Harman Kardon holds art competition – Alpha-Audio

Harman Kardon organizes a digital art competition that – as they themselves describe it – ‘brings together the power of visual art and music’.

Inspired by the way Harman Kardon invites its listeners to discover more behind sound, the Harman Kardon Suites Art of Sound 2022 competition lets you – they report – ‘discover a new world where art and music meet. In this competition, artists are invited to create a unique digital work of art inspired by the classic piano sonata no. 3 in B minor, OP.58: 1. Allegro maestoso, performed by the virtuoso pianist and Harman Kardon Ambassador Lang Lang. The culmination of the competition is an exhibition at the iconic Montreux Jazz Festival, 1.-16. July, offering music lovers a new dimension of digital art to discover. The Harman Kardon Suites Art of Sound competition, where European art lovers can participate and vote, unites the worlds of classical music and art with innovative NFT (non-fungible token) technology and provides a platform for digital artists. “

Public and professional jury

The competition is judged by public vote and by a jury of experts, including internationally acclaimed pianist Lang Lang and legendary record producer Quincy Jones. The Art of Sound competition is now open and entrants can submit their digital art until June 1, 2022. From June 1 to 15, the public can vote on their favorite digital artwork via this link. The ten creations with the most votes will be on display at the Harman Kardon Suites Digital Art Gallery during the festival. The Montreux Jazz Festival’s first ever digital art exhibition will be held in the iconic Lake House and will be open to the public throughout the festival. The ten winning creations will be converted to NFTs and auctioned on behalf of the artists. The winner of the grand prize will be announced at an award ceremony.

Fascinating and proud

“For me, Lydkunsten is a fascinating project, and this is the first time I work with digital art. Music is art, and art is music, ”said Lang Lang. “Art is woven into everything from past art forms to today’s NFTs. But in the digital world, everyone can express their thoughts and inspiration with a beautiful piece of music and create their own world. ”

“By remaining true to the Harman Kardon philosophy of beautiful sound, we are proud to merge the emotions and beauty of music and visual art in an unprecedented way through the Art of Sound competition,” said Robert-Jan van Dormael, Vice President Marketing EMEA at HARMAN. “Visual arts and music have many parallels, as they both have a positive impact on individuals, communities and more. It is an honor to work with the Montreux Jazz Festival and Lang Lang to help artists bring their music-inspired vision to life. “


The exhibition will be designed as a classic but contemporary space where art and sound meet; visitors are immersed in an immersive sound experience, according to the manufacturer, using the brand’s latest soundbar, the Harman Kardon Citation MultiBeam 1100. Harman Kardon Citation MultiBeam 1100, which combines Dolby Atmos with Harman Kardon’s MultiBeam technology, teases the senses with an elegant design that harmonizes with the beautiful sound ‘.

Preview in Holland

To boost competition in the Netherlands, Harman Kardon is already showing the submitted work by the artists in the Netherlands. Harman Kardon is therefore opening a Harman Kardon SoundBar for an evening on June 8 in the A’DAM Tower in Amsterdam with a view of the water and live music by Alain Clark, so that the atmosphere from the Montreux Jazz Festival can also be felt in the Netherlands. The digital art gallery showcases the artists’ digital interpretations of Lang Lang’s music, while the visitor is immersed in the audio experience of the Harman Kardon Citation MultiBeam 1100. Access to the Harman Kardon SoundBar will be soldered through various competitions.

To enter the Harman Kardon Suites Art of Sound Contest, either as an artist or as a selector, please visit the website at this link. Voters have a chance to win tickets to the Montreux Jazz Festival.

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