WeTransfer And FORM Arcosanti Release Compilation Album, Part Of Larger Partnership Celebrating Collaborative Spirit
WeTransfer helps to spread the unique nature of the FORM Arcosanti festival, offering a Compilation Album feat. Ryan Hemsworth, Dan Deacon, and Skrillex, now available on FORM’s WeTransfer Plus page
ARCOSANTI, AZ (May 9, 2016) — WeTransfer, the simple file-transfer service to discover and share new digital content, today announced a partnership with music and arts festival FORM Arcosanti, being held in Arcosanti, AZ, May 13-15. Beginning today, a FORM compilation album featuring 20 tracks from artists performing at the festival will be available for download through FORM’s WeTransfer Plus page. They’ll also host on-site panels during FORM, where top artists will discuss their collaborative process. The panels will feature innovative artists, creatives and music industry leaders – including Ryan Hemsworth, Lydia Ainsworth, Braids and FORM co-founder Zach Tetreault of Hundred Waters. The partnership pairs WeTransfer’s commitment to creative collaboration and discovery with the unique, communal artistic experience of FORM.
“FORM facilitates a space where happenstance can flourish,” said Maarten Kadiks, VP of Marketing at WeTransfer. “We know how powerful collaboration can be, and how ideas can be improved when different people from different creative disciplines get involved. FORM embodies this dynamic sense of creative cross-fertilization, blurring the lines between artists and visitors, to produce a special kind of experience.”
In anticipation of the festival, the artists performing at FORM offer a free compilation album, including tracks from Skrillex, Julianna Barwick, Dan Deacon, Hundred Waters, and others (full tracklist below). To download the album, visit FORM’s WeTransfer Plus page here: https://we.tl/wlcBURr4uW.
“We share a passion for creativity with WeTransfer and are excited to be partnering with them on FORM,” said Zach Tetreault of FORM.
In addition, as part of the WeTransfer X FORM partnership, WeTransfer is hosting two artist panels that will take place at the festival itself. Panels are on broad topic of collaboration – DJs discussing back to back sets, producers doing features, bands working together, touring, album artwork, music videos – all of the different ways that collaboration finds its way into an artists’ life.
Saturday, March 14th
Hosted by Franki Chan, owner of IHEARTCOMIX
Mija’s Jeff O'Neill, Manager
The Range’s James Hinton
Sunday, March 15th
Hosted by Molly Hawkins, Creative Director at Young Turks
Braids’ Taylor Smith
Son Lux’s Ian Chang
Hundred Waters’ Zach Tetreault, co-founder of FORM
FORM Arcosanti, now in its third year, was founded by the band Hundred Waters in response to their experiences performing at music festivals around the globe. The founders envisioned something more personal and collaborative than the average music festival. Thanks to patronage and in-kind support, a diverse community of creators is empowered to participate in FORM Arcosanti without financial barriers. Instead, participants are invited for their creativity, thoughtfulness, and intention. The FORM festival takes place from May 13th through May 15th, and will include performances by Skrillex, Hundred Waters, Four Tet, Tortise, Thundercat, Bonobo, Dan Deacon, Perfume Genius and many more. The full performance schedule is available on the FORM Arcosanti website here.
Founded in 2009 by Bas Beerens and Nalden, WeTransfer was designed for anyone to express their creativity or share creative work and sees over 80 million transfers per month globally. Today, WeTransfer is recognized for its clean, aesthetic interface. At WeTransfer.com, users see full screen photos or original illustrations as a backdrop they can view and interact with while their files are uploading. In keeping with its commitment to beautiful design and support for artists, WeTransfer gives away one third of its full screen wallpapers to artists, free of charge. All artwork featured is carefully curated by the WeTransfer team.
