Tuesday 1 July 2014
Students and staff have the unique opportunity to win a pair of Sennheiser MOMENTUM On headphones to celebrate QMUL’s artist in residence, Di Mainstone, being selected as an ambassador for Sennheiser’s latest campaign called What’s Your MOMENTUM.
The campaign seeks to find the most inspirational sound stories from around the world. Di Mainstone has worked with engineers and sound technicians from QMUL’s Centre for Digital Music and qMedia (both based in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science) to develop new musical instruments inspired by the body, transforming physical movement into sound through digital technology.
Last year, she successfully turned the Brooklyn Bridge into a giant harp, allowing anyone to manipulate the sounds created by the natural ebb and flow of the bridge’s cables through movement, and hopes to do the same for Clifton Bridge in late 2014.
Di has been chosen alongside British songstress Imogen Heap, artist and experimentalist Bruno Zamborlin, who has created new sound device called Mogees, which uses special sound techniques through a mobile app and sensor to alter the acoustic properties of everyday objects around us to make them musical.
To win a pair of Sennheiser Momentum On headphones, Di invites students and staff to contribute stories of how you’re inspired by sound in the form of seven-second videos. The deadline for entries is 31 July, and five winners will be selected by Di.