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THE FESTIVAL OF MUSIC IDEAS...

 

Music Tech Fest pulls the entire music technology ecosystem under one roof – from the big guys in the music industry and media, music tech startups and apps creators, to developers, artists, performers, researchers, creatives and hackers. The whole thing runs as a ‘festival of ideas’ rather than a conference, mixing performances and presentations, demos, installations, as well as good old tinkering.

In 2014, we are taking Music Tech Fest on tour – to Wellington, New Zealand Feb 26-28; Microsoft Research Labs, Boston Mar 21-23, followed by London, LA, Berlin, Paris and Brazil.

See the videos of performances, demos and hacks on the Music Tech Fest channel and read about the collaborations and innovations on our blog.

For a great wrap-up of the 2013 edition go to one of our favourite blogs: the Kitmonsters report of day 1, day 2 and day 3.

In 2012, BBC Outriders called it “the future of music”.

Get in touch to request an invitation to Music Tech Fest Boston and follow us @MusicTechFest.

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!

LET’S #MAKEMUSICWITHANYTHING

 

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.

 

WORKSHOPS

The Art of Noise: Art Hack @ the Music Tech Fest



“Sound has featured extensively in art installations since Luigi Russolo’s Futurist manifesto ‘The Art of Noises’ described the sound of the urban industrial landscape and became the source of inspiration for many artists and composers (e.g. Edgard Varèse, John Cage and Pierre Schaefer) [Russolo, 1913]. Recent music technologies offer increased opportunities for immersive sound art experiences and physical explorations of sound. Art installations offer novel ways of using these technologies and enable novel experiences particularly through placing the focus on the audience and their context.”
Roadmap for Music Information Research, 2013 (mires.cc)

100 years after Russolo’s “The Art of Noises” it’s time to roar again, “cross our great modern capital with our ears more alert than our eyes”, tool up, team up, make noise, perform it and broadcast it, with rumbles, roars, explosions, crashes, splashes, booms, whistles, whispers, hisses, snorts, grumbles, gurgles, screeches, creaks, buzzes, crackles, scrapes, noises obtained by percussion on metal, wood, skin, stone, terracotta, and voices of animals and men.

“Music was born free; and to win freedom is its destiny. It will become the most complete of all reflexes of Nature by reason of its untrammelled immateriality. Even the poetic word ranks lower in point of incorporealness. It can gather together and disperse, can be motionless repose or wildest tempestuosity; it has the extremest heights perceptible to man – what other art has these? – and its emotion seizes the human heart with that intensity which is independent of the ‘idea’.”
Ferruccio Busoni, “Sketch for a New Aesthetic of Sound Art”, 1906

WORKSHOPS

3D MUSIC HACK CAMP

ADDITIONAL PLACES HAVE NOW BEEN SOLD OUT. CONTACT US FOR INFORMATION.
Make music with anything you can find. From last year’s light sabres and ping pong tables to anything that can be turned into an instrument (we heard teapots make for great speakers).

HACK CAMP

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VENUE

The Rave campus is directly opposite the O2 and North Greenwich tube. It can be reached from London Bridge in 9 minutes, Shoreditch High Street in 14, Bond Street in 17.

Ravensbourne is a world-class digital destination developing talented individuals and leading-edge businesses through learning, skills, applied research, enterprise and innovation. A university sector college innovating in digital media and design, it has a vocationally focused portfolio of courses, spanning fashion, television and broadcasting, interactive product design, architecture and environment design, graphic design, animation, moving image, music production for media and sound design. Ravensbourne is a centre of excellence, industry accredited and a Skillset Media Academy.

rave.ac.uk

VENUE BOX [LOCATION]

LOCATION

LOCATION

Ravensbourne is within the London M25 orbital motorway. Getting to Ravensbourne is quick and easy from all London airports, public transport and from the Eurostar rail link (19 minutes from Bond Street underground station). Our building is right next to The O2 at Greenwich Peninsula. Our entrance is just off Peninsula Square on Penrose Way, and overlooks the main entrance to The O2.

6 Penrose Way Greenwich Peninsula London SE10 0EW United Kingdom

By Tube
Take the Jubilee Line to North Greenwich (Zone 2). We are:

  • 3 minutes from Canary Wharf
  • 10 minutes from London Bridge
  • 17 minutes from Shoreditch
  • 19 minutes from Bond Street

The Jubilee line is the only Underground route that connects with all others – so not only you can reach us easily, National Rail passengers from all over the UK can too.

It is a 2 minute walk from North Greenwich underground station to Ravensbourne. On exiting the station, please follow signs to The O2′s main entrance. Before you reach the main entrance to The O2, turn right into Penrose rose Way and Ravensbourne’s entrance is on your right.

By bus
Eight TfL bus routes operate to and from North Greenwich including three 24 hour bus services. Key destinations include Stratford, Charlton, Greenwich, Lewisham, Woolwich, Eltham, North Kent and Central London. Please visit www.tfl.gov.uk for timetable information.

By Thames Clipper
We are a two minute walk from the North Greenwich Pier stop on the Thames Clipper route. Please visit the Thames Clipper website for routes, fares and journey times.

By Docklands Light Railway
Just one stop via the Jubilee line from Canary Wharf or Canning Town.

By National Rail
Charlton mainline station is just a short ride on either a 486, 472 or 161 bus from North Greenwich underground station. All these buses start their route from North Greenwich underground so there is no confusion as to which way to go!

Southeastern runs services to Charlton train station. Turn left out of the station and catch 486, 472 or N472 buses to North Greenwich.

By Eurostar
The current network takes the Eurostar into St. Pancras, from where you only need to jump on the Northern Line down to London Bridge where you can then change for the Jubilee Line.

AVI ASHKENAZI

AVI ASHKENAZI
Avi Ashkenazi is an experienced designer that has the unique ability to juggle between the realms of sound, visual and code – combining them into a one cohesive experience. In his projects he explores the relationship between human body, music, and the multiple ways that they interact with each other, both in the physical world and the virtual one...
Avi Ashkenazi is an experienced designer that has the unique ability to juggle between the realms of sound, visual and code – combining them into a one cohesive experience. In his projects he explores the relationship between human body, music, and the multiple ways that they interact with each other, both in the physical world and the virtual one. His latest project, “Beatple”, involved creating a space in which an individual can influence the visual atmosphere in the room depending on the sound that the person produces. Thus, a musical artist can change the visual atmosphere in his shows depending on the crowd engagement (e.g. applause) or on the musical tempo. “Beatple” was implemented in 51% shows – an Hip Hop group that Avi was a part of.

Nowadays Avi is an MA student at Goldsmiths University of London. Prior his relocation to London from Israel, Avi was a researcher at The Interaction Lab, Holon Institute of Technology (H.I.T.) and worked alongside some of the top notch designers and studios, including the renowned “Talents Design” studio.

@Superavi1
http://superavi.com Watch presentation

DR ZLATKO BARACSKAI AND SAOIRSE FINN

DR ZLATKO BARACSKAI AND SAOIRSE FINN
Do you like to be on the edge of your seat in fearful anticipation of surprise, restlessly satisfying your adrenaline addiction? If you do, then this installation is not for you. If you don’t, then be welcome to sit in a comfortable recliner and enjoy the vast range of relaxing auditory stimuli. Intuitive interface willallow you to select and tune the sounds to find a blend that suits you personally...
Do you like to be on the edge of your seat in fearful anticipation of surprise, restlessly satisfying your adrenaline addiction? If you do, then this installation is not for you. If you don’t, then be welcome to sit in a comfortable recliner and enjoy the vast range of relaxing auditory stimuli. Intuitive interface willallow you to select and tune the sounds to find a blend that suits you personally. Physiological measurement of the level of relaxation will be continuously monitored. The music that you produce will be made available online along with your relaxation graph and scores that will allow us to announce the champions of relaxation. Explore your mind and nerves, try to stop thinking, find your personal auditory cocoon and see if you can hibernate in five minutes. The 'Waves to Soothe your Brains' installation is conceived and built by Zlatko Baracskai with assistance from Saoirse Finn and Peter Marton.

Watch Dr Zlatko Baracskai's presentation at Music Tech Fest 2013

EXFM

EXFM
Exfm is a social music discovery platform powered by thousands of music sites across the web. An endless feed of great music lives at the Exfm Website as well as on slick mobile apps for iPhone and Android. Exfm also boasts powerful browser extensions to play any website containing music and a powerful widget for publishers. Exfm was founded in March 2010 in New York City
Exfm is a social music discovery platform powered by thousands of music sites across the web. An endless feed of great music lives at the Exfm Website as well as on slick mobile apps for iPhone and Android. Exfm also boasts powerful browser extensions to play any website containing music and a powerful widget for publishers. Exfm was founded in March 2010 in New York City

Watch the EXFM presentation from Music Tech Fest 2013

WAYNE MARSHALL

WAYNE MARSHALL
Wayne Marshall is a musicologist, DJ, and most recently, a data curator at The Echo Nest. Focusing on media technologies, cultural politics, and musical publics, especially vis-a-vis hip-hop and reggae, he has taught at Harvard and MIT while writing for popular and academic publications and at his acclaimed blog, wayneandwax...
Wayne Marshall is a musicologist, DJ, and most recently, a data curator at The Echo Nest. Focusing on media technologies, cultural politics, and musical publics, especially vis-a-vis hip-hop and reggae, he has taught at Harvard and MIT while writing for popular and academic publications and at his acclaimed blog, wayneandwax.

waineandwax.com

WAX LIMITED

WAX LIMITED
WaxLimited is a vinyl production and pre-sale platform for artists and labels built to lower the cost, demand, and logistical barriers of manufacturing vinyl records. Founded by two musicians-turned-hackers...
WaxLimited is a vinyl production and pre-sale platform for artists and labels built to lower the cost, demand, and logistical barriers of manufacturing vinyl records. Founded by two musicians-turned-hackers, WaxLimited is designed to strengthen existing artist–fan communities and give great music the chance to be enjoyed on wax.

WaxLimited.com

EMI MUSIC

EMI MUSIC
EMI Music, one of the world’s leading music companies, representing artists spanning all musical tastes and genres, supported the first Music Tech Fest in 2012 with the Grand EMI Prize. In November 2011 EMI had launched its OpenEMI initiative in partnership with The Echo Nest..
EMI Music, one of the world’s leading music companies, representing artists spanning all musical tastes and genres, supported the first Music Tech Fest in 2012 with the Grand EMI Prize. In November 2011 EMI had launched its OpenEMI initiative in partnership with The Echo Nest. OpenEMI made available thousands of tracks, videos and other digital content from EMI’s catalogue as well as dedicated developer sandboxes to a global network of 10,000 developers to create new digital concepts for EMI artists.

Watch the winner of the Grand EMI Prize, Adam John Williams, at the first Music Tech Fest London.

SONATION

SONATION
Sonation is a music app developer based at the Harvard innovation lab. We make music practice more fun with smart accompaniment technology. With our first app, Cadenza, instrumentalists can play with full orchestra following their tempo...
Sonation is a music app developer based at the Harvard innovation lab. We make music practice more fun with smart accompaniment technology. With our first app, Cadenza, instrumentalists can play with full orchestra following their tempo.

We're also close to developing Cadenza for singers of all kinds - check out the latest developments on our Kickstarter.

IC TOMORROW

IC TOMORROW
IC tomorrow, a Technology Strategy Board programme, stimulates innovation and economic growth across the UK's digital sector, by breaking down barriers and opening doors for Britain's brightest entrepreneurs...

IC tomorrow, a Technology Strategy Board programme, stimulates innovation and economic growth across the UK's digital sector, by breaking down barriers and opening doors for Britain's brightest entrepreneurs.

The programme serves as a hub for digital innovation, connecting start-ups and SMEs with leading commercial partners and investors across the UK, through funded contests, events, and strategic matchmaking opportunities.

The IC tomorrow supports innovation across a variety of industry sectors including music, publishing, games, film, TV, culture, advertising, fashion, education, sport, healthcare, finance and accessibility.

For more information please visit ictomorrow.co.uk

ALPHASPHERE, NU DESINE

ALPHASPHERE, NU DESINE
AlphaSphere is a brand new musical instrument which has been designed for electronic music. The AlphaSphere allows you to be expressive with music through a series of tactile pressure sensitive pads. Load the Sphere with your own sounds, or connect to your existing digital audio workstation (DAW) with the intuitive software. Get hands on with electronic music and create your new sound. Change the way you play...
AlphaSphere is a brand new musical instrument which has been designed for electronic music. The AlphaSphere allows you to be expressive with music through a series of tactile pressure sensitive pads. Load the Sphere with your own sounds, or connect to your existing digital audio workstation (DAW) with the intuitive software. Get hands on with electronic music and create your new sound. Change the way you play.

AlphaSphere is a product by award-winning company nu desine, a team of musicians, engineers, and developers based in Bristol, UK. Founded in 2010 and committed to being at the front line of the new music revolution. Watch the performance from Music Tech Fest 2013

STYLUS BY TROPE

STYLUS BY TROPE

Stylus by Trope (Bruno Mathez and Carol MacGillivray)

A site-specific artwork that combines sound and vision in perfect synthesis. Using the newly developed diasynchronic technique which lifts animation off the screen and brings it into the same space as the audience, Stylus is a meditation on simple looped patterns of visual music building to a complex and melodic kinetic sculpture...

A site-specific artwork that combines sound and vision in perfect synthesis. Using the newly developed diasynchronic technique which lifts animation off the screen and brings it into the same space as the audience, Stylus is a meditation on simple looped patterns of visual music building to a complex and melodic kinetic sculpture.

Stylus is the latest artwork made for the Diasynchronoscope project developed at Goldsmiths, University of London with Frederic Fol Leymarie.

http://www.doc.gold.ac.uk/diasynchronoscope

ANDREW MAGER, SPOTIFY

ANDREW MAGER, SPOTIFY
Andrew Mager is Chief Listening Officer and Hacker Advocate at Spotify. Spotify is more than a music player; it's a full music platform. You can use our APIs to let your users listen to music, build playlists, and discover new tunes.
Andrew Mager is Chief Listening Officer and Hacker Advocate at Spotify.
Spotify is more than a music player; it's a full music platform. You can use our APIs to let your users listen to music, build playlists, and discover new tunes.
spotify.com Spotify API Watch the panel with Spotify

JAMIE BULLOCK, INTEGRA LIVE

JAMIE BULLOCK, INTEGRA LIVE
Integra Live is an application for interactive audio processing focused on ease-of-use, with a unique musician-centred workflow. It was originally supported through the EU funded Integra Project, and is now developed by Integra Lab at Birmingham Conservatoire...
Integra Live is an application for interactive audio processing focused on ease-of-use, with a unique musician-centred workflow. It was originally supported through the EU funded Integra Project, and is now developed by Integra Lab at Birmingham Conservatoire. The software has been successfully adopted in education as well as professional arts practice and opens up new possibilities for those seeking an entry point into creative live audio processing.

Watch the Integra Live presentation from Music Tech Fest 2013

NANCY BAYM, MICROSOFT RESEARCH

NANCY BAYM, MICROSOFT RESEARCH
Nancy Baym is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research in New England. She works on how technologies media relationships between musicians and fans, focusing on the inherent contradictions as those relationships become increasingly interpersonal..
Nancy Baym is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research in New England. She works on how technologies media relationships between musicians and fans, focusing on the inherent contradictions as those relationships become increasingly interpersonal.

Nancy Baym

OISIN LUNNY

OISIN LUNNY
Oisin Lunny has been working in the creative and technology industries for over 20 years. First as part of the radical Marxist Hip-Hop collective "Marxman" who had a a UK top 30 hit, support sport with Depeche Mode & U2, and collaborations with Gangstarr & Sinead O'Connor before disbanding...
Oisin Lunny has been working in the creative and technology industries for over 20 years. First as part of the radical Marxist Hip-Hop collective "Marxman" who had a a UK top 30 hit, support sport with Depeche Mode & U2, and collaborations with Gangstarr & Sinead O'Connor before disbanding. Since then Oisin has released music as "Firstborn", including the club hit "The Mood Club", and also composed music for films such as Men Of Arlington, The Mean Machine and Human Traffic as well as various TV and advert commissions. Oisin’s background in technology includes roles as UK Managing Director for the worlds largest social space for teens, Habbo Hotel, and Global CDN Product Manager for Media Services at Interoute Communications, Europe’s largest network operator. Today Oisin is part of the Market Development team at mobile company OpenMarket, looking at new verticals and strategic business and technology opportunities.

