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4 MTFers win ISAbells

4 MTFers win ISAbells

Four MTFers won ISAbells – the International Sound Awards and more were highly commended runners up in the prestigious event in Hamburg.

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Crazy. I didn’t realise that it would be such a wide variety of things… - Glyn Hanmer

Best thing about MTF Stockholm? People! The generosity, the passion, the openness, the different types of intelligence. Did not get to spend near enough time with everyone from previous MTF’s, but so lovely to briefly reconnect. - Anne Dvinge

Who needs sleep when there’s hacking to do and so many amazing people to meet and an all around inspiring atmosphere? - Sean Manton

Everything about MTF Stockholm was amazing. The organization, the team, guests, students and staff where are impecable, nice and hard working. I am very happy to have come from Mexico to join people whom I would’ve never met back home. I wish more events like these could happen all around the world! - Amor Amezcua

It was great! I work for a major tech company in the Nordics and I found a couple of companies that our innovation team is now working on a collaboration with. I also brought my 15yo son who’s into tech and he loved seeing the developers pitch. - Stephanie Huf

I really liked the vibe of constant activity, and the anything goes ethos. Build (or bring) something and put it out there! - Petter Karlström

All the performances, innovations and inventions amazed every part of me but nothing like meeting so many different people from so many different backgrounds and talents and skills sharing a single passion. The sense of belonging and community and the feeling of being able to learn something new from every person present has no price. - Lucas Castillo Villamil

Gender balance was outstanding, congratulations for that! - Mauricio Valdés

An absolutely fabulous event - well conceived, fluid, entertaining, surprising and at times profound. The non-typical format really works, with demos and chats rather than talks and keynotes. - Ravi Kapur

Particularly inspiring: being a part of Imogen Heap’s experiment with making the crowd co-producer of a recorded song from her intimate gig in the reactor by using smart contracts! - Stine

Loved the diversity of minds, it felt inclusive and gave everyone a voice. Thank you for the event, I feel it has helped me grow as an artist. - Joseph Wilk

MTF experience enriched me with a magical resonance between personal & professional in sharing common passion with truly amazing people from around the globe. Really hope to be part of it again! - Re Cvetana

A fantastic experience of how highly relevant and interested people can have meaningful exchanges without all sorts of complicated formats. - Sebastiaan Meijer

Just great. i really appreciated that MTF put together this whole event. I am very happy to hear that MTF might be doing the hackathon annually at KTH which would be awesome. In that case I am going to apply everytime! - Hjalmar Jakobsson

The best thing about the Music Tech Fest were the people involved, it was a great opportunity to connect and hear stories with extremely skilled people from all over the world… - Nicolo Merendino

I have no idea how I came across this event - I knew nobody else who was going, and I discovered it only a month before it happened. Honestly, that front page full of female musicians, innovators and curators stopped me in my tracks. I’m not sure I even scrolled the whole way down the page before buying - best impulse purchase I have ever made. - Geraint

I met students, older folks who were pioneers and leaders in the electronic music field, people building interesting things. Everyone was on the same level - no green room evident, the speakers and performers walked among us. When it comes down to it, the best thing was there was a lot of support, encouragement , sense of “family” in the best way. - John-Henry Barac

A beautiful gathering of likeminded people with sometimes different but complementary interests. A festival that requires energy to enjoy it “all” but rewards with many refreshing new points of view regarding performance, music, installations, technology, trends, etc.. - Servando Barreiro

It was really fantastic, interesting, loads going on and wonderful people. - Francesca Ter-Berg

I thought the Ericsson, Muarts and the music from brain activity was particularly inspiring. It was lovely spending time with Charlie and his wife and their 8.1 sound system in the basement. - Paul Weston

People are the soul of MTF. People are the engine. The location was incredible for sure, but the people are the essential component of this Festival. I’m in love with their thoughts, their openness of mind, their projects and not less important, the fact that they’re after all, humans. - Andrea Cerrato

It has been touching, overwhelming, sleep deprivating, consuming, rebooting, as expected. - Stefano Piermatteo

The quantity/quality of people involved is amazing. Literally the first time I’ve been in such a talented/brilliant/inspiring environment with so many people! - Michelangelo Guarise

The generosity, the passion, the openness, the different types of intelligence. Did not get to spend near enough time with everyone from previous MTF’s, but so lovely to briefly reconnect. - Anne Dvinge

