Der New Yorker Cellist und Veteran der Downtown-Szene Erik Friedlander veröffentlicht in den nächsten Tagen sein 22. Album “She Sees” auf Skipstone Records. Das Album entstand unter dem Eindruck der Parkinsonkrankheit und -Behandlung des Musikers in den vergangenen Jahren. Neben Friedlanders Cellospiel ist an den Aufnahmen wieder seine Band Sentinel – bestehend aus Ava Mendoza (Gitarre), Diego Espinosa (Percussion), Stomu Takeishi (Bass) – beteiligt. “She Sees” erscheint auf CD und zum Download.
“His fourth release since his diagnosis in 2016, Erik was at first able to control the tremors one gets with Parkinson’s with drugs but that no longer was an option as the drugs stopped having the necessary effect. Friedlander received DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation) surgery at NYU Langone last summer, eliminating his tremors, which in Erik’s case were the predominant side-effect of his Parkinson’s. “I feel like I’ve been given a special gift to continue on with composing and playing the cello without the tremors, which made me self-conscious and also made playing the cello difficult. It’s remarkable,” Friedlander said recently. Friedlander continues to be treated at NYU and looks forward to touring his bands and making new music.” (Skipstone)