MUSIC TECH FEST LONDON 2014
We’re at the LSO St Lukes – the home of the London Symphony Orchestra – from September 5th to 7th.
LIMITED TICKETS ON SALE AT THE LSO NOW!!!
Very limited public tickets for Music Tech Fest London at the LSO St Lukes – home of the London Symphony Orchestra – from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th September have just gone on sale.
Head to the LSO website now and get your tickets now!
Friday, Saturday and Sunday tickets are each available for £20, or if you buy all three days, it’s just £50 for the whole weekend.
We have a world first presentation of wearable performance technologies, a computer that composes classical music, a quartet making music directly from human brainwaves, a gunk band you can join and play music using old game controllers, and so much more.
The industry will be there. The hackers will be there. The artists will be there. The inventors will be there. The future of music will be there. We’d love you to be there too.
Get your tickets now!
FRIDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER 6pm – 10pm: OCCUPY MUSIC
Join us as we take over the music industry and invent it again from scratch with new technologies, new ideas and new economics. From an exclusive sneak preview of a documentary film about the social technologies of independent music collectives in Brazil to the introduction of brand new music formats, new wearable performance technologies and the reinvention of merchandise, a specially commissioned wearable tech performance with Jason Singh, new ways of being a band, brand new apps – and radical digital innovation from a bunch of people who are several steps ahead in their thinking about the music business.
SATURDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER: GUNK AND HMI
On Saturday, we’re going Gunk – geek punk. Forget three chords – here’s a Raspberry Pi, an accelerometer and the Soundcloud API. Go form a band. Have a battle of the apps. We’re pitching Coldcut with Ninja Jamm against Yellofier. Improvise with gaming controllers and enrol in Fakebit Polytechnic. Rough and ready innovation at the cutting edge of music and tech. We’ll also be getting into HMI – Human Music Interaction – music and the brain, music and emotion, music and visuals, new works at the intersection of contemporary music and data and live performances by a brainwave quartet – as well as a new classical work entirely composed by a computer.
SUNDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER: GET YOUR EARS DIRTY
Roll up your sleeves and get your ears dirty. Music is for playing. Technology is for making. We’re getting out the components, breaking open the software. Anything that can make noise will make noise. Bring your inner child – and your outer one. Here’s your chance to get involved and help invent the future of music – or simply watch it being invented before your eyes with lots of hands-on experimentation, hacks by both pros and kids, bucketloads of improvisation and unlikely collaborations, Shlomo getting his ears dirty with you – and great figureheads from the worlds of beatboxing, hip hop and jazz chipping in.
MUSIC TECH FEST BOSTON 21-23 March 2014
We’re at Microsoft Research NERD Labs for a special Music Tech Fest gathering the great minds of creators, researchers and innovators from New England’s hub of music technology.
FRIDAY 21ST MARCH
11:00am MTF Special: Posterity hacking – Developers, APIs and the music archive
A live linkup to the British Library Sound Archive’s ‘Keeping Tracks’
12:00pm The Ministry of Measurement, Adam John Williams, Paul Lamere (The Echo Nest), Redstar Union
1:00pm Xiao Xiao (MIT), AudioCommon, Jonathan Sterne (McGill), Noteflight
2:00pm MusicBiz.org, Bryan Pardo, iZotope Iris demo
3:00pm Panos Panay & Ken Zolot (Berklee Creative Entrepreneurship), Pandemic.fm
4:00pm Jonathan Marmor (The Echo Nest), MaxD
5:00pm RecordME, Eric Rosenbaum (MelodyMorph)
6:00pm Peter Torpey (MIT), Wax Limited, Sonos
7:00pm MTF Special: David Blutenthal of Boston Music Tech Meetup Group hosts the Music Tech Fest UnConference.
Join the Impromptu, Unstructured Conversation Sessions. Go explore!
