Innovative Ibiza-based music and arts platform OpenLab are set to launch a very special set of art x music collaborative NFTs. This announcement follows the news of their early-access Future Pass arriving on Aug 3rd.
The project is the first initiative with TokenTraxx. Together, they are uniting cutting-edge music talent with some of the most exciting names in visual art to create new and highly collectible audio-visual works.
What is the 1st OpenLab x TokenTraxx NFT Collaboration project all about?
The project, called ’New Mycelium Network’, is inspired by the networked roots of fungi. What’s more, it takes collaboration as a jumping-off point for imaginative and creative departures in difficult times. At 6pm BST on 3 August, a highly limited number of OpenLab Future Passes will available through TokenTraxx. In short, these passes provide early access to this exclusive NFT drop.
This is the first of many ambitious cross-platform creative collaborations between OpenLab and TokenTraxx. But why? Well, TokenTraxx is on a mission to be at the centre of a new independent music and arts creator economy. They aim to achieve this by providing a platform driven by NFTs which supports and financially benefits the whole arts community.
About the Audio-Visual NFTs and the Artists behind them
So far, Kate Somko x Ellie Pritts and Saeko Ehara x Xiaolin drops are the first two collaborations in the works. However, there are more announcements coming very soon. Of course, all Future Pass holders will receive early access.
A classically trained cellist, Ellie Pritts creates richly saturated and psychedelic artworks that spellbind her viewers. To explain, her digital practice is a tangled collaboration with AI, old school analogue technology and the latest in coding techniques.
Then, she collaborated with with Kate Simko, a classical pianist and composer as well as a DJ and electronic music producer. Originally from Chicago but now based in London, Kate founded LEO – the London Electronic Orchestra. The LEO is an all female fusion of classical and electronic music. Meanwhile, Kate also teaches electronic music at The Royal College of Music. Despite that, she still found time to collaborate on electronic music productions with top industry producers Seth Troxler and Jamie Jones.
The second drop features Japanese digital artist Saeko Ehara: The Queen of all that sparkles. Bringing her fascination with glitter to digital art, her practice spans NFTs and generative video. As a VJ, her incredible immersive installations respond in real time to the music playing alongside them. In tune with the sound, Saeko generates enchanting organic patterns that create a euphoric experience. Accordingly, her NFTs are notorious for their intense detail and fantasy feel.
Saeko worked with Xiaolin (Olivia Xiaolin) – a producer, sound explorer, DJ and instrumentalist from Hong Kong. Xiaolin has an impressively wide sonic spectrum that includes jazz fusion, acid house, dreamy synths and organic breaks. In addition, she attained a double master’s degree in jazz and music technology at Berklee College of Music.
About the OpenLab Future Pass
The membership NFT acts as your gateway into OpenLab’s web3 world of music and art. Including:
- 1/300 editions NFT by some of the most forward-thinking contemporary artists will airdrop to your wallet with every Future Pass NFT Collection Release – each quarter starting September!
- Early access to rare NFT collectibles featuring leading edge artist pairings including Kate Somko x Ellie Pritts, Saeko Ehara x Xiaolin!
- VIP entrance to OpenLab and partner music & art events in Ibiza (including OpenLab’s intimate Hangar 8289 sessions), London and other destinations!
- Exclusive access to Future Pass-only depository – including DJ mixes, live streams, video and editorial content.
Find out more about the OpenLab Future pass to unlock many more benefits in future. Plus, follow OpenLab on twitter, instagram and facebook too. Then make sure to check out the TokenTraxx website to learn more about the collection. Then check out their social media channels including: twitter and instagram.
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