“Vetenskap och Kunst”, the motto or mantra from all KTH’s students meaning SCIENCE AND ARTS. This couldn’t fit more perfectly to the event Oluchi and I were invited to, the Music Tech Festival that took place in Stockholm and that of course is being hosted by the one and only Royal Institute of Technology KTH!
The MTF is the place where you want to be if you are keen on music and technology. This festival gives you the chance to see how the music industry is shaping itself at the same time that is merging with technology, to understand and experience the music of the future and its expressions. I had the chance to interviewed some of the people who assisted to the inauguration where else than in Reaktorhallen! This place is a former nuclear reactor hall located somewhere about 25m depth the Q Building at KTH’s main campus. Crazy, right? Having a nuclear reactor just right there in the main campus, well, former as they dismantled it some years ago.
During the inauguration we had the presence of different personalities involved with music and technology as KTH’s rector, Sigbritt Karlsson. I had the chance to learn a bit more on artificial intelligence (AI) and how artist are developing new ways of expressing music through technology as teaching systems to create as humans do. Moreover, I saw the amazing British musician, song writer, mom and audio engineer, Imogen Heap! She took the chance to present “Mycelia”, an innovative platform for musicians, developers, song writers and many other artist that will be growing at fast pace to develop a sustainable music industry, where interaction between artist all around the world and connections will be taking place.
This event, that is still going on and that will count with second post, was over the top! One of my favourite presentation during the was from the London born award-winning composer, artist and beatboxer, Reeps One. To be honest I have never considered myself a fan of beatboxing, but hey! look at this guy’s job! it’s amazing! Even though this isn’t one of his most viewed videos (and trust me, he has some with over 2 million views), I found the song incredible.
This event was amazing and would totally recommend it if you are into music and/or technology. MTF had not only talks or presentations, but Labs with performances, AI, blockchain talks, etc! But you want to know more of what happened during this festival? Stay tuned for Oluchi’s 2º part! Don’t forget to comment!