As the first stage of the partnership, several hundred Sennheiser MOMENTUM On-Ear headphones will be deployed throughout the museum's exhibits beginning in September of this year. Included in these exhibits is Spectacle: The Music Video, which takes visitors on a journey from early Soundies and Scopitones to MTV, crowdsourcing, and cinematic masterpieces.
"It is a thrill for Sennheiser to be associated with EMP, a unique institution that embodies the authentic spirit of creativity in pop culture and music," commented Rocco L. Zeppetella, Channel Manager, Consumer Electronics, Sennheiser. "Our relationship with EMP will consist of multiple levels and iterations, each with the primary goal of heightening the audio experience of the museum's visitors and guests."
"As a museum entirely focused on popular culture, music is at the core of who we are and how we got our start," said Gregg Goldman, Head of Business Development for EMP Museum. "We take great care to craft the most creative and impactful exhibits, and our relationship with Sennheiser will help us deliver a world class audio experience while heightening the overall museum experience for our visitors."
The new Sennheiser MOMENTUM On-Ears not only provide great sound, but are also attractive, emanating high quality workmanship and design. For the Spectacle exhibit, the museum curators chose the glossy black finish. Other color variations will be added throughout the museum as new exhibits are introduced.
Goldman says that the headphones will play an integral role in creating a memorable visitor experience, while showcasing EMP's unwavering attention to leading edge technology: "The MOMENTUM On-Ears are luxurious," he says. "When you put them on, you know you are experiencing a high end product. They are comfortable, they sound great and the design is beautiful."
About EMP Museum:
EMP is a leading-edge, nonprofit museum, dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel popular culture. With its roots in rock ‘n’ roll, EMP serves as a gateway museum, reaching multigenerational audiences through our collections, exhibitions, and educational programs, using interactive technologies to engage and empower our visitors. At EMP, artists, audiences, and ideas converge, bringing understanding, interpretation, and scholarship to the popular culture of our time.
EMP is housed in a 140,000 square foot Frank O. Gehry-designed building. This spectacular, prominently visible structure has the presence of a monumental sculpture set amid the backdrop of the Seattle Center.
Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world with U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, Conn. Sennheiser's pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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