Composer-cellist and improvisor Fred Lonberg-Holm relocated to Chicago from NYC in 1995 where he worked with many well known musicians including Anthony Braxton, John Zorn, God is my Co-Pilot and Anthony Coleman. He studied cello with Orlando Cole (Curtis String Quartet) and composition with Morton Feldman. His music has been released on the Eighth Day, Pogus, Tellus, Curious, Knitting Factory Works, Collision, Rastascan and What Next? labels. In addition to composing music for theatre, film and concerts, current ongoing NYC projects include the quartet PEEP, Anthony Braxton’s Creative Orchestra, a song project with Ahmed El-Motassem, and Anthony Coleman’s Selfhaters. Current projects include commissioned works for the Heaton-Murphy Duo and Urs Peter Schneider and a soundtrack for a new film by Michael DiGiacomo. Since moving to Chicago, he has appeared as a featured soloist in Redmoon Theatre’s award winning production of Frankenstein and has been developing a number of new projects with percussionist Michael Zerang and other Chicago based new music performers including Broken Wire, the trio In Zenith, Witches and Demons and the Phenomenal String Quartet.