Music in Place encourages and supports artists in creative endeavors. MIP NFT is our foray into the digital world with Non-Fungible Tokens or NFTs. (You can learn more about NFTs here.) The Finer Things is a collaboration between artist Randal Dutra and composer Steffen Kuehn.
There is no better time to celebrate the Arts. There are areas of refinement being rediscovered, reimagined. We live in a world saturated with “quick fixes,” mini-detours having little positive or lasting effect. Our uniquely offered NFTs of visual and musical Arts address that challenge. The digital age — undeniably full of technical advancements — can often lack heart and warmth. With an eye to the future, we create innovative works of passion and tradition utilizing new technology.
Randal M. Dutra is a classically trained painter and sculptor in the Fine Arts. He is also a 25-year veteran of the cinematic visual effects industry, having been a key creative on some of the best-known blockbusters of all time: Senior Animator of the original Jurassic Park’s raptors and T. Rex, Key Sculptor on Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, and Animation Director for Steven Spielberg and Industrial Light + Magic on Jurassic Park: The Lost World and War of the Worlds. Dutra is a two-time Academy Award nominee, and an award-winning internationally exhibiting and selling fine artist. His love of nature coupled with an informed imagination have fueled his career of innovation and integration of the arts.
Trumpeter Steffen Kuehn is the co-leader of the Grammy Award winning Pacific Mambo Orchestra. In addition to performing internationally with PMO and other groups, Kuehn has performed/recorded with Tommy Igoe, The Temptations, Jon Faddis, Antonio Sanchez, Bob Mintzer, Maceo Parker and many others. Kuehn's unique and versatile composing style has resulted in numerous placements on screen for CBS, Miramax, and the USA Cable Network.
You can view previews of the collection below. Please visit DUKU's collection page on Opensea for information about pricing and editions.