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Lin-Manuel Miranda launches new Soundwaves Art collection to raise money for North Manhattan arts community
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 09:57 am EDT 10/30/20

Soundwaves Art Foundation is thrilled to announce the release of an exclusive art collaboration with composer, lyricist, and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda to raise money for the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) Artist-in-Residency program launching in 2021.

The limited-edition collection features autographed artwork based on the sound waves for six iconic lyrical phrases from the Tony Award winning musical Hamilton. A limited number of pieces are hand-signed by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Soundwaves Art creator Tim Wakefield. Lyrics from the songs "Alexander Hamilton," "The Schuyler Sisters, "The Story of Tonight," "Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story," "My Shot," and "Yorktown" are featured in this Hamilton collection.

"I love seeing the sound waves of Hamilton represented in this unique and stunning format," said Miranda. "Tim Wakefield's work adds an entirely new visual dimension that lets you consider them in a fresh and beautiful way."

The release of these prints marks the third and largest partnership between Lin-Manuel Miranda, Soundwaves Art Foundation, and the Hispanic Federation. In June and July they collaborated to raise money for the Hispanic Federation's covid relief efforts through Charitybuzz and Prizeo with two one-of-a-kind pieces.

"Lin-Manuel is one of the greatest songwriters and storytellers of our generation, and it has been an honor to partner with him and his team," said Wakefield. "We've been working on art samples and trying to capture the visual spirit of the musical for the past 10 months, and could not be more pleased with how it turned out."

The feeling, apparently, is mutual.

"It's been fantastic to work with the Soundwaves team over the past year," said Luis Miranda, father of Lin-Manuel Miranda and long-time ally of NoMAA. "The pieces are absolutely beautiful; we hope they bring a bit more joy into the world, while supporting the important work being done at NoMAA."

The artwork ranges from $70 for unsigned canvas copies all the way to $5000 for one-off autographed Original artworks printed on gold vinyl.

"Our goal was to make this accessible to all admirers of Hamilton, from the casual fan shopping for a holiday gift to the serious collector in search of a new centerpiece to hang in their home," said Wakefield.

The entire collection launched Friday, October 30, on Soundwave Art's website: https://soundwavesartfoundation.com/band/Hamilton/

About Soundwaves Art Foundation
Soundwaves Art Foundation is a philanthropic foundation that raises money by creating unique pieces of art from the sound waves of songs, getting the musicians behind those songs to autograph each piece, and donating all profits of the art sales. They've donated over $3.3M to charities by working with 300+ musicians including Coldplay, Patti Smith, Wiz Khalifa, Pearl Jam, Outkast, Pink Floyd, and Dolly Parton. Their art, which has been purchased by collectors in over 60 countries, has supported dozens of charities, including Children in Conflict, Nordoff Robbins, Notes for Notes, The Hispanic Federation, The Women's Refugee Commission, BonnarooWorks, the ACLU, and Sweet Relief Musician's Fund.

Tim Wakefield is the artist and founder behind Soundwaves. To create each of his Soundwaves Art pieces Tim colors, distorts, and manipulates the actual soundwaves of songs through a proprietary art process he has created and honed for the past 11 years. Each piece is signed by the musician(s) behind the song, and 100% of profits are donated to charities focusing primarily on social justice, the environment, disaster relief, and mental health.

About Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA)
Since 2006, NoMAA has striven to facilitate the creation of new works by both emerging and established artists, strengthen the infrastructures of local arts organizations, and encourage public engagement/dialogues around issues affecting upper Manhattan's cultural community, fostering the region's economic development and overall vibrancy. Highlights include: annual Uptown Arts Stroll/Paseo de las Artes; group exhibitions featuring diverse genres in collaboration with community partners; technical assistance institute and workshop series - forums for artists/cultural workers to convene and exchange resources and skills vital to advancing professional development. In March 2020, NoMAA moved its programming online to offer weekly virtual studio tours and programming featuring performers, musicians, and artists. These events are powered by local businesses, who are highlighted throughout. In addition, we continue to publish a weekly newsletter, which provides vital information to local artists and organizations regarding grants and other opportunities.
Link https://soundwavesartfoundation.com/band/Hamilton/
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