Eat Work Art SPOTLIGHT: Soundwaves Art
Soundwaves Art create limited edition art from soundwaves, collaborating with high profile musicians behind the music to sign and sell the pieces to raise money for charities across the world.
Based at Hackney Downs Studios, Eat Work Art recently sat down with the brains behind the non-profit, Tom Wakefield, to find out more.
Could you tell us a bit about Soundwaves Art?
Soundwaves Art Foundation is a philanthropic foundation that makes original pieces of art by capturing the digital heartbeat of some of the world's most iconic music.
100% of our profits go to charities focusing on social justice, the environment, disaster relief, music education, and mental health. The foundation began in the UK around 10 years ago and has since then moved its headquarters over to Austin TX. I now run the UK/EU side of the foundation from here at Hackney Downs Studios.
What's the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is that no day is the same. Every month we have a number of different projects running which keeps my days exciting.
Getting to work with musicians and also fundraise for foundations around the world is a rewarding feeling and helps me get through the day-to-day jobs.
Do you have a favourite project/collaboration you've worked on?
Working with Robert Smith from The Cure would have to be my favourite project so far! We have worked with the band on 3 collections since I came on board around 5 years ago today. We have another collection being signed this month by Robert to end the year.
Anything we can look forward to?
Next year is War Child UK's 30th anniversary. We've been working with the charity since the very beginning and next year we plan on doing 30 collections to celebrate 30 years!