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Concord Music Publishing celebrate the Concord Art Prize 2021



Concord Music Publishing celebrate the Concord Art Prize 2021 at London’s 180 Strand with private view of 10 finalists and announce winner Jacob Love with his three-channel audio-visual installation, created in response to Rodgers & Hammerstein’s My Favorite Things.

 

  • New UK art prize designed to encourage art inspired by music open to all artists, with £10k prize
  • The 10 songs chosen to inspire included songs from Pink Floyd, Krept & Konan, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Joan Armatrading, Mark Ronson and more, all songs from Concord Music Publishing’s treasure chest of over 600,000 copyrights.
  • Jacob Love wins the Concord Art Prize with his three-channel audio-visual installation, created in response to Rodgers & Hammerstein’s My Favorite Things.

 

Concord Music Publishing on Thursday announced the winner of their inaugural Concord Art Prize at a private view of the 10 finalists at gallery and cultural hub 180 Strand in London.

Jacob Love won the Concord Art Prize with his three-channel audio-visual installation, created in response to Rodgers & Hammerstein’s My Favorite Things

Of the ten finalists, his submission was deemed to be a cerebral, contemporary, and very successful interpretation of the song, by an illustrious panel of judges including world renowned British artist Mat Collishaw, representatives from the Royal College of Art, Central Saint Martins and Hiscox, alongside Julie Lomax (CEO of a-n The Artists Information Company), Robert Yates of The Observer, and songwriters Mark Ronson and Joan Armatrading CBE. 

At the heart of this prize, is the notion that great art makes great art, and this is certainly true of Love’s video piece.

Guests included Concord Music Publishing executives Sara Lord (SVP International; Sync and Project Development), John Minch (President, International), Kent Hoskins (CFO) and Kim Frankiewicz (EVP Worldwide A&R), alongside former MPA CEO Jane Dyball, Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Dellar and broadcaster Claudia Winkleman.

The exhibition includes an audio element, curated by Shaped By Iris, who facilitate the enjoyment of art and music as one, through their innovative approach to sound technology which avoids sound compression.

Sara Lord reflects – “We’re big believers at Concord that no creative idea is ever off the table. Through sync, we see how our incredible catalogue can emote in so many different and diverging ways. The challenge was to find a new angle– see how our music can inspire the unexpected, and the Art Prize has done just that”.

The Art Prize garnered over 600 submissions, from ages 18 to 72 from across the UK and was curated by Ali Hillman of Friday Trampoline.

The 10 finalists were selected earlier this summer who each received a £1000 bursary to create their final pieces.

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