Stella Artois introduces the Chalice Symphony, a collaboration between Stella Artois, MIT sonic inventor Andy Cavatorta and indie rock band Cold War Kids. Over the past year, Cavatorta has passionately pored over hundreds of the iconic Stella Artois Chalices to craft four fully-functional music instruments inspired by elements of the iconic glassware: the Hive, the Pryophone, the Star Harp and the Violina.
“This effort to create something so beautiful sounding results from a collaboration that has been a year in the making. We worked with master craftsman, Andy Cavatorta, to create these orchestral instruments and Cold War Kids were the exact type of inventive musicians we needed to bring these instruments to life,” said Debora Koyama, Vice President, Stella Artois.
Madison uses photography as a medium to explore the illusion of social constructs, contemporary visual illiteracy, and the (concept of) truth and simulation in today’s sea of information.
Madison was born and raised in the Netherlands, and studied graphic design at the Academy Of The Arts and photography at the Photography Academy.
When James Murphy floated the idea via podcast a few months ago of incorporating a music element into the the mechanisms contained in the turnstiles in the subway, the execution was seemingly farfetched. But the former LCD Soundsystem frontman and DFA records chairman hasn’t given up on hope that we can “have something quite beautiful in a place where something beautiful seems impossible.”
Essentially, instead of hearing that unpleasant monotoned beep every time you swipe your metro card at a turnstile, you’ll hear a richly harmonic series of notes coming together to create a improvised musical piece. All in all this is a brilliant way to make the city experience just a little more pleasant and simultaneously implement an incredibly interesting musical experiment reinforcing the innate human capacity, for those who’ve no musical training, to perceive pitch and key.
Craig Redman and Karl Maier may live in different parts of the world, but they collaborate daily to create bold work that is filled with simple messages executed in a thoughtful and often humorous way.
Craig & Karl exhibit across the world, most notably at the Musée de la Publicité, Louvre, and have worked on projects for clients like LVMH, Google, Nike, Apple, Vogue and The New York Times.
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