Christian Frederickson

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Christian Frederickson is a violist, composer & sound designer. Originally from Port Townsend, WA, Frederickson is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory, MD, received his MM in viola from The Juilliard School (principal teachers Paul Coletti, Eugene Becker), and is a founding member of the alternative indie-rock band Rachel’s. Utilizing a broad range of compositional styles, the collective (pianist Rachel Grimes, bassist/organist Jason Noble, and Frederickson) interface classical with indie/punk rock and has released six albums since 1995 on Touch & Go Records. Romantic, moody, challenging, sometimes impressionistic and touching, the group’s music has been featured on film soundtracks such as Peter Berg's Hancock, Oliver Stone’s Any Given Sunday, Miguel Arteta’s Star Maps, and the Belgian production Une Liaison Pornagraphique. In 2005 Rachel's performed at Merkin Hall in NYC for WNYC's “New Sounds Live,” previously featured on NPR’s “Weekend Edition,” the BBC, BET TV, WNYC, and national radio networks in Italy, Belgium, South Korea. Rachel’s has toured extensively throughout North America, Europe, and South Korea, reaching vast audiences with their unique instrumentation: piano, guitars, strings, drums, percussion, bells, clarinet, vibes, the musical saw. In New York City since 2004, Frederickson has increasingly concentrated on collaborations with theater directors and choreographers, most significantly developing a signature style as a musical improviser & composer for the stage with SITI Company using their technique of Viewpoints, developed by Artistic Director Anne Bogart. Selected credits include: Emperor Jones (Irish Repertory Theater, Dir. Ciaran O’Reilly); Antigone (SITI Co., Dir. Bogart, Dance Theater Workshop); Two Orphans (U Washington School of Drama, Dir. Jeffrey Frace); The Tempest (Classic Stage Company, NY, Dir. Brian Kulick); The Fever Chart (The Public Theater, Dir. Jo Bonney); The Tempest (Actors Theatre of Louisville, Dir. Marc Masterson); Christina Olson: American Model (PS 122, Chor. Tamar Rogoff).
 
Credits

Designer
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 First Love Cherry Lane Theatre 06/14/2018 Sound Designer
2 The Gentleman Caller Cherry Lane Theatre 05/10/2018 Sound Designer
3 The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey Westside Theatre/ Downstairs 07/27/2015 Sound Designer
4 Galileo East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 02/12/2012 Sound Designer
5 The Cherry Orchard East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 12/04/2011 Sound Designer
6 Dancing at Lughnasa Irish Repertory Theatre 10/30/2011 Music Design
7 Unnatural Acts East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 06/23/2011 Sound Designer
8 Urge for Going Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Anspacher Theater 04/10/2011 Sound Designer
9 Double Falsehood East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 03/22/2011 Sound Designer
10 Three Sisters East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 02/03/2011 Sound Designer
11 Banished Children of Eve Irish Repertory Theatre 10/24/2010 Sound Designer
12 Orlando East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 09/23/2010 Sound Designer
13 The Forest East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 05/06/2010 Sound Designer
14 The Emperor Jones SoHo Playhouse 12/22/2009 Sound Designer
15 The Age of Iron East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 11/22/2009 Sound Designer
16 The Emperor Jones Irish Repertory Theatre 10/18/2009 Sound Designer
17 The Tempest East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 09/18/2008 Sound Designer

Author
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 The Gentleman Caller Cherry Lane Theatre 05/10/2018 Original Music
2 The Emperor Jones Irish Repertory Theatre 03/12/2017 Music
3 A Midsummer Night's Dream East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 04/29/2012 Original Music
4 Galileo East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 02/12/2012 Original Music
5 The Cherry Orchard East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 12/04/2011 Original Music
6 The Submission Lucille Lortel Theatre 09/27/2011 Original Music
7 Unnatural Acts East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 06/23/2011 Original Music
8 Urge for Going Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Anspacher Theater 04/10/2011 Music
9 Double Falsehood East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 03/22/2011 Original Music
10 Three Sisters East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 02/03/2011 Original Music
11 Orlando East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 09/23/2010 Original Music
12 The Forest East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 05/06/2010 Original Music
13 An Oresteia East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 04/01/2009 Composer
14 The Tempest East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 09/18/2008 Original Music

Director
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 This Flat Earth Playwrights Horizons 04/09/2018 Musical Director
Awards
Award Production Function
1 NOMINATED 2010 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Sound Design The Emperor Jones Sound Designer
2 NOMINATED 2010 AUDELCO Award, Sound Design The Emperor Jones Sound Designer