#MTFLabs: Vocal Tech

 

 

 

On Thursday 26th and Friday 27th May, experimental vocal pioneer Reeps One will lead a laboratory of brilliant creative developers, coders, designers and makers to experiment at the edges of what is possible for the human voice.

Experimenting with sonic and visual responses to vocal stimuli, participants will work closely with the champion beatboxer and vocalist as well as other guest vocal stars from Music Tech Fest to invent new concepts, product prototypes, research projects and performance art works to showcase on the main festival stage, and develop further beyond the festival.

This is not a workshop or a hackathon. It’s a laboratory with cutting edge experiments that aim to push the state of the art and the state of the science to new levels. There are 12 places in the Vocal Tech Lab. Here’s where you can apply.

Here are some of the heroes who have helped us build this ecosystem over the past 4 years:

Jason Singh, Adam John Williams, Matt Black-Coldcut, Graham Massey, Nitin Sawhney, Reeps One, Martyn Ware, Ezra, Shlomo, Crewdson, LJ Rich, Jamie Cullum, Scanner, Tim Exile, Mørk, Ross Flight, Leafcutter John

Ninja Tune, Warp, Soundcloud, RJDJ, The Echo Nest, Spotify, Last.fm, Shazam, Mixcloud, MusicBrainz, Musimap, B3 Media, Drake Music

Reactable, Alphasphere, Ableton, Native, ROLI, Izotope, FXpansion, Teenage Engineering, Toontrack, Serato, Soundation, Bare Conductive, Jays, Dizzy Jam, Grain Audio, Ultrasonic

element14, RS Components, Makey Makey, London Music Hackspace, Music Tech Meetup, Monthly Music Hackathon, Innovation Warehouse

The BBC, Abbey Road, Warner Music, EMI, RCA Records, London Symphony Orchestra, Barbican, WIRED, MTV, Stephen Fry/Penguin, Realta Films, Rebel Uncut , Riff Raff Films

Sonos, Volvo, Philips, Microsoft Research, Cisco, Swedbank, Red Bull

EU Commission, DMIC, British Council, Slovenian Ministry of Culture, Cankarjev Dom, MSUM, Umeå Kommun, Region Västerbotten, Uminova, Ume.net, Guitars Museum, NZ Music Commission, Sounds Aotearoa, Sound and Music, Redstar Union, Factory Berlin

MTG, IRCAM, C4DM, Fraunhofer, BCU, MIT Media Lab, Harvard Music Minds, Berklee College of Music, McGill, Goldsmiths, Umeå University, Royal College of Art

…and an ever growing list of music tech startups with great ideas on how to reinvent this space.

The Music Tech Fest evolved from the ROADMAP FOR THE FUTURE OF MUSIC TECH.

The Music Tech Fest soundtrack is growing courtesy of those great guys at Soundcloud.

Every network should have a soundtrack.

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