Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, Duran Duran Join ‘Soundwaves’ Art Fundraiser

By Joe Cingrana/WNEW

Soundwaves Art Foundation has officially announced the launch of the Icons of Music 2016, an online fundraiser hosting over twenty three pieces of limited edition artwork created from studio sound recordings, and autographed by some of music’s biggest acts, all designed by renowned artist Tim Wakefield.

Proceeds from the sale of the artwork will benefit charities selected by the collaborating music icons, including MusiCorps,  War Child, Hope & Homes for Children, and Music Rising.

Duran Duran at Soundwaves Art: Icons of Music 2016 (Tim Wakefield)

Duran Duran at Soundwaves Art: Icons of Music 2016 (Tim Wakefield)

 

Sam Smith artwork at Soundwaves Art: Icons of Music 2016 (Tim Wakefield)

Sam Smith artwork at Soundwaves Art: Icons of Music 2016 (Tim Wakefield)

Participating artists include: Roger Waters, Mark Knopfler, Queen, ABBA, Sam Smith, Jason Isbell, Hunter Hayes, New Order, Elbow, Ellie Goulding, The Black Keys, The Killers, Alt-J, The Cure, Steve Winwood, Stereophonics, Bee Gees, Kings of Leon, Duran Duran, Bon Jovi, Brian Wilson, Joy Division, Bryan Ferry, Royal Blood, and Steve Winwood.

Tim Wakefield’s digital creations have been described as a “truly unique visual expression of sound,” resulting in a visually stunning representation of the audio.

“I am so excited for this year’s fundraiser. The list of artists involved is spectacular, and I am so proud to have been able to work with them to create these unique pieces,” Wakefield states. “While the creative process is always special for me, what’s really near and dear to my heart is the philanthropic side of this. The proceeds from the sale of the artwork will benefit some great charities chosen by the collaborating icons and myself; it’s an honor to know that every piece purchased will go to a great cause.”

A list of pieces and participating artists is available here.

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