Harman Kardon and Lang Lang celebrate the power of music and visual arts in an exclusive digital art competition culminating at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Inspired by how Harman Kardon invites listeners to discover more, the 2022 Harman Kardon Suites Art of Sound competition celebrates music and art by calling on artists to create digital artworks based on Piano Sonata n°3 in B minor Op.58-1. Allegro maestoso by virtuoso pianist and brand ambassador Harman Kardon Lang Lang.
The digital art competition ends with an exhibition at the iconic Montreux Jazz Festival, from July 1 to 16, opening up a new dimension of digital art for music lovers to explore. Open to European art lovers to enter and vote, the Harman Kardon Suites Art of Sound competition brings together the world of classical music and art with innovative NFT (non-fungible token) technology, providing a platform for artists digital.
It will be judged by a public vote and a jury of experts, including Lang Lang himself and legendary producer, composer and artist and Montreux Jazz Festival veteran Quincy Jones.
The Art of Sound competition is now open for submissions with an entry deadline of June 1, 2022. June 1-15e, the public can vote for their favorite piece of digital art. The ten designs with the most votes will be exhibited in the Harman Kardon Suites Digital Art Gallery during the festival. The first-ever Montreux Jazz Festival digital art exhibition will be held in the iconic Maison du Lac and will be open to the public throughout the festival. The ten winning creations will be transformed into NFTs and auctioned on behalf of the artists. The Grand Prize winner will be announced at an awards ceremony.
“For me, Art of Sound is a fascinating project, and it’s the first time I’ve worked with digital art. Music is art, and art is music,” says Lang Lang. “Art is involved in everything from earlier art forms to today’s NFTs. But in the digital world, everyone can share their wonderful thoughts and inspiration from a beautiful piece of music and create their own world.
“True to the Harman Kardon philosophy of beautiful sound, we are proud to merge the emotion and beauty of music and visual arts in an unprecedented way through the Art of Sound competition,” adds Robert-Jan van Dormael, VP Marketing EMEA at HARMAN. “Visual art and music have many parallels as they both have a positive impact on individuals, societies, etc. It is an honor to collaborate with the Montreux Jazz Festival and Lang Lang to help artists give life to their inspired vision of music.
The exhibition will be conceived as a space that is both classic and contemporary where art and sound converge; visitors will be captivated by an immersive sound experience powered by the brand’s latest soundbar, the Harman Kardon Citation MultiBeam 1100. Combining Dolby Atmos with Harman Kardon’s MultiBeam technology, the Harman Kardon Citation MultiBeam 1100 ignites the senses with a design sleek that complements its beautiful sound.
Visit the dedicated website to enter the Harman Kardon Suites Art of Sound competition as an artist or as a voter.