First Encounter

from by Mad Dog Friedman



At first the worlds that frame this music seem so far apart: the world of the spirit and the world of the material, the comparing mind and the open heart, the rich sustain of the Celtic harp and the polyphonic pulsing of the Theremin, the warm honeyed homeyness of the human voice and the haunting brittle breath of indigenous flute, and so on... What an uncertain yet wondrous realm opens before us! This composition serves musically as an overture for the entire album presenting many of themes and soundscape terrain that are explored more fully as the other compositions unfold.


from Between Two Worlds, released February 25, 2016
Spontaneous composition. Mad Dog Friedman on bamboo and oak flutes. Introducing Kristin McLean on vocals.



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Mad Dog Friedman Lafayette, Colorado

Mad Dog writes from the moment and sings from his heart. His influences include sources as divergent as William Butler Yeats and the delta blues. His songwriting is sincere, simple and often humorous. He has recorded several solo projects as well as with Jenn Cleary, Papa Juke, Felonius Smith, Chris Hammong, Yo Yo Ma and Derek Trucks.
His spontaneous compositions range from aleatoric to ambient.
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