Recently I performed Moondog’s “Bird’s Lament” at the house of my friend and Moondog Trimba percussionist Stefan Lakatos, which was filmed for an upcoming documentary about Moondog, set to be released in 2014. Right now, all that can be revealed is that it’s a UK/US co-production and this feature length film, called “The Viking of 6th Avenue” tells the extraordinary story of Moondog, the blind street musician from Kansas who rose to become a New York icon, an internationally renowned composer and the ultimate cult music figure.
My unique interpretation of Bird’s Lament (originally by Moondog & The London Saxophonic), performed on the cello with a loop machine (Boss RC-20XL), intrigued the producers of the film and resulted in the performance. For the film they have been keen to find people who are enthusiastic about Moondog and people who want to keep his work alive and potentially expose it to new audiences.
In addition, the producers are really keen to find as much personal archive as we can from Moondog fans – photographs, footage, poems, memorabilia of any kind and would love to hear from anyone with a story about Moondog – big or small. If this is you, then reach out to the team via the following website: http://www.thevikingof6thavenue.com