2016│ Ahat Sha’alti

David Allen FriedmanDavid Allen Friedman is both composer and musician (piano, accordion, percussion and violin).  He has collaborated extensively with modern dance choreographers at Jacob’s Pillow and the American Dance Festival in North Carolina, including one summer as Composer-in-Residence.  He played with the Balinese Gamelan Ensemble Dharma Swara, was a member of the band “You and What Army”, and is a member of the “Mad Coyote” ensemble under the direction of Jerome Kitzke.  He has performed full evenings of his work in New York City and in Europe.  More recently he has focused on Jewish liturgical music, creating settings of Psalms and prayers for both soloists and choirs.  His home congregation is West End Synagogue, a Reconstructionist Congregation in NYC.