Gideon Freudmann, described as a "cross-genre cellist", coined the term cellobop to describe his music. His live performances feature improvisation and the use of loop-delay effects.
Composer and electric cellist Gideon Freudmann enjoys an international reputation for his innovative compositions and unique style of playing. His art is inspired by the best of classical, modern, jazz, eastern European and blues traditions, and his music is both immediately accessible and richly detailed in its nuance and complexity. His music is heard on television soundtracks and he is a regular contributor to NPR’sAll Things Considered. The Boston Globe said of him, “Taking a modern artist's approach to the four-stringed instrument, Gideon Freudmann has brought the cello to a new realm.” His music has appeared in several episodes of Weeds, and has been placed in a number of indie films including the horse whisperer documentary, Buck. Freudmann has released 17 CDs to date—nine solo and eight collaborations. He is a founding member and composer for The Portland Cello Project. The short film, Denmark, based on his composition of the same name has won numerous international awards.