Limited Edition reproduction art prints produced by the artists Tim Wakefield and Gary Brandham on behalf of the Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Trust. The technique captures and utilises the digital screen soundwaves that are created when music is played in the studio. Each image has been enlarged and enhanced to create contemporary artwork of various colour-ways. The images have then been approved and signed by some of the world's most famous music artists including Pink Floyd, Coldplay, George Michael, Sir Paul MaCartney, Status Quo, Dido, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Abba, The Bee Gees, Nick Mason, Snow Patrol, KT Tunstall, Joan Armatrading.
The Soundwaves project helps raise funds for the Nordoff Robbins Charity that promotes the use of music therapy to help individuals, groups and communities who are challenged by disability or injustice. Music therapy uses the qualities of music to help children and adults live more creatively and resourcefully in the face of illness, disability or traumatic experiences. Music therapy has a unique way of reaching out to many individuals who previously have struggled to express themselves or show reactions in more normal ways. Therapy takes place in schools, hospitals, day centres or purpose-built facilities.
The Soundwaves Project aims to contribute in excess of a million pounds over the next 2 years to this worthy cause through auctions and celebrity events.
Soundwaves Art prints are stunning artworks created from digital images formed in the recording process of famous tracks from major bands. Each artwork is HAND SIGNED by the musicians and the collection features some of the greatest songs and artists of all times.
Imagine an artwork whose basis is the heartbeat of a song. Each unique soundwaves creation begins life in the recording studio as a digital pattern formed by the instruments and voices that make up a song. A technique has been devised to enlarge and customise these images, transforming them into large pieces of beautiful contemporary art. It began presenting these to some of the world's top musicians, songwriters and bands to ask if they would become involved in the project. Many have now taken part enthusiastically in Soundwaves. Working with the musicians the task then is to interpret their chosen song and ask them to approve the finished image which best represents their music. Once this is done a Limited Edition run of between 5 and 50 prints are produced, which are then all individually hand signed by the musicians. These are then given their edition number.
As part of the Soundwaves initiative artwork is donated for the fundraising efforts of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy. Please call to find out more about their amazing work and the services they provide.
Bands and artists who have taken part or agreed to work on Soundwaves include:
Sir Paul McCartney, Jamie Cullum, George Michael, Pink Floyd, Westlife, Slash, Bon Jovi, The Bee Gees, Kate Bush, Joss Stone, KT Tunstall, Status Quo, Joan Armatrading, The Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson, Thin Lizzy, The Clash, The Stranglers, Lilly Allen, James Blunt, Depeche Mode, The Killers, Gary Numan, Tina Turner, The Black Keys, Mark Knopfler, Texas The Cure, The Fratellis, Kings Of Leon, Jimmy Buffet, Take That, Bryan Ferry, Bryan Adams, Squeeze, Tom Petty, Abba Corrine Bailey Rae, Iron Maiden, The Chemical Brothers, Procol Harum, The Everly Brothers, Queen, Wet Wet Wet, Alice Cooper, Elbow.
Soundwaves continues to find new bands and artists who generously help with the project by taking part. Soundwaves are not only sold through this website but Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy auction Soundwaves at their various events. This has included 10,000 being received recently for a Pink Floyd canvas and 20,000 for two Snow Patrol canvases.