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MTF Aveiro Exclusives

 

#MTF EXCLUSIVE* 

PREVIEW OF #MTFLABS ANOTHER GREEN WORLD

SATURDAY 17 OCTOBER 2020
18:30-21:00 Portugal Time (same as UK: GMT+1)
*EXCLUSIVE TO SELECTED INVITED AUDIENCES

A group of 45 high level experts spent the entire week of 11-17 October collaborating on experiments in neural networks, music tech, AR/VR, neuroscience and more. Satellite MTF Labs were held simultaneously at INESC and ESMAD at the University of Porto, NTNU in Trondheim / Oslo, and at UNAM in Mexico City. Cross-disciplinary collaborations have resulted in several hybrid technological solutions and performances which will be showcased exclusively for select audiences at Aveiro Tech Week.

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Monday 12 Oct

10:00-10:40
Mayor of Aveiro, André Costa, José Pina, Michela Magas
Live from Aveiro, Portugal
Introduction to Aveiro, Tech City, Festival, MTF Labs

10:40 - 11:00
Christian Guttmann
Live from Aveiro, Portugal
How our lives change in the age of AI
Global Vice-President for Artificial Intelligence, TietoEVRY, named one of the top 100 global AI leaders in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science, has many years of practical experience in the field. Advised both kings and queens on the social role of AI and been awarded by the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates. In his career, he has built 100’s of wide-ranging AI systems. He is also involved in major European initiatives, advising the top commissioners in Brussels on upcoming AI regulations.

11:00 - 11:20
Lisa Lang
Live from Aveiro, Portugal

Life on Mars - Fashion!
One of Forbes’s Top 50 Women in Tech in Europe, Founder of Elektrocouture, and the Powerhouse Group. Futurist. Tech & Textiles Innovator. Adviser @European Commission & Parliament. FashionTech. Sustainability. Education.

11:20 - 11:40
Vahakn Matossian
Live from Aveiro, Portugal

Human Instruments
Multi-award winning designer of accessible musical instruments, MA, Royal College of Art, MIT Innovator Under 35, music specialist and product designer working internationally from the UK, co-directs MTF Labs with Michela Magas. He founded the company Human Instruments with his father, composer and collaborator of Stockhausen, Rolf Gehlhaar. Working closely with the British ParaOrchestra, they have been developing the worlds first commercially available hands free instruments that give players total musical freedom of expression, with a resolution of sound as close as possible to traditional orchestral instruments. It was premiered at Setubal Music Festival in 2016 with the Sétubal Youth Orchestra and was funded in part as a #MusicBricks project for European Commission Horizon 2020 project. Human Instruments have produced a number of accessible music devices.

11:40 - 12:00
Carolin Vogler
Live from Aveiro, Portugal

Knitting DNA
S+T+ARTS alumna with “Knitted DNA” and winner of the IEEE Brain Prize at a hackathon of Ars Electronica 2019 for creating a personalisable 3D printed light and ornamental EEG cap. As a semi-finalist in the European Social Innovation Competition, her project merges digital worlds and reality to craft a sustainable future of fashion. Trained in fashion marketing and luxury management she has worked with global brands for over 10 years. Merging marketing skills, design ideas and maker knowledge she combines traditional processes and new technologies to create new viewpoints and sustainable solutions.
Her artistic and professional experience is as broad as her interests reaching from classical business and tech to experimental theatre performances with Epica Lab, the Foundation of La Fura dels Baus.

12:00 - 12:30
Davys Espindola Moreno and Ana Maia
Live from Aveiro, Portugal

Inclusion through music
Davys Espíndola Moreno: PhD candidate Aveiro University, Violinist, Professor in Musical Performance, Master in Music Education in Chile, Master in Music Therapy in Brazil and integrated researcher of the Research Center for Didactics and Technology in the Training of Trainers (CIDTFF - UA). Work includes the development of children’s orchestras and inclusion through Music to children with and without Special Needs. Working on solutions so that children with motor disability due to Cerebral Palsy can access to Art Education Programs, can develop their potential and artistic skills using ICT.

Ana Maia: Special Education Teacher working in a ICT Resources Center for students with special needs (CRTIC Aveiro), a public service from Ministry of Education for the purpose of: prescribing assistive technologies to support their specific needs; information and training for teachers, therapists and families; dissemination of pedagogical resources and projects in the area of Inclusive Education.

