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Cast your vote in the Lang Lang Harman Kardon Montreux Jazz Festival digital art competition

Chinese pianist Lang Lang plays in front of a rapt audience

Hi-Fi specialist Harman Kardon and internationally-acclaimed Chinese pianist Lang Lang have partnered for a novel digital art competition that will culminate at the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival, and you can cast your vote on entries from today.

Artists have created digital artworks based on Piano Sonata No.3 in B minor Op.58-1. Allegro maestoso, as performed by the Harman Kardon brand ambassador.

The results of the Art of Sound 2022 competition will go on display at an exhibition at the iconic Montreux festival, which runs July 1-16. In addition to the public vote, submissions will go before an expert jury panel that includes Lang Lang and veteran producer, composer and artist Quincy Jones.

The competition will be judged by a public vote and an expert jury panel, including Lang Lang and Quincy Jones…

The Harman Kardon 1100 soundbar in a living room
The Art of Sound with Harman Kardon Citation MultiBeam 1100

From June 1 through 15, the public are invited to vote on their favourite piece of digital art.

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 transformed into NFTs and auctioned on behalf of the artists. The grand prize winner will be announced during an awards ceremony.

“For me, the Art of Sound is a fascinating project, and this is the first time that I am working with digital art. Music is art, and art is music,” said Lang Lang. “Art is involved in everything, from previous artistic forms to today’s NFTs. But in the digital world, everyone can share their wonderful thoughts and inspiration from a beautiful piece of music and create its own world.”  

The exhibition will be designed as a classical yet contemporary space where art and sound converge, we’re told. Providing an immersive audio accompaniment will be the Harman Kardon Citation MultiBeam 1100 soundbar. 

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About Steve May

Creator of Home Cinema Choice magazine, and editor of The Luxe Review, Steve muses and reviews for Trusted Reviews, T3, Yahoo UK, Home Cinema Choice, Games Radar, Ideal Home, Louder Sounds, Channel News and Boat International. He’s also the editor of professional home cinema website Inside CI. He's on Twitter and Instagram as @SteveMay_UK

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