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Cambridge Audio Soundwave Sessions to feature at London showcase in March (2018)

Soundwave Sessions

Story by Jack Foley

IN celebration of their 50th anniversary year, Cambridge Audio have teamed up with art and communications company Beautiful Crime to create Cambridge Audio Soundwave Sessions – a collaborative art and music event at their London HQ venue Melomania on Thursday, March 1.

Cambridge Audio have pursued one simple objective since the company was established in 1968: to produce audio equipment that faithfully creates a pure and natural sound.

The premium audio brand have selected an iconic track from their founding year as the inspiration for a new artwork, which will be revealed at the event and subsequently auctioned to raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust.

The Beatles’ song Revolution, originally released as the B-side to Hey Jude in 1968, provides the inspiration for a new sound wave artwork created by non-conformist artist Wildcat Will (Will Blanchard).

The former musician-turned-artist was originally inspired by his friend and rebellious figurehead Ben Eine for his uncensored punk nature and graffiti art.

Combining surreal assemblages with pop culture, Blanchard successfully developed his own unique style by drawing on a vast personal museum of objects and memorabilia to create multidisciplinary collages.

Wildcat Will said: “My art is full of my influences, it’s a language that is personal to me and it has been great to take inspiration from this incredible track that reflects the rebellious spirit that first attracted me to art.”

Invited guests and competition winners will be treated to a live performance by emerging British psychedelic rock singer/songwriter, Steven Young, who has been selected by Cambridge Audio for the debut of Soundwave Sessions.

Young hails from Ayr, Scotland and last year brought a sensational live performance to the main stage at The Big Feastival.

Having written and released his first album, Moveable Feast (featuring tracks he and his band will be playing at Soundwave Sessions) in the Californian desert in 2015, Steven was asked to join UNKLE as part of the band for their world tour in 2016, including singing to audiences of 60,000 in Athens at Ejekt Festival and an incredible performance at Somerset House.

Stuart George, Managing Director Cambridge Audio, said: “The British Sound means many things to many people but for Cambridge Audio it’s always been about creating a sound people can enjoy at home that is true to the original recording.

“We’re almost fanatical in our dedication to achieving this and I am proud that we can celebrate 50 years of developing pioneering products at this wonderful event.”

Cambridge Audio’s best-selling CX series has won multiple awards and the brand continue to maintain an unrivalled reputation within the hi-end audio industry – this event being one example of their forward-thinking creative nature.