13:00 - 13:20
Sofia Crespo
Live from Aveiro, Portugal

Generating life
Artist of Artificial Life using ML, AI and neural networks, working with a huge interest in biology-inspired technologies. One of her main focuses is the way organic life uses artificial mechanisms to simulate itself and evolve, this implying the idea that technologies are a biased product of the organic life that created them and not a completely separated object. On the side, she is also hugely concerned with the dynamic change in the role of the artists working with machine learning techniques.

13:20 - 13:40
Gilberto Bernardes
Live from Aveiro, Portugal

INESC-TEC projects
Musician, professor, and researcher in sound and music computing. He holds a Ph.D. in digital media from the University of Porto and a Master of Music, cum laude, from the Amsterdam Consevatory. His research agenda focuses on sampling-based synthesis and pitch spaces, whose findings appear in over 40 scientific publications. He performs regularly in venues with recognized merit, such as Asia Culture Center (Korea), New York University (USA), Concertgebouw (Holland), and Casa da Música (Portugal). Bernardes is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Porto and a senior researcher at INESC-TEC.

13:40 - 14:00
Kika Goncalves
Live from Aveiro, Portugal

Ocean soundscape awareness
PhD researcher in ecoacoustics in artistic creation focusing on the ocean soundscapes, Founder OPENFIELD Creative Labs. Ecoacoustics in artistic creation focusing the ocean soundscapes, and the ocean soundscape awareness project ØSAW. I try to create awareness of noise pollution in aquatic environments through artistic practices and artworks, with a special interest in low frequencies, vibration and particle motion disturbances. I could create a performance/ immersive experience based on Aveiro underwater sounds I there is time to make such recordings on site.

14:00 - 14:20
Grant Smith
Live from Aveiro, Portugal

Acoustic Commons and the Dawn Chorus
Founder of artist collective working with sound and place, based at Stave Hill Ecological Park in London, coordinating a network of soundcamps (2014-20) and producing the Reveil 24hr radio broadcast on International Dawn Chorus Day each year. Currently running the Acoustic Commons - a three year collaborative project supported by Creative Europe, developing DIY tech and participatory frameworks that take sound as a way to think collectively about environments, intangible cultural heritage and public space. The AC is part of a partnership with UN Live and indigenous groups. Its first public facing event was Reveil 2020, a 24 hour live broadcast of the dawn chorus, co-created with streamers around the planet.

14:20 - 14:40
Saga Arvidsdotter
Live from Aveiro, Portugal

Intro to Blockchain
Blockchain engineer, interdisciplinary artist and startup advisor. She has won 4 of the biggest Ethereum blockchain hackathons in a row 2019 and is thus a blockchain hackathon world champion. She has been a speaker at conferences like SXSW and Foo Camp and built crypto prototypes for Imogen Heap and UNICEF. Graduate of KTH Royal Institute Technology in Stockholm.

Neurocognitive Exclusives

15:30 - 16:10
EnTimeMent: Antonio Camurri, Nadia Berthouze, Temi Olugbade, Nicolas Gold, Alessandro D’Ausilio, Marta Bienkiewicz, Benoit Bardy
LIVE from Genova, Italy and London, UK

Exclusive preview! EnTimeMent (ENtrainment & synchronization at multiple TIME scales in the MENTal foundations of expressive gesture)
EU Horizon 2020 FET PROACTIVE project (2019-2022)

Antonio Camurri, PhD in Computer Engineering, full professor at DIBRIS, University of Genova, where he teaches “Human Computer Interaction” and “Multimodal Systems for Human Computer Interaction”. His research interests include multimodal intelligent interfaces and interactive systems; sound and music computing; kansei information processing; computational models of non verbal expressive gesture, emotion, and social signals; active experience of multimedia content; multimodal systems for theatre, music, dance, museums and cultural applications, health (therapy and rehabilitation, independent living). Founder and scientific director of InfoMus Lab and of Casa Paganini - InfoMus Research Centre of University of Genoa (www.infomus.org), member of the Executive Committee of the IEEE CS Tech. Committee on Computer Generated Music, founding member of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, Associate Editor of Journal of New Music Research (Taylor & Francis); author of more than 150 intl. scientific publications; chairman, keynote speaker, and member of scientific and program committees of many international conferences and workshops. He is coordinator and local project manager of EU projects (IST FP5 and FP6, ICT FP7, Culture 2007, Erasmus Intensive Programs, Cost Action - see www.infomus.org), co-owner of patents on software systems, and responsible for University of Genoa of industry contracts.

