Find your mo­men­tum

Sennheiser has part­nered with sound artists the world over to change the way we lis­ten.

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Sound is an end­lessly evolv­ing medium har­nessed by artists to chal­lenge, mo­ti­vate, in­spire and soothe. From the lat­est ra­dio hit to the most ab­stract am­bi­ent sound­scape, sound is an in­te­gral part of our lives. Sound gives us mo­men­tum.

Now, sound artists from around the world are link­ing up with Sennheiser’s Mo­men­tum project in an ef­fort to push the bound­aries of how we lis­ten. They’re chal­leng­ing the way we think about sound and ex­pos­ing our ears to new ex­pe­ri­ences.

Mo­men­tum is the fu­tur­is­tic work of Nik Nowak, whose child­hood pas­sions for ghetto blasters and the phys­i­cal sen­sa­tion of bass have driven him to com­bine wood, steel and fiber­glass with the lat­est au­dio equip­ment to cre­ate in­cred­i­ble sound sculp­tures.

Mo­men­tum is also Imo­gen Heap’s rev­o­lu­tion­ary Mi.Mu gloves, which blur the boundary be­tween mu­si­cian and ma­chine, trans­form­ing hand move­ments into sound. This ul­ti­mate mu­si­cal evo­lu­tion sees the mu­si­cian be­come the in­stru­ment.

Closer to home, Sennheiser’s Mo­men­tum is em­bod­ied by Ade­laide artist and mu­si­cian Ja­son Sweeney. By spend­ing his time seek­ing the mo­ments of quiet that can be so elu­sive in our roar­ing cities, Ja­son re­fuses to sur­ren­der his per­sonal mo­men­tum to the mad­ness that sur­rounds him. Through the Stere­op­ub­lic project he has de­vised a way for oth­ers to dis­cover and share quiet spa­ces on their so­cial net­works, com­bin­ing GPS with au­dio and vis­ual snap­shots, which Ja­son then uses to cre­ate beau­ti­ful, oth­er­worldly com­po­si­tions.

Ex­plor­ing these sounds is a per­fect way to re­claim your own mo­men­tum. $399, sennheiser-mo­men­tum.com,

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