Like great art, the power of great sound cannot be explained but must be experienced. And as in art, human creativity and ingenuity are continually redrawing the boundaries of audio. At Art Basel in Miami Beach, held from December 1 to December 4, Sennheiser will showcase its vision to progress the worlds of art and sound through groundbreaking innovations and a commitment to support pioneering artists working with sound. During the Miami Beach show, the audio specialist will host a truly unique sound clash performance between German sound artist Nik Nowak and Miami Bass legend, Neil Case, a.k.a. Bass Mekanik. The two will meet for the first time and engage their mobile boom systems at Gramps, the famous venue in Miami’s Wynwood District. Nowak is one of the sound artists collaborating with Sennheiser through its Future Audio Artists Program to create compelling new projects that fuse art and audio.
Art Basel partner
Sennheiser is the Official Audio Partner to the world-renown Art Basel international art shows, staged annually in Basel, Hong Kong and Miami Beach. The relationship epitomizes the audio specialist’s deep commitment to the arts – both through innovative technologies that expand the limits of creative possibility and by working directly to support artists. “Our engagement with Art Basel started in March this year at Art Basel in Hong Kong.
The journey we have been on since has been truly exciting, further deepening our relationship with the art world, said Daniel Sennheiser, co-CEO of Sennheiser. We have been excited to see our vision to Shape the Future of Audio brought to life in a way that inspires people, and to be bringing this powerful experience to Miami Beach.
Dr. Andreas Sennheiser, co-CEO of Sennheiser, explains the role that Sennheiser has played in the development of creative and artistic projects: Technology and art may seem to be polar opposites, but as a pioneer in audio we occupy a magical place where they come together. Our innovations empower still greater artistic endeavor. Yet, through Art Basel and our Future Audio Artists Program, we at Sennheiser have taken great inspiration from the passion and creativity of the artists that we have been privileged to work with.
Soundpanze meets bass melanie
Half futuristic crawler type vehicle, half dancehall sound system, Nik Nowak’s mobile boom systems are sculptural works designed to shake perceptions of art and sound – quite literally. On Wednesday November 30 at 9 p.m., the German Artist will feature in a very special performance: Soundpanzer Meets Bass Mekanik, hosted by Sennheiser at Gramps, the famed venue in the heart of Miami’s Wynwood district. Nowak will be performing with Miami Bass legend Neil Case, a.k.a. Bass Mekanik, for an exclusive sound clash that will be played on interacting mobile boom systems. For this performance, Nowak will drive and operate his Sound Tank, a mobile 4000-watt subwoofer sound system sculpture, which will be making its ground-shaking debut on American soil.
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