Guided by artistic desire and a true lover of artistry in all of its forms, Robert Lundberg has become a highly regarded photographer and filmmaker lauded for his innovative and versatile documentaries covering the worlds of music, comedy, art, and film. After spending his early years in Massachusetts, Lundberg moved to New York City where he more actively pursued a full-time career in art and film. Uniquely focused on seeking out the next big artistic challenge, Lundberg chose to pursue one of his most ambitious projects at the beginning of 2020 when he launched his new documentary series entitled Uncontaminated Sound – The Interviews.
Debuting in February 2020, the series follows comedians, musicians, fine artists, and actors with Lundberg’s primary goal to gain a particular insight into their creative processes which can only be thoroughly deciphered by truly going behind the scenes. With Uncontaminated Sound, Lundberg’s purpose is to offer an intimate look into all of the rarely seen or known “little things” that take place during interviews and other similar social and private interactions with artists and performers. Mainstream features are often heavily and unevenly edited, offering viewers only individual, preferred moments. In contrast, Lundberg is dedicated to delivering to you all of the real, raw, authentic moments that you would never otherwise have the opportunity to experience.
Happy new year! For the final episode of Uncontaminated Sound for the 2021 calendar year, Lundberg is ending it off one of his best conversations of the year, featuring multi-instrumentalists Ben Lanz and Kyle Resnick. Those names may be familiar to you, and if they are it would be because they are two of the most sought-after horn players and instrumentalists in modern indie rock. Both have become widely regarded for their work with household names such as The National, Beirut, and Sufjan Stevens.
If you’re a fan of Uncontaminated Sound, you’ll know that Lundberg had a very engaging conversation with both Lanz and Resnick in episode 9 last year, towards the beginning of the Uncontaminated Sound series. That episode certainly stands out as a highlight of the series, which is why it made so much sense for Lundberg to do a follow-up with these two talented gentlemen. Both Lanz and Resnick have been particularly busy as of late, with Beirut finalizing their new album Artifacts. Set to be released on January 28th, the album will be a compilation of EPs, singles, B-sides, and early work from the influential indie-folk band.
Regarding his follow up conversation with Lanz and Resnick, Lundberg shares:
“There are few, if any, contemporary horn players and multi-instrumentalists that have left a larger footprint on what we now recognize as the modern indie sound, than the duo of Ben Lanz and Kyle Resnick. Yes, that Ben Lanz and Kyle Resnick, currently of The National, Beirut, and in the past have toured with artists such as Sufjan Stevens, paired with collaborations with basically every major indie band in the early 2000s.
“The two musical savants knew early on that music was their destiny, it was just in their blood, although both discovered themselves in the midst of the indie scene through completely different paths. During these years capturing contemporary music with the lens, I’ve been fortunate enough to befriend the two musically attuned masters and all-around good souls.
“In our latest, year-end conversation we catch up from our early 2020 chat, which was the very beginning of our new world. Spanning across continents, (Ben being in France at the moment), I was grateful once again to have a chance to sit down with the two humble giants of indie.”
Lundberg has more interviews to come with acclaimed artists who have agreed to be a part of Uncontaminated Sound – The Interviews in the coming weeks and months. Lundberg has already been bringing you his ongoing series Uncontaminated Sound which takes a look behind the scenes to get a look at performers before they take the stage. The series has featured Macklemore’s Gemini Tour featuring Eric Nally (formerly of Foxy Shazam) and Xperience, Louie Anderson, Sinbad, Ron English, We Are Scientists, Rufus Wainwright and more. Lundberg’s photography has been highlighted in publications such as Huffington Post, Paste Magazine and more.