Gideon melds classical precision with the power of technology using electronics combined with classical bowing techniques, pizzicato, strumming and finger picking allowing him to tap into the mysteries of the cello’s expansive potential. Students come away with a greater understanding of the cello, the science of sound and a sense of joy as music-makers and music-listeners.
CelloBop (Grades K-12)
Imagine the passion of a Mozart aria or the fury of a Bartok quartet layered with an R&B sensibility. This is the essence of Gideon’s program CelloBop, which incorporates an evocative new musical form that melds classical precision with the power of technology. Freudmann’s innovative use of electronics combined with classical bowing techniques, pizzicato, strumming and finger picking allow him to tap into the mysteries of the cello’s expansive potential. Students come away with a greater understanding of the cello and a sense of joy as music-makers and music-listeners. Length: 45 minutes
Sound Science Program (Grades 3-12)
Gideon gives students a closer look at the masterful match of music and science. They explore concepts in Math (beats per measure and measures per phrase); Science (sound waves, tones, overtones, harmonics); and, Technology (electronic sound enhancement). Gideon and his cello demonstrate electronic reverbs, delays, pitch shifters and phrase samplers. Length: 45 minutes
Live Music for Silent Films
Gideon Freudmann who presents snippets of classic Buster Keaton silent films (with live music on electric cello), explains the concept and tradition of this era in cinema and demonstrates the process of creating music to accompany the images and action on screen. Gideon builds on suggestions from the audience showing how various approaches create a different impact. The program includes a 15-20 segment of a film and concludes with Q&A. Students gain a broader understanding of film-making in the silent era and the role that music plays in making the movie more compelling.
Single Performance: $735
Back to Back Performances: $990
String Improvisation Workshop for Violin, Cello and Bass
1 Workshop: $585
2 Workshops: $885
About the Artist
Gideon Freudmann’s mastery of classical cello combined with his skillful use of electronics introduces students to the cello history and construction, offers a wide variety of musical styles from classical, folk, pop, and jazz, and salutes the joy of music making.