FXPANSION

FXPANSION
FXpansion has been one of the industry's foremost independent music software developers since 1999. Headquartered in London, with a worldwide team of creative engineers and passionate musicians, the company has established a growing range of plug-ins and applications which consistently win press awards and inspire a large and devoted userbase.

FXpansion has been one of the industry's foremost independent music software developers since 1999. Headquartered in London, with a worldwide team of creative engineers and passionate musicians, the company has established a growing range of plug-ins and applications which consistently win press awards and inspire a large and devoted userbase.

FXpansion's mission is to push the boundaries of audio software. Its products introduce fresh ideas and new musical possibilities while providing intuitive, usable interfaces for creative people to harness technology for artistic expression.

Brief history:

Founded in 1999, FXpansion's first products included plugin format conversion utilities and DR-008, a powerful drum synthesis/sampling instrument years ahead of its 2001 release date. In 2003 it released BFD, a revolutionary acoustic drum sample instrument which brought studio-grade multi-channel drum mixing within the reach of everyday musicians & composers. GURU was the company's next major release in 2005, a sampling drum machine and loop slicer with a fast and creative work-flow that spawned a slew of imitators.

BFD2, released in 2007, and its ever-increasing library of compatible expansion packs built on an already wildly successful platform, making it the most flexible and feature-packed software drum solution on the market. 2009 saw the release of FXpansion's first full-scale synthesis product, DCAM: Synth Squad. In development for 6 years, its included instruments typify the ethos of the company: forward-thinking technology, cutting-edge sound quality and new sonic possibilities, alongside innovative user interface ideas to make sound design easier and more intuitive.

[PIAS]

[PIAS]
We are in the translation business. We take the complex world of music talent and the unharnessed power of creative technologists and translate this into effective and compelling campaigns on behalf of brands. [PIAS] Media is the independent agency division of [PIAS] Entertainment Group..
We are in the translation business. We take the complex world of music talent and the unharnessed power of creative technologists and translate this into effective and compelling campaigns on behalf of brands.

[PIAS] Media is the independent agency division of [PIAS] Entertainment Group with offices in 6 European territories and the understanding and reach to deliver localised, global campaigns.

We are a passionate team made up of music experts, technologists, creative marketers and communications specialists and we love what we do. Working out of the agency offices in London and the innovations studio in Bristol, we take bands, brands and creative technology and produce something special.

NICOLE YERSHON, OGILVY LABS

NICOLE YERSHON, OGILVY LABS
Nicole Yershon began her career in advertising 25 years ago at Simons Palmer and GGT, two of London’s most renowned creative agencies. In 2000, she joined Ogilvy London where she now works as the Director of Innovative Solutions. In her first four years at Ogilvy she overhauled the agency’s broadcast and video capabilities, taking them from analogue to digital, with the creation of RedWorks Broadcast...
Nicole Yershon began her career in advertising 25 years ago at Simons Palmer and GGT, two of London’s most renowned creative agencies. In 2000, she joined Ogilvy London where she now works as the Director of Innovative Solutions. In her first four years at Ogilvy she overhauled the agency’s broadcast and video capabilities, taking them from analogue to digital, with the creation of RedWorks Broadcast.

Consolidated in 2007 into the Ogilvy Digital Innovation Lab (part of a worldwide network), the agency’s innovation activities have seen Nicole build partnerships between industries and across media channels to fuel unprecedented creative campaigns, and educate, both within the agency and beyond, speaking at global conferences and building clients Labs of their own.


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RCA

RCA
The RCA Label Group UK is a flagship recording label of Sony Music Entertainment encompassing RCA Records, RCA Victor, Space & Time Records and Chess Club Records. The label has rich history and extensive interests in many musical genres, boasting a current artist roster that includes David Bowie, Bring Me The Horizon, K Koke, Paloma Faith, Laura Mvula, MS MR, MO, Lulu James Swim Deep and Union J amongst others. RCA is one of the global leaders at signing, developing and promoting musical talent covering all tastes and genres...

The RCA Label Group UK is a flagship recording label of Sony Music Entertainment encompassing RCA Records, RCA Victor, Space & Time Records and Chess Club Records. The label has rich history and extensive interests in many musical genres, boasting a current artist roster that includes David Bowie, Bring Me The Horizon, K Koke, Paloma Faith, Laura Mvula, MS MR, MO, Lulu James Swim Deep and Union J amongst others. RCA is one of the global leaders at signing, developing and promoting musical talent covering all tastes and genres

RCA's digital marketing team are committed to embracing new technology and innovation at the heart of every campaign. The team is headed up by Justin Cross and at Music Tech Fest 2013 there will be a specific challenge to generate ideas in tandem with the label’s core objectives.

rcavictor.co.uk/ rcavictor.co.uk/

NZ MUSIC COMMISSION

NZ MUSIC COMMISSION
The Mission of the Music Commission is to support the growth of the music industry in New Zealand, both culturally and economically, at home and abroad..
The Mission of the Music Commission is to support the growth of the music industry in New Zealand, both culturally and economically, at home and abroad.

nzmusic.org.nz

SIGNATURE

SIGNATURE
What do you do when you can’t stand paying a fortune for another horrible, warm, weak, insipid lager at a gig? Well, David Riley and I (Sam), working as music marketeers wanted to bring about a change, and our solution was teaming up with an experienced brewer, Tom Bott, to create Signature Brew...
What do you do when you can’t stand paying a fortune for another horrible, warm, weak, insipid lager at a gig? Well, David Riley and I (Sam), working as music marketeers wanted to bring about a change, and our solution was teaming up with an experienced brewer, Tom Bott, to create Signature Brew. We quit our day jobs, and now our young company makes amazing craft beers in collaboration with bands and musicians, giving them the opportunity to brew a beer that they and the fans would love to drink.

signaturebrew.co.uk

THE ECHO NEST

THE ECHO NEST
The Echo Nest is a music intelligence platform company that provides music services to developers and media companies. Headquartered in Somerville, MA, USA, the Echo Nest was created as a spin-off of research work at the MIT Media Lab..
The Echo Nest is a music intelligence platform company that provides music services to developers and media companies. Headquartered in Somerville, MA, USA, the Echo Nest was created as a spin-off of research work at the MIT Media Lab that automatically understands the audio and textual content of music and currently powers music data solutions such as recommendation, playlisting, fingerprinting and audio analysis for consumers and developers.

echonest.com

THICKEAR

THICKEAR
The work of artist collective thickear explores and critiques contemporary processes of data collection and exchange. In a climate of frequent media revelations concerning alleged breaches of supposedly secure and private personal information, and the increasing commodification of our data and behavioural patterns as currency to be exchanged for online services, thickear examine how we attempt to evaluate and negotiate these interactions with works such as “Ministry of Measurement”..
The work of artist collective thickear explores and critiques contemporary processes of data collection and exchange. In a climate of frequent media revelations concerning alleged breaches of supposedly secure and private personal information, and the increasing commodification of our data and behavioural patterns as currency to be exchanged for online services, thickear examine how we attempt to evaluate and negotiate these interactions with works such as “Ministry of Measurement”, “MoM Data Exchange” and “Pink Sheet Method”.

The first of these, performance/installation “Ministry of Measurement”, was the inaugural project to be supported by the EU FP7 FET funded initiative ICT and Art Connect and a major feature of the Barbican Centre’s “Hack the Barbican” season in 2013. The work re-purposed the Barbican’s large cloakroom area to present a dystopian data collection centre as both performance and interactive installation.

The second piece, “MoM Data Exchange”, invited delegates at the ICT2013 conference in Vilnius to exchange personal information in return for data originally provided by participants at the Barbican event. Whilst the third work, “Pink Sheet Method”, taking place in 2014 across venues in Manchester, London and Brighton, encourages the public to judge the value of their own data against the value of the art work itself.

Formed in London at the beginning of 2012, thickear (Geoff Howse, Jack James, Kevin Logan, Tadeo Sendon) have presented exhibitions and performances at a host of venues and events including Arbeit Gallery, Music Hackspace, Music Tech Fest, the Barbican, ICT 2013, Lighthouse and the Royal College of Art.

Watch the Thickear performances at Music Tech Fest 2013

MTV

MTV
MTV is a 24-hour general entertainment channel operated by Viacom International Media Networks Europe, available in the United Kingdom and Ireland...
MTV is a 24-hour general entertainment channel operated by Viacom International Media Networks Europe, available in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The channel was launched as part of MTV Networks Europe localization strategy in 1997.

mtv.com

PANOS PANAY, BERKLEE ICE

PANOS PANAY, BERKLEE ICE
Panos is the Founding Managing Director of Berklee ICE (Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship) as well as a passionate entrepreneur and active startup mentor in the creative media space. As the founder of Sonicbids, he created the leading platform for bands to book gigs and market themselves online, building a subscriber network of 550,000 bands and 35,000 promoters from over 100 countries. He led the company as CEO for 13 years, from its inception until after its successful acquisition by Backstage LLC, in a deal backed by Guggenheim Partners...
Panos is the Founding Managing Director of Berklee ICE (Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship) as well as a passionate entrepreneur and active startup mentor in the creative media space. As the founder of Sonicbids, he created the leading platform for bands to book gigs and market themselves online, building a subscriber network of 550,000 bands and 35,000 promoters from over 100 countries. He led the company as CEO for 13 years, from its inception until after its successful acquisition by Backstage LLC, in a deal backed by Guggenheim Partners.
Panos is widely credited for spotting and capitalizing early on three distinct emerging trends in the music business over the last decade: the shift to a primarily online means of marketing; the emergence of an “artistic middle class”; and the shift from a record-label funded industry to a consumer brand-funded music business.

Berklee ICE

MOBILE ROADIE

MOBILE ROADIE
Mobile Roadie is a mobile engagement platform that allows anyone to quickly and inexpensively create native iOS, Android and mobile web apps to connect with and engage their audience. Clients include the worls leading athletes, sports, teams publishes and brands. A few to note are Madonna, Adele, The Beatles, Noel Gallagher, Reading & Leeds Festivals, Liverpool Sound City, Cristiano Ronaldo, The Miami Dolphins and many more.
Mobile Roadie is a mobile engagement platform that allows anyone to quickly and inexpensively create native iOS, Android and mobile web apps to connect with and engage their audience. Clients include the worls leading athletes, sports, teams publishes and brands. A few to note are Madonna, Adele, The Beatles, Noel Gallagher, Reading & Leeds Festivals, Liverpool Sound City, Cristiano Ronaldo, The Miami Dolphins and many more.

Twitter @mobileroadie
Watch the Mobile Roadie presentation from Music Tech Fest 2012

SMC GROUP

SMC GROUP
The SMC Group is a research group of the Telecommunications and Multimedia Unit at INESC Porto and the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal, specializing in Sound and Music Computing..
The SMC Group is a research group of the Telecommunications and Multimedia Unit at INESC Porto and the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal, specializing in Sound and Music Computing.

We combine basic research in signal processing, pattern recognition, music and human-computer interaction, and aim at contributing to make computers better understand, model and generate sounds and music. We are looking forward to welcoming you in Porto in October at the Conference of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval: ISMIR 2012

ORGANIC ORCHESTRA'S COMPANY

ORGANIC ORCHESTRA'S COMPANY

Founded in 2007 by beatboxer EZRA, Organic Orchestra's Company has been making works that combine human beatbox and new technologies. For almost ten years, EZRA has brought together the complementary talents of artists and engineers from various European countries.

Founded in 2007 by beatboxer EZRA, Organic Orchestra's Company has been making works that combine human beatbox and new technologies. For almost ten years, EZRA has brought together the complementary talents of artists and engineers from various European countries.

The team of Cie Organic Orchestra aims to create profoundly contemporary shows that by being based on the universality of beatboxing, become accessible to all. The stage is transformed into an open space of exploration for multiple publics, where ones senses are opened up and newcomers are initiated into an intimate poetic style of beatboxing.

The focus of the company is to create shows and offer educational workshops, but this is simply the core of a wider project, i.e. the Organic Orchestra Lab – a laboratory exploring the techniques and science of performing artst

Made up of numerous researchers in sound, light and video, the Company seeks to establish new relationships within the artist-spectator-art work triad, by producing pieces that are deeply interactive. The team thus employs and even creates new technological tools thus using machines to bring people and aesthetics together.

Besides the shows, both artists and developers share their practice and their research with the audience, through educational workshops.

http://organic-orchestra.com/

PETER KIRN

PETER KIRN
PETER KIRN is a technologist and composer/media artist. He is an advocate of open source technology for music, as co-creator of the open MeeBlip hardware synth and part of the team behind the embeddable libpd library, and an experimenter in audiovisual creation and performance...
PETER KIRN is a technologist and composer/media artist. He is an advocate of open source technology for music, as co-creator of the open MeeBlip hardware synth and part of the team behind the embeddable libpd library, and an experimenter in audiovisual creation and performance. As the creator of createdigitalmusic.com and createdigitalmotion.com, he runs one of the most influential sites writing about the convergence of music, live and interactive visuals, and tech. His writing has also appeared in Popular Science, Make, Macworld, Keyboard, Wax Poetics, Computer Music, DE:BUG, and others.

His live perfomance work has been seen recently at Stereolux (FR), LEAP (DE), CommuniKey Festival (CO, USA), In/Out Festival (NY, USA), Saturn Never Sleeps (PA, USA), and Bootleg Theater (CA, USA), and he is founder of the now-international, community-run Handmade Music DIY performance/showcase series. He is a PhD Candidate at The City University of New York.

www.createdigitalmusic.com
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JASON SINGH

JASON SINGH
Jason’s work is rooted in inspiring people to engage in exciting creative experiences, through the voice, technology, performance and participation. Using his voice and a number of samplers and loop pedals, he can vocally recreate sound and music compositions mimicking a wide range of instruments, textures, wildlife, and abstract experimental sonic environments...

Jason’s work is rooted in inspiring people to engage in exciting creative experiences, through the voice, technology, performance and participation. Using his voice and a number of samplers and loop pedals, he can vocally recreate sound and music compositions mimicking a wide range of instruments, textures, wildlife, and abstract experimental sonic environments.

A prolific solo artist, he has also created collaborations with organisations such as the Southbank Centre, PRSF, Serious, National Portrait Gallery, BFI, Rajasthan International Folk Festival, Jaipur Literature Festival, Contact, Royal Albert Hall, Glastonbury Festival, The Sage Gateshead and the BBC. Jason is also currently the first sound artist in residence at the Victoria and Albert museum.

Jason composes music for film, theatre, dance and facilitates sound and music workshops to young people and adults. These include Beatboxing, DJ, Sound Art and Music Production. He is an Associate Lecturer at the Manchester Metropolitan University.

Watch Jason's performance from Music Tech Fest 2013
http://thesinghthing.com/

ADAM JOHN WILLIAMS

ADAM JOHN WILLIAMS
Adam John Williams is a musician and award-winning hacker. At previous Music Tech Fest events he won the grand hacker prize two years in a row: the EMI prize in 2012 for Bukako, an electronically augmented bass guitar adapted to be played by people with physical disabilities; and the Cisco prize in 2013 for the Quirkuitar, an iPad-equipped wireless guitar synthesiser. His work with music created from brainwaves was profiled by the BBC..
Adam John Williams is a musician and award-winning hacker. At previous Music Tech Fest events he won the grand hacker prize two years in a row: the EMI prize in 2012 for Bukako, an electronically augmented bass guitar adapted to be played by people with physical disabilities; and the Cisco prize in 2013 for the Quirkuitar, an iPad-equipped wireless guitar synthesiser. His work with music created from brainwaves was profiled by the BBC, and he performs live as a DJ and multi-instrumentalist. He works part time as an Apple Genius, and is now a permanent member of the Music Tech Fest team.

