Music Tech Fest September 3-9

You’re invited to participate in a world-renowned, cross-disciplinary tech and music event that’s coming this autumn to KTH: The Music Tech Fest, #MTFStockholm – September 3-9

Register for MTF research symposium

Each MTF event is accompanied by a research symposium for discussion and the formation of new research projects at the intersection of music and technology.

The #MTFResearch Symposium begins at 12:00 on Sept. 6 and ends at 12:00 September 7, with guest speakers and wide-ranging discussion on a range of interdisciplinary and cutting-edge topics:

- Music AI
- Human-Music Interaction
- Radical Inclusion
- Curated Music Exhibitions and Digital Archives
- Music Rights and Blockchain

It will also track the impact of the Manifesto for Music Technology Research, which was initiated five years ago. One of the authors of that statement, Nancy Baym, will lead the symposium and deliver the keynote. She is principal researcher at Microsoft Research New England and research affiliate Comparative Media Studies/Writing, MIT.

#MTFResearch is a global interdisciplinary network of academics and researchers from the sciences and humanities. The symposium is a place to connect, initiate and develop new research projects at the intersection of music and technology.

Get creative in lab with Kelly Snook, former NASA scientist

She was a research scientist at NASA for two decades, and she has toured with Ariana Grande to provide technical support for the wearable music interface the performer uses. Kelly Snook will lead the Music Tech Fest Creative Lab focusing on “radical inclusion.” Creative Labs at MTF are a bit like a hackathon, only more about design than coding. At NASA, Snook led missions to simulate exploration on other planets. She has produced dozens of records and scored two short films, and her main passion is in the arena of "Investigative Music," a term she invented to describe using music to investigate reality through data sonification and visualization. Snook is professor at University of Brighton and holds a Ph.D. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Stanford University

Teklafestival hosts girls workshops at Music Tech Fest

Teklafestival, founded by Swedish recording artist Robyn, will be hosting unique technology workshops for girls as part of Music Tech Fest (MTF) Stockholm, in partnership with KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

Fashion Tech lab to be led by Dutch innovator Anouk Wipprecht

Dutch Fashion Tech designer Anouk Wipprecht will lead the Fashion Tech research lab at Music Tech Fest, beginning September 3. The results will be showcased in a series of unique performances during the public festival weekend September 7 to 9. Anouk will lead Fashion Tech as part of the invitation-only #MTFLabs: Robotics and AI in the KTH Reactor Hall. In partnership with companies such as Intel, AutoDesk, Google, Arduino, Microsoft, Samsung, Adobe, Adidas, Cirque Du Soleil, Audi, Disney, Swarovski, and 3D printing company Shapeways, Anouk researches how our future would look as we continue to embed technology into what we wear, and more importantly – how this will change our perspective on how we will interface with technology.

Grammy-winning artist Imogen Heap to perform and lead lab

Imogen Heap will perform and lead a lab on the ongoing development of blockchain technology for the music industry at Music Tech Fest Stockholm. The lab will focus on the Mycelia Creative Passport, which aims to become a digital identity standard for music makers, containing or linking to verified profile information. The producer and recording artist will also demonstrate the wearable music interface, Mi.Mu gloves, which she developed.

LJ Rich leads Hack Camp

BBC Click host LJ Rich hosts the 24-hour Hack Camp, part of Music Tech Fest Stockholm, which runs from 3-9 September 2018 with a showcase open to the public from the 7-9 September at KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

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Why is my participation worth it?

Ideas started at MTF tend to take on a life of their own – and many have led to patented technologies. By participating, you’re welcomed into a global research and innovation ecosystem that carries on well after the festival.

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Collaborate with artists and other creators on unique new challenges
Experience awesome performances by world-renowned music artists
Engage in a global research community that explores the boundaries of interaction with physical objects
Experiment with new forms of expression and communication

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