Music-Monsters #4

Posted by
Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 12 December 2017 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

After three experimental movement images, here is a static mood piece from a pure improv evening featuring an array of musicians. That's my friend Steven Lederman on the right; a multi-instrumentalist genius who has an affinity for gongs and percussion curios. I once upon a time recorded him on my portable 24-track, playing his living room. Yes, I mean playing his LIVING ROOM. Gongs with mallets, staircase handrail with drum sticks, house keys on various surfaces. A veritable tour de force of experimental self expression.

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

A more classic shot ! Your friend seems a guy full of resources and inventiveness ! I like your choice of the blue note tonality !

12 Dec 2017 7:44am

@Anna Cherer: Some people just pour out music and Steven is one of them, no matter the instrument. Thanks a lot, Anna.

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very nice portrait

12 Dec 2017 9:36am

@Hiro: Thank you.

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle photo de scène !

12 Dec 2017 9:54am

@Martine Libouton: Merci !

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A fine and well exposed photo of this musicians.

12 Dec 2017 10:08am

@Willem: My thanks.

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, tone & lights!

12 Dec 2017 10:26am

@omid: Thanks a lot.

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a talent indeed. Well documented and nice treatment

12 Dec 2017 10:45am

@grouser: Thanks very much, g man.

Joyce from Montana, United States

Nice balance of dark and light, and angle. Interesting! about your friend. The power of sound/music making is formidable. Creates form they say. :-D

12 Dec 2017 2:34pm

@Joyce: Astute observations, Joyce. Thanks.

Devi from Chennai, India

Wonderful image and narration !

12 Dec 2017 3:04pm

@Devi: Thanks for reading as well as looking !

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bel effet

12 Dec 2017 3:19pm

@Existence Artistique: Merci.

Don from Spokane, United States

A very strong picture that conveys an attractive mood. I espcially like the colorcast of the image.

12 Dec 2017 3:52pm

@Don: I like the mood of YOUR photo today, Don. Thanks very much.

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I love the mood captured here.

12 Dec 2017 3:58pm

@Ruthiebear: Thanks, Ruthie.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Ah, the music monsters revealed. Your friend seems very inventive as you describe. A very beautiful image of the group.

12 Dec 2017 5:54pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks a lot, Steve.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great capture of this trio performing together!! Steven definitely sounds like quite the artist given his wide range of experimental "instruments".

12 Dec 2017 7:10pm

@Steven: Thanks for the feedback !