Nadia Berthouze is Professor in Affective Computing and Interaction. Her main area of expertise is the study of body posture/movement as a modality for recognising, modulating and measuring human affective states in HCI. She has published more than 170 papers in affective computing, HCI, and pattern recognition. She was awarded the 2003 Technical Prize from the Japanese Society of Kansei Engineering and she has been invited to give a TEDxStMartin talk (2012). She is/was: PI on the EPSRC-funded Emo&Pain project to design affective technology to support rehabilitation in chronic pain; co-I on the EPSRC-funded Digital Sensoria project investigating the use of biosensors to measure subjective responses to tactile experiences; co-I on the ILHAIRE project investigating laughter in human-avatar interaction; EU-FP7 Marie Curie IRSES UBI-HEALTH: Exchange of Excellence in Ubiquitous Computing Technologies to Address Healthcare Challenges, H2020 HUMAN Manufacturing, and HOLD funded by the Wellcome Trust.

Temitayo Olugbade is a Research Associate in affective computing and applied machine learning at University College London Interaction Centre (UCLIC). There she investigates how technology can automatically infer affective states and related experiences from human behaviour and/or physiological signals for the purpose of informing feedback, personalisation, or other support which could themselves be technological. She has done these within a number of application contexts including chronic pain physical rehabilitation, mathematical problem solving for primary school children, and comfort in a car environment.

Nicolas Gold is Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at University College London. He is a member of the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, and was an Associate of the AHRC Research Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice.  The main emphasis of his research is program slicing and dependence analysis with additional interests and activity in computer music applied to healthcare, and music computing approaches to software engineering education.  He currently serves on the department’s ethics committee (and occasionally represents the department on the main UCL REC), previously held the role of departmental careers tutor and is one of two personal tutors in the department who work with students in the department who are aged under-18.  He also served on the UCL REF Open-Access Academic Advisory Panel

Alessandro d’Ausilio studied experimental Psychology and obtained a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from the Sapienza University of Rome (2007 - Prof. Olivetti Belardinelli). During his Ph.D. Spent extended research periods both at MIT (Brain and Cognitive Science Department, McGovern Institute for Brain Research - Prof. Bizzi) and the Eberhart-Karls-Universität in Tübingen (Institut für Medizinische Psychologie und Verhaltensneurobiologie - Prof. Birbaumer and Prof. Lotze). Soon after the Ph.D. received a three-years postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Ferrara (Section of Human Physiology - Prof. Fadiga and Prof. Craighero). Later joined the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Genova, first as a Senior Post-doc (Prof. Sandini and Prof. Fadiga) and then since 2012 as a Researcher in the Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department. In 2016 moved to the IIT Center of Translational Neurophysiology for Speech and Communication, hosted by the University of Ferrara. In 2017 became Associate Professor of Physiology at the University of Ferrara.

16:10 - 16:30
António Salvador
Live from Lisbon, Portugal

Music neuro-rehab lab
Our fantastic team represents the Music NeuroRehab Lab . This is a scientific and clinical project that aims to create and develop new and innovative therapeutic approaches in the rehabilitation of stroke patients, using music /sound as a mean to potentiate neuroplasticity and brain recovery during the recovery process. Newly composed music through spacial and immersive sound is the core structure to work with each patient.

16:30 - 16:50
Martim Sousa Tavares
LIVE from Aveiro, Portugal

Ways of Hearing
Maestro orchestra conductor and music communicator. Beyond conducting orchestras in several countries (such as Italy, America and Portugal), Martim is an avid communicator of classical music, being involved in several projects that aim to reignite interest in classical music, and bring it to remote parts of Portugal. Master in orchestra direction from the prestigious Bienen School of Music in Chicago.

16:50 - 17:10
Lena Ortega
LIVE from Mexico City
Soundwalk - brainwave entrainment with neural beats
Dr. Lena Ortega is a sound artist, researcher, and designer whose line of inquiry joins the concepts of resonance and embodied experience in the relationship between non-human and human animals and their environment. Member of the Art+Science interdisciplinary research group of UNAM, Mexico. She has been a visiting artist and researcher in Spain, Portugal, Germany, and Finland. Currently investigating the problem of representation and the experience of nature and exploring the intersections between nature and culture.

