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.
With 50 awesome episodes now in the rearview mirror, Lundberg is focused on making the next 50 even better. He’s getting started this week with a recent chat he had with Peter Malinverni, one of the mainstays of the New York jazz scene for more than 30 years now. A pianist, composer, and educator, Malinverni has essentially done it all within his own industry, recording 16 times as a leader, in solo piano, piano/violin duet, trio, quartet, quintet, big band, and choral contexts. He has also collaborated with some of Manhattan’s most influential jazz musicians, including Joe Lovano, Vernel Fournier, Charles Davis, Mel Lewis, Dennis Irwin, Karrin Allyson, and Steve Wilson. These collaborations have taken place both in-studio and on stage, as part of several different festivals like the Caramoor Festival, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, the Rome Music and Image Festival, and the Santiago Jazz Festival in Chile.
Not to be overlooked is Malinverni’s work as an educator. He has spent time teaching at both William Paterson University and New York University and is now serving in the prestigious position of Chair of Jazz Studies at the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College, State University of New York.
Discussing his conversation with Malinverni, Lundberg says:
“On record, Pete and I spoke for 1hr 52mins, with an additional 10 to 20 mins off record, our conversation culminated to over 2hrs. Pretty good for two strangers with nothing in common but a chance encounter and brief introduction a week before in a Jazz club in TriBeCa NYC.
Pete is prolific in his craft, has been for nearly 60 years. And we chat about it all under the guise of music. Please enjoy this full-length conversation.”
Lundberg has more interviews to come with acclaimed artists who have agreed to be a part of Uncontaminated Sound – The Interviews as 2022 starts to get rolling. Lundberg has already been bringing you for some time now 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.