The Full­ness Of Time

The fu­ture of au­dio at Art Basel in Hong Kong

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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."

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