It helps of course that you have an informed, passionate and generally like minded audience, and Graham Massey’s comment about there being a ‘collective mind’ at the event felt very true. In general, I felt very ‘at home’, and my kids throughly enjoyed themselves. Thank you and well done. - Ravi Kapur

Really inspiring, with an interesting mix of people! - Hedvig Kjellström

Amazing. I loved every minute of it. - Alexander Phleps

I haven’t had access to that kind of serendipitous collaboration since I was just starting out; but now that I am old and cynical and more skilled it’s so much better. MTFLabs summoned the fresh, idealistic spontaneity that many of us have had no time for as long as we can remember and fused it the cunning artfulness of seasoned professionals. that was some next level pro-grade collision of ideas. - Dan MacKinlay

Stunning, really interesting meetings with people from so many areas - Tobias Edman

A hugely diverse crowd of talent that left me completely humbled, and simultaneously motivated me to explore my craft further… like nothing has in a long time. Thanks for that. - Ray Arkaei

The hardware. Omg. The hardware. Makes me want to play some more with things I have absolutely no idea how to work with. - Charlotte Slot

In MTF Stockholm everyone is welcome. It doesn’t feel like you’re a guest you feel like a big family. Everyone is supporting one another and glad to see you perform, speak or meet. What I thought was most interesting and inspiring was definitely how everyone comes together. - Amor Amezcua

It was great! Met lots of amazing people and I’m thrilled I decided to attend. - Nina Butler

Being in a creative environment with really talented and knowledgeable people. Meeting and working with people who understands that building a thing that goes BEEP-WOWOW and then maybe even BOOP-WUWU, is something that is important. - Johnnie Hård

The different formats for discussions, the range of activities taking place over the length of the conference, the incredible people who were part of the various activities and events. - Jeremy Morris

The lovely and inspiring people. The challenge and pressure to finish in 24 hours. - Ruben Svensson

One the best experiences this year. I’ve been using tech (mostly programming) and playing music all my life but apart from recording music on my computer I’ve never really connected those interests. Through this festival I’ve got so much inspiration to finally connect them! It was so inspiring and so much fun to just walk around talking and sharing ideas with different people. - Kristofer Fagerström

What a beautiful city! Plus I did not appreciate how much of a music tech hub Stockholm is. Makes sense to make MTF the capital of this scene! My overall experience: friendly and welcoming. This was important since it was my first MTF. - Ben Koppelman

Being in a room with people from different countries, with totally different cultures and backgrounds and soooo many ideas bouncing between the four walls that had to be discussed and eventually included/excluded to the final output. - Panagiotis Apostolakis

The enthusiasm and inclusion by everyone for everyone. There was no hierarchy or arrogance. I’m sure some people were in awe of others for their talents but I felt anyone could contribute and be listened to. - John Bradley

Particular inspiring was the amount of hackers participating again and all the different technologies shown. - Katariina Kari

Thanks for a fantastic event. More content than I could possibly get to. Loved it, learned a lot and made some great connections! - Stephanie Huf

I found the focus on accessibility that MTF had quite inspiring. So many bright minds working for such important matters is what the world of music and the world of people needs. - Lucas Castillo Villamil

The element of blockchain, copyright and music distribution formats that were addressed during symposium and interviews, was completely new for me. - Mauricio Valdés

An environment in which artistic and professional competence blend perfectly to create an experience that knows how to inspire at levels that I hardly had the opportunity to see elsewhere. - Andrea Cerrato

Everyone was friendly and happy to explain the part of the tech world they were involved in. I particularly enjoyed having the chance to try different equipment and for people to explain them to me. But mainly to ‘have a go’. - John Bradley

The amount of talent and interesting things taking place at the festival was really inspiring and has given me a lot of new ideas to think of for future research projects. - Jeremy Morris

#MTFLabs@ZKM

#MTFLabs@ZKM

You will find us at the legendary ZKM in Karlsruhe doing a 24-hour intervention from Saturday, 27th of October, taking forward a bunch of awesome projects and collaborations from #MTF Stockholm, through performance, hacking and experimentation.

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Meet Cristiano Bocci at MTF Stockholm…

Cristiano Bocci is a professor of Geometry, a multi-instrumentalist and maker, blending the worlds of mathematics and music to create new instruments.

Meet Tamas Ungvary at MTF Stockholm…

Professor Tamas Ungvary is a composer, conductor, double-bass player, researcher working as a composer in residence and lecturer at EMS.

Meet Adam Scrimshire at MTF Stockholm…

Adam Scrimshire is a songwriter, producer, DJ, and half of Modified Man. He is one of the founders of the labels Wah Wah 45s and Albert’s Favourites.