SATURDAY 22ND MARCH
12:00pm Nancy Baym (Microsoft Research), LJ Rich (BBC Click)
1:00pm Hard Hittin Ent, OpenAura, Chrysalis Guitar
2:00pm MaKey MaKey , Tutti Player, Trill
3:00pm Soundslice, Hack for Music Therapy, Mmmmaven
4:00pm Sofar Sounds, LiquidScore, Sonation
5:00pm Norbert Schnell (IRCAM), Music Minds at Harvard
6:00pm Together Festival, Moduloktopus, CRaTER Live
7:00pm Mashed Up and The Piracy Crusade, Moodsnap, iZotope BreakTweaker
8:00pm Roundware, Joshua Fineberg (Boston Uni) tech-ing the Arditti Quartet
10:00pm HACKATHON CONTINUES AT REDSTAR UNION FOR AN ALL-NIGHTER MUSIC HACK PERFORMANCE AND IMPROVISATION WITH LIVE MUSICIANS
SUNDAY 23RD MARCH
12:00pm David France presents The Revolution of Hope, Thicket, Anthony de Ritis
1:00pm CataRT: real-time MIR, Tonic, Grouptones
2:00pm Wayne Marshall (The Echo Nest), Bundio, Abjad Notation Library
3:00pm Presentation and performance of the hacks from the Music Tech Fest Hackathon
Followed by Hacker prize giving
7:00pm MTF Special: Arditti Quartet concert at ICA Boston thanks to Boston University
Jonathan Marmor of The Echo Nest will host our hackathon starting at the NERD Labs at noon on Saturday, then migrating to Redstar Union where hackers and musicians will collaborate and perform, and returning on Sunday for the prizegiving.
Get in touch to request an invitation.
Watch the best of MTF Wellington and see the previous lineups below:
MUSIC TECH FEST WELLINGTON February 26-28 2014
We hosted a pilot for Music Tech Fest Wellington at Sounds Aotearoa together with The British Council and the New Zealand Music Commission. Korg, Ableton and Baboom presented hack challenges and the winning entries were phenomenal. Prizes included software, synthesisers and even dinner with Kim Dotcom.
Listen to the Radio New Zealand National 12-minute report on MTF Wellington.
MUSIC TECH FEST LONDON 17-19 May 2013
THANKS TO MIKE SKINNER FOR SENDING THE HACKERS HIS VIBES IN AIF FORMAT!
THANKS TO RCA RECORDS FOR UNLEASHING AMAZING WAV CONTENT ONTO THE HACKERS!
THANKS TO JACOB BANKS FOR LENDING HIS VOICE TO THE HACKERS!
SUNDAY 19TH 12noon-11PM: HACKERS, JAMMERS AND BEATBOXERS
12:00 MAKEY MAKEY: DUSTIN O’HARA, POWSTER, SOUNDCLOUD, BANDWAGON
13:00 IN YOUR OWN TIME, MUSIC GATEWAY, MOBBRA, MOBILE ROADIE
14:00 MAKING MUSIC WITH TECH: FAKEBITPOLYTECHNIC
14:15 DAVE CHATTING, ALEX ALLMONT
14:45 MAKING MUSIC WITH TECH: NATIVE INSTRUMENTS TRAKTOR DJ WITH CEDRIC COUDYSER
15:00 MIXLR, WEMAKEAWESOMESH.IT
15:30 GEEK ATTACK BEATBOXING: SHLOMO
16:00 MATT BLACK: NINJA JAMM
16:20 MAKING MUSIC WITH TECH: ALPHASPHERE
16:40 MAKING SOUND ART WITH TECH: YURI SUZUKI
17:00 VYCLONE, THISISMYJAM
17:40 MAKING MUSIC WITH TECH: ABLETON PUSH WITH MARK TOWERS
