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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.

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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.

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 : Laetitia Gessler

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.

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.