Meet Fernando Velázquez at MTF Stockholm

Fernando Velázquez is an artist and curator from São Paulo whose work bridges architecture, music, visual arts, multimedia and fashion.

Meet Martin James at MTF Stockholm…

Professor Martin James is a music journalist, author and biographer. His books include biographies of Fat Boy Slim, Dave Grohl, Moby and more.

Meet Tobias Edman at MTF Stockholm…

Tobias Edman works at the Swedish National Space Agency with Innovation and Public benefit and uses space data as part of his public benefit solutions.

Meet Linda Leopold at MTF Stockholm…

Linda Leopold is a Swedish journalist, author, and innovation strategist. She is a former Editor-in-Chief at the fashion magazine Bon.

Meet Lia Mice at MTF Stockholm…

Lia Mice is a London-based producer, DJ and instrument designer.She’s also a resident DJ at SE London experimental dance night ELECTROLOGHTS.AV.

Meet Hjalmar Jakobsson at MTF Stockholm…

Hjalmar Jakobsson is a second year master’s student studying Media Technology at KTH. He will be participating in the Trackathon at MTF Stockholm.

Meet Charlie Morrow: A Life in Sound Art

From John Cage to Simon and Garfunkel, the Apollo Moon Landings to 3D immersive audio in VR, Charlie Morrow is what he describes as one of the first ‘lifers’ in electronic music technology.

Meet Kat Austen at MTF Stockholm…

Kat Austen is an interdisciplinary practitioner with a passion for the environment, digital media and understanding the world’s complex networks.

Join Portrait XO in the MTF Playground…

Portrait XO connects the dots between art, science, music, technology & humanity. She’s our inspiring Woman in the Lead in the Playground at MTF Stockholm.

Meet Airan Berg at MTF Stockholm…

Airan Berg creates participatory music theatre projects and serves as the artistic director for Valletta2018 and Festival der Regionen.

Meet Johannes Wernicke at MTF Stockholm…

Johannes is a sounddesigner, music producer, hardware developer and is currently studying a masters in Interface Cultures at the University of Arts in Linz.

Meet Ricardo O’Nascimento at MTF Stockholm…

Ricardo O’Nascimento is a designer and artist who uses wearable technologies to enhance perception using electronic textiles, sensor technology, and sound.

Meet Alex&Marina at MTF Stockholm…

Alex&Marina are a curatorial duo based in Moscow who design new types of body jewelry including luminous decorative objects that can be worn in the mouth.

Meet Henry Cooke at MTF Stockholm…

Henry is a Senior Producer & Creative Technologist in BBC R&D where he researches interaction design for voice-driven devices.

Meet Nebojša Stanojević at MTF Stockholm…

Nebojša Stanojević is an explorer and adventurer whose latest project, Human Synergy, attempts to bring people together from different spheres of life.

Meet Michael Fagien in the JAZZIZ Lounge

Dr Micheal Fagien is a pioneer in the music media space and creator of the world’s first hybrid analog/digital media company.

Meet MOON aka Martina Zelenika at MTF Stockholm…

MOON aka Martina Zelenika is an interdisciplinary artist who uses sound and visuals to explore how we express our emotions and thoughts.

Meet Abhishek Maji at MTF Stockholm

Abhishek Maji, from West Bengal, is a Masters student in Electrical Power Engineering at KTH Royal Institute of Technology and a huge music fan.

Meet “bionic woman” Anne Dvinge at MTF Stockholm…

Hey MTFers! My name is Anne Dvinge and I am a lapsed academic, music geek, entrepreneur, dog owner and bionic woman… in no specific order.

Meet Gabriella Dalman at MTF Stockholm…

Hi! My name is Gabriella Dalman and I am a student at KTH Royal Institute of Technology studying Media Technology. I love creative projects where I can let myself play with crazy ideas. My greatest hobby is music, I mostly play piano and sing but I have always been...

Meet Mordechai Braunstein at MTF Stockholm…

Mordechai Braunstein is a cymatics artist, entrepreneur and founder of family-oriented music festival ‘Healing Music Festival’.

Meet Tom Fox at MTF Stockholm…

Tom Fox is the founder of music-hack collective, Hackoustic. He will be leading the 24-hour Hack Camp, along with LJ Rich, at MTF Stockholm.

Meet Damian T. Dziwis at MTF Stockholm…

Damian T. Dziwis is a composer, media-artist, engineer and scientist from Germany who is currently studying a PhD in virtual acoustics.

