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The Musée Jenisch Vevey and the Montreux Jazz Artists Foundation have joined forces to offer a unique experience where the visual arts meet music and weave a unique dialogue with it.

ART&SONS invites visitors to take their mobile phones and headphones with them to discover a selection of works shown in the permanent collection of paintings or in temporary exhibitions in a unique way. The works in question are marked with a QR code that can be scanned to start the music.

The series of dialogues are chosen by Stéphanie-Aloysia Moretti, art historian and artistic director of the Montreux Jazz Artists Foundation, to whom the Musée Jenisch Vevey has given carte blanche for the realisation of this project.

La collection permanente de peintures

This musical tour was launched on 30 April 2021 to celebrate UNESCO’s International Jazz Day.

La musicienne Julie Campiche lors de la présentation du projet ART&SONS. Photo
Sara Terrier, juillet 2021

27 tracks composed by contemporary Swiss musicians are brought together in a series of dialogues.

Lyonel Feininger - La ville et la mer

Lyonel Feininger had a special relationship with music all his life, and from a very early age. Son of musicians, he discovered the violin with his father before learning to play the piano on his own. The young Feininger also showed a strong interest for drawing and models. This interest will continue to grow and interact with his musical practice.

The musical selection begins with a fugue by Feininger composed in 1921. This is followed by pieces by Bach and Schubert - two of his favourite composers. Finally, the musical creation of his time is illustrated by works by Poulenc and Stravinsky.

Vue de l’exposition. Photo : Christophe Voisin

In order to highlight Lyonel Feininger’s strong links with music, the playlist was broadcasted within the exhibition.

XXL - Le dessin en grand

This musical tour was part of the exhibition XXL - Le dessin en grand (15 October 2021-27 February 2022).

Vue de l’exposition. Photo : Christophe Voisin

On this occasion, 35 tracks composed by contemporary musicians were associated with the artists’works on display. This selection was done by Stéphanie-Aloysia Moretti, art historian and artistic director of the Montreux Jazz Artists Foundation.