Australia / Austria
GIRD is a gesture-based interactive audio and lighting system that allows audiences to remix, explore and interact with the music and lights through dancing and gesture. GIRD was chosen for incubation as part of the EU funded #MusicBricks project.
An instrument that produces out of this world sounds using the combination of laser light and spinning perspex discs and solar panels.
Stan Lewry - Conductor
Faraz Sayed - Laser Beats
Tanya Boyarkina - Laser Keyboard and Laser Pendulums
Aiste Noreikaite - Laser Gloves
Natalia Kieniewicz - Soprano
Takeshi Nishimoto - Laser guitar
Playtronica is an interactive playground exploring new ways to make music accessible to people of all ages through DIY technology and interactive design.
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
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
…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.
Every network should have a soundtrack.