BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Soundwall gives visual artists the ability to be seen AND heard. It is the only company in the world creating a connected canvas that integrates original and limited edition, traditional, non-digital artwork with streaming, stereo-quality sound. The art canvas contains a Raspberry Pi computer and remains connected to the Internet from the moment it hangs on a wall.
Joining Soundwall founders, David Hose and Sven Coppom, is Aaron Cohen, a longtime start-up CEO who has returned to startups after a 3-year sabbatical as Professor at NYU teaching Internet media history.
Mr. Cohen states, "Soundwall radically redefines how artists and collectors interact. Collectors can not only stream their own music but they can listen to the artist talk about the origin of the work or play it in artist mode where the sounds and music are controlled by the artist for a completely immersive experience. Just as album art and music videos gave musicians a visual identity, Soundwall brings sound and connectivity to enrich fine art and photography."
Mr. Cohen will be a featured speaker at the Ingenuity Conference in New York City sharing Soundwall and his views on innovation during the Macallan-sponsored cocktail hour on October 28, 2014. Soundwall will also be on display so attendees and media can experience it for themselves.
Soundwall raised $4 million in funding by BlueRun Ventures, a venture firm that was the first investor in PayPal and Waze. Founder and managing partner, John Malloy says, "We invest in companies that are bringing game-changing innovation to the market. Soundwall is creating a new category with their fusion of art and sound. We are confident Aaron's expertise leading high-potential companies will be critical to Soundwall's growth and are excited to partner with them to bring this cutting-edge product to market."
Based in Boulder, Colorado, every Soundwall is handcrafted to customers' specifications. Click here to see how they're made. The frame and canvas are custom-designed to create high definition sound that can stream wirelessly, be connected to mobile devices or pre-loaded with artist-specific sounds like music, background stories and sound effects that tie to the art imagery. Soundwall's mission is to partner with artists who have a story to tell through voice or sound. This creates a multi-dimensional art experience for the artist and the buyer.
Soundwall has been featured in the media and at events including SXSW, Maxim, Gizmag, Popular Mechanics, NY1, Art Battle, The Fabulous Report and many more because of its unique and desirable fusion of imagery and sound. Soundwall supports local artists and contributes 1% of its earnings to the Entrepreneur Fund of Colorado. Learn more at Soundwall.com.
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