CENTRE FOR DIGITAL MUSIC

CENTRE FOR DIGITAL MUSIC
The Centre for Digital Music (c4dm) at Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) is a world-leading multidisciplinary research group in the Music and Audio Technology. With its broad range of skills and strong focus on making innovation usable, the Centre for Digital Music works with industry leaders to forge new business models for the music industry.
The Centre for Digital Music (c4dm) at Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) is a world-leading multidisciplinary research group in the Music and Audio Technology. With its broad range of skills and strong focus on making innovation usable, the Centre for Digital Music works with industry leaders to forge new business models for the music industry.

We have recently expanded to strengthen our expertise in music perception & cognition, music & language, and performance, to complement our existing strengths in signal processing, audio engineering, music informatics, and interaction. The group now has more than 50 fulltime members including academic staff, research staff, research students and visitors.

Facilities include the Media and Arts Technology Studios, with an acoustically isolated Listening Room and a Performance Lab for performance research and recordings. For more information, see: www.elec.qmul.ac.uk/digitalmusic Watch presentation

KEN ZOLOT, MIT

KEN ZOLOT, MIT
Ken Zolot leads The Founder's Journey (6.933), for aspiring entrepreneurs in MIT’s School of Engineering. Ken's teaching and mentoring have guided many MIT-spawned companies...
Ken Zolot leads The Founder's Journey (6.933), for aspiring entrepreneurs in MIT’s School of Engineering. Ken's teaching and mentoring have guided many MIT-spawned companies, and Ken had full-time founding roles in several prominent companies. Ken holds a Master of Science degree from MIT in Management of Technology

Ken Zolot

XIAOFEI DYSON - "MUSICAL TYPEWRITER"

XIAOFEI DYSON -
'Musical typewriter' - Its sense of fun is quite delightful, that is fresh and witty. Usually you would use a typewriter knowing the outcome, however this typewriter whose mechanism is attached to a series of fishing lines, allowing an unknown outcome unique to each key. These wires are all linked to little hammers, and when their key is pressed, the hammers strike all a variety of things to produce different sounds: empty jars of pasta sauce, cans, bottles, foil...

'Musical typewriter' - Its sense of fun is quite delightful, that is fresh and witty. Usually you would use a typewriter knowing the outcome, however this typewriter whose mechanism is attached to a series of fishing lines, allowing an unknown outcome unique to each key. These wires are all linked to little hammers, and when their key is pressed, the hammers strike all a variety of things to produce different sounds: empty jars of pasta sauce, cans, bottles, foil. There aren’t any patterns or arpeggios, the excitement is in the inherent unpredictability of the contraption. It is difficult to guess which key is linked to which hammer, so something as mundane and everyday as a qwerty keyboard becomes incredibly unpredictable as to its output.

wuxiaofei.com

SOHALO

SOHALO
Sohālo is a Software-as-a-Service platform that enables Fortune 1000 businesses to strengthen customer loyalty and drive marketing ROI by rewarding behaviors on social media. Modular, scalable and cost-effective, Sohālo connects the dots between social, loyalty, and mobile, empowering brands with new ways to build customer engagement.
Sohālo is a Software-as-a-Service platform that enables Fortune 1000 businesses to strengthen customer loyalty and drive marketing ROI by rewarding behaviors on social media. Sohālo connects the dots between social, loyalty, and mobile, empowering businesses with new ways to build engagement and authentic relationships with their customers. Developed with an advanced pricing and ROI engine, Sohālo's patent-pending technology provides brands with modular, highly scalable and cost-effective solutions. The white-label platform is adaptable to many social behaviors, rewards, languages and social networks. The company was established in 2011 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. Learn more at www.sohalo.com
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GAYNOR O'FLYNN

GAYNOR O'FLYNN
Gaynor is a cross-disciplinary artist, described who as "that Conscious, Cathartic Voice" by the BBC..

Gaynor is a cross-disciplinary artist, described who as "that Conscious, Cathartic Voice" by the BBC.

Passionate about music, art & technology, Gaynor will talk about her recent work and Fair Trade For Artists In The Digital.

In the last year Gaynor O'Flynn has worked with Turner Prize Winner Richard Long, David Nash OBE, The British Council & Karl Hyde during her curation of the Kathmandu International Art Festival – working in art for social change. Of her work, "Kora" on a UNESCO world heritage site, where she turned Tibetan Nuns voices into circles of light, Frieze said, "Gaynor O’Flynn transmuted the sound into an exhilarating show – a memory that will stay with us for a long time."

This month she is hosting an event at Google Campus with Tom Harrison from The Serpentine Gallery, Turner Prize winner & singer Martin Creed & Michael Salu, Granta Books.

Gaynor's last exhibition was ‘The Artist Naked & Blurred’, at Hanmi Gallery, Fitzrovia, London, combining music video art, limited edition prints & an art book.

She is currently working on her next project 108 with 108 inspirational human beings including Wayne Mc Gregor OBE, John Parrish & Faithless.

Gaynor directs TBC - The Beinghuman Collective & runs cross discipline workshops in the Beinghuman Warehouse, Somerset

gaynoroflynn.com beinghuman.com

BMAT

BMAT
BMAT is an audio technology company that analyses all the music worldwide to provide search, interaction and monitoring..
BMAT is an audio technology company that analyses all the music worldwide to provide search, interaction and monitoring. BMAT counts on a young, dynamic and multicultural team with music and technology as common passions. Its music monitoring service positions this globally operating company as the one who serves the largest number of Performing Rights Organisations in the world, consolidating its leadership position in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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BBC R&D

BBC R&D
BBC Research & Development is the core of the BBC's effort to be at the cutting edge of media technology and drives the exploration of exciting new tools for the production, distribution and consumption of media. It is a department of engineers, scientists, developers and designers with 160 staff across three labs in London and Salford...
BBC Research & Development is the core of the BBC's effort to be at the cutting edge of media technology and drives the exploration of exciting new tools for the production, distribution and consumption of media. It is a department of engineers, scientists, developers and designers with 160 staff across three labs in London and Salford.

In existence since the 1920s, BBC R&D has developed a wide range of technologies for sound, radio and music. This included inventing a noise-cancelling microphone in the 1920s, Nicam Stereo in the 1980s and helping to develop and launch the BBC's internet and digital radio services. More recently it has been researching multi-channel sound and Ambisonics, developing new services for hybrid radios and chairing the W3C Audio Working Group for audio in the browser.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/rd
@bbcrd

IZOTOPE

IZOTOPE
iZotope makes innovative products that inspire and enable people to be creative. Used by millions of people in over 50 countries, iZotope products are a core component of GRAMMY-winning music studios, Oscar and Emmy-winning film and TV post production studios, and prominent radio studios...
iZotope makes innovative products that inspire and enable people to be creative. Used by millions of people in over 50 countries, iZotope products are a core component of GRAMMY-winning music studios, Oscar and Emmy-winning film and TV post production studios, and prominent radio studios, as well as basement and bedroom studios across the globe. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, iZotope has spent over a decade developing award-winning products and audio technologies for professionals and hobbyists alike. Through a robust licensing program, iZotope also powers products made by industry partners such as Adobe, Avid, Microsoft, and Sony. iZotope was recently honored with an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development for its flagship audio repair suite, RX®.

izotope.com

ROB SANDALL

ROB SANDALL
Since 2005 I’ve pursued careers concerning customer interaction - marketing, content, social media and copywriting - initially climbing editorial ladders in b2c and b2b publishing before moving to online content strategy, then marketing & EDM..
Since 2005 I’ve pursued careers concerning customer interaction - marketing, content, social media and copywriting - initially climbing editorial ladders in b2c and b2b publishing before moving to online content strategy, then marketing & EDM. My career to date has seen me act as ambassador for traditional print houses and much-lauded tech startups alike, creating a broad spectrum of content across diverse subject matter - anything from live events and the entertainment sec- tor to consumer goods and cloud computing. Dedicated to content and marketing creation that champions accuracy, context and targeted, results driven strat- egy, I have significant experience in the management of freelance and in-house staff, within larger businesses and a previously-owned magazine publishing company. Driven and determined, always willing to work smart and hard. I believe in the companies I work for and strive to do them better justice in the public eye. Outside of my working week I have recently co-written and produced an album featuring million-selling recording artists, and scripted graphic novels set for production this summer. That said, I can and will always do more.

BITBIN

BITBIN

Born in the North East of England and residing in Brighton UK, bitbin (aka Matthew Hodson) brings music from the UK’s electronic underbelly. “His sound instantly recalls some of the classic Skam output, from the atmospheric chord changes you might expect to hear from Boards Of Canada’s bank of synths to Bola’s sinewy beats” – Boomkat...

Born in the North East of England and residing in Brighton UK, bitbin (aka Matthew Hodson) brings music from the UK’s electronic underbelly. “His sound instantly recalls some of the classic Skam output, from the atmospheric chord changes you might expect to hear from Boards Of Canada’s bank of synths to Bola’s sinewy beats” – Boomkat.

bitbin’s involvement within the music industry stretches back 10 years working in the south of England’s top recording studios working with a variety of bands and producers. In 2005 he put together the London Synthesis Orchestra and has also composed music for the Olympic games, MTV and Universal. Now with a whole new assortment of unreleased material and an imaginative live set, bitbin will undoubtedly be delivering his new output within the same impressive beat crunching and synthesiser drenched aesthetic.

“It has been a while since I came out of the studio with my own music and having worked with so many different artists as a producer or remixer over the years, I feel that the focus has come round to my own output entirely. I am very excited to be taking my new and old material out into a live capacity and looking at the different ways of doing this. The philosophy of playing live for me is re-working the tracks into another state, on-the-fly, in front of an audience.”

His first EP ‘Alias EP’, which was released via Scotland’s innovative Herb Recordings is now available for free download via his Soundcloud and main website.

www.bitbin.co.uk

Watch BitBin's presentation at Music Tech Fest 2013

ARAM SINNREICH, RUTGERS

ARAM SINNREICH, RUTGERS
Aram Sinnreich is an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University's School of Communication and Information, and the author of two books: Mashed Up: Music, Technology, and the Rise of Configurable Culture (2010) and The Piracy Crusade: How the Music Industry's War on Sharing Destroys Markets and Erodes Civil Liberties (2013). He is also a bassist and composer, who has played with...
Aram Sinnreich is an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University's School of Communication and Information, and the author of two books: Mashed Up: Music, Technology, and the Rise of Configurable Culture (2010) and The Piracy Crusade: How the Music Industry's War on Sharing Destroys Markets and Erodes Civil Liberties (2013). He is also a bassist and composer, who has played with bands and artists including NYC soul collective Brave New Girl, LA dub-and-bass band Dubistry, and Ari-Up, lead singer of the Slits.

Aram Sinnreich

ABLETON

ABLETON
Ableton makes Live - a unique music creation and performance software and Push, a hardware instrument for playing and composing with Live. Ableton was founded in 1999 and released the first version of Live in 2001. Since then, the company has received outstanding press, numerous awards and attracted a worldwide community of passionate musicians who have made Live their instrument and share their knowledge, ideas and inspiration with others...
Ableton makes Live - a unique music creation and performance software and Push, a hardware instrument for playing and composing with Live. Ableton was founded in 1999 and released the first version of Live in 2001. Since then, the company has received outstanding press, numerous awards and attracted a worldwide community of passionate musicians who have made Live their instrument and share their knowledge, ideas and inspiration with others. At Musictechfest 2013 we’d like to introduce you to Push. Push provides direct, hands on control of melody and harmony, beats, sounds and structure, powered by Ableton Live 9. Its innovative workflow allows you to play and compose musical ideas without the need to look at or touch your computer.

Watch Mark Towers demo the Ableton Push at Music Tech Fest 2013

APSMART

APSMART
Founded in 2010 by Rahul Powar, an early member of the Shazam team and creator of their iPhone application, Apsmart are a mobile innovation company..
Founded in 2010 by Rahul Powar, an early member of the Shazam team and creator of their iPhone application, Apsmart are a mobile innovation company.

Whilst continuing to collaborate with Shazam as well as working on a bunch of other music-related projects, they most recently launched MPme, a curated-radio application that was the winner of the Music Discovery, Recommendation & Creation category at MIDEM 2012. Listening to thousands and thousands of radio stations in real-time, it uses that data plus your music library, listening habits and those of your friends to recommend stations that will be great for you - then you can listen to them. And it's all packed into a unique and lovely user interface.

In addition to developing their own products, Apsmart also work with early-stage startups and well-established brands to design and build their mobile strategy.

www.apsmart.mobi
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SOFAR SOUNDS

SOFAR SOUNDS
Sofar Sounds curates secret, intimate gigs in living rooms around the world. We spotlight emerging artists by introducing them to connectors and new fans through a unique and magical concert experience that is then shared and streamed to music-lovers around the world...
Sofar Sounds curates secret, intimate gigs in living rooms around the world. We spotlight emerging artists by introducing them to connectors and new fans through a unique and magical concert experience that is then shared and streamed to music-lovers around the world. Sofar produces live musical performances in dozens of cities around the world and thousands of performers have passed through our doors. We are passionate supporters of musicians and the magical nature of live performance.

sofarsounds.com

PITMANS

PITMANS
Pitmans is a progressive, commercial, full service law firm with a leading music and digital media technology practice. The firm has key strengths in music, technology, intellectual property and information law...
Pitmans is a progressive, commercial, full service law firm with a leading music and digital media technology practice. The firm has key strengths in music, technology, intellectual property and information law. We act for talent, brands, rightsholders and innovative mobile and digital platforms. We handle all rights issues and advise on a strategic and operational level - from raising finance and securing intellectual property assets to agreements for the supply of technology, data protection and apps. Pitmans is a sponsor of Music/Tech Meetup and also hosts an annual Cyber Conference. This means the firm is well placed to advise clients in a fast moving environment.

NIKKE OSTERBACK

NIKKE OSTERBACK

Saari Ltd. founder Nikke Osterback has worked with some of the brightest stars in the UK music throughout his long career at Atlantic and Island Records. A few noteworthy examples include the Google Creative Sandbox featured Plan B - iLL Manors campaign or the BT Digital Music Awards Best Digital Campaign for The Streets - Computers and Blues...

Saari Ltd. founder Nikke Osterback has worked with some of the brightest stars in the UK music throughout his long career at Atlantic and Island Records. A few noteworthy examples include the Google Creative Sandbox featured Plan B - iLL Manors campaign or the BT Digital Music Awards Best Digital Campaign for The Streets - Computers and Blues. Other noteworthy artists who have benefitted from Nikke's ideas & work include the likes of Lykke Li, Ed Sheeran, Rudimental, Marina and the Diamonds, Paolo Nutini, Frightened Rabbit and many more.

Currently Saari Ltd. works with Stromatolite to bridge the gap between technologists and the music industry but also helping out the band The Boxer Rebellion on their DIY efforts. Saari is also on the look out for creative technology companies to partner with artists.

http://saarimusic.com/

MUSIC MINDS AT HARVARD

MUSIC MINDS AT HARVARD
Kiran Gandhi and Nick Krasney are founding members of The Music Minds Gatherings at Harvard Business School. Meeting once every 10 days, the group consists of students in the Boston area who problem-solve around issues facing the music industry today..
Kiran Gandhi and Nick Krasney are founding members of The Music Minds Gatherings at Harvard Business School. Meeting once every 10 days, the group consists of students in the Boston area who problem-solve around issues facing the music industry today.

HBS Music Minds Gatherings

LONDON MUSIC HACK SPACE

LONDON MUSIC HACK SPACE
The London Music Hackspace is an open community lab for sharing thoughts, knowledge, and technologies on music and audio. Our community is composed of artists, engineers, programmers, and lawyers too! Members are involved in the use and development of both free and proprietary software and hardware for music composition, production, and performance.
The London Music Hackspace is an open community lab for sharing thoughts, knowledge, and technologies on music and audio. Our community is composed of artists, engineers, programmers, and lawyers too! Members are involved in the use and development of both free and proprietary software and hardware for music composition, production, and performance.

We hold meetups where we collaborate on projects involving music technology and related electronic arts. Our meetups are opportunities to review trends in music technology, collaborate on a high-end audio hardware engineering project, make experimental music, and have pizza, not necessarily in that order.

We're proud members of the London Hackspace.

