We are putting women in the lead of all technology areas.
Because we can.
3-9 September 2018
In partnership with KTH Royal Institute of Technology
WE DON’T PREDICT THE FUTURE. WE INVENT IT.
A gathering of a global community of innovators.
#MTF SETS ANCHOR IN STHLM
#MTF is a global community of over 7000 innovators from all backgrounds and areas of expertise. The community has innovated and showcased in many European cities including with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican in London, at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the legendary Funkhaus in Berlin, as well as overseas in Boston and Wellington.
After 10 major events worldwide, #MTF has now set anchor in Stockholm: the Western capital of innovation and biggest exporter of music per capita.
“The band on stage was made of neuroscientists, accessibility designers, computer programmers, directors of gaming companies, a cyborg with RFID implants, and audience members who were transmitting their reaction through pulse sensors to the blind singer” - SLUSH 2017
TOTALLY HANDS ON
TOTALLY HANDS ON
WE MAKE THINGS AND WE MAKE THINGS HAPPEN
Music Tech Fest is the pioneering global festival of music ideas and a giant creative innovation laboratory which gathers experts from science and art to reinvent tools, instruments and interactive environments for play and for industry. It features cutting edge performance with the latest technologies, live hands on invention, and industry showcases that connect artists, technologists and business in a vibrant environment. Unique collaborations, new works created on site, premieres of future technology, and a visionary community, make each event an exciting landmark gathering.
#MTF is cross-genre, international, enriching, and inclusive.
Watch the MIT Media Lab documentary about our performance lab in Berlin
Witness a jaw-dropping discovery during our opening lab for Slush
“MTF Berlin was one of the best events I ever took part in. In a certain way, it felt like coming home, meeting and creating with a community of people who understand why we’re creating using this combination of music, interdisciplinary art and technology.” - Eyal Weisz
WE ARE INFLUENCERS
FROM THE ARTS TO POLITICS
#MTF’s crossover between art and science has influenced policy at the highest level. Over the past 5 years our methodologies have been translated directly into innovation recommendations for research and industry for the European Commission and the G7 leaders.
ACROSS ALL INDUSTRIES
PUT YOUR TOOLS IN OUR HANDS
Music Tech Fest has grown thanks to the support from a long list of amazing partners, some of whom have contributed directly to our toolkit.
We have now created the Industry Commons to unite all of our partners’ tools and multiply the number of resulting applications.
FROM MUSIC TO PRIMARY INDUSTRY
MEET THE #MTF ALUMNI
Innovators who seeded ideas and were incubated with our #MusicBricks Toolkit have gone on to win multiple awards, recognition and funding, including MIT Innovators under 35, 30 under 30 entrepreneurs by Forbes Israel, 1M€ follow-up funding, and Swedish patent filing for primary industry.
At #MTFStockholm we will premiere the Swedish Music Tech Toolkit exclusively for our hackers and creators.
come play with us
#MTF is an experience for all ages and backgrounds. Experience the #MTF Space of installations, jam in the Jam Camp, test drive cool gear in the Playground, watch the Showcase of the latest innovations, hear some amazing visionaries talk about their passions, network with inspiring brains, discover the latest entrepreneurs, and enjoy totally new performances with the latest technologies.
Special pro areas including the JAZZIZ Lounge with exclusive guests and high end gear, the Music Tech City of the Year Awards, and a VIP lounge with exclusive content.
Immersive real and virtual environments, including VR and streaming from major world orchestras, sonified cities, Imogen Heap’s Mycelia experiences, and the Swedish Music Tech Toolkit.
A whole weekend of family fun with Robyn’s Tekla girls hack, special session with Imogen Heap’s MiMu gloves for kids, and lots of play in the Sparks family space.
Back to back demos and performances on the innovation stage showcasing the latest inventions, and playground with the coolest gear you can get your hands on.
The space for thinking out loud with tangible instruments, meet hackers and creatives from all areas of expertise, live experimentation and jamming in a marathon of invention.
Media and music productions, including broadcasters, video makers, press, and a 24 hour marathon in music making by professional composers and music producers.
#MTF LABS: #Performance #AI
Experiments in AI, Robotics, Data, Fashion Tech, VR, Neuroscience and more, lead to completely new hybrid technologies and culminate in exclusive performances showcased to select festival audiences (book early!).
#MTF LABS: #Mycelia #Blockchain
Imogen Heap leads on a week-long lab devoted to finding solutions and creating new technologies for blockchain and music rights data management. Exclusive previews of the results will be showcased to festival audiences.
Luminaries from the MTF research community address AI, Human Music Interaction, Radical Inclusion, Digital Archives, Music Rights and Blockchain. Exclusive previews of the results will be showcased to festival audiences.
#MTFStockholm runs in the first week of September.
Join us from Friday evening 7th to Sunday evening 9th to experience all of the new performances and applications which have been invented that week by some of the best brains from AI, neuroscience, VR, gaming, blockchain, accessibility, fashion tech, design, and music performance.
- #MTFLabs - INVITATION ONLY: Mon 3-Fri 7 - EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE PREVIEWS TO AUDIENCES: Sat 8-Sun 9 September
- #MTF Festival showcase: 18:00 Fri 7 - 23:00 Sun 9 september
- #MTF 24-h hacks, tracks and creative labs: Sat 8-Sun 9 september
- #MTF Research Symposium - 12:00 Thu 7-12:00 Fri 8 september
- VIP gigs and meetups - check your invite
- TEKLA SAT 8-SUN 9 september