Form Arcosanti 2016 Artist Compilation Tracklist
1. Skrillex - "Show Me Love (Skrillex Remix) ft. Chance The Rapper, Moses Sumney and Robin
2. Perfume Genius - "Queen"
3. Lydia Ainsworth - "Candle"
4. The Range - "Florida"
5. Bonobo - "Emkay"
6. Moses Sumney - "O Superman"
7. Hundred Waters - "Murmurs"
8. Dan Deacon - "When I Was Done Dying"
9. Ash Koosha - "Can"
10. Braids - "Miniskirt"
11. Tortoise - "Swung From the Gutters"
12. Kodak To Graph - "Desolation Wilderness"
13. Ryan Hemsworth - "Afterglow"
14. Saul Williams - "The Noise Came From Here"
15. Son Lux - "Rebuild"
16 DAWN - "Stars"
17. Autre Ne Veut - "Get Out"
18. LNZDRF - "Samarra"
19. Julianna Barwick - "Same"
20. Bing and Ruth - "The Towns We Love is Our Town"
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About FORM Arcosanti
Now in its third year, FORM Arcosanti is a 3-day free-by-application music and arts festival held annually in Arcosanti, AZ. FORM was founded by the Hundred Waters family in response to their experiences performing at music festivals around the globe. While most festivals amassed large audiences, the group found that any meaningful intimacy, time for collaboration, and connection to the festival’s environments were often left to the wayside. The founders envisioned something more personal, collaborative, lean, and lasting. Visiting Arcosanti for the first time, they knew they had found the first home for such an experience.
Seventy miles north of Phoenix & south of Sedona in Arizona’s high desert, Arcosanti is an “urban laboratory” focused on innovative design, community, and environmental accountability. It was built by 7000+ student and volunteer residents since 1970 under the direction of the late visionary architect and Frank Lloyd Wright understudy, Paolo Soleri.
Free-by-application, and made possible through patronage and in-kind support, a diverse community of creators is empowered to participate in FORM Arcosanti without financial barriers. Instead, participants are invited for their creativity, thoughtfulness, and intention. The program includes 3 days of performances, discussions, workshops, installations, technologies and activities that celebrate creativity, foster collaboration, inspire new work & perspective, and promote the role of art in public life.
Chris Harihar, Crenshaw Communications for WeTransfer
WeTransfer makes tools to move ideas. Founded in 2009 in Amsterdam as a simple, well-designed file sharing service for the creative community, WeTransfer has grown to include tools that scale across the creative spectrum, including editorial platform WePresent (with 2M monthly readers), mobile app 'Collect by WeTransfer' (with 4M monthly users), quick slide-making tool Paste® (with 40,000 active teams), immersive sketching tool Paper® (with more than 25M downloads), and the original web platform with 50M monthly users and over a billion files sent each month.
From the beginning, WeTransfer has prioritized bringing “offline” values - trust, transparency, and ethics - online. This means having a responsible data policy and tools that don’t distract people from their creative flow. WeTransfer has pioneered a new means of online advertising, resulting in the platform’s full-page wallpapers, designed by our award-winning in-house creative studio. Advertisers include industry-leading brands like Apple, Saint Laurent, Google, Balenciaga, Samsung, Netflix, Adidas, and Squarespace.
Since its founding, WeTransfer has proudly supported the creative communities and given up to 30% of advertising space to support the arts, donating over 5 billion impressions in 2017. Through our ongoing advertising grant program and content platform, WePresent, we have partnered with hundreds of groundbreaking artists and organizations, including Björk, King Krule, FKA twigs, Ryan McGinley, Ami Vitale, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the UN Development Program, the World Wildlife Foundation and the Prince Estate. In 2016, WeTransfer launched the world’s first free Masters of the Arts in design thinking with the University of the Underground and Worldwide FM, the global radio station run by legendary BBC DJ Gilles Peterson.
Following a $25 million investment from Highland Europe in 2015, WeTransfer opened a US office in Venice Beach, Los Angeles, to add to the Amsterdam headquarters. In 2018, WeTransfer acquired popular creative apps Paper® and Paste® and expanded its US presence to Seattle and New York City.