Friday 29th May: New instruments
From 16:00 on the #MTF Stage: Kung Fury / The Ideas Workshop / #MusicBricks / The RIoT board / Ultrasonic / Abbey Road Studio / Chirp / Gestrument / Live Sound Spatialisation Using Gesture Control / Codename Playground / Teenage Engineering / Ecce Cello / Cymatics Beatboxing / The Stimmflieger / The Strophonion
Saturday 30th May: New formats for music
From 10:30: Pro hackers gather for briefing and introduction to the challenges. 24-hour Pro hackathon begins at 12:00 sharp.
From 10:30 to 16:30: Creative thinkers gather to explore new ways of interacting with culture and businesses in the city of Umeå in the Creative Ring Workshop, supported by eXpression and the European project SPECIFI.
From 11:30: Electronic producers and musical collaborators gather for the Toontrack Trackathon briefing and introduction to the software and sounds. 24-hour trackathon begins at 13:00 sharp.
From 13:00 on the #MTFStage: LunaLEC / One Drop / Axoloti / The Immersive Album / #FistPics / ExClaM! / Isotonic / The Calamity of Concept / Prolody / Kitmonsters / Performing Melancholia / Crewdson / The Ambisonics Toolkit / Hyperpiano / The Metasaxaphone / The Strombophone / Modular Synthesis / EEG Neurofeedback Guitar / Fatta / Yellofier / Live Music Hack / Anders Lind’s Animated Notation / Kickstart Creativity / Optonoise / Mørk / Graham Massey (808 State) / Matt Black (Coldcut) / Jason Singh / Scanner / Random Bastards / Obi Blanche / The Jam Camp
At 19:00: Drinks reception and the launch of a brand new format for music invented right here in Umeå
Sunday 31st May: Building the future of music
From 09:00 - 12:00: Sunday morning at Music Tech Fest is all about making, inventing and building new playful music ideas in the Volvo Kids Hack Camp. Our specialist workshop leaders are skilled educators who provide children with the tools and the skills to make their own creative project and build their own musical instruments - while learning coding, physical computing and music participation - and having great fun. In the afternoon the kids present and perform with their inventions on the main stage - which is always a real highlight of the festival.
From 13:00: Kids Hackathon presentations / Lab Media / DisCoTech / Human Instruments / Drake Music / Soundation / Skoog / Stave Breakthrough / Novalia / Bentrax / The Voice Harvester / Low-Fi / The SME Instrument / Freesound / Essentia / The Hack Camp Awards / The Toontrack Trackathon Awards / We Suffer For Our Art / Lovisa Negga / Beyond Glitching / Roboard Jam Session / Hidden Materia / The Guerilla Dance Project / Blue Vinyl Awards / The Jam Camp
ALL WEEKEND: The Electro-Acoustic Cafe / The 4Sound Jam Camp / The Craft Beer Tent
Monday 1st June: Academic ‘afterparty’ symposium
From 10:00 - 16:00 in HUMLabX: The academic ‘afterparty’ research symposium and formal establishment of the global, interdisciplinary MTF Research Network.
All activities, events, installations and stages at Music Tech Fest are FREE. Feel free to bring musical instruments, crazy inventions, your big ideas and your curiosity.
Join us at #MTFScandi - register to attend for free here.
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.