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Michael Friedman: A Journey through American Pop Music

January 29, 2015 2:00 am - 3:30 am

Location: Bing Concert Hall Studio

Free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served.

Composer Michael Friedman will speak about the breadth of his work in musical theater, including his work with The Civilians, his most recent work, Fortress of Solitude, which recently opened at the Public Theater in New York, and his upcoming project, American Pop.

Michael Friedman has written music and lyrics for The Fortress of Solitude, which recently played at the Public Theater; Love’s Labour’s Lost and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (both with Alex Timbers); Here’s HooverSaved, The Brand New Kid, The Blue Demon, and, with The Civilians, for Canard Canard Goose, Gone Missing, Nobody’s Lunch, This Beautiful City, In the Footprint, The Great Immensity, as well as music for Anne Washburn’s Mr. Burns (a post-electric play) and the company’s 2012 TED Talk. He is the co-author of Paris Commune (with Steve Cosson). He has been a MacDowell Fellow, a Princeton Hodder Fellow, a Meet The Composer Fellow, a Barron Visiting Professor at the Princeton Environmental Institute, and an artist-in-residence at Spring Workshop Hong Kong. He has written for the London Review of Books, the New Yorker, and the Paris Review. His recent TEDX talk, “The Song Makes a Space,” is available on YouTube. An evening of his songs was featured in Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series, and he received an OBIE Award for sustained achievement.


Free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served.

Bing Concert Hall Studio
General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends
Stanford Arts Institute
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January 29, 2015, 2:00 am