Montreux Jazz Festival – Silent Shores 2020 Contest

This project was created for the Montreux Jazz Festival 2020 edition. A Silent Shores contest within the current pandemic situation. Therefore, all cultural, sportive and artistic events had to review their plans in order to protect people’s life.

 For this creation, my purpose was to show the Montreux shores beauty and at the same time how they seem to fade due to the pandemic emergency. In that purpose, I used a simplified version of one of my oil paintings “Ode to Montreux Gardeners” where we can see the Montreux city center, the place where this festival takes place. As a symbol for the Jazz Festival I used a saxophone, from which a sound wave emerges. As the background atmosphere fades, the sound wave becomes a heartbeat, the new priority that unite us all in the purpose of saving lives.