October 4th,2018. After two weeks of intense competition among four artists for the Audio Matters Slam Poetry Campaign, Media Vision is proud to announce the winner, Tony Fearnone! These artists competed to express their soulful insight on why #AudioMatters by finding original and interpretative angles. This campaign was featured in many media channels and social platforms, receiving approximately 600 total votes, with some of the contestants evenly matched, bringing the contest to a nail-biting finish.
Please see the winning lyrics below, and don’t forget to check out the video.
Replace my father’s surround sound speakers, with a flat screen?
And watch as dance parties and slow jams evaporate from our living room.
Without love songs and slow tempo,
I would never have been born;
There is no life without sound.
If music abandoned us,
Life would become a silent film.
Color would see no point, and go their separate ways
Rainbows would become sheet music without notes
What is a car without radio, wheels?
A destination without a journey,
Where no one ever truly arrives
But this mic
Lets the lions roar within my whisper
Puts the orchestra in my inflection
Gives volume to the voiceless
Speakers to the speechless
Fills the seats in the back,
And turns rainbows into radio.
My father can hear me,
in surround sound say 'I love you.'
Even when I'm not in the room
Is your heartbeat not echo to the big bang?
Are your ears not microphones to it?
The Audio Matters campaign was implemented through a series of art projects: first a “self-expression wall” at the InfoComm booth in 2015, second a “slam poetry contest”, and something even more exciting in store for 2017!
To learn more about this campaign, audio intelligibility in meeting spaces and conference microphones, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.