ANDREW FARADAY

ANDREW FARADAY
Programmer, radio presenter and music tech enthusiast Andrew Faraday will be giving a fast live-coding introduction to the world of PureData, the real-time graphic music programming language...
Programmer, radio presenter and music tech enthusiast Andrew Faraday will be giving a fast live-coding introduction to the world of PureData, the real-time graphic music programming language. This intro will include "how to make a musical instrument in under 10 minutes" and a demo of one of my projects to show it's potential for generative music. Plus a short performance of something a little special...

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ANDREW SHOBEN, GREYWORLD

ANDREW SHOBEN, GREYWORLD
Andrew Shoben, founder of greyworld will talk about the potential of small sonic interventions, embedded into the urban fabric of a public space, to allow some form of self-expression in areas of the city that people see everyday but normally exclude and ignore..
Andrew Shoben, founder of greyworld will talk about the potential of small sonic interventions, embedded into the urban fabric of a public space, to allow some form of self-expression in areas of the city that people see everyday but normally exclude and ignore. He will show a series of examples of work, both physical and aural, that attempt to establish special intimate zones, to ‘short circuit’ both the environmental and social expectations supplied by the surrounding urban realm. And to have fun with the city!

He will focus on the importance of creating physica and sonic spaces that offer people passing by an opportunity to join an unexpected ‘community of presence’ that initiates an intimate communication, which can often lead to a personalisation of the urban environment. Above all he will share his passion for a new public art that responds to and reflects the diversity of life, lived in and around a public space. Art that places the viewer at the centre of the creative experience, encouraging them to play with their environment, offering them a glimpse into another magical layer of reality. Recent projects include Trafalgar Sun, unveiled in Trafalgar Square, London - Clockwork Forest, in Grizedale, Cumbria and a documentary for BBC Radio 4 about the state of the UK's public art.

greyworld.org
@greyworld
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BRITISH LIBRARY

BRITISH LIBRARY
The British Library Sound Archive holds many sound and video recordings, with over a million discs and thousands of tapes.
The British Library Sound Archive holds many sound and video recordings, with over a million discs and thousands of tapes. Its collections come from all over the world and cover the entire range of recorded sound from music, drama and literature, to oral history and wildlife sounds. Formats range from cylinders made in the late 19th century to the latest digital media.

The British Library Sound Archive

SONIQPLAY

SONIQPLAY
Soniqplay is an audio technology company which helps brands and media owners engage their audience through interactive music and audio apps. We’re based in London and San Francisco. Our unique platform enables interactive audio apps to be easily built to empower consumers to become content creators in a simple accessible way.

Soniqplay is an audio technology company which helps brands and media owners engage their audience through interactive music and audio apps. We’re based in London and San Francisco.

Our unique platform enables interactive audio apps to be easily built to empower consumers to become content creators in a simple accessible way.

Our Fireplayer remix platform has been licensed by a number of major brands and radio partners in the UK and internationally (including Bauer Media, Absolute Radio and DMG Australia), where we create and operate white label remixers as turnkey solutions which are integrated into on-air radio programming, providing new ways to engage consumers and drive revenues.

We’ve got a range of other apps in the labs built on our platform that enable content owners to create new and complimentary digital revenue streams through providing new ways monetizing existing assets, primarily multi-track recordings (stems).

www.soniqplay.com

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MARTYN WARE, ILLUSTRIOUS

MARTYN WARE, ILLUSTRIOUS
Born in 1956 in Sheffield. Formed the Human League in 1978. Formed multimillion selling act Heaven 17 in 1980, and is still touring aroound the world. As record producer and artist has featured on recordings totalling over 50 million sales worldwide during a 35 year career to date. Martyn founded Illustrious Co. Ltd. with Vince Clarke in 2000 to exploit the creative and commercial possibilities of their unique 3DAudioScape...
Born in 1956 in Sheffield. Formed the Human League in 1978. Formed multimillion selling act Heaven 17 in 1980, and is still touring aroound the world. As record producer and artist has featured on recordings totalling over 50 million sales worldwide during a 35 year career to date.

Martyn founded Illustrious Co. Ltd. with Vince Clarke in 2000 to exploit the creative and commercial possibilities of their unique 3DAudioScape immersive sound technology in collaboration with fine artists, the performing arts and corporate clients around the world. He is also an expert in the ‘convergent’ multimedia art world, and has founded sound branding company SonicID, and lectures extensively internationally.

Martyn is a Visiting Professor at Queen Mary College, University of London, a member of BAFTA, and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts.
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SHUFFLER.FM

SHUFFLER.FM
There is an incredible surplus of music on the internet. More than 20 Million songs on services such as Spotify, Soundcloud, Youtube, Vimeo, Bandcamp and more than 200.000 new releases coming out each year. Enter Shuffler.fm: music discovery made easy...
There is an incredible surplus of music on the internet. More than 20 Million songs on services such as Spotify, Soundcloud, Youtube, Vimeo, Bandcamp and more than 200.000 new releases coming out each year. Enter Shuffler.fm: music discovery made easy. With the help of the online tastemakers like magazine editors, bloggers, curators and DJ’s. We help you filter the music information overload and bring you the latest and greatest by the web’s leading voices in music culture. We turn any music site into a radio station with great visuals, cover art and stories. And we are now available for the web, iPhone, iPad, Deezer and Spotify

Watch the Shuffler FM presentation from Music Tech Fest 2013

REDSTAR UNION

REDSTAR UNION
Redstar Union is a cutting-edge performance space where video content is captured and delivered to the web & devices in real-time and with unrivaled quality. As a for-hire studio and content producer (Redstar Media), we are exploring a new generation of live content tools, platforms & formats with integrated interactivity for online audiences...
Redstar Union is a cutting-edge performance space where video content is captured and delivered to the web & devices in real-time and with unrivaled quality. As a for-hire studio and content producer (Redstar Media), we are exploring a new generation of live content tools, platforms & formats with integrated interactivity for online audiences. We exist for music, presentations/demonstrations, education and more.

Redstar Media

CHARLY MASSEY

CHARLY MASSEY
Charly Massey is a creative strategist highly regarded for bringing brands together and making the seemingly impossible happen. For the last 15 years she has been working internationally with some of the world’s most famous companies to make genuinely engaging stories that connect with audiences; giving people money cannot buy opportunities and access to life changing moments...

Charly Massey is a creative strategist highly regarded for bringing brands together and making the seemingly impossible happen. For the last 15 years she has been working internationally with some of the world’s most famous companies to make genuinely engaging stories that connect with audiences; giving people money cannot buy opportunities and access to life changing moments.

In return, these works have offered established and emerging artists access to new, diverse fanbases, financial support and expanded industry connections.

Recent works include a global partnership between Coke Burn Energy Drink, Ritchie Hawtin, Sasha, and the launch of Burn Studios (cloud based EDM platform) at IMS Ibiza. Developing Relentless’ current Music strategy, Sony’s a-la-carte music subscription service contact strategy and helping Samsung to become more mobile savvy.

She’s won awards, broke world records, made page 3 and had work exhibited in museums, but most importantly she’s made good things happen.

ROLI

ROLI
ROLI is a design-led technology startup founded by Harvard graduate Roland Lamb. ROLI's flagship product is the Seaboard GRAND, a new type of musical instrument that bridges the gap between acoustic and digital music. An evolution of the piano keyboard, the Seaboard has a soft three-dimensional surface that enables real-time control of pitch, volume and timbre...
ROLI is a design-led technology startup founded by Harvard graduate Roland Lamb. ROLI's flagship product is the Seaboard GRAND, a new type of musical instrument that bridges the gap between acoustic and digital music. An evolution of the piano keyboard, the Seaboard has a soft three-dimensional surface that enables real-time control of pitch, volume and timbre. The Seaboard is the first application of ROLI's patent-pending SEA Interface, a disruptive technology that enables unprecedented interactions through touch. The company is based in Dalston, London and won the SXSW Music Accelerator competition in March 2013.

HARD HITTIN ENT

HARD HITTIN ENT
Steven Wiz is founding CEO of Hard Hittin Ent, a music venture out of Worcester Massachusetts. Steve focus is digital entrepreneurship in the mixed tape hustling space...
Steven Wiz is founding CEO of Hard Hittin Ent, a music venture out of Worcester Massachusetts. Steve focus is digital entrepreneurship in the mixed tape hustling space. Steve has a vision about how embracing a digital strategy along with data analytics will help him and the other artists on the label elevate their hustle.

Hard Hittin Ent

SEEVL

SEEVL
seevl is the best way to discover music that matters to you. Available as a chrome extension for YouTube and as a Deezer application. Find new music with your dynamic personalised dashboard, using seevl advanced search features and exploring artists connections. It's free and fully integrated...
seevl is the best way to discover music that matters to you. Available as a chrome extension for YouTube and as a Deezer application. Find new music with your dynamic personalised dashboard, using seevl advanced search features and exploring artists connections. It's free and fully integrated. Check it out at http://seevl.net or go directly to here. video
Watch the Seevl presentation from Music Tech Fest 2013

BRITISH COUNCIL

BRITISH COUNCIL
The British Council is the UK's international organisation for educational and cultural relations. British Council New Zealand connects aspirational young New Zealanders with contemporary UK, across the spheres of arts, creative industries, science and education...
The British Council is the UK's international organisation for educational and cultural relations. British Council New Zealand connects aspirational young New Zealanders with contemporary UK, across the spheres of arts, creative industries, science and education. We work with local and international partners to showcase excellence, innovation and creativity.

britishcouncil.org

SOUNDS AOTEAROA

SOUNDS AOTEAROA
Projects and events that act as platforms for networking, capacity building and promotion of Maori and Pacific music managers, artists and bands..
Projects and events that act as platforms for networking, capacity building and promotion of Maori and Pacific music managers, artists and bands.

soundsaotearoa.com

EZRA

EZRA
Ezra is an active and acclaimed member of the international beatbox community. He has been on stage around the world and played as a solo artist in France's most mythical venues (Olympia, Cigale, Transmusicales…

Ezra is an active and acclaimed member of the international beatbox community. He has been on stage around the world and played as a solo artist in France's most mythical venues (Olympia, Cigale, Transmusicales…). He has been developing his work with great versality and an ease on stage that have led him to collaborate with internationally famous artists (Kid Koala, Bauchklang, Wax Tailor, One self, Socalled…) He has also gone on a world tour with French singer Camille.

Ezra has kick-started and taken part in numerous pieces combining music, video, dance and scenography such as Bionic Orchestra, Five Fingers projects, or collaborations with the Fabrique Immatérielle (Immaterial Factory) or Compagnie Hey!

Besides the stage, he devotes just as much energy into the development of his discipline by leading workshops in schools, prisons, hospitals and conservatoires of music, as well as by contributing to academic research. Since 2005, he has also been a major player in the setting up of the French network of beatboxers, which has organised key gatherings (e.g. French championships).

Ezra has been working for five years with Bionic Orchestra’s engineers on the concept of “augmented beatbox”, by developing tools which go beyond the voice and enable performers to control sound, light and video from the stage.

http://organic-orchestra.com/

See Ezra's performance from the Bionic Orchestra presentation at Music Tech 2013

AARON EINBOND, HARVARD

AARON EINBOND, HARVARD
Aaron Einbond’s work explores the intersection of composition, computer music, music perception, field recording, and sound installation. Projects include a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship, a Musical Research Residency at IRCAM, and a Giga-Hertz Prize from ZKM to produce a new work at the SWR Experimentalstudio in Freiburg...
Aaron Einbond’s work explores the intersection of composition, computer music, music perception, field recording, and sound installation. Projects include a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship, a Musical Research Residency at IRCAM, and a Giga-Hertz Prize from ZKM to produce a new work at the SWR Experimentalstudio in Freiburg.
He was born in New York in 1978 and has studied at Harvard, the University of Cambridge, the University of California Berkeley, and IRCAM in Paris with teachers including Mario Davidovsky, Julian Anderson, Edmund Campion, and Philippe Leroux. He has taught at Columbia University, the University of Huddersfield, and he is currently Visiting Lecturer on Music at Harvard University.

Aaron Einbond

MICHAEL BREIDENBRÜCKER, RJDJ

MICHAEL BREIDENBRÜCKER, RJDJ
Michael is a serial entrepreneur who co-founded Last.fm Ltd. and managed the company as ceo from 2002 until 2005. His approach in combining music discovery, online radio and social software was awarded in Europe and the USA and brought the company to the attention of millions of consumers, global media and global players. Michael's latest venture is Reality Jockey Ltd. which is the publisher of the RjDj mobile music applications and...
Michael is a serial entrepreneur who co-founded Last.fm Ltd. and managed the company as ceo from 2002 until 2005. His approach in combining music discovery, online radio and social software was awarded in Europe and the USA and brought the company to the attention of millions of consumers, global media and global players. Michael's latest venture is Reality Jockey Ltd. which is the publisher of the RjDj mobile music applications and the online music portal www.rjdj.me. The company is producing some of the most innovative iPhone applications such as "Dimensions, adventures in the multiverse" and “Inception The App”.

Michael is regularly booked as speaker in international events and you will find interviews in magazines from Wired to Business Week. He is enjoying life with his family in a little village, in the Austrian Alps where you can also find him skiing and snowboarding on the local mountains.

rjdj.me
@byzo
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CHRISTIAN BLOM

CHRISTIAN BLOM
Christian Blom (1974) is a composer living and working in Norway. Approaching music as not neccesarily exclusive to sound, rather as something organized in time, Bloms brand of musical composition is enriched to also involve light, shadowplay and movement...
Christian Blom (1974) is a composer living and working in Norway. Approaching music as not neccesarily exclusive to sound, rather as something organized in time, Bloms brand of musical composition is enriched to also involve light, shadowplay and movement. As a consequence he works with musical composition, kinetic sculpture and performance art, an expansion of musical composition to include compositional strategies for transmedial structures. His broad scope stems from collaborative work with such names as dancer and coreographer Alan Lucien Øyen, videoartist Ellen Røed and as a member of the artistcollective Verdensteatret. In these constellations as well as in his own projects a goal has always been to allow for the media and techniques to blend, to affect each others expressive and structural qualities to a point where they seem inseparable.

Bloms work can be seen and heards internationally on a regular basis. For more information on Blom, the works and where you might hear and see them please visit www.christainblom.com
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MELODYMORPH

MELODYMORPH
Eric Rosenbaum is a graduate student at MIT Media Lab, where he is part of the Lifelong Kindergarten group, developing new tools that help people learn through creative play and making. His current projects include the MaKey MaKey physical-digital invention kit, and MelodyMorph, an iPad app for making interactive musical instruments and compositions..
Eric Rosenbaum is a graduate student at MIT Media Lab, where he is part of the Lifelong Kindergarten group, developing new tools that help people learn through creative play and making. His current projects include the MaKey MaKey physical-digital invention kit, and MelodyMorph, an iPad app for making interactive musical instruments and compositions.

MelodyMorph

CARLES LÒPEZ, REACTABLE

CARLES LÒPEZ, REACTABLE
Carles is an extraordinarily talented musician who has performed in festivals and venues on more that twenty different countries. Some of his recent concerts were: Sonar Barcelona, New York & Washington, Electrosonic Burgos, Electrowave Firenze, Room 18 Club Taipei, Microwave Festival Hong Kong. He has composed music for...
Carles is an extraordinarily talented musician who has performed in festivals and venues on more that twenty different countries. Some of his recent concerts were: Sonar Barcelona, New York & Washington, Electrosonic Burgos, Electrowave Firenze, Room 18 Club Taipei, Microwave Festival Hong Kong. He has composed music for Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu (Director of Babel, Amores Perros…) and Marcel.li Antúnez (Fura dels Baus).

reactable.com
@DjCarlazz
@reactable
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TOGETHER FESTIVAL

TOGETHER FESTIVAL
Together Boston is a week-long, city-wide convergence of music, art and technology. With daytime events celebrating emerging ideas, the latest gear and artistic innovation, the creative community then gives back at nighttime events that embrace aspects of all three fields....
Together Boston is a week-long, city-wide convergence of music, art and technology. With daytime events celebrating emerging ideas, the latest gear and artistic innovation, the creative community then gives back at nighttime events that embrace aspects of all three fields. Featuring exhibits, Q&A with visiting artists and musicians plus a film component, Together contains a multitude of inclusive activities, putting the city and New England at the center of a new festival experience.

togetherboston.com

CISCO

CISCO
The British Innovation Gateway (BIG) is a Cisco lead programme designed to help support tech startups and drive innovation in the UK. Cisco supported the Music Tech Fest in 2013 with the Grand Cisco Prize..
The British Innovation Gateway (BIG) is a Cisco lead programme designed to help support tech startups and drive innovation in the UK. Cisco supported the Music Tech Fest in 2013 with the Grand Cisco Prize.

