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Woburn, MA – June 5, 2017 – Kaspersky Lab, a global cybersecurity company and Starmus 2017, a science, art and music festival have investigated what safety sounds like to people. Top DJs from around the world transformed the findings into 10 tracks representing the ‘Sound of Safety.’
Influencers including sports stars, researchers and musicians – such as chess superstar Sergey Karjakin and Formula 1 drivers – contributed their thoughts on the sounds our psyche associates with the feeling of safety to the project.
To turn these findings into music, Kaspersky Lab and international house music record label Diamondhouse Records hand-picked a line-up of 10 globally acclaimed music producers and DJs to remix a series of exclusive tracks exemplifying the ‘Sound of Safety’ in time for this year’s Starmus festival of science and arts in Trondheim, Norway.
The list of artists include:
- Eddie Amador – Grammy-nominated American Tech House and Dance DJ and Producer
- AKADIAN – British Progressive House and Electro DJ and Producer
- Dany Cohiba – Spanish House DJ and Producer
- DJ Schedule 1 – South Korean EDM DJ and Producer
- Dubtal3nt – Austrian Dubstep and Trap DJ and Producer
- DJ Favorite – Russian Future House DJ, Remixer and Producer
- Artone & BOYAN – Bulgarian Deep House & Chillout-Lounge Producers and DJs
- DJ Superjam – American Hip Hop DJ and Producer
- Falko Niestolik – German House Remixer and Producer
- DJ Lykov – Russian Electro House DJ and Producer
The final tracks have gone head-to-head in a bid to win the public vote and be named by jurors as the official ‘Sound of Safety’ Anthem at the Starmus Kaspersky Hub. Public voting for the best tracks is NOW OPEN.
“One’s sense of safety and security is subjective. A situation in which one person feels secure will be hellish for others. A single piece of music can be calming to some while putting others on edge,” said Eugene Kaspersky, chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab. “I think that experimenting and looking for new things is crucial to being at the forefront of technological innovation, but seeking out new things is usually great fun too. Our Sound of Safety project – launched to mark the 20th year of our company – is aimed at investigating the personal meaning of safety and security for different people. I can’t wait to hear the music this project will inspire.”
Participating DJ and producer, Eddie Amador, commented: “When I hear ‘Sound of Safety,’ my mind and soul are transported to the world of metallic sounds, like a hammer striking the hull of a ship, shaping the ship’s hull...”
Scientists and cybersecurity experts will host daily talks, panels and discussion sessions at the Kaspersky Hub during Starmus 2017.
For more information and to watch our ‘Sound of Safety’ submission videos, visit the official site: http://sound-of-safety.com/. Share your own ‘Sound of Safety’ using #MySoundOfSafety.
Kaspersky Lab is a sponsor of Starmus 2017, which takes place from June 18-23. Free live streaming of the festival is available at http://starmus.kaspersky.com/.
Starmus Festival was born in 2011, the brainchild of astrophysicist Garik Israelian. His aim was to make the most universal science and art accessible to the public and that he achieved with three festivals that reached full capacity with participation from the world’s most influential scientists and astronomists along with superstar musicians. The magic of Starmus is not confined to science – music is also an essential component of the festival. One of the most prominent members of the Advisory Board, the great Peter Gabriel, former leader of UK band Genesis, highlights the close ties between astronomy and music: “Musicians explore and define what exists inside us, astronomers explore and define what exists outside of us. That's precisely what I love about Starmus: the combination of the two worlds.”
With an unbeatable panel of great minds, the countdown shall begin to the next Starmus, in June 2017, amid considerable international expectation. Over the coming months, the organisation will unveil new features and surprises in connection with the world's most ambitious science event, which will in turn raise Trondheim’s status as a city of culture, science and technology. For more information visit: https://www.starmus.com.
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