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Allen Friedman

sculptor artist musical artist
Home 100 Fox Hollow Drive County: cuyahoga
cleveland Ohio 44124 United States
Home Phone: 216.347.1844 Website: Friedman Artistry Website: Galaxy Being Music



Allen J. Friedman is a prolific Artist whose work spans the disciplines of Music and Sculpture. As an innovative designer, he absorbs all that is around him, interprets it and creatively reinvents it. 

SCULPTURE: The beauty of the ocean has inspired many a creative artist. Allen J. Friedman is among them. An artist and sculptor by trade, Friedman has tapped more than 20 years of experience in a sheet-metal shop to create custom metal sculptures via his company, Friedman Artistry. Mirror polish stainless steel is hand formed into captivating designs inspired by the ocean waves. His stunning work reflects light, shape and formed radiance. The result Is quite Fascinating. The glimmer of ocean waves reflects itself in the hand worked steel as it now is transferred on to the observer. The shapes and surfaces Illuminating the room attest to the mastery of art, form and design. The work conveys movement from all angles and provides a unique abstract fusion that reaches beyond the ordinary. Friedman’s customers have commissioned pieces of varying sizes to serve as the centerpiece of alcoves, wall features, and more in their homes, offices, hotels and yachts. All hand-shaped from original designs. 

 MUSIC: Musical Artist, Award Winning Composer/Songwriter, Jazz/ Rock/ Classical/ Keyboardist and Educator, Allen Jay Friedman (Allen Jay) is a Keyboard Master. He plays the musical spectrum. At the Keys for over 50 years…” to Express the Art of Music Design.” I create from the palette of musical color and texture. I Then Tell A Story Through My Musical Arrangements. A composer should never put limitation on himself by achieving in one genre of music and say, “that’s it, I’m satisfied,” but should have freedom of expression in all there is…like the billions of stars, I am a “GALAXY BEING,” – no more, no less. Music Without Boundaries!

EXPERTISE:  Composer of Original Music.”To Express The Art Of Music Design.”  Private Study with noted Jazz Pianist Bill Gidney (1980-1981) Lecturer, Teacher of Jazz History, Cleveland State University. Private Study with Well-Known Jazz Pianist DR. Joseph A. Howard (1981-1982) Professor of Music, Cuyahoga Community College, Head of Jazz Studies, Cleveland Music School Settlement.  Study of Orchestration with Samuel Adler (1983-1985)  Extensive Study of Theory, Chord Voicing and Scale Treatment (1983-1985) Obtained the first Moog Synthesizer in the Cleveland area for Study in Application and Usage of Electronic Instruments in Music. (1970.) State-Of-The-Art In-Home Studio Constructed Specifically to Handle Original Music Design and Creation.(1985-Present)

”Your Music Strikes Me As Attractive; A Very Elegant Album.”- Klaus George Roy- Cleveland Orchestra Music Critic, Concert Narrator, Teacher And Lecturer.

AWARD WINNING MUSIC: Original Music for advertising. Scored numerous projects including original music for The Cleveland Clinic, Siemens, Ohio Bell, Oldsmobile, Jaguar, Estee Lauder, Chic Jeans, Christmas Opening for The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, World Wine Import Company, Child World, Crime Stoppers, Innovations, Kent State Liquid Crystals, Holmes/ Chavez Fight Open, Las Vegas. My Electronic Music was featured at the Comdex Computer Convention. Published in Articles on Constructing the Music Score, MIDI and the Tapeless Studio, Digital Sampling and Arranging.

Artist Statement

Artist Statement: I am a self taught sculptor artist with over 20 years of experience working in a sheet metal shop. Having mastered the skill of metal fabrication and being inspired by the ocean waves, WAVEform was born….a striking design concept. Fusing abstract elements, mirror polish stainless steel is hand shaped into a one of a kind wondrous design. WAVEform creates stunning design spaces that can be introduced into a wide variety of modern environments. Each hand formed sculpture finishes with resemblance but never identical, mirroring the beauty of the waves themselves! My work has been called ”striking” ”exquisite” ”mysterious” ”stunning” ”compelling” ”unexpected” ”lovely” ”stellar” even ” unbelievably cool!” I am thrilled to work with individuals, art curators, interior designers, and architects, to develop cutting edge site specific design installations. I look forward to beginning a project with you!


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