Amnon Freidlin—whose work has been described as "dizzyingly brilliant" (Rough Trade)—occupies an elastic, bold realm of musical composition and visual design. Brooklyn-based, he records and tours as Honnda; designs for iconic institutions, brands, and artists; works on video and audio in Mouthguard88; plays guitar/electronics in chamber-no wave ensemble Normal Love; and is a former member of the psychedelic post-industrial ensemble, Zs.
Freidlin has shared bills with Yaeji, Sightings, J-Cush (Future Brown), Oneida, Tim Berne’s Bloodcount, The Sun Ra Arkestra, UNIIQU3, Matmos, and Crash Course in Science. He has premiered work at the Bang on a Can Marathon, performed at the Primavera Club Festival in Spain, and has received the ACF Subito and Meet the Composer Creative Connections grants.
His release, Diamonds in the Microwave—which featured contributions from Dai Burger and Will Rahilly (Orange Milk, US/Attracted Vinyl, UK)—took him to Europe in 2016. Since then, he's scored artist Nick Cave's installation for Barneys New York and has dove deeper into commissioned sound and visuals for film and digital media.
His current album Maraschino Mic Drop is out on Orange Milk, and features remixes by Carpainter, Foodman, and Noer the Boy. Bandcamp Daily called it "unfiltered happiness, dizzy and hysterical and irresistible."
Lauded for his visual design by The New York Times as “covetable,” Freidlin has worked with iconic forces like Patti Smith, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Barneys, Steve Reich, John Zorn, and New York Philharmonic, among others.