Meet Reeps One at MTF Stockholm…

Reeps One is an award-winning composer, champion beatboxer, Nokia Bell Labs artist-in-residence, and Harvard artist-in-residence.

Meet Sabina Barcucci at MTF Stockholm…

Sabina Barcucci produces innovation labs which combine design research formats with technology and creative communities for innovative purposes.

Meet Marie Gauthier at MTF Stockholm…

Marie Gauthier is a French Software Engineer based in Lyon. She works as a the co-CTO at Resonate, a music streaming service cooperative.

Meet Grace McCallum at MTF Stockholm…

Grace McCallum is a media and communications consultant, music industry professional and one of the co-founders of STHLM Music City.

Meet Veronica Augustsson at MTF Stockholm…

Veronica Augustsson is former CEO of Cinnober - Sweden’s leading financial technology company and she works to put creativity at the centre of innovation.

Meet Anna Cederquist at MTF Stockholm…

Anna Cederquist is a music maker, hacker and sound engineer interested in creating new musical instruments and experimenting with scenic design.

Meet Charlie Williams at MTF Stockholm…

Charlie Williams is a technology artist, software developer and musician who works with robotics, advanced fabrication, and machine learning.

Meet Vicky Clarke at MTF Stockholm…

Vicky Clarke is a sound artist working with sound sculpture, field recordings and DIY electronics to create performances and self-built instruments.

Lula Mebrahtu makes Sparks fly

Meet Lula Mebrahtu - our inspirational Woman in the Lead of activities for our bright young Sparks on the Family Floor at MTF Stockholm.

Meet Amor Amezcua at MTF Stockholm…

Amor Amezcua is a composer and drummer for band Mint Field. She also runs the label Milovat and writes electronic music under the name Myuné.

Meet Servando Barreiro at MTF Stockholm…

Servando Barreiro is a musician, technologist and creative coder whose project, Audiocomputer, is a stand-alone instrument with the power of a computer.

Meet CJ Carr at MTF Stockholm…

CJ Carr is a musician, hacker and technologst whose generative music project DADABOTS simulates the music of rock, punk, and metal bands.

Meet Tim Sketchley at MTF Stockholm…

Tim Sketchley is a Sound Designer, Audio Engineer and VR/AR Content Creator who works with musicians and bands to create immersive musical projects.

Meet Roope Pajasmaa at MTF Stockholm…

Roope Pajasmaa is the CEO of Mind Your Rights Ltd. a start-up specializing in developing blockchain technology for music rights management.

Meet Cvetana Ivanova at MTF Stockholm…

Cvetana Ivanova aka Re: experiments with the connections between art, science and technology and new interdisciplinary methodologies.

Meet Alex, Johannes & Jeffrey

Alex, Johannes and Jeffrey are innovation designers and recent graduates from the Royal College of Art & Imperial College in London - and the creators of augmented thinking.

Meet Sebastiaan Meijer at MTF Stockholm…

Sebastiaan Meijer is a professor at KTH and an audio engineer who will be brining a selection of vintage analog audio gear to the MTF Stockholm Playground.

Meet Panagiotis Apostolakis at MTF Stockholm…

Panagiotis Apostolakis is a musician and music lover currently studying a master’s in Engineering Physics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

Meet Nadia Campo Woytuk at MTF Stockholm…

Nadia Campo Woytuk is a research intern at KTH focusing on somaesthetics. Her work explores tangible and embodied interactions.

Meet Petter Karlström at MTF Stockholm…

Dr Karlström is a DJ (aka ‘diskonaut’), producer and academic. He is a professor in interaction design at Stockholm University.

Meet Sudhanshu Kuthe at MTF Stockholm…

Sudhanshu Kuthe is a material engineer. He is interested the design of musical instruments and the intersection between music and technology.

Meet Francisco Marques-Teixeira at MTF Stockholm…

Francisco Marques-Teixeira is a Neuroscientist working to create brain-computer-interfaces that can function as musical instruments.

Meet Ain TheMachine at MTF Stockholm…

Diego Ain aka Ain TheMachine is an artist who plays music without musical instruments, instead he makes music using the body, voice and everyday objects. He will also be running the Jam Camp at MTF Stockholm.

Meet Luis Anjos at MTF Stockholm…

Luis Anjos is a System Architect and Machine Learning specialist at muArts, developing neurofeedback technologies that can act as musical instruments.

The jawdropping moment at #MTFLabs Helsinki

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