Fred Lonberg-Holm

Fred Lonberg-Holm is a top cellist in creative music, and active in a variety of projects in avant-garde music, experimental rock, and modern composition. He studied cello with Ardyth Alton and Orlando Cole, and composition with Morton Feldman, Anthony Braxton, and Bunita Marcus. The Delaware-born cellist spent part of his childhood in Sweden, and eventually was based out of N.Y.C. for several years, where he performed in and led various ensembles including N.Y.C. projects include his quartet PEEP, Anthony Braxton's Creative Orchestra, John Zorn, God Is My Co-Pilot, and Anthony Coleman's Selfhaters. He has performed throughout North America in theaters, on radio, and on television. As a composer, he has had works commissioned by William Winant, the Schanzer/Speach Duo, Kevin Norton, and more. In the late '90s, Lonberg-Holm relocated to Chicago where he has since become heavily involved in the free music scene. His projects there include the Trio Troppo with drummer Michael Zerang; leading the improvisational Light Box Orchestra and Pillow with Zerang, Liz Payne and Ben Vida of Town and Country, and Michael Colligan who plays, among other instruments, dry ice.