MI2N
Music Industry News Network
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31ST
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
Subscribe to Mi2N's Free Newsletters B2N (business) i2N (indie)
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Tech News (more headlines) 05-13-2014

Nik Nowak Has MOMENTUM, Creating Mobile, High-End Sound Sculptures

Bookmark and Share
Email: jeff@hummingbirdmedia.com
Website: http://www.hummingbirdmedia.com
Old Lyme, CT, May 13, 2014: Last month, audio specialist Sennheiser announced its MOMENTUM campaign, which together with Spotify highlights one hundred unique sound stories from all over the world: stories about creators with MOMENTUM, people who push the world forward with their creative passions. The stories feature artists, innovators and entrepreneurs in the truest sense, and serve to inspire others to uncover their own unique MOMENTUM.

The story of Berlin-based Nik Nowak is the latest in this series of inspiring stories. Nik Nowak, who is 33 and who has exhibited his work in China, Europe and Russia, embodies the ideals of Sennheiser's MOMENTUM campaign by designing and building futuristic sound sculptures that take to the streets and unleash up to 4,000 watts of sound for bedazzled audiences. Watch Nik Nowak's MOMENTUM video here, which explains how he is constructing an entirely new art form centered on music and machine.

All of Nik Nowak's sound sculptures amalgamate highly futuristic, angular shapes and pristine sound within unique, vehicular designs. He created his first sound sculpture in 2005, "Mobile Booster" — a bright green, wheeled object made of steel, wood and fiberglass and high-end loudspeakers. His most famous sculpture is the "Soundtank": a mini-dumptruck weighing 1.5 tons that has been transformed inot a 4,000-watt sound system with a hydraulically enabled wall of sound. This remarkable sound machine consists of four tweeters six 12-inch mid/bass woofers and three 18-inch subwoofers. Inside the cockpit is a fully featured DJ station with integrated production studio.

“Drawing forms the basis of my work," Nik Nowak explains. "Sound and drawing came together for me quite early on, and I started to construct special sound systems. I get a real thrill from pushing the boundaries, from knowing that everything that lies ahead is uncharted territory.”

Nik Nowak is currently busy creating his latest project, “Echo”, which consists of ground drones that will be used to blast his audiences with sound. Fitted out with directional microphones, the machines are fully autonomous and use sensors to detect people. “Drohne 1” picks up the sounds its target makes and uses a parametric speaker to generate a directional echo that sends the sounds straight back to their source. “Drohne 2” amplifies the sounds or conversations of gallery visitors via a gigantic sound system attached to a mast. This creates background noise comprising individual sound sources that are audible to everyone.

Among the influences of his new project was his own hearing loss: "Losing my high-frequency hearing in my right ear revealed to me just how much sound affects our sense of reality. This is what I am driving at with my new ‘Echo’ project," he says. Highly mobile and unstoppable, the drones are much like Nik Nowak himself: never resting, always searching for a potential connection between man, sound and machine.

What's your MOMENTUM?:

As part of the MOMENTUM campaign, Sennheiser is inviting anyone to share their creativity by contributing their own videos on www.sennheiser-momentum.com and by watching the MOMENTUM videos. Visitors can vote for their favorite stories and add their own seven-second MOMENTUM film to a video chain that inspired them, or that shares the same themes or ideas as their own submission. To take part in the MOMENTUM project, videos can be uploaded between April 2, 2014 and July 31, 2014.

Those who inspire the most successful chains, creators of the most successful videos, and people who vote over ten times in a week will be eligible for a weekly prize drawing for a pair of MOMENTUM headphones and a six month subscription to Spotify Premium. As part of the campaign, Sennheiser will also award 'ultimate sound experience' trips to New York, London and Tokyo.

To learn more, watch the films or to submit videos, visit www.sennheiser-momentum.com. Even more MOMENTUM videos can be found on www.youtube.com/sennheisermomentum.


About Nik Nowak:

Nik Nowak was born in Mainz and now lives in Berlin. The 33-year-old artist studied in Berlin, New York and Shanghai and explores various artistic genres – from the visual arts, to music productions and drawing. He has exhibited his work in China, Germany, Hungary and Russia.

As a big fan of the ghetto blasters and dancehall sound systems of the 1980s, Nowak’s life work explores the themes of sound projection, the interaction of music in public and private spheres, and the interface between man and machine. His is best known for its distinctive mechanical hybrids of sound systems and vehicles, most prominently “Soundtank”.


About Sennheiser:

Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world with U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, Conn. Sennheiser's pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

You can find all the latest information on Sennheiser by visiting our website at http://www.sennheiserusa.com.

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR

"Your Desert My Mind" Is The Latest Album From Punk Rockers The Mutants Released By Killer Tracks

Are The PondHawks Chicago's Best Kept Music Secret?

Back To The Roots EP 12"LP

Independent Artist Holds Top 10 Billboard Position At #8

Trump Helps Artist Finish Album

Summer In The City Gets A Little Hotter With Uptempo Pop Romp 'L.A. Nights' From Indie Singer/Songwriter/Producer Ayhan Sahin

MusicDish*China Acts Menage And Ooberfuse To Perform China's MTA Festival



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» Authors Against Music Piracy: Regional Court Munich Sentences Online Service Uploaded To Pay Damages
» Transform Your MIDI File Into An Acoustic Piano Track
» Seattle Digital Label CIN SEA Music Group Signs Distribution Deal With Affluent Records
» CMRRA Announces YouTube Licensing Agreement For Canada
» TuneIn Announces Partnership With Red Bull Music Academy
» BMG US Names Alex Flores Senior Vice President, Marketing, Commercials, Film & Television
» Bandtango Technology Empowers Broadcasters And Artists To Prevent Exploitation By Performance Rights Organizations
» Canadian Rock Band Menage "Lost In China" Tour
» Jade Alger Brings Mischief, Mystique And The Muse
» CES 2017 Music Contest: Open Call For All Musicians And Artists


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» First Tennessee Hires Andrew Kintz To Lead New Music Industry Banking Group
» Carsick Cars, Chui Wan, Alpine Decline Headline October Tour Of North America
» WANG WEN: Experimental Post-Rock Unit To Release Ninth Studio Album
» TMA Signs CCM Artist John Clark Blackwell To Management
» UK Festival Market Driven By "Super Fans"
» CES 2017 Music Contest: Open Call For All Musicians And Artists
» Victory Records Releases Statement On A Day To Remember Court Case
» Digital Domain Jointly Produces Chris Lee's First VR Music Video With Whaley VR And VS MEDIA
» Andy Ma Named As Warner Music Group's Chief Commercial Officer For Greater China
» Qixi Festival (Chinese Valentine's Day) Playlist
» MusicDish*China Acts Menage And Ooberfuse To Perform China's MTA Festival
» 7th Annual Future Music Forum & Sync Summit: Finding The Next Music Industry

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2015 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.