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The future of audio at Art Basel in Hong Kong
Great art is all about realising a vision, similar to discovering a great sound. For Sennheiser, its driving vision is to push boundaries of what is possible to shape the future of audio. At Art Basel in Hong Kong held from 23 to 25 March 2017, audio specialist was exploring the convergence of art and audio within the Collector's lounge. Sennheisser presented KYMAT, an installation by musician Sven Meyer that visually renders sound into dynamic, interactive art. This is all part of Sennheiser's Future Audio Artists Program.
"Art Basel is a showcase for the best in modern and contemporary art, and celebrates the coming together of human creativity and skills to offer new perspectives and experiences," said Pierre Eloy, Managing Director, Greater China at Sennheiser Electronic Corporation. "This powerful combination of innovation and imagination also drives Sennheiser's vision to shape the future of audio and give listeners new ways to experience sound." Sennheiser is the Official Audio Partner of Art Basel, the worldrenowned series of international art shows that are staged annually in Basel, Hong Kong and Miami Beach.
"We perceive sound with greater awareness if we can see it at the same time," explains Meyer. "In KYMAT, my visual rendering is not the translation of a machine − it comes straight from nature itself. I send a certain frequency into water — such as the words "Future of Audio" — which creates a shape that suddenly calls to mind animals, snow and even the division of cells. The fascination that such an installation evokes can be explained by its capability to make sound visible in an aesthetically striking way."