Artifact Labs, a Web3 firm that works to “Preserve and Connect History” on the blockchain, today announced a collaboration with The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) for the premiere of The Metaverse Symphony, the latest project by renowned film composer Elliot Leung. The Metaverse Symphony will be performed by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
Benedikt Fohr, HK Phil Chief Executive, said, “Innovative technology may lead arts of all kinds to new horizons. The HK Phil is proud to present our first-ever Arts Tech programme, connecting emerging composer Elliot Leung and our valued partners in creating the first metaverse-inspired symphony. Down this path, we are committed to exploring the world of music with innovative, creative use of technology.”
As part of this ground-breaking partnership, Artifact Labs will serve as the official partner for Elliot Leung and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, which is widely regarded as one of the best orchestras in the world. Together, they will compose the very first symphonic masterpiece ever, which will have its world premiere in both a traditional concert hall and in the Metaverse.
Composer Elliot Leung said, “I am honored and thrilled to compose the world’s first Metaverse Symphony. As a composer, I have always been committed to preserving the traditions of symphonic music, pouring forth the best of my abilities into this craft. With the help of all the reputable partners in this project, I believe it will hoist symphonic music onto new heights.”
A Fully Immersive Web3 Experience
The event will be held in Hong Kong in May of 2023, and The Metaverse Symphony will also have its world premiere as a fully immersive Web3 experience in The Sandbox. Artifact Labs is replicating Hong Kong’s famed Statue Square as a multi-use digital venue to highlight the endless possibilities of music in a virtual world, and The Sandbox is serving as its Metaverse partner.
Elliot Leung is a well-known composer who is best recognized for his work on the soundtracks of feature films. Among his most well-known works include the theme and score for The Battle at Lake Changjin, which was the second-highest grossing picture globally in 2021. Due to his many achievements and his significant contributions to the film business, Leung was included on the Forbes 2022 list of 30 under 30.
Sebastien BORGET, COO and Co-Founder of The Sandbox, “The Sandbox open Metaverse platform is bridging culture and all forms of art from the physical world into the virtual world, allowing users to express their creativity in accessible new ways never seen before. We’re honored to premiere The Metaverse Symphony, which will connect users from around the globe socially through their Avatars and enable them to share emotions, listen to music, and be inspired in a one-of-a-kind immersive experience.”
One-stop Solution To Launch NFT And Web3 Projects
Artifact Labs is an independent Web3 and NFT company that develops blockchain strategies, products, and platforms for the purpose of providing services to organizations that have historical intellectual property. The company’s goal is to “Preserve and Connect History” on the blockchain, and it intends to do so by tokenizing historical artifacts and making them accessible to all historical custodians so that they can optimize the impact of their most valuable assets.
Commenting on the partnership, Gary Liu, Founder and CEO of Artifact Labs, said, “We are thrilled to be partnering with HK Phil and Elliot on this history-making concert. Web3 allows for near-infinite creativity, and we believe this experience will introduce the possibilities of the Metaverse to a wider audience.”
Artifact Labs provides partners who are looking to establish unique NFT projects and build in Web3 with support in the form of consulting services, product development, blockchain engineering, and community management. Artifact Labs is a one-stop solution. South China Morning Post, a global news media corporation that has been reporting on China for the rest of the world since 1903, was the organization that served as Artifact Labs’ original incubator.