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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 Jeremy Morris at MTF Stockholm…

Jeremy Morris is a professor in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and founder of a global podcast research archive.

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 Andrea Cerrato at MTF Stockholm…

Andrea Cerrato is a musician, technologist and photographer interested in the connections between sounds, images and interpretation.

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 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 Daniele Scarano at MTF Stockholm…

Daniele Scarano is a musician and engineer interested in designing DIY musical instruments and new methods of musical interaction.

Meet Chi ha ucciso il Conte? at MTF Stockholm

Chi ha ucciso il Conte? (“Who killed the Count?”) is a designer who creates electronic musical instruments and components for media arts installations.

Meet Felipe Duarte at MTF Stockholm…

Felipe Duarte is a creative entrepreneur working with KLING KLANG KLONG, a creative studio using technology to research new ways to interact with audiences.

Meet Bettina Binder at MTF Stockholm…

Bettina Binder is a classically trained pianist working and learning about the interconnections between the arts, science and 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.

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 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 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 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 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 Tim Palm at MTF Stockholm…

Tim Palm is a multi- instrumentalist who performs with an instrument of his own design, the “Spaceship” which controls music, lights and video mixing.

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.

Meet Fredrik Olofsson at MTF Stockholm…

Fredrik Olofsson is a software developer who works with dancers, artists, and musicians to create new interactive sound works.

Meet Ajin Tom at MTF Stockholm…

Ajin Tom is a musician, engineer and first year graduate student in Music Technology at Schulich School of Music, McGill University, Canada.

Meet Sonja Durajlija Zinic at MTF Stockholm…

Sonja Durajlija Zinic is a Molecular Biologist who explores and creates new ways of visualising the connections between human DNA and music.

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 Michelangelo Guarise at MTF Stockholm…

Michelangelo Guarise is an entrepreneur, professor and avid technologist who explores Interaction Design, Psychology and Software Engineering in his work.

Meet Kicki Fagerlund at MTF Stockholm

Kicki Fagerlund - aka Brita Kristina - is a Swedish musician, artist, tech lover, digital strategist and entrepreneur from Piteå.

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 Kit Ashton at MTF Stockholm…

Kit Ashton is a musician, producer, and ethnomusicologist, currently studying a PhD at Goldsmiths, focusing on methods of revitalising endangered languages.

Meet Julia Krantz at MTF Stockholm…

Julia Krantz is an artist and designer working at the interface between fashion, art and technology and will be part of the Creative Labs at MTF Stockholm.

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 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.

Daniel Haver at #MTF Stockholm

Daniel Haver has been the driving force behind Native Instruments for over 20 years and continues to lead its success today as a passionate and visionary CEO.

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 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 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 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 Rojan Gharibpour at MTF Stockholm…

Rojan Gharibpour is a technologist and designer working in Human-Computer interaction. He runs an IT firm in Umeå which specialises in SEO.

Meet Jez Collins at MTF Stockholm…

Jez Collins is the founder of the Birmingham Music Archive C.I.C. and is currently researching networks of musical culture in Birmingham, UK.

Meet Benjaman Schogler at MTF Stockholm…

Benjaman Schogler is the co-founder of Skoogmusic, a company developing music-based assistive technology products that make music making more accessible.

Meet Run Dreamer at MTF Stockholm…

Rani Dar aka Run Dreamer is a music producer and hacker who creates interactive installations that explore notions of freedom and identity.

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 Lina Nyberg at MTF Stockholm…

Lina Nyberg is one of Sweden’s most creative and innovative jazz singers. She recently released the 17th record of her award-winning career: Terrestrial.

Meet Alayna Hughes at MTF Stockholm…

Alayna is an American artist / technologist focusing on interaction and music. Curiosibot creates interactive projects, custom controllers and instruments.

Meet Anders Liljeborg at MTF Stockholm…

Anders Liljeborg, Li’l Borg, is a musician and composer studying at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. He writes and produces music in a variety of styles.

Meet Mordechai Braunstein at MTF Stockholm…

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

Meet Michal Mitro at MTFStockholm…

Michal Mitro aka Mižu is an artist, composer and performer who creates installations that question the boundaries between artistic and everyday experiences.

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.

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 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 Jakub at MTF Stockholm…

Jakub is a studying a MSc in Autonomous Systems at KTH. He’s interested in both music and tech and how they can reveal and transform ideas of consciousness.

Meet Sven Maricic at MTF Stockholm…

Sven Maričić is a biotechnologist, designing new methods of biomodeling and is one of the pioneers of Additive Manufacturing technologies in Croatia.

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.

The jawdropping moment at #MTFLabs Helsinki

The jawdropping moment at #MTFLabs Helsinki

Every time we assemble a diverse group of brilliant and talented people from the wider MTF community, something happens beyond even our high expectations. A jaw-dropping moment. We keep seeing it: not just a clever invention or a brilliant performance – those are a given – but a genuine breakthrough.

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#MTFLabs in Helsinki – featuring Bela

#MTFLabs in Helsinki – featuring Bela

We spent an amazing #MTFLabs week at the end of November with some of the most brilliant people you could imagine – most of whom had never met or worked together before, and yet managed to put together an incredible orchestrated performance in just a few days…

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All innovation is social innovation

All innovation is social innovation

New technologies are often blamed for an array of societal problems including precarious employment, economic exclusion and social division. Innovations don’t just affect us as consumers, but as citizens. The reason for this is clear, but all too often overlooked: all technologies are human technologies.

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