FREDRICK LONBERG-HOLM

Composer, improvisor and anti-cellist Fredrick Lonberg-Holm currently resides in Chicago. Defying categorization, his work deals only with the context of the specific musical situation in which he finds/places/builds for himself. A former composition student of Morton Feldman and Anthony Braxton, his ongoing projects include the groups Terminal 4, In Zenith and the Lonberg-Holm/Zerang Duo. He is also currently a member of the Guillermo Gregario Trio, the NRG Ensemble, Pillow and Witches and Devils (music of A. Ayler).He also has been coordinating and directing performances of his Light Box Orchestra, a non fixed structured improvising ensemble utilizing a light based cuing system . In addition he has performed with ensembles led by Anthony Braxton, Peter Brotzmann, Anthony Coleman, Georg Graewe, Wolfgang Fuchs, and John Zorn. As an improvisor he has recorded and or performed with Ikue Mori, Barry Guy, Ken Vandermark, Jaap Blonk, Willie Winant, Joelle Leandre, Axel Dorner, Jeff Parker, Paul Lytton, Mischa Mengelberg, Mats Gustafsson, Peter Brotzmann, Paul Lovens, Jim O'Rourke, John Butcher, and many others. He has also performed/recorded with the rock groups God-is-my-Co-Pilot, the Flying Luttenbachers, Bobbie Conn, Ahmed Elmotassem's Legal Fiction, US Maple, Freakwater, Lake of Dracula, Plastic Scorpions, Zeek Sheck, Smog and others. Concert works have been premiered by William Winant, Carrie Biolo, Joe Fonda and Bottoms Out, Duo Atypica, the Schanzer/Speach Duo, New Winds, Paul Hoskin, Kevin Norton, the E.S.P. Ensemble and others. He has performed throughout the US and Europe as both a soloist and ensemble member. His scores for dance have been performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Dance Theater Workshop as well as many other venues. Film credits include music for a Playboy Channel short and the independant feature Animals, by Michael DiGiacomo. He has recorded for the Avant, Pogus, Occa, miguel, Explain:, Curious, Random Acoustics, Skin Graft, Hat Art, Buzz, Knitting Factory Works, Drag City, Ecstatic/Yod, Nine Winds, Atavistic, Rastascan, Box Media, 8th Day, Tzadik, and What Next? labels as well as many others.



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