BIG is supported by the UK Government and was launched by David Cameron and John Chambers, Cisco’s Global CEO, in January 2011 as a UK-wide initiative. The launch coincided with the formation of the Tech City Investment Organisation (TCIO), a government led initiative to support and develop 'Tech City' in East London.

BIG is Cisco’s contribution to both Tech City and the wider growth and innovation agenda.

In 2012, a competition to discover and recognize Britain’s tech talent, Cisco launched The BIG Awards. Running until 2016, the award’s first prize includes a $200,000 injection, including 12 months of mentoring and training from Cisco and its partners. The inaugural BIG Awards 2012 saw over 300 entries – from which emerged the first ever BIG Awards winner, Snap Fashion – the visual search engine for fashion.

So here’s to you: The innovators. The entrepreneurs. The boundary pushers. Show us your big technology-based business idea and get the support you deserve. Entry closes June 21, 2013 so don’t delay and enter the BIG Awards at www.ciscobig.co.uk

Watch the winner of the Grand Cisco Prize, Adam John Williams, at Music Tech Fest 2013.

STREEMLINER

STREEMLINER
Andy Carne is a visual creative for music and over the last 17 years has worked closely with an array of highly creative and respected musicians, including Lamb (Andy Barlow + Lou Rhodes), Un-Cut (Jenna G + Futurecut), Mike Oldfield and Imogen Heap...
Andy Carne is a visual creative for music and over the last 17 years has worked closely with an array of highly creative and respected musicians, including Lamb (Andy Barlow + Lou Rhodes), Un-Cut (Jenna G + Futurecut), Mike Oldfield and Imogen Heap. The changes in music consumption and his passion for art and music have driven Andy to design, develop and learn 7 coding languages to produce "Streemliner", the virtual album artwork platform, which maintains the relationship of art and music in it's digital form. Clients include Imogen Heap, Skunk Anansie, Suede and JLS. Andy is also finalising a brand new consumer orientated platform for art and music which will be available for iPhone imminently.

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ANDREW DUBBER

ANDREW DUBBER
Andrew Dubber is the director of Music Tech Fest, as well as being an advisor to Bandcamp, Stromatolite and Sonaris and is the founder of New Music Strategies, a pan-European digital music strategy think tank and consultancy group. He is Professor of Music Industry Innovation at Birmingham City University, and is the author of Music In The Digital Age (2012), Radio in the Digital Age (2013), Understanding the Music Industries (2012), The 20 Things You Must Know About Music Online (2007)...
Andrew Dubber is the director of Music Tech Fest, as well as being an advisor to Bandcamp, Stromatolite and Sonaris and is the founder of New Music Strategies, a pan-European digital music strategy think tank and consultancy group. He is Professor of Music Industry Innovation at Birmingham City University, and is the author of Music In The Digital Age (2012), Radio in the Digital Age (2013), Understanding the Music Industries (2012), The 20 Things You Must Know About Music Online (2007), and is the editor of The 360 Deal (2013), which features the advice of 360 top music business professionals for young people just starting out in the music industries.

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NATIVE INSTRUMENTS

NATIVE INSTRUMENTS
Native Instruments is a leading manufacturer of software and hardware for computer-based audio production and DJing. The company's mission is to develop innovative, fully-integrated solutions for all musical styles and professions...
Native Instruments is a leading manufacturer of software and hardware for computer-based audio production and DJing. The company's mission is to develop innovative, fully-integrated solutions for all musical styles and professions. The resulting products regularly push technological boundaries and open up new creative horizons for professionals and amateurs alike.

Watch the Traktor demo from Music Tech Fest 2013

BANDWAGON

BANDWAGON
BandWagon is a live music platform that connects bands, solo artists and DJs with music promoters and festival organisers. BandWagon is challenging the traditional model for booking gigs..
BandWagon is a live music platform that connects bands, solo artists and DJs with music promoters and festival organisers. BandWagon is challenging the traditional model for booking gigs; it is making access and the process of booking gigs simpler. It is improving transparency between the promoter and artists and improving professionalism amongst both parties particularly through improved communication and outcomes.

Watch the BandWagon presentation from Music Tech Fest 2013

RIGHTCLEARING

RIGHTCLEARING
rightclearing simplifies and democratizes music licensing. The entire process has been automated so searching for songs, paying and receiving a binding contract takes mere minutes. Independent artists and labels can now earn money with their usage rights. Individuals, advertisers or filmmakers can easily license songs for their projects...
rightclearing simplifies and democratizes music licensing. The entire process has been automated so searching for songs, paying and receiving a binding contract takes mere minutes. Independent artists and labels can now earn money with their usage rights. Individuals, advertisers or filmmakers can easily license songs for their projects. 


rightclearing was developed by the artist-based music platform restorm.com and launched in February 2012 at the Digital Music Forum East in New York. rightclearing bridges the gap between traditional Copyright (©), Creative Commons (CC) and Public Domain (PD), by allowing the monetization of all usage rights.

rightclearing is supported by prominent entrepreneurs, advertisers and industry representatives. Joi Ito (LastFM/Flickr/Twitter investor, director of MIT Media Lab) is but one member of our advisory board. (http://rightclearing.com/about).

CEO Philippe Perreaux, an open-source enthusiast, also repesents Creative Commons in Switzerland.

Watch how rightclearing works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=r3KUgLbPMe8

Find out more: rightclearing.com

DECIBEL

DECIBEL
‘Music metadata done right’ is our motto. That’s because we provide a music metadata database that is deeper and richer than anything else you are likely to find. Through our semantically linked database we can provide you with not only who played what song, but where they played it, who wrote it and who played the stylophone solo on the session they did in Abbey Road three years later..

‘Music metadata done right’ is our motto. That’s because we provide a music metadata database that is deeper and richer than anything else you are likely to find. Through our semantically linked database we can provide you with not only who played what song, but where they played it, who wrote it and who played the stylophone solo on the session they did in Abbey Road three years later. Data like this gives endless possibilities for discovery, research, analysis and plain old geeky curiosity.

Our database consists of rich data like this for 12 million tracks, from 1.1 million albums by 300,000 artists. We provide this data via a cloud based API that comes in a few different flavours depending on how much data you can handle.

If you would like to find out more, come and cast an eye over our website at www.decibel.net.

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JONATHAN MARMOR, THE ECHO NEST

JONATHAN MARMOR, THE ECHO NEST
Jonathan Marmor composes experimental music, helps to organize a monthly music hackathon in New York City, and writes music software at The Echo Nest/Spotify. His musical training is in north Indian classical music.
Jonathan Marmor composes experimental music, helps to organize a monthly music hackathon in New York City, and writes music software at The Echo Nest/Spotify. His musical training is in north Indian classical music.

CASSIEL, MONOMETAMICROMATIC

CASSIEL, MONOMETAMICROMATIC
Nick Rothwell [cassiel] has recently worked on choreographic visualisation tools for Wayne McGregor|Random Dance at Sadler's Wells, interactive sound and sensing systems for Eddie Ladd's Ras goffa Bobby Sands (The Bobby Sands Memorial Race), and music composition for Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company..
Nick Rothwell [cassiel] has recently worked on choreographic visualisation tools for Wayne McGregor|Random Dance at Sadler's Wells, interactive sound and sensing systems for Eddie Ladd's Ras goffa Bobby Sands (The Bobby Sands Memorial Race), and music composition for Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company. He is currently working with Simeon Nelson and Rob Godman on large-scale projection works in Europe (Poland, Estonia, Durham) and at the Wellcome Trust.

cassiel: monometamicromatic

A live, barely-controlled ongoing collision between algorithmic step sequencers, sliced percussion, misapplied programming languages, cascaded effects processing and monome control surfaces. The musical material constantly shifts between tribal beats, pulse-based ambient layers and crafted designer noise as performance passes between LED matrices, Python and Clojure code blocks, delay lines, beat fragments and - somewhere in the middle - a human performer.

www.cassiel.com @cassieldotcom
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DENZYL FEIGELSON

DENZYL FEIGELSON
Denzyl is a 37-year music & entertainment industry entrepreneur with a proven track record of building ideas and leading companies in both traditional and digital media. In 2002, Denzyl signed on as a strategic advisor and music synergist to Apple and has been integral to the global success's of iTunes ever since its launch in early 2003..
Denzyl is a 37-year music & entertainment industry entrepreneur with a proven track record of building ideas and leading companies in both traditional and digital media. In 2002, Denzyl signed on as a strategic advisor and music synergist to Apple and has been integral to the global success's of iTunes ever since its launch in early 2003. Since 2007, Denzyl has been working on the successful iTunes Festival (now in it's 6th year) and has overseen hundreds of global live events for iTunes. In 1997, Denzyl founded and launched the pioneering pure digital label - Artists Without A Label (awal.com) which was sold in 2011. With his 2 AWAL partners - Kevin Bacon and Jon Quarmby, Denzyl is also the co-founder of the fast-growing analytics company buzzdeck.com. In the 80's and 90's he built a successful artist-management, production and music-licensing company - Next Step Inc. Hailing from South Africa, Denzyl was instrumental in the worldwide success of Paul Simon's groundbreaking album "Graceland" and produced the first grand-scale multi-racial "Concert in the Park" in South Africa in 1982.

THIS IS MY JAM

THIS IS MY JAM
"This Is My Jam" is a new way to share your favorite song of the moment and hear great music handpicked every day by friends..

This Is My Jam is a new way to share your favorite song of the moment and hear great music handpicked every day by friends.

We believe sharing music should be personal, visual, and not get drowned out in real-time noise. On Jam, you can only share one song at a time. This simple constraint -- a sort of musical "current status" that interoperates with many popular streaming services -- leads to an incredibly high quality of music discovery. Every song on Jam is someone's current favorite, updated at a human pace.

http://www.thisismyjam.com
Watch the This Is My Jam presentation from Music Tech Fest 2013

CUE SONGS

CUE SONGS
CueSongs is a one-stop music licensing hub offering pre-cleared recordings for clients wanting to find and license well-known tracks for commercial online and digital media usage. Peter Gabriel, co-founder of CueSongs illustrates..
CueSongs is a one-stop music licensing hub offering pre-cleared recordings for clients wanting to find and license well-known tracks for commercial online and digital media usage.

Peter Gabriel, co-founder of CueSongs illustrates: “The old world of music licensing is still the exclusive province of the few. It is too expensive for most, rarely available online and can be painfully slow and complicated. By introducing low prices and easy online access, Cuesongs is creating a new market for music, to satisfy a huge untapped demand that can begin to provide new income streams for artists.” he continues. “Young and minority interest artists will be able to get their work in front of people all over the world looking to license something interesting and different. Successful artists will find that a lot of their catalogue that is now rarely touched can generate a lot of use, with easy access and the right price."

cuesongs.com

THICKET

THICKET
Thicket is an audiovisual playground for iPad and iPhone that allows anyone to create beautiful sounds and pictures from simple finger touches...
Developed by Interval Studios, Thicket is an audiovisual playground for iPad and iPhone that allows anyone to create beautiful sounds and pictures from simple finger touches. For users of all ages, this generative art and sound app immerses you in song-like audiovisual pieces called modes. When “playing” a mode, you both react to and create the music and graphics that you experience. Each mode is its own art generator, interactive toy, instrument, even performance tool depending on how you use it. And with new modes to be developed and released every few months, Thicket functions an expandable platform in the exciting new genre of handheld interactive art.

The Thicket app.

YURI SUZUKI

YURI SUZUKI

Sound Artist, Director and Founder Dentaku Ltd, Disney Research Pittsburgh.

Yuri Suzuki is a sound artist, designer and electronic musician who produces work that explores the realms of sound through exquisitely designed pieces. Between 1999 and 2005 he worked for Japanese art unit Maywa Denki, where he developed a strong interest in music and technology. In 2005 he moved to London to study at the Royal College of Art...

Sound Artist, Director and Founder Dentaku Ltd, Disney Research Pittsburgh

Yuri Suzuki is a sound artist, designer and electronic musician who produces work that explores the realms of sound through exquisitely designed pieces. Between 1999 and 2005 he worked for Japanese art unit Maywa Denki, where he developed a strong interest in music and technology. In 2005 he moved to London to study at the Royal College of Art. During this time he worked on some projects for Yamaha and Moritz Waldemeyer, and after his graduation in 2008 he opened his own studio in London. Suzuki’s work raises questions of the relation between sound and people and how music and sound affect people’s mind. Suzuki’s sound art pieces and installations have been shown in exhibitions all around the world. From 2011, he also became designer and visiting artist in Stockholm creative collective Teenage Engineering and Disney Research for interaction design group.


Watch Yuri Suzuki talk at Music Tech Fest 2013

SOUNDSLICE

SOUNDSLICE
Soundslice makes interactive sheet music and guitar tablature technology. Our "living sheet music" lets musicians hear the music, slow it down, loop it and annotate it while they see which notes to play...
Soundslice makes interactive sheet music and guitar tablature technology. Our "living sheet music" lets musicians hear the music, slow it down, loop it and annotate it while they see which notes to play. We license this tech to companies and sell interactive transcriptions directly to musicians.

soundslice.com

MUSIC PLANET

MUSIC PLANET
Musical Instruments, guitars, pianos, sound equipment and more. Music Tech Fest's Korg suppliers in New Zealand.
Musical Instruments, guitars, pianos, sound equipment and more. Music Tech Fest's Korg suppliers in New Zealand.

musicplanet.co.nz

PETER TORPEY, MIT

PETER TORPEY, MIT
Peter explores the nexus of theater, music, image, and storytelling to develop new modes of representing expression and presence in performance...
Peter explores the nexus of theater, music, image, and storytelling to develop new modes of representing expression and presence in performance. He creates systems for interactive media and live productions that address both the technological infrastructure needs of complex works as well as the design of visual and experiential languages.

Peter Torpey

SOUNDCLOUD

SOUNDCLOUD
SoundCloud is the leading audio platform that enables anyone to upload, record, promote and share their originally-created sounds across the internet, in a simple, accessible and feature-rich way. From sample to symphony and soundbite to soliloquy, SoundCloud allows sound creators anywhere to instantly record or upload audio and share across the web.
SoundCloud is the leading audio platform that enables anyone to upload, record, promote and share their originally-created sounds across the internet, in a simple, accessible and feature-rich way. From sample to symphony and soundbite to soliloquy, SoundCloud allows sound creators anywhere to instantly record or upload audio and share across the web.

ISLAND RECORDS

ISLAND RECORDS
Island Records, the legendary label renowned for finding and nurturing raw talent such as U2, Amy Winehouse, Disclosure, Bob Marley and PJ Harvey is supporting Music Tech Fest this year with Jamie Cullum's performance on the ROLI Labs Seaboard.

MUSIC HACKATHON NYC

MUSIC HACKATHON NYC
At Monthly Music Hackathon NYC, musicians, programmers, artists, scientists, composers, hardware tinkerers, and others spend the last Saturday of each month hacking together projects exploring music.It is a monthly all-day event for musicians and engineers to create new music-related projects from scratch, develop them throughout ~10 hours...
At Monthly Music Hackathon NYC, musicians, programmers, artists, scientists, composers, hardware tinkerers, and others spend the last Saturday of each month hacking together projects exploring music.It is a monthly all-day event for musicians and engineers to create new music-related projects from scratch, develop them throughout ~10 hours, then perform or present them in a concert in the evening along with presentations of the art, technology, and research developed that day , which is open to everyone.