18:00 HACKER AWARDS CEREMONY: DEMOS AND PRIZES WITH SPOTIFY, SOUNDCLOUD, RCA RECORDS, CISCO, FXPANSION, LEVELS ENTERTAINMENT AND YURI SUZUKI
20:00 INTRO TO THE NYC HACKATHON
20:20 MAKING MUSIC WITH TECH: CASSIEL
20:40 MAKING MUSIC WITH TECH: EZRA – BIONIC ORCHESTRA
21:00 MAKING MUSIC WITH TECH: JASON SINGH + JASON & EZRA
22:00 MAKING MUSIC WITH TECH: XPRESS 2
SATURDAY 18TH 12noon-11PM: APPS, INSTRUMENTS AND NEW SOUNDS
12:00 SEEVL, ANDREW DUBBER – MUSIC INNOVATION GROUP (INTERACTIVE CULTURES), SOHALO, EMMANOUIL BENETOS – MUSIC INFORMATICS RESEARCH GROUP (CITY UNI)
13:00 SHUFFLER.FM, CHARLIE INSKIP, INTEGRA LIVE, SONARFLOW
14:00 WHOSAMPLED, FRAUNHOFER IDMT, NINIAN DOFF, EXFM
15:00 CISCO BIG AWARDS, CUE SONGS
15:40 MAKING MUSIC WITH TECH: ANDREW FARADAY
16:00 SOUNDWAVE, ANIMAL SYSTEMS, STREEMLINER
17:00 TSB FAST TRACK SHOWCASE: DIZZYJAM, EXPLOVIA, THE BACKSCRATCHERS, MPME RADIO, RICHSEAM, BUDDYBOUNCE
18:00 A MEETING OF CREATIVE MINDS: JAMIE CULLUM, ROLI LABS AND RIFFRAFF FILMS – SPECIAL SCREENING OF JAMIE CULLUM ON THE SEABOARD, RECORDED ON TUESDAY 7TH OF MAY, WITH LIVE PERFORMANCE OF HAO CHEN ON THE SEABOARD AND INTROS BY ROLI LABS AND RIFFRAFF FILMS
19:00 MAKING MUSIC WITH TECH: META-EX
19:30 MAKING MUSIC WITH TECH: BITBIN
20:00 MTF SPECIAL: TOM CHESHIRE, WIRED INTERVIEW WITH SQUAREPUSHER
21:00 LAUNCH OF THE WARP INCUBATOR
21:10 MAKING MUSIC WITH TECH: CREWDSON
21:40 ROBERT KAYE, MUSICBRAINZ
22:00 MAKING SOUND ART WITH TECH: THICKEAR
FRIDAY 17th 4PM-11PM: MUSIC TECH TALKS AND MUSIC TECH MEETUP
4:00 4@4: FOUR ARTISTS ABOUT MUSIC AND TECH: GAYNOR O’FLYNN, SAOIRSE FINN & ZLATKO BARACSKAI, CAROL MACGILLVRAY, TIM MURRAY-BROWNE
5:30 FROM HACKERS TO PRODUCT MAKERS – WITH ROBERT KAYE, JONATHAN MARMOR, THOMAS LIDY AND JEAN-BAPTISTE THIEBAUT, MODERATED BY JAMILLAH KNOWLES, BBC OUTRIDERS
6:30 MUSIC TECH MEETUP WITH THE SPOTIFY APP SET
7:30 TOM DAVENPORT
7:45 ROB MACALLISTER, MUSICALLY
8:15 BANDS, BRANDS AND TECH, WHERE LEGENDARY LABELS MEET FUTURE BUSINESS MODELS – WITH NIKKE OSTERBACK, JOSH SAUNDERS, CHARLY MASSEY, RICHARD ANTWI, REBECCA LAMMERS AND MICHELA MAGAS, MODERATED BY OISIN LUNNY
9:00 ROBERT KAYE, MUSICBRAINZ
9:20 MAKING MUSIC WITH TECH: TRISTAN SHONE, AUTHOR & PUNISHER
9:40 MAKING SOUND ART WITH TECH: GAYNOR O’FLYNN & NICK ROTHWELL
10:00 NINJA JAMMING WITH MATT BLACK
10:30 MTF SPECIAL: RECORDING ARTIST LENDS HIS VOICE TO THE HACKERS – LIVE PERFORMANCE BY JACOB BANKS
OUR SPECIAL THANKS GO TO STEWART BERWICK, JAMILLAH KNOWLES, STEVEN HILL, CHARLOTTE RAFFO, JUSTIN CROSS AND RICHARD ANTWI.
…AND OUR BIGGEST THANKS GO TO TWO AMAZING PEOPLE – DAMIEN JOYCE AND NIKKE OSTERBACK, WHO HAD TWO DAYTIME JOBS DURING THE ORGANISATION OF THE FESTIVAL
See last year’s line up below, and the videos of performances, demos and hacks on the Music Tech Fest YouTube channel.
