This is #MTFStockholm, Sept. 3-9
The international festival of music ideas and innovation, Music Tech Fest (MTF Stockholm), is coming to KTH in September. During the week Sept. 3-9, a global array of artists, researchers, creators, innovators and – of course – KTH students will meet to explore and invent new ways to create and experience music. The multi-disciplinary event also puts a strong emphasis on gender equality.
If you are into music, science, media, making, prototyping, or if you have ideas for entirely new products and business models, this is for you.
MTF Stockholm is organised around nine distinct spaces where you can experience some of the ways the future of music is being invented (Most of the activities take place at the KTH campus’s Undervisningshuset, Brinellvägen 28 A, Stockholm, except where indicated).
Immersive real and virtual environments, including VR and streaming from major world orchestras, sonified cities, Imogen Heap’s Mycelia experiences, and the Swedish Music Tech Toolkit.
Special pro areas including the JAZZIZ Lounge with exclusive guests in conversation and high end gear, the Music Tech City of the Year Awards, and a VIP lounge with exclusive content.
A whole weekend of family fun with Robyn’s Tekla girls hack, special session with Imogen Heap’s MiMu gloves for kids, music making workshops with the Electronic School Concert and lots of play in the Sparks family space.
Back to back demos and performances on the innovation stage showcasing the latest inventions, and a Playground area with new and vintage music tech gear that visitors can experiment with.
The space for thinking out loud with tangible instruments, meet hackers and creatives from all areas of expertise, live experimentation and jamming in a marathon of invention.
Media and music productions, including broadcasters, video makers, press, and a 24 hour marathon in music-making by professional composers and music producers.
#MTF LABS: #Performance #AI (R1 Reactor Hall, Drottning Kristinas väg 51, Stockholm)
Experiments in AI, Robotics, Data, Fashion Tech, VR, Neuroscience and more, lead to completely new hybrid technologies and culminate in exclusive performances showcased to select festival audiences.
#MTF LABS: #Mycelia #Blockchain (Kollegiesalen, Brinnelvägen 8, Stockholm)
Imogen Heap leads a week-long lab devoted to finding solutions and creating new technologies for blockchain and music rights data management. Exclusive previews of the results will be showcased to festival audiences.
#MTF RESEARCH (KTH Biblioteket, Osquars backe 31, Stockholm)
Luminaries from the MTF research community address AI, Human Music Interaction, Radical Inclusion, Digital Archives, Music Rights and Blockchain.
Who’s behind it?
KTH has partnered with Music Tech Fest, which is now in its sixth year. MTF is an ecosystem of more than 7,000 creative innovators and scientific researchers who regularly gather at MTF events and laboratories. Music Tech Fest events have been held in many locations around the world including the Barbican in London, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Microsoft NERD labs in Cambridge MA and Funkhaus in Berlin. MTF was founded by Michela Magas, who was awarded the EU Woman Innovator of the Year prize in 2017 for it. Magas is founder and director of the innovation lab Stromatolite LTD in the UK, and currently adviser on AI and innovation to the EU Commission and the G7 leaders.