Watch Jonathon Marmor introduce Music Hackathon NYC at Music Tech Fest 2013

SYDNEY LEVINSON - ICCE

SYDNEY LEVINSON - ICCE
Sydney is a partner with Rhodes & Rhodes – Chartered Accountants - working extensively within the creative industries and with a great interest in early stage businesses. Sydney also often lectures at many universities including the RCA , the University of The Arts and Goldsmiths. Outside of his professional life he sits on the advisory boards of the Knowmads in Amsterdam...
Sydney is a partner with Rhodes & Rhodes – Chartered Accountants - working extensively within the creative industries and with a great interest in early stage businesses. Sydney also often lectures at many universities including the RCA , the University of The Arts and Goldsmiths.
Outside of his professional life he sits on the advisory boards of the Knowmads in Amsterdam and The Institute for Cultural and Creative Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths, where he holds the post of Accountant in Residence.
Sydney has also served as Chair of Cockpit Arts, a social enterprise and business incubator for Designer Makers, as well as on the Council of Management of the Institute of Contemporary Arts.
He is a self confessed analogue but totally interactive disruptive social innovator with a deep love of music. He will also play his records for you if you ask him nicely !

@BarrysLounge

SONGS2SEE, FRAUNHOFER

SONGS2SEE, FRAUNHOFER
Songs2See: Learn to Play by Playing. Songs2See is an application for music learning, practice and gaming developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology in Ilmenau- Germany. Songs2See allows the use of real musical instruments while offering real-time performance feedback..
Songs2See: Learn to Play by Playing. Songs2See is an application for music learning, practice and gaming developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology in Ilmenau- Germany. Songs2See allows the use of real musical instruments while offering real-time performance feedback, automatic fingering animations, a learning mode for beginners and a rating system. A scrolling score with pitch and timing information guides the users through the performance. Saxophone, guitar, trumpet, bass, piano, flute and voice are supported in Songs2See. Users can create their own content for the Game using the Songs2See Editor. This application collects a number of processing and analysis tools that allow users to create content starting from MP3, WAV, MIDI or MusicXml files of their favourite tracks.

Songs2See was released to the market in March 2012.
Watch presentation www.songquito.com

RIFF RAFF

RIFF RAFF

Riff Raff was started by Matthew Fone 2 years ago with an intention to produce continually some of the best music videos and commercials out there, as well as diversifying into other areas that stimulate and expand us all...

Riff Raff was started by Matthew Fone 2 years ago with an intention to produce continually some of the best music videos and commercials out there, as well as diversifying into other areas that stimulate and expand us all.

His background as a producer of award winning work on commercials such as Cadburys 'Gorilla", John Lewis "Always a Woman" and videos for the likes of Coldplay, Madonna, LCD SoundSystem, Kings of Leon, The Streets (blah blah blah etc etc) has always driven him to do work for the quality rather than the financial quantity (stupid ?). "Hey i'd rather look after the kids" he said writing this.

The desire is not to grow too fast but keep a focus, coupled with a desire to promote up and coming talent through "the Nursery of Evil".

The reason we are stimulated to work with Music Tech Fest is like all people interested and in love with music it’s interesting to be part of finding out the boundaries and pushing things forward. Like the question everyone asks “how do you become a director/producer?” You actually go out and do it / make something and see what happens.

Enjoy.

Watch Riff Raff Film's documentation of Jamie Cullum on The Seaboard

DANIEL JONES

DANIEL JONES
Daniel Jones is a doctoral researcher at Goldsmiths, University of London, exploring the relationships between complexity, creativity and social dynamics..
Daniel Jones is a doctoral researcher at Goldsmiths, University of London, exploring the relationships between complexity, creativity and social dynamics. This manifests itself in both scientific and artistic output: he has published work on music theory, creativity, systems biology and artificial life, and exhibits his digital work internationally, harnessing algorithmic processes to create self-generating artworks.

Recent works include The Listening Machine (with Peter Gregson, 2012), a 6-month-long sound work which translates social network dynamics into a piece of orchestral music, recorded with Britten Sinfonia and commissioned by the BBC/Arts Council's The Space; Variable 4 (with James Bulley, 2011), an outdoor sound installation which transforms live weather conditions into musical patterns; Maelstrom (with James Bulley, 2012), which uses audio material from media-publishing websites as a distributed, virtual orchestra; Horizontal Transmission (2011), a digital simulation of bacterial communication mechanisms; and AtomSwarm (2006—2009), a musical performance system based upon swarm dynamics.

Daniel co-ordinated the technical infrastructure for The Fragmented Orchestra, winner of the prestigious PRSF New Music Award 2008. His audio development work for Papa Sangre and The Nightjar was nominated for two BAFTAS, including “Audio Achievement”.
Watch Daniel's presentation from Music Tech Fest 2012
http://www.erase.net/

MOBBRA

MOBBRA
Mobbra specialises in connecting brands to people through mobile communications, allowing people to get close to the brands they love and brands to build a loyal fan base. Working predominantly in the music, sport and entertainment industries, Mobbra has a number of patent-pending innovations that enable mass audiences to engage with brands more effectively through mobile communications.
Mobbra specialises in connecting brands to people through mobile communications, allowing people to get close to the brands they love and brands to build a loyal fan base. Working predominantly in the music, sport and entertainment industries, Mobbra has a number of patent-pending innovations that enable mass audiences to engage with brands more effectively through mobile communications.

TWEEWOO

TWEEWOO
Music Streaming Online, Indie Artists and Bands Online. Attend Live Jam Sessions from your favorite Independent Artists from around the world! Attend & Watch free Live Jam Sessions from anywhere in the world using your mobile phone or computer! Back, Follow & Share your favorite Artists Events showing your undevoted support & access free exclusive merchandise.
Music Streaming Online, Indie Artists and Bands Online. Attend Live Jam Sessions from your favorite Independent Artists from around the world! Attend & Watch free Live Jam Sessions from anywhere in the world using your mobile phone or computer! Back, Follow & Share your favorite Artists Events showing your undevoted support & access free exclusive merchandise.

VISIT TWEEWOO

ALEXANDER ALLMONT

ALEXANDER ALLMONT
Alex Allmont is a British artist focusing on emergent effects and slowing of attention as part of an interdisciplinary practice. His MA at Oxford Brookes University culminated in a series kinetic of LEGO sculptures that playfully engage with complex generative systems...
Alex Allmont is a British artist focusing on emergent effects and slowing of attention as part of an interdisciplinary practice. His MA at Oxford Brookes University culminated in a series kinetic of LEGO sculptures that playfully engage with complex generative systems. His research continues at Oxford Brookes exploring tipping points in perception, with a focus on ideas of consonance and dissonance in rhythm. His most recent work questions the role of the performer in sound art and music through explicit systems with a flawed character. Alex’s work has been exhibited at Kinetica, BEAM, AudioGraft, the Mechanical Art and Design Museum, Festival of the Spoken Nerd and Raven Row.

Watch Alexander Allmont's presentation at Music Tech Fest 2013

CLIFF FLUET, LEWIS SILKIN

CLIFF FLUET, LEWIS SILKIN
Cliff joined Lewis Silkin LLP as a Partner in April 2006 after over a decade as in-house counsel in the music and broadcast industry. Heading the Media & Entertainment group within the firm’s Media, Brands & Technology team, he now acts for some of the world’s largest names in mobile, brands, recorded music, mobile, live music, radio, audio-visual production and online...
Cliff joined Lewis Silkin LLP as a Partner in April 2006 after over a decade as in-house counsel in the music and broadcast industry. Heading the Media & Entertainment group within the firm’s Media, Brands & Technology team, he now acts for some of the world’s largest names in mobile, brands, recorded music, mobile, live music, radio, audio-visual production and online.

He also specialises in working with clients whom are embracing content-based entertainment for the first time such as FMCG and lifestyle brand owners, advertising agencies, digital agencies, investment funds and financial institutions. He has a passion for working on innovative new business models, advertiser-funded programming and in the monetisation of format rights.

The Media & Entertainment Group is ranked in the “Legal 500” and “Chambers” and Cliff is ranked as a ‘leading individual’ in both directories.
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KIM DE RUITER, NOISE INC.

KIM DE RUITER, NOISE INC.
Kim is an award-winning digital music and mobile marketer with a wealth of experience gained at both EMI and Universal Music. She was shortlisted in the top 50 leading women in the mobile industry by MEM, and was nominated as Woman of the Year by Nordoff Robbins...

Kim is an award-winning digital music and mobile marketer with a wealth of experience gained at both EMI and Universal Music. She was shortlisted in the top 50 leading women in the mobile industry by MEM, and was nominated as Woman of the Year by Nordoff Robbins. Kim specializes in the creation, management and promotion of digital music services, and in the strategy and management of new branded partnerships and opportunities for labels and recording artists.

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MICHELA MAGAS, STROMATOLITE

MICHELA MAGAS, STROMATOLITE
Michela Magas is founder and CEO of Stromatolite, a design and technology innovation lab which launched the Music Tech Fest in 2012, and is co-author of Sonaris - an innovative technology for matching songs in real time and discovering music. She directed seven of the top EU music tech research centres to create the roadmap for the future of music tech in Europe. The Stromatolite team built Peter Gabriel's Cue Songs platform..
Michela Magas is founder and CEO of Stromatolite, a design and technology innovation lab which launched the Music Tech Fest in 2012, and is co-author of Sonaris - an innovative technology for matching songs in real time and discovering music. She directed seven of the top EU music tech research centres to create the roadmap for the future of music tech in Europe. The Stromatolite team built Peter Gabriel's Cue Songs platform - a new way to discover and licence music.

Stromatolite has been awarded the UK Technology Strategy Board: Collaboration in Digital Industries, the EU FP7 award for MIReS: the future of music tech, the UK Technology Strategy Board award for Open Product Licenses and the NEMart award for art meets science.

stromatolite.com
@elasticengine
@stromatolites

WIGBERT CARO: MODULOKTOPUS

WIGBERT CARO: MODULOKTOPUS
Born in the Caribbean vibes of Dominican Republic, Wigbert Caro has had a vibrant passion for electronic music since his first spiritual connection with its underground scene. Moving to Boston in 2007, he attends Berklee College of Music to expand his knowledge in Electronic Music Production and Professional Music to stay true to this connection...
Born in the Caribbean vibes of Dominican Republic, Wigbert Caro has had a vibrant passion for electronic music since his first spiritual connection with its underground scene. Moving to Boston in 2007, he attends Berklee College of Music to expand his knowledge in Electronic Music Production and Professional Music to stay true to this connection. Producing under the moniker Moduloktopus, he covers a vast number of genres to brand himself as an ìElectronic Music Chameleonî. With the prime goal of combining a vibrant imagination with technology, he is always looking to perform audiences or teach his experience to others who share the passion for Electronic Music Culture.

Moduloktopus

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY GROUP (MTG)

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY GROUP (MTG)
The Music Technology Group (MTG) is a research group in Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), specialized in sound and music computing. With more than 40 researchers coming from different and complementary disciplines, the MTG aims at finding a balance between basic and applied research and, at the same time, promotes interdisciplinary approaches that incorporate knowledge from both scientific/technological and humanistic/artistic disciplines...
The Music Technology Group (MTG) is a research group in Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), specialized in sound and music computing. With more than 40 researchers coming from different and complementary disciplines, the MTG aims at finding a balance between basic and applied research and, at the same time, promotes interdisciplinary approaches that incorporate knowledge from both scientific/technological and humanistic/artistic disciplines. The group carries out research on topics such as sound processing and synthesis; music content description; interactive music systems; computational models of perceptual and music cognition; and the technologies related with music social networks.

MTG’s mission is to contribute to the improvement of the technologies related to sound and music communication, carrying out competitive research at the international level and at the same time transferring its results to society. To that goal, the MTG usually organizes dissemination events involving academic, artistic and industrial audiences at international level and other outreach activities (open door days, summer schools, Music Hack Days, etc.). In terms of technology transfer, the MTG has carried out R&D projects in collaboration with private entities for more than 10 years, some of them international companies such as Yamaha Corp. in Japan, and at the moment has created 3 spin-off companies devoted to the exploitation of mature technologies developed by the research group: Barcelona Music and Audio Technologies (BMAT), Reactable Systems and Voctro Labs.

MIXLR

MIXLR
Mixlr is a live audio broadcasting platform built around sociability. Mixlr makes live audio broadcasting easy for anyone. Take any audio source, and using a laptop or iPhone start broadcasting instantly to your friends and fans online...

Mixlr is a live audio broadcasting platform built around sociability.

Mixlr makes live audio broadcasting easy for anyone. Take any audio source, and using a laptop or iPhone start broadcasting instantly to your friends and fans online.

Today Mixlr is helping build thriving communities based around live audio, enabling artists to engage with their fans, fans to engage directly with artists, and fans to engage with each other too.

Mixlr has over 1M users ranging from community radio stations in remote parts of Rwanda, to well known musicians who broadcast their tours and host album previews.

Watch the presentation from Music Tech Fest 2013

JOSIAH WOLF OBERHOLTZER, HARVARD

JOSIAH WOLF OBERHOLTZER, HARVARD
Josiah Wolf Oberholtzer is a composer and researcher whose music has been played in the US, Germany and Israel. He toured throughout the UC campuses with composers Trevor Bača and Jeffrey Treviño, presenting on Abjad, a Python package for formalized score control. In 2009, at the Visiones Sonaras festival hosted by CMMAS in Morelia, Mexico, he presented on the use of particle systems as high-dimensional parameter control in electro-acoustic music...
Josiah Wolf Oberholtzer is a composer and researcher whose music has been played in the US, Germany and Israel. He toured throughout the UC campuses with composers Trevor Bača and Jeffrey Treviño, presenting on Abjad, a Python package for formalized score control. In 2009, at the Visiones Sonaras festival hosted by CMMAS in Morelia, Mexico, he presented on the use of particle systems as high-dimensional parameter control in electro-acoustic music. He also works as a sound designer, helping other composers realize the electronic aspects of their compositions. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in composition at Harvard University.

Josiah Wolf Oberholtzer

LAST.FM

LAST.FM
Last.fm is a global music service best-known for online radio, personalised recommendations and its comprehensive catalogue of artist and track information..
Last.fm is a global music service best-known for online radio, personalised recommendations and its comprehensive catalogue of artist and track information. At the heart of Last.fm is a music personalisation service, which uses the music our listeners play to bring them new music they’ll love. Our audioscrobbler technology effortlessly sends updates about the music our listeners play to their free Last.fm profiles. We call those little pieces of data ‘scrobbles’.

You can send scrobbles from more than 600 supported media players and devices, allowing you to unlock personalised recommendations for new artists, live events, and festivals as well as the latest releases from artists you love. You can use Last.fm across a variety of apps produced both by Last.fm and by third parties, including apps for iPhone, Android, Xbox and Spotify. Each implementation is tailored to its platform or environment, but all of them help our listeners discover new music.
Watch the panel with Last.fm

BUNDIO

BUNDIO
Bundio started in the music industry in 2012 as a tool for artists to build their career in the digital streaming era, and that's where it remains today: empowering artists to release any sort of content whenever they want, while giving fans the ability to directly connect and support the artists they love.
Bundio started in the music industry in 2012 as a tool for artists to build their career in the digital streaming era, and that's where it remains today: empowering artists to release any sort of content whenever they want, while giving fans the ability to directly connect and support the artists they love.

Bundio does this by allowing artists to set up direct to fan subscriptions. Bundio creators receive monthly recurring payments from their fans in exchange for exclusive access to their Bundio page, content and community.

bundio.com

TOM CHESHIRE,
WIRED

TOM CHESHIRE, <br>WIRED
WIRED is the world's leading magazine for those at the cutting edge of ideas, technology, culture and business. Its mission to explain the ideas and innovations that are changing our lives. Tom Cheshire is associate editor of WIRED (UK edition). He writes features for the magazine and edits the Play section, which covers the edges and intersections of culture - everything from music to design, architecture, film and lolcats...
WIRED is the world's leading magazine for those at the cutting edge of ideas, technology, culture and business. Its mission to explain the ideas and innovations that are changing our lives.

Tom Cheshire is associate editor of WIRED (UK edition). He writes features for the magazine and edits the Play section, which covers the edges and intersections of culture - everything from music to design, architecture, film and lolcats. Tom's writing has also been published in GQ, ST Style and the Evening Standard. He has spoken at the Apple Store, BAFTA and Chatham House, and is currently working on his first book, which will be published in Spring next year.

CHARLIE INSKIP

CHARLIE INSKIP

Charlie Inskip worked in artist management and music PR for twenty years. His recent AHRC-funded PhD, ‘Upbeat and Quirky, with a bit of a Build’ investigates the search behaviour of creatives in the music, film and advertising industries who are combining music and moving images...

