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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 Andrea Cerrato at MTF Stockholm…

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

Meet Tomash Ghz at MTF Stockholm…

Tomash Ghz is a hacker interested in algorithmic design, modular synthesis, analogue circuit design, data sonification and experimental interaction.

Meet Tracy Redhead at MTF Stockholm…

Tracy Redhead is a musician, composer, working across music performance and recording, interactive media, music technology and the music industry.

Meet Frida Almgren at MTF Stockholm…

Frida Almgren is an entrepreneur and singer who will be interviewing artists and technologists at the JAZZIZ lounge at MTF Stockholm.

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 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 Andreas Bergsland at MTF Stockholm…

Andreas Bergsland is a music researcher and composer/sound designer working as an associate professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

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 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 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 Åsa Unander-Scharin at MTF Stockholm…

Åsa is a dancer, researcher and professor of musical design. She began working with robots during the 1990s after creating animated dances on screen.

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 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 Liam Lacey at MTF Stockholm…

Liam Lacey is a software engineer at Modal Electronics, a writer for AskAudio magazine and an associate Lecturer at The University of the West of England.

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.

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 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 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 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.

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 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 Graham Massey at MTF Stockholm…

Graham Massey is a legend of electronic music. A multi-instrumentalist, producer, DJ and broadcaster, he came to prominence with his seminal electronic act 808 State.

Meet Mauricio Valdés San Emeterio at MTF Stockholm…

Mauricio Valdés San Emeterio is a Mexican media artist and improviser based in Ljubljana who creates new ways to transform live performance.

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 Terry Tyldesley at MTF Stockholm…

Terry Tyldesley is a producer, musician, blogger and experimentalist. She produced MTF Berlin in 2016 and is Chair of the Board at Resonate.

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 “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 Marcus O’Dair at Stockholm…

Marcus O’Dair is Associate Professor in Music and Innovation at Middlesex University interested in the confluence of music, tech and entrepreneurship.

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 Ludmila Christeseva at MTF Stockholm…

Ludmila Christeseva is an artist and designer, her latest project ‘Fashion Speaks’ enhances and subverts ideas surrounding haute-couture and femininity.

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 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 Saumey Jain at MTF Stockholm…

Saumey Jain is master’s student at KTH, studying nanotechnology. He interested in finding connections between music and biology.

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 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 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 Joseph Wilk at MTF Stockholm…

My name is Joseph Wilk and I'm something in-between a programmer, artist and musician. While I have an academic background in computer science and artificial intelligence I taught myself music through programming code. I've been programming now for about 25 years....

Meet Gadi Sassoon at MTF Stockholm…

Gadi Sassoon is a composer whose latest album ‘Multiverse’ uses technology from NESS to manipulate and defy the phsyical properties of sound.

Meet Luke Ritchie at MTF Stockholm…

Luke Ritchie is Head of Innovation & Partnerships at the Philharmonia Orchestra, using technology to connect with audiences beyond the Concert Hall.

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 Carl Unander-Scharin at MTF Stockholm

Carl Unander-Scharin is an opera singer and composer, performing with The Throat III - one of many custom-built artist operated instruments presented in the “Extending Opera” context.

Meet Ettore Chimenti at MTF Stockholm…

Ettore Chimenti is a Software Engineer student from the University of Siena, an enthusiast maker and an Open Source supporter.

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 Erik Beijnoff at MTF Stockholm…

Erik Beijnoff specialises in blockchain technology and the potential it has to reform the music industry and other areas.

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 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 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 Eastman Presser at MTF Stockholm…

Eastman Presser is a performance artist, and musician who uses a blend of critique and comedy to unpack the ways we listen to and experience music.

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 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.

The jawdropping moment at #MTFLabs Helsinki

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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

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