Terminal 4's When I'm Falling (Truckstop, 2003) is another essay in
subdued, understated beauty. The
sublime melodies of When I'm Falling and This Can't Go On
are conducted at almost funereal pace by Lonberg-Holm's cello,
Bishop's trombone and Vida's guitar, three instruments that behave like
the voices of a three-part choir. They sing with and against each other,
weaving celestial harmonies that are grounded to simple melodies.
This Must Be The End has the aerial, graceful quality of a medieval
I Can't Forget is whispered lounge music for late-night improvisers,
and Seltraline is pure "slo-core" melodic abstraction.
Lonberg's A Valentine for Fred Katz (december 2001 - Atavistic, 2003) is a tribute
to jazz cellist Fred Katz.
Pillow is a quartet with Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello,
the Flying Luttenbachers' Michael Colligan on reeds,
and two members of Town And Country,
Liz Payne on bass and Ben Vida on guitar.
Pillow (Boxmedia, 1998),
Field On Water (Hereforeveralways, 2000)
and Three Henries (Hapna, 2001) are sets of improvised jams that hark
back to the most abstract moments of the AMM and free-jazz.
The trio of bassists Peter Kowald and Kent Kessler and celloist Fred Lonberg-Holm recorded Flats Fixed (september 1998).
the duets of Object 1 (2003) with German trumpeter Alex Dorner,
Eruption (Grob, 2003) is a collaboration with
Flying Luttenbachers' drummer Weasel Walter
and avant-guitarist and electronic musician Kevin Drumm.
Fred Lonberg-Holm's Dialogs (january 2002 - Emanem, 2005) is actually a series of
cello solos, except that the cellist tries a number of different ways to
"destroy" the sound of the cello.
The Punctual Trio (Carlos Zingaro on violin and Lou Mallozzi on turntables and electronics) released Grammar (may 2003).
Other Valentines (Atavistic, 2005), credited to the Fred Lonberg-Holm Trio
(trumpeter Axel Dorner and percussionist Michael Zerang), fails to create a trio sound.
Terminal Valentine (2007), Lonberg-Holm's third album in a series inspired by the work of cellist Fred Katz, features a new trio
(Jason Roebke on bass and Frank Rosaly on drums).
The Brain of the Dog in Section (november 2007) documents live duets
with Peter Brötzmann.
Credited to trombonist Sebi Tramontana, Night People (july 2001) featured Terri Kapsalis on violin, John Corbett on guitar, Kent Kessler on bass, Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello and Guillermo Gregorio on clarinet.
Ballister was a trio with
Dave Rempis (on alto, tenor and baritone
saxes), Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello and electronics) and drummer Paal
Nilssen-Love that debuted on Bastard String (june 2010).
a quintet with Swedish vocalist Sofia
Jernberg, guitarist David Stakenas, trumpetist Emil Standberg and
bassist Patric Thorman,
debuted with I Know You (2011) and
2 (482 Music, 2012).
Home (2012) documents an improvised collaboration between Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello and John Russell on acoustic guitar that includes the 28-minute Emsket.
Attic Antics (october 2010) documents a collaboration between Lonberg-Holm and bassist Nick Stephens
Coarse Day (Multikulti Project, 2011) (november 2009) documents a collaboration with clarinetist Piotr Melech.
Collaborations with reedist Frode Gjerstad yielded
Sugar Maple (october 2009), also featuring percussionist
VC/DC (), which also included drummer Ståle Liavik Solberg and vocalist Stine Janvin Motland,
Fred Lonberg-Holm, Peter Brotzmann and Paal Nilssen-Love formed the Ada Trio that debuted with the mini-album Ada (april 2011).
Mechanisms (november 2010),
Mi Casa Es En Fuego (april 2012)
Both Ends (february 2012)
document live Ballister performances.
Lonberg also performed with the Fast Citizens, that had already released
two albums, on their third album Gather (july 2011 - Delmark, 2012)
Shelton (alto sax, clarinet, cornet), Keefe Jackson (tenor sax, bass
clarinet, reed trumpet), Josh Berman (cornet),
Anton Hatwich (bass, trumpet) and Frank Rosaly (drums, pocket trumpet).
Discus And Plumbing (2012) was a collaboration with
Swedish drummer Raymond Strid.
Fred Lonberg-Holm formed Stirrup with Nick Macri (bass) and Charles Rumback (drums) that debuted on Sewn (2013), followed by A Man Can't Ride On One (Whistler Records, 2015) and Cut (Clean Feed, 2016).
The ADA Trio (saxophonist Peter Brotzmann, cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love) recorded ADA Steve Noble OTO (february 2012) and ADA Pat Thomas OTO (2013).
The Cliff Of Time
features Akira Sakata on alto
sax & B-flat clarinet, Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello &
electronics, Ketil Gutvik on electric guitar and Paal Nilssen-Love
on drums & percussion.
Life On Sandpaper (august 2012) was a
collaboration with reedist
Ballister's Worse For The Wear (march 2014) contains
three extended pieces, notably the 21-minute Fornax.
Resistance (recorded live in 2013) documents a live collaboration between Ken Vandermark on reeds and Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello and electronics.
Lonberg-Holm played on the electroacustic
Resounder (june 2014) with Aram Shelton on alto sax
and Frank Rosaly on percussion.
Distant Groove (recorded in 2013) was a quartet with Louis Moholo-Moholo (drums), Frode Gjerstad (alto sax and clarinets) and Nick Stephens (bass).
Two live concerts by the Ballister trio are documented on
Slag (march 2015),
including the 23-minute Fauchard,
Low Level Stink (march 2015).
Relephant (may 2013) documents improvisations
with drummer Adam Golebiewski.
Ouroboros (november 2007) and The Brain Of The Dog In Section (january 2011), containing four lenghty cerebral pieces, were collaborations between Peter Brotzmann (reeds) and Fred Lonberg Holm (strings, electronics).
Bow Hard At The Frog (february 2016) documents a collaboration with
Gustavo Matamoros on field recordings.
Michael Bisio (double bass), Kirk Knuffke (cornet) and Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello) recorded in october 2018 Requiem For A New York Slice (Iluso, 2019), an album featuring five pieces collectively improvised, notably the 18-minute Pie Jesu.
The trio of Frode Gjerstad (alto saxophone; clarinet), Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello) and Matthew Shipp (piano) recorded Season Of Sadness (september 2018).
Animation (august 2017) introduced the Fulcrum Ensemble, a project created by drummer Tim Daisy (also on marimba and turntables) along with James Falzone on clarinet, Dave Rempis on alto & baritone saxes, Josh Berman on cornet, Steve Swell on trombone and Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello & electronics.
Daisy had already recorded the four-part 34-minute The Halfway There Suite (july 2016) with the same lineup credited as the Daisy's Celebration sextet.
No Time Left For Sadness (january 2019) reunited cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm and tenor saxophonist Joe McPhee, mainly for the 31-minute Next Time.