Charlie Inskip worked in artist management and music PR for twenty years. His recent AHRC-funded PhD, ‘Upbeat and Quirky, with a bit of a Build’ investigates the search behaviour of creatives in the music, film and advertising industries who are combining music and moving images. He is developing a cataloguing scheme to facilitate this process, using criteria such as mood, tempo and other musical content features.

His work focuses on the participants in the process, the way they talk about music, and the outcomes they plan to achieve. He aims to inform the development of systems that may be used to effectively search through large music collections in a meaningful way for the purpose of music synchronisation. Charlie believes that successful systems stand or fall on the involvement of the user and that inter-disciplinary co-operation is a wonderful thing.

Watch his presentation from Music Tech Fest 2013

ANTHONY PAUL DE RITIS, NORTHWESTERN

ANTHONY PAUL DE RITIS, NORTHWESTERN
Anthony Paul De Ritis is jointly appointed as Professor and Chair of the Music Department, and Professor in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group, at Northeastern University in Boston. His CD, Devolution (2012) was described as a “tour de force” by Gramophone, performed by the 5-time Grammy nominated Boston Modern Orchestra Project...
Anthony Paul De Ritis is jointly appointed as Professor and Chair of the Music Department, and Professor in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group, at Northeastern University in Boston. His CD, Devolution (2012) was described as a “tour de force” by Gramophone, performed by the 5-time Grammy nominated Boston Modern Orchestra Project. In 1997, De Ritis earned his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as a teaching assistant to David Wessel at Berkeley’s CNMAT. In Fall 2011 he was appointed a Master of Beijing’s DeTao Masters Academy in the fields of music and the creative industries.

Anthony will present on a variety of original works that use acoustic and electronic instruments, including a number of works written for, or in combination with, Chinese traditional instruments in multi-speaker set-ups; specially created instruments (like the Bohlen-Pierce clarinet); and his work for DJ and symphony orchestra called "Devolution" featuring DJ Spooky. Anthony will focus on the creative process with musical examples and some short video, and how he uses this creative process as the basis for teaching creativity in business (i.e., new product and service development, and arts-based learning for managers).

Anthony Paul de Ritis

THE CHRYSALIS GUITAR

THE CHRYSALIS GUITAR
The Chrysalis guitar radically re-defines the guitar as a modular, open-source, super-portable instrument with remarkable new properties...
The Chrysalis guitar radically re-defines the guitar as a modular, open-source, super-portable instrument with remarkable new properties. All of the guitar's eight basic components are instantly interchangeable, and can be custom-designed, 3D-printed or fabricated from a variety of materials to instantly create new kinds of instruments,creating a perfect platform for future innovation.

chrysalisguitar.com

VYCLONE

VYCLONE
Vyclone allows anyone filming at the same time and place to make multi-angle movies. Just point your phones at something and record, Vyclone does the rest. In a few moments it synchronizes and edits everyone’s clips to create one movie with all the angles cut together. You get the raw footage too...

Watch the Vyclone presentation from Music Tech Fest 2013
Vyclone allows anyone filming at the same time and place to make multi-angle movies. Just point your phones at something and record, Vyclone does the rest. In a few moments it synchronizes and edits everyone’s clips to create one movie with all the angles cut together. You get the raw footage too. So if you like, you can remix it to make your own director’s cut. And when you’re happy with your masterpiece, Vyclone makes it easy to share. Vyclone also allows artists to create their own events with auto-tagging based on gig location and the ability to upload an MP3 to sync with the fan captured footage.

TEMPLE BRIGHT

TEMPLE BRIGHT
"Temple Bright is a different law firm.” That’s the firm’s strapline, and if you stop by the free legal advice surgery to meet the partners, they’ll prove it to you. Based in Shoreditch and Bristol, Temple Bright offers a low cost business model, top notch commercial expertise and an informal culture, making it a favourite for creative entrepreneurs across the UK...

"Temple Bright is a different law firm.” That’s the firm’s strapline, and if you stop by the free legal advice surgery to meet the partners, they’ll prove it to you. Based in Shoreditch and Bristol, Temple Bright offers a low cost business model, top notch commercial expertise and an informal culture, making it a favourite for creative entrepreneurs across the UK.

For further information visit www.templebright.com.

To meet some of the lawyers and learn more about what makes Temple Bright different, check out its films page.

OMNIFONE

OMNIFONE
Omnifone is the leading independent provider of cloud music services for consumer electronics vendors, ISPs, consumer brands, automotive and mobile companies globally including Sony, RIM and rara.com..

Omnifone is the leading independent provider of cloud music services for consumer electronics vendors, ISPs, consumer brands, automotive and mobile companies globally including Sony, RIM and rara.com. With services licensed in 22 markets and a global catalogue of over 15m licensed tracks, Omnifone has the widest global reach of any cloud music service provider able to develop, license and run white label cloud music services across virtually all connected device platforms including TVs, games consoles (in-home and portable), set-top boxes, home cinema systems, Blu-ray players, picture frames, cars, mobiles, PCs, tablets and web browsers.

For further information visit www.omnifone.com

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MARTY QUINN, UNH

MARTY QUINN, UNH
Marty Quinn is a computer scientist, artist, composer and master drummer who has played drums and percussion for Broadway shows and the Doah World Music Ensemble. He is also a prominent sonification researcher specializing in transforming scientific data into music, and founder of the Design Rhythmics Sonification Research Lab...
Marty Quinn is a computer scientist, artist, composer and master drummer who has played drums and percussion for Broadway shows and the Doah World Music Ensemble. He is also a prominent sonification researcher specializing in transforming scientific data into music, and founder of the Design Rhythmics Sonification Research Lab. He has won 3 NASA grants related to improving accessibility of data and imagery for the visually impaired and is the creator of “Walk on the Sun” interactive image sonification exhibit and “MoveMusic” technology.

He currently works on the IBEX and CRaTER instrument space science teams at the University of New Hampshire in addition to performing original works with his wife Wendy Quinn. He is known for The Climate Symphony and Water Ice on Mars sonifications, and the CRaTER Live internet radio station. His unique PolyVisual artwork movies premiered at the Digital Is show at the Selby Gallery Sarasota in 2008 and in 2009 collaborated with his wife, Wendy Quinn, on the creation of a series of PolyVisuals for “Light Runner: Inner Space, Outer Space”.

Design Rhythmics Sonification Research Lab

WHOSAMPLED

WHOSAMPLED
WhoSampled is the world’s largest and most detailed database of Sampled Music, Remixes and Cover Songs. Launched in 2009 with a clear goal to document every reference of music made over the past 1000 years, WhoSampled provides it’s global community of users the opportunity to explore the DNA of music and discover, share and discuss the musical connections of their favorite tracks and artists.
WhoSampled is the world’s largest and most detailed database of Sampled Music, Remixes and Cover Songs. Launched in 2009 with a clear goal to document every reference of music made over the past 1000 years, WhoSampled provides it’s global community of users the opportunity to explore the DNA of music and discover, share and discuss the musical connections of their favorite tracks and artists.

Watch the WhoSampled presentation from Music Tech Fest 2013

MAKEY MAKEY

MAKEY MAKEY
We believe that everyone is creative, inventive, and imaginative. We believe that everyone can create the future and change the world. So we have dedicated our lives to making easy-to-use invention kits.
We believe that everyone is creative, inventive, and imaginative. We believe that everyone can create the future and change the world. So we have dedicated our lives to making easy-to-use invention kits.

Watch Makey Makey's presentation at Music Tech Fest 2013

MINT DIGITAL

MINT DIGITAL
Mint Digital is a creative technology company based in London and New York. They mix big ideas, beautiful design and rock solid code to deliver remarkable digital projects. They are also behind London's biggest Music/Tech meetup, bringing together the great and the good in the music tech space.
Mint Digital is a creative technology company based in London and New York. They mix big ideas, beautiful design and rock solid code to deliver remarkable digital projects. They are also behind London's biggest Music/Tech meetup, bringing together the great and the good in the music tech space mintdigital.com/

PATRICK BERGEL, ANIMAL SYSTEMS

PATRICK BERGEL, ANIMAL SYSTEMS
Patrick Bergel is CEO and Founder of Animal Systems, a creative technology company with an interest in playful, mobile and ubiquitous computing, recently spun out from UCL. Patrick now leads a team working on a brand new ubicomp platform inspired by biological phenomena, due for release shortly. At Music Tech Fest he will describe and demonstrate elements of the system...
Patrick Bergel is CEO and Founder of Animal Systems, a creative technology company with an interest in playful, mobile and ubiquitous computing, recently spun out from UCL. Patrick now leads a team working on a brand new ubicomp platform inspired by biological phenomena, due for release shortly. At Music Tech Fest he will describe and demonstrate elements of the system.

Previously, Patrick has worked as a creative director for clients including Microsoft, Ray-ban and Nike, as an entrepreneur in mobile search, and as an academic designer of novel audio control surfaces. He is currently also an Honorary Research Associate at UCL. He lives in London and has no hobbies.

http://animalsystems.com http://twitter.com/animalsystems

CAVE OF SOUNDS

CAVE OF SOUNDS
An interactive sound installation exploring the power of music to bind individuals together and the visceral urge to use technology to broadcast our identity, The Cave of Sounds relates the prehistoric origins of music to the contemporary practise of music hacking where technology is subverted to create original musical sounds and instruments...

An interactive sound installation exploring the power of music to bind individuals together and the visceral urge to use technology to broadcast our identity, The Cave of Sounds relates the prehistoric origins of music to the contemporary practise of music hacking where technology is subverted to create original musical sounds and instruments.

The Cave of Sounds is the outcome of a ten month residency being undertaken by Tim Murray-Browne with the Music Hackspace through Sound and Music’s Embedded Composer in Residence programme. Working closely with a group from this community, the piece is an exploration into the nature of collaboration within the music hacking scene. It will feature as a work in progress installation in the Music Tech Fest 2013.

Each month the group has met to demonstrate and explore how the different instruments work together to let them evolve organically and find their role within the ensemble, making up a set of newly conceived musical instruments.The Cave of Sounds seeks to disrupt the boundaries between performer and audience. Regardless of training, visitors are invited to actively participate and experiment with new ways of creating and connecting with each other through sound. In the hands of its audience, the work is crafted to provoke participants to connect and resonate with each other through musical expression.


Watch Time Murray-Browne talk at Music Tech Fest 2013

JONATHAN STERNE, McGILL

JONATHAN STERNE, McGILL
Jonathan Sterne teaches in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies and the History and Philosophy of Science Program at McGill University...
Jonathan Sterne teaches in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies and the History and Philosophy of Science Program at McGill University.  He is author of MP3: The Meaning of a Format (Duke 2012), The Audible Past: Cultural Origins of Sound Reproduction (Duke, 2003); and numerous articles on media, technologies and the politics of culture.  He is also editor of The Sound Studies Reader (Routledge, 2012).  His new projects consider instruments and instrumentalities; histories of signal processing; and the intersections of disability, technology and perception.

Visit his website at sterneworks.org .

HOOTSUITE

HOOTSUITE
HootSuite is a social media management system for businesses and organizations to collaboratively execute campaigns across multiple social networks from one secure, web-based dashboard. Launch marketing campaigns, identify and grow audiences, and distribute targeted messages using HootSuite’s unique social media dashboard...
HootSuite is a social media management system for businesses and organizations to collaboratively execute campaigns across multiple social networks from one secure, web-based dashboard. Launch marketing campaigns, identify and grow audiences, and distribute targeted messages using HootSuite’s unique social media dashboard. Streamline team workflow with scheduling and assignment tools and reach audiences with geo-targeting functionality. Invite multiple collaborators to manage social networks securely, plus provide custom reports using the comprehensive social analytics tools for measurement. Key social network integrations include Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and new Google+ Pages, plus a suite of social content apps for YouTube, Flickr, Tumblr and more. For more on Hootsuite visit http://hootsuite.com/

Watch the Hootsuite presentation from Music Tech Fest 2013

TORE HONORÉ BØE

TORE HONORÉ BØE

iFOLK - an acoustic laptop by Tore Honoré Bøe

You are invited to play an "acoustic laptops" made by transmedia artist Boe. It is one of many wood boxes with various tiny objects attached inside; springs, stones, metal, rubber, string, needles, memorabilia - amplified by a contact mike (piezo).

iFOLK - an acoustic laptop by Tore Honoré Bøe

You are invited to play an "acoustic laptops" made by transmedia artist Boe. It is one of many wood boxes with various tiny objects attached inside; springs, stones, metal, rubber, string, needles, memorabilia - amplified by a contact mike (piezo).

The acoustic laptops are musical instruments with which you can explore a soundworld that usually pass unnoticed and thus connect with unfiltered reality in a pleasurable way. Whereas Boe uses them to produce the microsounds he desires in his electro-acoustic music, a growing number of other musicians have started using them as additional effect gizmos. Boe has performed lots of concerts with them, mostly on his own, but due to their versatility also in free improv collaborations with colleagues.

Boe also gives workshops where people are invited to create their own "personal pc's". These events are always entertaining, for young or old, for the previously informed or the absolute amateur. Thus the acoustic laptops as functional flux-boxes have starred in both informal social settings and the established world of art.

In these times of digital options and general gadget worship, the acoustic laptops demonstrate the complexity of simplicity, the reframing and recycling of objects, the contemporary urge to reconnect to hands-on creation and the ethos of the do-it-yourself culture.

The acoustic laptops are not an anti-digital statement, they are a neutral addition that form a great platform for altering the perception of possibilities. Best of all: No password is needed.

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MAXD

MAXD
MaxD is a supermedia audio/visual artist. His creations emerge from re-purposed materials and often take a visceral form..
MaxD is a supermedia audio/visual artist. His creations emerge from re-purposed materials and often take a visceral form. In 2008 he co-founded Foulab and is now hacking away at a BFA in Intermedia/Cyberarts at Concordia University.

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SOUNDWAVE

SOUNDWAVE
Soundwave is a mobile music-discovery startup based out of Dublin, Ireland. Founded in 2012, Soundwave tracks what songs people are listening to on their smartphones and where in real time. With the app, users can plug into different groups of people and locations in real time to see what songs are trending...
Soundwave is a mobile music-discovery startup based out of Dublin, Ireland. Founded in 2012, Soundwave tracks what songs people are listening to on their smartphones and where in real time. With the app, users can plug into different groups of people and locations in real time to see what songs are trending. In May 2012, Soundwave graduated in 1st place out of Ireland's top accelerator programme, the NDRC Launchpad. For more information go to www.getsoundwave.com.

Watch the Soundwave presentation from Music Tech Fest 2013

IN YOUR OWN TIME

IN YOUR OWN TIME
In Your Own Time is a piece of music written for smartphone which uses the phones sensors and microphone to adapt the music to the listener. The app records sounds from around the listener and uses them to create rhythms, as well as detecting the listener’s walking speed and using it to effect the music...
In Your Own Time is a piece of music written for smartphone which uses the phones sensors and microphone to adapt the music to the listener. The app records sounds from around the listener and uses them to create rhythms, as well as detecting the listener’s walking speed and using it to effect the music. The app is an experiment in creating a new musical experience, the idea being to create an experience that is somewhere between recorded and live music.

Watch the In Your Own Time presentation from Music Tech Fest 2013

BRUNO ZAMBORLIN, IRCAM+GOLDSMITHS

BRUNO ZAMBORLIN, IRCAM+GOLDSMITHS
Bruno Zamborlin focuses on the design of new interfaces for musical expression. Researcher at the Goldsmiths College in London and the IRCAM music research centre in Paris, he applied gesture recognition technology for the creation of a system called Mogees, which transforms any surface into an expressive music instrument just by placing a contact microphone...
Bruno Zamborlin focuses on the design of new interfaces for musical expression. Researcher at the Goldsmiths College in London and the IRCAM music research centre in Paris, he applied gesture recognition technology for the creation of a system called Mogees, which transforms any surface into an expressive music instrument just by placing a contact microphone upon it (http://mogees.net). He performs using his system both in solo and in duo with Ed Handley from Plaid (http://warp.net/records/plaid)

META-EX

META-EX

Meta-eX bring a live open-sourced attitude to electronic music. For them, music is code and hacking is performance. The source code is their instrument and they play it live...

