Creative test beds: #MTFCentral

Low-latency micro-boards? We are making them. Ideas for wearable performance gear? We are providing all the tools to create intelligent music objects. Join us at #MTFCentral 18-20 September 2015 for the final #MusicBricks creative test bed and you will have exclusive access to these tools. Get hands-on with tangible user interfaces, musical libraries for real-time sensor analysis and visualisation.

The best ideas will be showcased on the Music Tech Fest stage, live-streamed, uploaded on the MTF channel, and micro-funded to evolve to early stage prototypes. Our community will help you evolve your ideas and turn them into something everyone can play with.

Creative test beds: #MTFScandi

#MusicBricks tools premiered at #MTFScandi 28-30 May 2015. Four great seed ideas using #MusicBricks were chosen to be developed beyond the event by our judges who included some of the great music minds: Josh SaundersMatt BlackJason SinghPaul Sonkamble and LJ Rich.

Creative test beds: Sonar+D

The success of #MusicBricks continued at the Sonar+D Music Hack Day in Barcelona where a special #MusicBricks workshop was held on the day before the MHD continued by the 24 hours of MHD. Out of the high number of projects that used #MusicBricks, four winners were chosen to take their ideas beyond the event.

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.