MUSIC TECH TALKS 15th November 2012
Music Tech Fest Special: the next Music Tech Talks will run on the 15th of November 2012, at the QMUL site in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, featuring Robert Kaye of MusicBrainz.
Tickets are by invitation only, contact us for details.
MUSIC TECH TALKS 26th July 2012
Music Tech Fest Special: Music Tech Talks will run on the 26th of July 2012 in domes set up for a cultural evening programme during the Olympics, featuring:
Jason Titus, CTO, Shazam
Matthew Hawn, Head of Product, Last.fm
Andrew Shoben, Founder, Greyworld
Matt Black, Coldcut and Ninja Tune
..and a special appearance by Tim Exile.
Tickets are by invitation only, contact us for details.
Videos of past demos, talks and performances have been uploaded on the Music Tech Fest channel.
MUSIC TECH FEST LONDON 18-20 May 2012
FRIDAY 18th MAY 2012
11:00 Matt Black Coldcut and Ninja Tune jam @ the 3D Music Hack Camp
12:00 Nicole Yershon, Ogilvy Digital Labs
12:20 Frederick Rousseau, IRCAM, Centre Pompidou
12:40 Estefanía Cano, Songs2See, Fraunhofer
13:00 Saoirse Finn, Centre for Digital Music, QMUL
13:20 Patrick Bergel, Animal Systems
13:40 Ben Lawrence, Mixcloud
14:00 Evan Stein, Decibel
14:20 Kim de Ruiter, Noise Inc
14:40 Large scale audiovisual installations in the performance space
14:50 Last.fm’s special tag cloud announcement
15:00 Tim Hadley, rara.com, powered by Omnifone
15:20 Philippe Perreaux, Right Clearing
15:40 Cliff Fluet, Lewis Silkin
16:00 Brand launch of the Cue licensing platform by Ed Averdieck
16:20 Will Page, PRS
16:40 Michela Magas, Stromatolite
17:00 Daniel Lewington, MPme by Apsmart, winner of best app at MIDEM 2012
17:20 Launch of Project Now (#projectnow) a new app from RjDj’s Michael Breidenbrücker
17:40 Large scale audiovisual installations in the performance space
18:00 Peter Kirn presents the results of Thursday’s Synaesthesia Workshops
18:40 Large scale audiovisual installations in the performance space
19:00 MTF Special: Martyn Ware, Illustrious
The man who was instrumental for 80s synthpop and has since created 3D music with Vince Clarke
20:00 MTF Special: Tom Cheshire live broadcast interview with:
Jason Titus, CTO, Shazam,
Dave Haynes, VT, Soundcloud,
Michael Breidenbrücker, Founder, RjDj
Michela Magas, Founder, Stromatolite
21:00 FREE drinks and DJ event
SATURDAY 19th MAY 2012
12:00 Warmup with DJ H.A.M. @ the 3D Music Hack Camp
13:20 Christian Blom, kinetica artist about his installation at the MTF
13:40 Matthew Davies, RAMA app by INESC Porto
14:00 Martin Macmillan, Soniqplay
14:20 Paul D, director/producer, about his video work for Thomas Dolby
14:40 Olivier de Simone, Webdoc
15:00 Large scale audiovisual installation continues
15:20 Johann Waldherr, Spectral Mind
15:40 Oscar Paytuvi, BMAT
16:00 Avi Ashkenazi, live demo of large scale audiovisual installation
16:20 Large scale audiovisual installation continues
17:00 MTF Special: Stephen O’Reilly of Mobile Roadie
17:30 MTF Special: Matt Black launches Ninja Jamm by Coldcut and Ninja Tune
..Apps Albums and Algorithms: are apps the 21st century music format?
18:00 Ariel Elkin presents the results of the 3D Music Hack Camp
19:00 Jamming with Matt Black
19:30 nu desine: Alphasphere
19:50 Jake Williams: London Fields
20:10 Daniel Jones: Twitter Feed Sonifier
20:30 Cassiel: Monometamicromatic
21:00 Bruno Zamborlin: Mogees
21:30 Jason Singh: Beatbox/Vocal Sculptor
22:00 Carlez Lòpez: Reactable
22:40 Avi Ashkenazi closing DJ session
If you’d like more information about our future events, get in touch.