Meta-eX bring a live open-sourced attitude to electronic music. For them, music is code and hacking is performance. The source code is their instrument and they play it live.

Formed by Sam Aaron and Jonathan Graham, Meta-eX apply the arts of controllerism and live coding to weave immutable data structures into ephemeral sounds.

Armed with laptops, monomes and number of MIDI controllers, they harness the full power of the SuperCollider synthesis engine through the incredible Overtone programming platform. They don't just use their laptops to tweak GUI sliders and pots, they program raw code live in their performances. They also program real-time visualisations perfectly synchronised to the sound. All their code for their sets is open source and freely available online to for anyone to download and hack on.

Live Coding allows music to be to programmed and generated on-the-fly enabling the direction of the sound to be changed at a whim in response to the environment. This results in a real raw noise rather than manufactured industry-polished pseudo-perfection.

The Meta-eX sound isn't hardcore, breakcore or speedcore - it's multi-core and fully hyper-threaded.

http://meta-ex.com

DAVID CHATTING

DAVID CHATTING
David Chatting a designer who uses improvisational techniques to explore the impact of emerging technologies in everyday lives. He is a recent graduate of Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art and previously worked for ten years in corporate research and development. David works through a process of making and speculation. His work frequently consider notions of freewill in a networked world.
David Chatting a designer who uses improvisational techniques to explore the impact of emerging technologies in everyday lives. He is a recent graduate of Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art and previously worked for ten years in corporate research and development. David works through a process of making and speculation. His work frequently consider notions of freewill in a networked world.

Watch Dave Chatting talk at Music Tech Fest 2013

IRCAM, CENTRE POMPIDOU

IRCAM, CENTRE POMPIDOU
IRCAM (Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics and Music) in Paris, France, is one of the world’s leading public research institutes within the fields of musical expression, musical research, sound, and acoustics. In the realms of music, sound, and acoustics, IRCAM is at the forefront of scientific and technological innovations and several concepts in electronic music and audio processing have emerged there...
IRCAM (Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics and Music) in Paris, France, is one of the world’s leading public research institutes within the fields of musical expression, musical research, sound, and acoustics. In the realms of music, sound, and acoustics, IRCAM is at the forefront of scientific and technological innovations and several concepts in electronic music and audio processing have emerged there. Since 2010 IRCAM has created its first plugins collection "IRCAM Tools by Flux:: " including Spatializer, acoustic simulator, and phase vocoder technologies.

Founded by Pierre Boulez, IRCAM is an institute under the aegis of the Centre Pompidou and the French Ministry of Culture.
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SPECTRAL MIND

SPECTRAL MIND
Spectralmind offers innovative media discovery solutions that stand out by the unique combination of intuitive visual user interfaces and advanced content discovery technologies..
Spectralmind offers innovative media discovery solutions that stand out by the unique combination of intuitive visual user interfaces and advanced content discovery technologies. Sonarflow, the company's flagship product, reduces complexity and helps people to find relevant media content in a playful and easy way. The company's proprietary audio matching engine is capable of suggesting similar music titles based on a song’s acoustic content and a user's preferences. The company's USP is a hierarchical approach to media discovery which makes navigating through large amounts of media content both quick and intuitive.
Spectralmind's solution is applicable to a wide range of media domains, such as music and video portals, smartphones, tablets, TV, VOD and consumer electronics.
The company’s vision is to become the standard way of how people navigate through media assets across devices and platforms.watch presentation

MUSIC INFORMATICS RESEARCH GROUP (MIRG)

MUSIC INFORMATICS RESEARCH GROUP (MIRG)
The Music Informatics Research Group (MIRG) is a specialized research team at the Department of Computer Science, City University London. We carry out research in music information retrieval, computational musicology, music signal processing, music knowledge representation, and music applications such as e-learning and games...
The Music Informatics Research Group (MIRG) is a specialized research team at the Department of Computer Science, City University London. We carry out research in music information retrieval, computational musicology, music signal processing, music knowledge representation, and music applications such as e-learning and games. We are also interested in wider aspects of machine learning, data analysis and audio processing, and novel cross-domain application of techniques in these areas. Website: http://mi.soi.city.ac.uk/

Watch the MIRG presentation from Music Tech Fest 2013

ROBERT KAYE - MUSICBRAINZ

ROBERT KAYE - MUSICBRAINZ
Robert Kaye is founder and lead developer of MusicBrainz, and President and Executive Director of the MetaBrainz Foundation.
Robert Kaye is founder and lead developer of MusicBrainz, and President and Executive Director of the MetaBrainz Foundation. MusicBrainz is the leading open source project for music metadata on the internet. It utilizes an approach similar to Wikipedia to curate high quality metadata and to assign unique identifiers for metadata entities. These identifiers allow for unambiguous communication about music through its global metadata delivery network that includes customers like Google, BBC, Last.fm, Grooveshark, Amazon and AOL.

http://musicbrainz.org/
Watch Robert's presentation from Music Tech Fest 2013

NORBERT SCHNELL, IRCAM

NORBERT SCHNELL, IRCAM
Norbert Schnell is a researcher and developer focussing on real-time interactive digital audio processing and interaction design. Together with his colleagues of the Sound Music Movement Interaction team at IRCAM – Centre Pompidou in Paris he develops technologies and interaction scenarios on the frontiers between music listening and music performance...
Norbert Schnell is a researcher and developer focussing on real-time interactive digital audio processing and interaction design. Together with his colleagues of the Sound Music Movement Interaction team at IRCAM – Centre Pompidou in Paris he develops technologies and interaction scenarios on the frontiers between music listening and music performance. He was involved in numerous international research and development projects as well as artistic works in the field of music, interactive audiovisual installations, music pedagogy, and industrial design.

In 2006 he chaired the 6th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME). In 2007 he held the DAAD Edgard Varèse Guest Professorship for Electronic Music at the Technische Universität Berlin. In 2013 he published his PhD dissertation (Playing [with] Sound) on designing interactions with recorded sounds. Having created musical interactions that – apart from digital technologies – involve traditional musical instruments, chessboards, gambling machines, balls, and kitchen utilities he currently explores collective interaction scenarios based on web-based mobile technologies that essentially involve people … many people engaging in making music together.

IRCAM

MUSIC GATEWAY

MUSIC GATEWAY
The Global Music Industry is to be introduced to one of the most innovative and exciting advancements in creative connectivity. Music Gateway is a pioneering platform that offers a one-stop solution for musicians, producers and management who wish to collaborate and seek out new professional partnerships.

The Global Music Industry is to be introduced to one of the most innovative and exciting advancements in creative connectivity. Music Gateway is a pioneering platform that offers a one-stop solution for musicians, producers and management who wish to collaborate and seek out new professional partnerships.

Music Gateway is like no other industry tool, devised to create a safe bone fide environment. An independent business hub – Music Gateway will simplify the way musicians, creative’s and their management cross paths, enabling the right individuals and companies to connect: saving time for creativity, whilst cutting out lengthy negotiations and mismatched alliances.

Music Gateway utilises cutting edge technology and custom-made tools, providing a secure home to do business. It combines every aspect a professional requires in one easy to use website and will support career development whilst breaking down industry barriers.

Says founder and CEO Jon Skinner “Music Gateway is tailor-made, offering time efficient and accurate networking opportunities - in a straight- forward way, driving projects and transactions to a positive conclusion.”

Quite simply Music Gateway is a groundbreaking service, designed to pull together the very best aspects from other sites and streamlined to create secure surroundings and empowering the individual.

www.musicgateway.net


Watch the Music Gateway presentation from Music Tech Fest 2013

LJ RICH, BBC CLICK

LJ RICH, BBC CLICK
Laura-Jane ‘LJ’ Rich is a pianist and classical composer who also works for the BBC as a TV presenter and 'technology cool hunter'. She’s BBC Click's resident social trends and music technology expert, and was largely responsible for the growth of the @BBCClick twitter account to over 2 million followers...
Laura-Jane ‘LJ’ Rich is a pianist and classical composer who also works for the BBC as a TV presenter and 'technology cool hunter'. She’s BBC Click's resident social trends and music technology expert, and was largely responsible for the growth of the @BBCClick twitter account to over 2 million followers. She loves science fiction and Japanese food and even fixed her own iPad! See the amazing video here

@LJRich

BBC Click is the BBC's flagship technology programme. As well as covering the latest gadgets and launches, Click looks at human interest stories behind the technology. The show is translated into over 30 languages and is shown in over 200 countries worldwide. @BBCClick

SHAZAM

SHAZAM
Shazam connects more than 200 million people in over 200 countries to the music, TV shows and brands they love. Every week another 1.5 million curious people embrace Shazam. All this makes us the world’s leading media discovery company. It’s an amazing app, available now on all major app stores and platforms.

Shazam connects more than 200 million people in over 200 countries to the music, TV shows and brands they love. Every week another 1.5 million curious people embrace Shazam. All this makes us the world’s leading media discovery company. It’s an amazing app, available now on all major app stores and platforms.

We’re the best way to discover, explore, buy, and share music – and, now, we’re also a terrific TV companion app that enhances the viewing experience on the “second screen” – the mobile device. Shazam-enabled shows and advertisements connect viewers to exclusive information and special offers on their favorite products. There’s a reason we’re one of the Top Ten most downloaded iPhone app of all time.

Shazam brings together people and entertainment with more than 6 million tags a day. Plus, through leading social network sites like Facebook, Google+ and Twitter, it’s easy to share your Shazam discoveries.

http://www.shazam.com/

BBH LABS

BBH LABS
Labs is BBH’s global innovation unit. We’re tasked with pioneering new outputs and approaches: exploring emerging platforms and behaviours on behalf of brands, and developing new agency models along the way. Our overall ambition is to save the world find ways in which marketing innovation can be a powerful force for good (more effective, more engaging, more sustainable, more exciting)...
Labs is BBH’s global innovation unit. We’re tasked with pioneering new outputs and approaches: exploring emerging platforms and behaviours on behalf of brands, and developing new agency models along the way. Our overall ambition is to save the world find ways in which marketing innovation can be a powerful force for good (more effective, more engaging, more sustainable, more exciting). We’re particularly interested in:
- Innovative new forms of creativity
- Novel approaches that are rapid, iterative & curatorial
- The mashup of thinking from radically different sources & industries
- Sustainable marketing at scale
- Co-creation and mass collaboration
- Social ideas and how they propagate
- Marketing as product or service
- AI

BRYAN PARDO, NORTHWESTERN

BRYAN PARDO, NORTHWESTERN
Bryan Pardo is an associate professor of Music and Computer Science at Northwestern University. When he is not teaching or computing, he leads the band Balkano...
Bryan Pardo (bryanpardo.com) is an associate professor of Music and Computer Science at Northwestern University. When he is not teaching or computing, he leads the band Balkano.
bryanpardo.com
balkano.org/

MIXCLOUD

MIXCLOUD
Mixcloud is the home of on-demand radio online. The popular, easy to use service hosts content for DJs, Podcasters, and radio stations and connects them to a passionate audience around the world. Mixcloud provides a unique, free experience to listeners and fans – one place to access tens of thousands of presenters and DJs, with great features to help discover relevant content...

Mixcloud is the home of on-demand radio online. The popular, easy to use service hosts content for DJs, Podcasters, and radio stations and connects them to a passionate audience around the world.

Mixcloud provides a unique, free experience to listeners and fans – one place to access tens of thousands of presenters and DJs, with great features to help discover relevant content.

In little over two years Mixcloud has built an audience of over 3,000,000 listeners per month, a catalogue of over 1,000,000 DJ mixes, Podcasts and radio shows (we call them Cloudcasts), and over 200,000 contributors, ranging from world-renown artists like Moby and Carl Cox to household names like the Guardian, Kiss FM, Penguin Books, the Independent, and XFM. Though largely focused on music, the site also offers a range of quality talk content, including sports, news, technology, politics, and comedy radio shows.

@mixcloud

http://www.mixcloud.com/
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FRAUNHOFER IDMT

FRAUNHOFER IDMT
With its software solutions, Fraunhofer IDMT is a major partner for the creative industry in Germany and the world. Tools for intelligent signal analysis and the development of new methods for interaction make media consumption and information retrieval easier for users. In the field of 3D audio and image processing, Fraunhofer IDMT develops new immersive and interactive media formats...
With its software solutions, Fraunhofer IDMT is a major partner for the creative industry in Germany and the world. Tools for intelligent signal analysis and the development of new methods for interaction make media consumption and information retrieval easier for users. In the field of 3D audio and image processing, Fraunhofer IDMT develops new immersive and interactive media formats. With special media offers for children and technologies for hearing rehabilitation, speech communication and audio technology for the Aging Society, Fraunhofer IDMT responds to current social trends and offers innovative solutions.

Watch Estefania Cano's presentation at Music Tech Fest 2013

TEMPO RUBATO

TEMPO RUBATO

Tempo Rubato is an interactive music installation. It uses the commonly used and familar iPad with a bespoke, easy to use interface. This allows the audience member to become a performer as they explore the interface. They can control many aspects of the music and with every touch comes a change to the environment...

Tempo Rubato is an interactive music installation. It uses the commonly used and familar iPad with a bespoke, easy to use interface. This allows the audience member to become a performer as they explore the interface. They can control many aspects of the music and with every touch comes a change to the environment. Many of the alterations you make to the music will trigger the lighting the in space to react in a different way. The hope is that you will enjoy creating and be inspired by the results to continue experimenting. The project on show at the Music Tech Fest is a work in progress to be fully assembled at The Degree Show at Ravensbourne on the 12th and 13th June 2013.

The project creators would love any feedback on this project and invite you to come see the final product at The Degree Show in June. simon@thedegreeshow.com

Simon Allinson

Final Year Music production for media student at Ravensbourne Simon writes music for a range of media including films and broadcast work. Also working at Spiked Media, he uses music and creative sound design in a number of projects with clients in videos and for live events.

Mike Harvey

Also a final year music production student runs the creative collective DOSED. The group are designers musicians and developers. With a wide range of skills and talents they intent to bring a fresh face and keen skill to any project.

MATT BLACK, NINJA TUNE

MATT BLACK, NINJA TUNE
Ninja Tune is an independent record label based in London. Ninjatune have released their first music app Ninja Jamm in June 2012; Matt introduced it to the public at the Music Tech Fest 2012. Ninja Tune was created in 1990 by DJ/remix/sampling pioneers Coldcut, Matt Black & Jonathon More and pioneering beats and bass music, the label quickly achieved notoriety, due to its funky style and commitment to eclecticism..
Ninja Tune is an independent record label based in London. Ninjatune have released their first music app Ninja Jamm in June 2012; Matt introduced it to the public at the Music Tech Fest 2012. Ninja Tune was created in 1990 by DJ/remix/sampling pioneers Coldcut, Matt Black & Jonathon More and pioneering beats and bass music, the label quickly achieved notoriety, due to its funky style and commitment to eclecticism. Key in the label's success was the diverse character within the growing roster.


With the mixing and multi-media innovation of Coldcut, the studio know-how, DJ and musical expertise of the artists, the strong graphics of Openmind, and a priority on business with integrity, Ninja prides itself on delivering quality music while serving its artists in a way that no major label could. Acts such as Amon Tobin, Cinematic Orchestra, Mr Scruff and Bonobo are some of the top names in todays electronic scene. In 2010 Ninja celebrated 20 years with a massive XX boxset and series of parties. In 2011 they signed the cutting edge Brainfeeder label and blew minds with the outrageous new Amon Tobin live show.
'We deliver next generation beatnological manipulation'
Ninja Jamm is on... the new audio app from Ninjatune and Seeper...

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WARP

WARP
Since its birth as a shop and record label in Sheffield in 1989, Warp has become one of the World’s most respected creative organisations. Quickly developing into a platform for innovative and boundary-breaking music talent, Warp became synonymous with such artists as LFO, Autechre, Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada and most recently Grizzly Bear, Battles and Maximo Park. twitter.com/warpbot warp.net
Since its birth as a shop and record label in Sheffield in 1989, Warp has become one of the World’s most respected creative organisations. Quickly developing into a platform for innovative and boundary-breaking music talent, Warp became synonymous with such artists as LFO, Autechre, Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada and most recently Grizzly Bear, Battles and Maximo Park.

@warpbot www.warp.net