Michael Friedman has written music and lyrics for The Fortress of Solitude; Love’s Labour’s Lost and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (both with Alex Timbers); Here’s Hoover; Saved; The Brand New Kid; The Blue Demon; and, with The Civilians, Canard Canard Goose, Gone Missing, Nobody’s Lunch, This Beautiful City, In the Footprint, The Great Immensity, the upcoming Pretty Filthy, and music for Anne Washburn’s Mr. Burns and the company’s2012 TED Talk. He is the co-author of Paris Commune (with Steve Cosson). He has written for the London Review of Books, the New Yorker and the Paris Review, and has been a MacDowell Fellow, a Princeton Hodder Fellow, a Meet The Composer Fellow, a Barron Professor at the Princeton Environmental Institute and an artist-in-residence at Spring Workshop Hong Kong. His recent Tedx talk, “The Song Makes a Space,” is available on YouTube. An evening of his songs was featured in Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series, and he received an OBIE Award for sustained achievement.