Fairlight’s John Lancken and Steve Rance flanking Steve Winwood
Photo: Ron Oberlender
Fairlight has partnered with human rights nonprofit group WITNESS to host an auction of a one-of-a-kind, vintage Fairlight CMI signed by legendary musicians and producers — including Peter Gabriel, Hans Zimmer, Thomas Dolby, Alan Parsons, Todd Rundgren, Mike Oldfield and Jan Hammer — with each participant signing one white key. All proceeds from the auction will go directly to WITNESS to support its efforts to equip and train local organizations around the world to document human rights injustices.
According to Fairlight CEO John Lancken, “A keyboard is a natural, universal form of expression that subscribes to only the language of music. In our partnership with WITNESS and the participation of legendary artists of our lifetime, this keyboard is more than 61 keys. It's a symbol of individuals coming together to support the brave men, women and children aided by WITNESS.”
Gabriel, co-founder and chairman of WITNESS, commented, “I am deeply honored that Fairlight has selected us as the nonprofit beneficiary of the auction. We look forward to working hand-in-hand with Fairlight to make this a successful auction and a strong partnership for the future.”
Watch this space for news on the upcoming auction.