17:10 - 18:30
Muarts: Horàcio Marques, Franciso Teixeira, Luis Xandy Anjos, Mónica Pedro, Tiago Quendera
LIVE from Aveiro, Portugal

Muarts neuroscience and the arts

Horàcio Tomé Marques is Systems Architect at the Neurobios Neurobica Project, and professor at ESMAD - Escola Superior de Media Artes e Design, Politécnico do Porto, Portugal. He is co-founding member of APNF - Portuguese Association of Neurofeedback and Neurotechnology, Legato - Art and Guitar Association and the collective MuARTs. Multimedia artist, musician-composer, and researcher with more than 30 years of activity (e.g., music, 3d, interaction). Internationally published (e.g., Computer Arts, EFX Art and Design). MusicBricks Blue Vinyl Award 2015. First record: 1989 (originals for solo fingerstyle/tapping guitar, jazz, computers/sequencers duets). From 2010: researching and developing art projects based on the amplification and real-time representation of the brain’s electric phenomena (e.g., visualization, sonification) in the context of the arts practice/act, grounded in science.

Francisco Teixeira is director of the division of Neurofeedback at Neurobios - Neuroscience Institute and partner at MuArts, a brain-computer-interfaces software and hardware development project. He is winner of The Global Hack - Hack the Crisis - Covid-19 - Mental Health track worldwide, the World Wearables Cup 2018, and finalist of the Ars Electronica STARTS Prize 2016. He has a BSc in Psychology and a MSc in Neuroscience from King´s College London.

Luis Xandy Anjos is System Architect and Machine Learning specialist at muArts is the design and development of the BCI Neurofeedback Framework He works also for the project Neurobica supported by the neuroscience institute Neurobios. His research work focusses on Brain Computer Interface, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Music and Futures Studies following the transhumanism philosophy with a singular vision about a positive future with more happiness, intelligence and longevity trough the development of emerging technologies.

Mónica Pedro is PhD student on New Media and Pervasive Systems, with a long track as a researcher in Human Computer Interaction and Technology Enhanced Learning. She has been working in technology and business innovation, promoting technology and knowledge transfer from academia to business and society. Mónica specialised in Knowledge and Operational management of Collaborative projects, involving fundamental and applied research, technology and knowledge transfer, and business design. Monica also plays with fashion tech, digital fabrication, open source and new bio based materials.

Tiago Quendera graduated in psychology and a master in Philosophy of the Mind. They bridge their interests in the mind, art and technology that led them to pursue graduate training at the Systems Neuroscience lab where, today, they study the limits of human behaviour and condition through novel paradigms in the form of interactive artistic work - music, videogames and rhythmic experience.

Evening Remote Live Exclusives

19:30 - 20:00
Robertina Šebjanič
LIVE from Ljubljana, Slovenia

Award winning Artist in Residence Ars Electronica
Robertina Šebjanič (SI) based in Ljubljana. Her art – research focus is since several years into cultural, (bio)political, chemical and biological realities of aquatic environments, which serves as a starting point to investigate and tackle the philosophical questions on the intersection of art, technology and science. Her ideas and concepts are often realized in collaboration with others, through interdisciplinary and informal integration in her work. She is a member of Hackteria Network and Theremidi Orchestra. She was awarded with Honorary Mention @Prix Ars Electronica 2016, STARTS2020 and STARTS2016 nomination. Robertina was SHAPE platform 2017 artist. 2018 she was a resident artist at Ars Electronica (EMARE / EMAP). Her art work Aurelia 1+Hz / proto viva generator (artist proof) is since 2019 part of the the BEEP Electronic Art Collection, Spain. She exhibited / performed at solo and group exhibitions as well as in galleries and festivals: Ars Eletronica - Linz / Matadero - Madrid / Eastern Bloc - Montreal / FACT Liverpool / La Gaité Lyrique Paris/ Kosmica festival - Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City / Eyebeam - New York / WRO biennale - Wroclaw / Art laboratory Berlin / Le Cube - Pariz / PortIzmir3 - K2 -Izmir / Touch me Klovičevi dvori Kontejner - Zagreb / Bozar Brussels / Galerija Kapelica - Ljubljana / HackteriaLab - Yogyakarta / LABoral Centro de Arte Gijon/ Bandits-Mages Bourges / +MSUM- Ljubljana / HackteriaLab - Bangalore / Piksel festival - Bergen / Festival Accès(s)_ Pau / Device art_Kontejner - Zagreb / Prima Gallery- Berlin / Galerija SC -Zagreb / Netaudio Festival- London / Amber- Istanbul / Muzej sodobne umetnosti Vojvodine v Novem Sadu / Galerija KiBela, Kibla - Maribor / Share - Beograd / and more….

