The best word to describe Gideon Freudmann’s singular style comes from the name the artist uses for his performances and recordings: CelloBop. Using the electric cello for improvisational classical, blues, jazz, electronic, funk and folk music, Gideon imaginatively riffs on conventions and traditions. He loops and layers his sounds with pedals and amplifiers, sculpting orchestras out of thin air. Gideon’s music is spontaneous yet immediately accessible -- so it is no wonder that film, television and radio producers seek it out. He regularly contributes to NPR’s All Things Considered, This American Life and CarTalk; his work is featured on Good Morning America, the TV show Weeds, as well as in several films; and he plays solo and ensemble shows in Portland and around the world. At times atmospheric and oftentimes playful, Gideon’s signature sound always exists in its own unique dimension: nuanced, intricate and fun.