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 Miamiâ€™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.
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 specialistâ€™s deep commitment to the arts â€“ both through innovative technologies that expand the limits of creative possibility and by working directly to support artists. â€œOur 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,â€ said Daniel Sennheiser, co-CEO of Sennheiser. â€œWe 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.â€
Dr. Andreas Sennheiser, co-CEO of Sennheiser, explains the role that Sennheiser has played in the development of creative and artistic projects: â€œTechnology 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.â€
The Future Audio Artists Program is a vital part of Sennheiserâ€™s ongoing commitment to support pioneering artists. Launched this March at Art Basel in Hong Kong, the program is a collaboration with some of the worldâ€™s most exciting sound artists to create new projects, with assistance and technical expertise provided by Sennheiser. Each of the Art Basel shows has provided a global stage to showcase the new works. During Art Basel in Miami Beach, the Sennheiser Lounge will be displaying the work of one of the artists currently working within Sennheiserâ€™s Future Audio Artist Program, Nik Nowak.