20:00 - 20:30
Paul D Miller aka DJ Spooky
LIVE from Aspen, CO

Sonifying Antarctica
Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, is a composer, multimedia artist and writer whose work immerses audiences in a blend of genres, global culture and environmental and social issues. His current work is the artistic research project ‘Virtual Antartica”.

20:30 - 21:00
Alex Murray-Lesley & Melissa E Logan
LIVE from Trondheim, Norway / Hamburg, Germany

Chicks on Speed
Chicks on Speed is a feminist music and fine art ensemble, formed in Munich in 1997, when members Australian Alex Murray-Leslie and American Melissa Logan met at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts. Though Chicks on Speed reached cult status throughout the 2000s as catalysts of the musical genre electroclash, Chicks on Speed were actually founded as a multidisciplinary art group working in performance art, electronic dance music, collage graphics, textile design and fashion.

Alexandra Murray-Leslie is a poly-artist, artistic researcher and co-founder of Chicks on Speed, an internationally renowned cross-disciplinary art group. Alex is currently Professor at Trondheim Academy of Fine Arts, NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She completed her PhD in artistic research at The University of Technology Sydney followed by taking up ARTEC artist in residence at NTNU in 2018.

Melissa E. Logan is an artist living in Hamburg. Performance, installation, video, painting and electronic music are her usual tools for making work. Logan works in groups by gathering artists together, connecting themes, layering meaning, using contradiction and process, clichè and duration, live installations. For example ‘On Air’ at Gold+Beton Gallery in Cologne where musicians performed for eight consecutive days, original material for thirty minutes as a ‘live radio’ program. At the Tinguely Museum in Basel, Logan is injecting artificial voice commands into the public space, of which field recordings will be aired daily via live radio. The works shudder between authenticity, subaltern, touch on theory, shift to artificial exaggeration, post punk urgency in the tradition of avant-garde nonconformism. Logan studied painting at The Academy of Arts in Munich where she started the collective Chicks on Speed with her colleagues there. With CoS Logan has exhibited, performed and lectured at diverse locations: Kyoto Cont. Art Museum, MoMA, MoMA PS1, Pompidou, Dundee Cont. Center for the Arts; TBA-21 Vienna, CAC Vilnius, Tate Briton, Victoria & Albert Museum, KC GRAD, just to name a few. Chicks on Speed are represented by Milani Gallery, Brisbane. Melissa E. Logan is represented by Galerie Gisela Clement, Bonn. University of Craft Action Thought is a label and performance company founded by Logan in 2016.

21:30 - 22:00
Harry Yeff aka Reeps One
LIVE from London, UK

Vocal AI
Artist in Residence World Economic Forum, Artist in Residence Nokia Bell Labs, vocal sculptor, champion beatboxer, award-winning artist who specialises in voice and tech-based performance. Yeff’s expertise in vocal musicianship and creative direction has generated an online global following, rendering over 100 million views and recognition as a pioneer of experimental vocalism. In 2018 Yeff completed his third artist residency at Harvard University and acquired the title of ‘Culture Leader’ with the World Economic Forum. Yeff produces work spanning disciplines, contexts and media as a response to an ongoing investigation into the evolution of the human voice, art and science. His work explores the fusion of visual and audio cultures, transforming vocal music into visible, physical form through performance, installation, sculpture, photography and film as well as curatorial, directorial and academic projects. Yeff has become one of the most decorated and progressive lateral thinkers in the world of voice and technology.

22:00 - 22:30
Ginger Leigh aka Synthestruct
LIVE from Orlando, FL

Synthestruct - Best Visual Artist Orlando 2020
Best Visual Artist Orlando 2020, Ginger Leigh (alias ‘Synthestruct’) is an interactive and audiovisual artist who works with sensors and data to create real-time, multi-modal experiences that explore how we connect with and understand the world around us. Sound being a core topic of interest in her work, she has spent years exploring the physical properties of sound through her works of cymatics photography and videography, as well as examining the relationship between sound and its visual embodiment through live performances, installations, and workshops. Through creating interactive audio and visual systems for her performances, she explores how movement, gesture, and other forms of interaction and interfacing can be used in real-time dynamic composition. “Interference”, a dome performance she developed and presented at the Society for Art and Technology in Montreal (2018), and later at Sonar Festival in Barcelona, examines the intricate beauty of wave interactions in physical matter and digital representations. Her performance “Viscerality” was the first full dome audiovisual performance conducted through the use of sensor-enabled MiMu gloves, with each ‘scene’ designed and programmed by Leigh as a responsive arena of sound and visuals that could be explored in real-time through her gestures, allowing her to control the flow of each show as it unfolded and make each one unique. “VAST”, performed at ARTECHOUSE DC (2019), thematically explored the mathematics of sound through a series of sound objects and oscillations, controlled through gestures and improvisational choices made by the artist.

