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 early 2020, the series follows comedians, musicians, fine artists, and actors with Lundberg’s primary goal to gain 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.

As summer begins its long goodbye, Lundberg is back with another new episode of Uncontaminated Sound. Today he welcomes a very special guest in New York City jazz mainstay Gideon King. King is, of course, best known for his work as part of Gideon King & City Blog, a musical collective that he has been leading since 2015. More than a band, it’s more of a communal association of musicians that he refers to as a blog because it is more of an open-ended musical forum where different artists of different genres can feel free to contribute their own points of view.

Their creative process is chaotic but ultimately extremely satisfying, as they rummage through countless competing ideas until they can engineer something beautiful and coherent. Taking his inspiration from the streets on which he grew up, King writes without any focus on genre, but the Blog’s sound tends to be influenced by 1970s classic rock, traditional piano ballads, R&B, jazz, soul, and folk. It’s like a musical highwire act that somehow all comes together in the end.

Within the Blog, King has surrounded himself with some top-notch musicians, a list that includes Grammy-nominated drummer Jake Goldbas, bassist Jeff Hanley, drummer Zach Mullings, and keyboardist Bryan Reeder. All have played with a who’s who of incredible musicians, like Aretha Franklin, Will Bernard, Lauryn Hill, Billy Porter, and Chris Norton.

Gideon King

Regarding his talk with King, Lundberg says:

“Conversation #63 brings me in frame with life long New Yorker, venture capitalist, and the reason he’s on this episode the founder, singer, songwriter of the Gideon King & City Blog band: Gideon King.

“Not only do we wax poetics musically, we speak New York, a bit of economics, but also balancing making a living while building a second career as a musician. And of course we end with asking what’s next. As we all must ask ourselves now and then. Please enjoy this wonderfully engaging conversation.”

Lundberg has more interviews to come with acclaimed artists who have agreed to be a part of Uncontaminated Sound – The Interviews. He has also continued to bring 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, the late 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.