LOS ANGELES--()--Sonos and W Magazine announce the launch of a curatorial partnership entitled, “Expression,” a series of collaborative exhibitions and performances that represent the art of transforming an idea into a reality through the act of music, fashion, photography, art, movement and beyond. “Expression” will run September 12 – October 21 at Sonos Studio (145 N. La Brea, Unit D, Los Angeles), an acoustically-designed listening gallery. This collaborative exhibition cycle brings together Sonos’ expertise in radically amplifying music experiences with W’s reputation as a style provocateur.
The first event in this collaborative series, the Cross Process exhibition opening, takes place on Thursday, September 13 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. Cross Process connects the expressive threads between music and style as seen through the photographer’s lens. For this exhibition, a stable of photographers, curated by W, will interpret different musical forms of expressions – from duet to dissonance, thrash to breather. Images will range from fashion editorials to portraits of celebrated musicians. Each image will be accompanied by an associated musical track, which when combined, will form the exhibition playlist, available for streaming. Photographers featured in the Cross Process exhibition include: Andreas Laszlo Konrath; Benjamin Lennox; Boo George; Chadwick Tyler; Elle Muliarchyk; Jacob Sutton; Marton Perlaki; Niall O’Brien; Reuben Cox; Sarah Soquel Morhaim; Santiago & Mauricio; and Todd Cole.
The second event in the series, which will take place September 30 from 3:00-5:00 p.m., is a photobook workshop with Reuben Cox, a celebrated music photojournalist and owner of Los Angeles-based Old Style Guitar Shop. Under Cox’s expert guidance, Los Angeles area photography students will work together to create layouts for a collective music-meets-style zine using their own photography and other images that inspire them to use their own editorial photographic style.
The third event in this series is a film screening of “Nobody Walks,” directed by Ry Russo-Young, co-written by “Girls” creator Lena Dunham, and music by award-winning Brooklyn band Fall On Your Sword. The screening, which will take place on October 4 from 7:00-10:00 p.m., will be followed by a Q&A with Ry Russo-Young and Fall On Your Sword members Will Bates and Phil Mossman. The panel will discuss the creative process of film scoring and their collaborative dynamic and will be followed by a private performance by Fall On Your Sword.
The closing event, which will take place on October 16 from 7:00-10:00 p.m., will consist of an intimate listening party and performance by George Lewis, Jr., aka Twin Shadows, to celebrate his new album “Confess.” The evening will begin with a discussion during which Lewis will talk about his creative vision and the inspiration behind the music. Following the discussion, Lewis will perform a selection of tracks from the new album and give fans a sneak peek into a never-before-seen film project.
In addition, MILK Studios will provide a four day pop-up photo studio, available to local photographers, free of charge, during the exhibition. Guests can also participate in the photo studio during the four special events taking place throughout the exhibition. Collected images from the pop-up photo studio will be published as a limited-edition book.
Sonos Studio celebrates music listening and explores the intersection of music, art and technology through creative collaborations by hosting exhibitions, intimate concerts, listening parties, film screenings, lectures, workshops and more. Visit sonos.com/studio. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/#!/sonos, Follow us on Twitter at @Sonos.
ABOUT W MAGAZINE
W has a circulation of 450,000 and reaches an audience of over 1.4 million. It is published by Condé Nast, a division of Advance Publications. In the United States, Condé Nast publishes 18 consumer magazines, two trade publications and 27 websites. For more information, visit www.wmagazine.com.
ABOUT SONOS, INC.
Founded in 2002, Sonos is the leading manufacturer of wireless HiFi home music systems. With Sonos you can stream all the music on earth wirelessly, from any source to every room and control it with your Android® smartphone or tablet, iOS device Mac and PC. In addition to playing your personal digital music collection, The Sonos Wireless HiFi System gives you access to millions of songs and thousands of radio stations by partnering with Amazon Cloud Player, Pandora, SiriusXM and Spotify and many more. The award-winning system is available at more than 11,000 retailers in over 65 countries worldwide; or direct from Sonos at www.sonos.com. Sonos is a privately-held company, headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA with offices in Cambridge, MA, Hilversum, Netherlands, Beijing and Shenzhen, China, and Penang, Malaysia. Visit sonos.com.