22:30 - 23:00
CJ Carr
LIVE from Boston, MA

Dadabots - neural networks generative music
Founder Dadabots, Turing-test competition winner who relishes in tricking people into believing computer-created music is human. Read his NIPS 2017 paper on “Generating Black Metal and Math Rock: Beyond Bach, Beethoven, and Beatles”. CJ has participated in 50 hackathons, which is way too many all-nighters drinking tea and coding. He specialises in machine learning, neural networks, digital signal processing, natural language processing, music information retrieval, generative music, computational creativity, web audio, python, javascript, full stack web development, AWS, GCP, computer game design, music education, music production, guitar, percussion, didgeridoo, throat singing, overtone singing, beatboxing, footwork dancing, hackathon organisation, startups, parkour.

Tuesday 13 Oct

19:30 - 20:00
Eyal Weisz
LIVE from Haifa, Israel

Inspiration Ninja
A musician, music technologist, multidisciplinary technological artist, software engineer, and informal educator. Active MTF artist. Winner of the international Music Tech Fest Berlin 2016’s Hack Camp, as well as prizes for Research and Development, and Informal Education in Israel. Play This Wall, a music technology project by Run Dreamer which he’s part of it’s development team was finalist International Sound Awards nominee. Installations and projects which he took part in, gained international spotlights and presented in Israel, Europe, USA, and varied media. Performed in Israel, Germany, Sweden, and the USA. Earned the right to create, produce, and play with Roy Zu-Arets (one of the most important music producers in Israel), and to improvise over his original music with world-class musicians (Yossi Sassi, Bumblefoot & Band). Developing music technologies, systems, and electronic musical instruments (controllers), and performs with his original compositions together with his original technological art installation as a double journey which happens live on the stage. Has a BSC in Information Systems Engineering. Studied Music technologies in Bar Ilan University. Lecturer: Shai Cohen.

20:00 - 20:30
Joseph Wilk / Andreas Bergsland / Kirsi Mustalahti / Lilian Jap
LIVE from Bristol UK, Trondheim Norway, Tampere Finland, Stockholm Sweden

Dance AI

Joseph Wilk is SWCTN Automation Fellow. He is an artist working with programming code, realtime media & audio. In particular, he is interested in live programming as performance art. His experience of disability —living with pain, physical limitations, disillusionment and disconnection— strongly impacts his practice. He deconstructs, misuses and repurposes software to challenge notions of ownership, narrative and visibility. He thinks of programming as a means of facilitating and augmenting human communication rather than replacing it, facilitating new forms of expression that put humans at the centre of control. He has a Masters Degree in AI, over 20 years of programming experience, and of performing live coding with music and visuals. He is part of the core developer team of Sonic Pi (teaching music and programming in schools), works with professional composers building instruments in code, and creates visual performances using 3D game engines (like Unity) and OpenGL shaders.

Andreas Bergsland is currently study programme leader and holds an associate professor position at the music technology program at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), where he teaches courses in analytical and aesthetical perspectives on music and technology, music technology history, csound, spatial audio and other subjects. His research interests have included voice in electroacoustic music (PhD entitled “Experiencing voices in Electroacoustic Music” from 2010), live-electronics from a performative perspective, interactive dance and movement-sound interaction for users with and without disabilities. He has also written about history and analysis of electroacoustic music. Bergsland has also been involved in composition and sound design for exhibitions, installations, large scale multi-media events, in addition to doing live-electronics performances and working with computer instrument design for motion capture systems. In addition, he has recently composed several pieces for interactive dance that have been presented in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Greece, Italy, Canada and the US in collaboration with choreographer Robert Wechsler and others. Together with the MotionComposer team he received a special recognition award in the 2016 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition.

