Audio Network, the international music company specialising in music for film, television and advertising, announced this week its session for the launch of Innovation Day at Cannes Lions 2014. As the Official Music Partner for the Festival, the company will run its Synaesthesia workshop featuring composer Philip Sheppard and human cyborg Neil Harbisson for the first time. Audio Network also announced it will be providing a DJ service for production companies and advertising agencies organizing parties throughout the festival.

Audio Network’s Synaesthesia event, entitled: A Creative Showcase, takes place at Cannes Lions’ Innovation Day on Saturday 21st June from 12.15-12.45 and takes a look at our senses and how we perceive them. Composer, Philip Sheppard, will demonstrate his theory ‘music is liquid architecture’ where by using the latest technology and his electric cello, he will spontaneously compose a piece of music with the audience. Philip is one of Audio Network’s 500 composers and has a diverse repertoire working with rock artists, feature films and stage works. In addition he produced the handover sequence in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and re-scored and recorded all 205 of the world’s National Anthems (with the London Philharmonic Orchestra) for the London 2012 Olympics.

Joining Philip will be Neil Harbisson, human cyborg and TED speaker, who will discuss suffering from the condition of only being able to see in black and white and how a unique prosthetic antenna, which he refers to as his ‘eyeborg’, can enable him to hear the spectrum, even those colors beyond the range of human sight. The antenna will be showcased within the session.

As part of being the official music partner for the festival, Audio Network will be DJ’ing at the Cannes Connect Bar from 5.30-70pm every evening at the Palais and running their DJ service.

Ali Johnson, Global Head of Music, Audio Network comments:

“We are very excited to be further expanding our presence at Cannes Lions again this year. Synaethesia is a flagship event for us and was conceived to provide thoughtful and provocative presentations and performances relating to music, sound and image. We think the Cannes Lions’ Innovation Day is the perfect setting for our first staging of the event at the Festival.”