smith und Helias agieren als dunkle Gegenspieler: sie lenken die Atmosphäre des Sounds in neue Richtungen, treiben an oder verzerren. Strenge Strukturen bieten dem Hörer aber immer einen sicheren Hafen. Try and fly. (Sandra Hupfauf)



Line Up

Erik Friedlander, cello
Uri Caine, piano
Mark Helias, bass
Ches Smith, drums

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Tourdates

28.03.2019 travel to Europe
29.03.2019 PADOVA/Italy
30.03.2019 FERRARA/Italy Torrione San Giovanni – Jazz Club Ferrara
03.04.2019 not available
05.04.2019 PIACENZA/Italy
06.04.2019 not available
09.04.2019 HALL i. TIROL/Austria
10.04.2019 ULM/Germany
11.04.2019 SINGEN/Germany
12.04.2019 WIEN/Austria
14.04.2019 return home

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