Kirsi Mustalahti is a Culture and Event Producer, Senior Manager and Master of Art in Theatre In addition to artistic work as an actor and artistic director Mustalahti is a professional in event production and tour management activities as well as Art management and marketing. She is a Founder of ACCAC Global; a growing international network and community that promotes equality and use culture and art methods to increase the opportunities for everyone to participate. ACCAC’s growth centres in Korea, Egypt, Nepal, Morocco and Finland promote this common mission. Her interest and expertise in accessibility and services started since 2006 as a pioneer in Finland, improving the inclusion of people with and without disabilities in arts, culture and social life, by offering services to festivals, culture providers and various artists and artist groups.

Lilian Jap was previously a dancer, sometimes an interaction designer and currently a coder. A little bit of a lot, but not a lot of the little. Spending majority of the time at Royal Swedish Ballet School and KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, I’ve always found my way into interactive performances. Lastly in the project AccentsInMotion developed at the #MTFLabs in Stockholm 2018, as well a demo presentation at the SMC 2019 Conference in Málaga, Spain consisting of real-time mapping of dance movements to music playback. Personal interest and activities are all surrounded by technology, sounds and body movement as the common factors.

20:30 - 21:00
David Cox
Live from Aveiro, Portugal

Humans Since 1982
Head of technology and partner at art studio Humans since 1982, responsible for the technology of the kinetic projects “Clock Clock” and “A million Times”: hardware, firmware, network, server application and choreography design platform. Together with the founders, Per Emanuelsson and Bastian Bischoff, David played a key role in building and shaping the studio which today comprises a large group of specialists with different professional and cultural backgrounds.

21:00 - 21:30
Vesna Petresin
LIVE from Berlin

Immersive Opera
Transdisciplinary artist and thinker, Artist in Residence, Visiting Lecturer, Master of Film, Netherlands Film Academy, Amsterdam University of the Arts, Visiting Fellow Goldsmiths, University of London, previously Artist in Residence at ZKM Centre for Art and Media, Graduate from the Conservatoire of Music In Ljubljana, PhD Architecture.

Wednesday 14 Oct

19:30 - 20:00
Tom Fox
LIVE from London, UK

Sonifying Climate Change
Artist, educator and Creative Director for Hackoustic, a London based group focusing on sonic arts, education and promotion of sound artists, music technologists and instrument builders. He has performed or talked at The Tate Moderns Turbine hall festival, Tate Lates, The Royal College of Music, The Royal College of Art, Music Tech Fest Central (Slovenia), Music Tech Fest Berlin, Music Hack Space, #MTFSatelite Genova Italy, #MTFSparks leader for #Wallifornia Music Tech in Belgium, London Hackspace, Childwickbury Arts Faire, The Great Home Hack, London Mini Maker Faire and London Arduino Day. And was also Artist in Residence for Machinesroom.

20:00 - 20:30
Dan Hill
LIVE from Stockholm, Sweden
The Slowdown Papers
Head of Strategic Design at Vinnova, the Swedish Innovation Agency, Visiting Professor Eindhoven, RMIT and Bartlett; ex Head of BBC Music, and Head of the Cities Catapult. Author at cityofsound.com

20:30 - 21:00
Stanza
LIVE from London, UK
Stanza is an internationally recognised artist, who has been exhibiting worldwide since 1984. His artworks have won twenty international art prizes and art awards including:- Vidalife 6.0 First Prize Spain. SeNef Grand Prix Korea. Videobrasil First Prize Brazil. Cynet Art First Prize Germany. Share First Prize Winner Italy: His art has also been rewarded with a prestigious Nesta Dreamtime Award, an Arts Humanities Creative Fellowship and a Clarks bursary.

21:00 - 21:30
Marta de Menezes
LIVE from Aveiro, Portugal
PhD researcher in the intersection of Art and Biology; Master of Studies in History of Art and Visual Culture, University of Oxford; Master Fine Arts, University of Lisbon. In 1999 she created her first biological artwork (Nature?) by modifying the wing patterns of live butterflies. Since then, she has used diverse biological techniques including functional MRI of the brain to create portraits where the mind can be visualised; fluorescent DNA probes to create micro-sculptures in human cell nuclei; sculptures made of proteins; incorporating live neurons or bacteria. Currently the artistic director of Ectopia, an experimental art laboratory in Lisbon, and Director of Cultivamos Cultura in the South of Portugal.

