Premium electrostatic loudspeaker company MartinLogan is presenting a film series it calls “Artists in Motion” – a collection of short subjects spotlighting musicians and other artists who are passionate about their craft and who the company says all share in the MartinLogan mantra/tagline of Truth in Sound.
“This film series highlights artists stepping out from behind the scenes to tell their stories, describe their creative process, and show us the reality of creation,” explained Justin Bright, director of marketing and digital technology in the announcement statement. “These professionally produced films don’t overtly endorse the MartinLogan brand. They reinforce the essential elements of the MartinLogan mission by illuminating the creative process. The effect is compelling and authentic.”
Some of the featured artists include:
- Sonny Emory (seen above, on the drums), in “Sideman Magic.” Emory is a world-famous drummer and percussionist who has worked with artists as varied as Eric Clapton and Earth, Wind & Fire. In the film, he discusses the stresses and rewards of putting together a band and finding his Truth in Sound on a new stage.
- David Hartley, in “The Offseason.” Hartley is the bassist and multi-instrumentalist for the Grammy-winning rock group The War on Drugs. He reveals his creative process during time off from a grueling tour.
- Sam Sims, in “Bring Back the Funk.” Sims is a bassist and producer who has worked with industry giants like Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Boney James, Bette Midler, and many more. He is filmed in his home studio, working toward a tour, and the creation of a new solo record and tour.
- Tim Meeks, in “A New Way Down the Mountain.” Meeks is an audio engineer who has invented a new instrument, the Harpejji – a combination of piano and guitar used by world-famous artists such as Stevie Wonder. Meeks talks about the art of creation and making new tools on the frontier of musical innovation that reveal Truth in Sound in new ways.
“MartinLogan is devoted to creativity and innovation. It’s our privilege to spend time with these passionate people,” says Bright. “Their intensity and enthusiasm sparks our excitement and fires our drive for innovation. The next creative breakthrough is inside us and all around us at the same time. ‘Artists in Motion’ is a tribute to the creative spark that inspires us to create Truth in Sound with every MartinLogan speaker.”
“Artists in Motion” is viewable on YouTube or at MartinLogan.com.