Thursday 15 Oct

19:30 - 20:00
Ran Dar aka Run Dreamer
LIVE from Tel Aviv, Israel
Happy Accidents - browser music education
Tel-Aviv based electronic musician / digital artist (aka. Run Dreamer) & Music-Tech entrepreneur. makes human centric, collaborative musical instrument & art installations featured in Jerusalem / Tel-Aviv / Berlin / Warsaw / Madrid / Zurich / Brussels / London & LA! Founder of “music-tech.club” - online electronic music & creativity for kids & teens. Making music in the browser might be the most accessible & surprising way of making electronic music today.  it’s still pretty limited but there are a bunch of tools that, put together, turn into a music making experience that can be used to teach young audiences - how to write & produce electronic music.  a humble start before they commit to expensive gear and endless tips & tricks on YT.  Digital artist and educator Ran Dar (Run Dreamer) will share some insights & tools from his online music education program “Happy Accidents”.

20:00 - 20:15
Mónica Pedro
LIVE from Aveiro, Portugal
PhD student on New Media and Pervasive Systems, with a long track as a researcher in Human Computer Interaction and Technology Enhanced Learning. She has been working in technology and business innovation, promoting technology and knowledge transfer from academia to business and society. Mónica specialised in Knowledge and Operational management of Collaborative projects, involving fundamental and applied research, technology and knowledge transfer, and business design. Monica also plays with fashion tech, digital fabrication, open source and new bio based materials.

20:15 - 20:30
Tiago Quendera
LIVE from Aveiro, Portugal
CMLab - An exploration of collective motion technology
Graduate in psychology and a master in Philosophy of the Mind. They bridge their interests in the mind, art and technology that led them to pursue graduate training at the Systems Neuroscience lab where, today, they study the limits of human behaviour and condition through novel paradigms in the form of interactive artistic work - music, videogames and rhythmic experience.

20:30 - 21:00
Anna Elyutina
LIVE from Aveiro, Portugal
Psyjazz
Moscow State University, Department of Chemistry
BA, Berklee College of Music (Music Synthesis and Performance)
MA, CUNY Brooklyn (Performance and Interactive Media Arts). She is a guitarist and an Improvisational Cyber Musician.Her show is conceptually different from that of DJ performance, live PA, or the one-person band. It’s fully LIVE, interactive electronic music performance and real time composition, where both human musician and computer are equally creative musical partners in an improvised setting. Integrating a powerful assortment of digital and analog tone-generating instruments, interactive computer music technology and electric guitar into an improvised music set, Ms. Psyjazz ventures to explore the chemistry and the illusory boarders between ‘organic’ or ‘human’ music and digital music and art.

Friday 16 Oct

19:00 - 19:30
Tiago Margaca
LIVE from Aveiro
Musgos
Musgos is an instrumental band that explores landscapes of experimental post-prog-rock/art-punk-jazz. However, more than that, it is truly hard to define and place them within a musical genre. It´s one of those singular bands where you recognize their sound as soon as you hear them and yet it’s a hard task to put them in a box. The musical landscapes that we present relate to freedom through sound, the metaphysical experience of creating something singularly Unique and raw. To us, more than anything else, music is a need as vital as breathing. In the end, what makes this music so refreshing is the way in which sound is used as a painter uses the brush in a landscape. An abstract feeling emerges from it, where the audience imagines, gathering their own interpretation.

19:30 - 20:00
Scott Beibin (Groucho Fractal)
LIVE from USA
Mandelbot:HAB
Scott Beibin is an inventor, artist, collectivist, decentralist, hacker, maker of things and aspiring astronaut. Currently he is working on The MandelBOT Project, of which he is a co-founder. MandelBOT is an open source platform for creating general purpose machines that are more environmentally sound, easy to assmemble + modify + repair, parametrically designed as to be scalable, respect the freedom of the user and where the design plans are registered on a blockchain in the form of a Non-Fungible Token.

20:00 - 20:30
Rui Abreu
LIVE from Lisbon, Portugal
The Portuguese Hip Hop and DJ Scene
Rui Miguel Abreu has been a music journalist for 30 plus years, currently writing for Blitz magazine, doing several radio shows at Antena 3 and directing the digital magazine Rimas e Batidas.

20:30 - Late
Moullinex
LIVE from Lisbon, Portugal
Moullinex exclusive with machine learning
Moullinex is the alter ego of Portuguese producer, dj and multi-instrumentalist Luis Clara Gomes. After establishing himself as one of the leading artists in the disco scene, with several underground hits such as ‘Take My Pain Away’ and ‘Maniac’, remixes of acts like Røyksopp, Cut Copy and Two Door Cinema Club, and founding his own label Discotexas alongside Xinobi, he’s released three critically acclaimed albums, Flora (2012), Elsewhere (2015) and Hypersex (2017)

 

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