Kids from the #MTFKids session showcase their creations on the main festival stage, after a morning of inventing and learning physical computing and music skills with education experts.
Polyjam are an international group of artists based in Berlin working together to make interactive installations and events that invite you to play, create and experience music and visuals in a live ritual.
Gad Baruch Hinkis, Guy James Cohen, Adar Aviam, Liav Gabay, Hadas Hinkis, Tim Schneider, Egle Duleckyte, Matthias Krebs
For many youngsters the barrier to making music is the physical dexterity required to play a more traditional instrument. What the Skoog does is to remove that barrier. Developed for young people with disabilities, explore the research behind Skoog, how it works and music as play.
Classical:NEXT is a conference that brings the diverse scenes of classical and its related musics together. In May 2016 tech and digital are in focus. Special “tech jury member” Katariina Nyberg presents the tech projects of the conference.
C3N LOOPS (SWEDEN)
c3n loops present a novel zoomable interface design for tablet devices allowing a creative flow of thousands of content loops. The infinite zoomable surface of sound has its contra point in limited hardware devices. Combining the two makes expressive performances.
ANEJ & APHIR WITH AUUG (SLOVENIA/GERMANY/AUSTRALIA)
A collaboration between Anej of electronic duo Harshside, vocalist Robert Lee Fardoe and glitch vocal artist Aphir who will be manipulating sounds live with the the AUUG Motion Synth.
Anej Kočevar & Becki Whitton
IMMERSIVE ORCHESTRAS (A NEW REALITY FOR CLASSICAL MUSIC) (SPAIN)
This presentation shows how Virtual Reality and Audio Processing can be combined in new immersive experiences for orchestral music. Using content from top orchestras and the latest source separation research to create novel acoustic experiences, where audio and visual cues are synchronized to generate an acoustic zoom effect to specific instruments.
Jordi Janer & Benjamin de Wit
Chromahelix is an electro-acoustic ensemble based in Barcelona, formed by different professionals in the audio technology area and artists. They expose the spectators to different sonic textures, combining minimalist soundscapes and rhythms. For this presentation the audience will interact by proposing sounds to use, with Freesound.org in real time.
Felipe Loáiciga, Pere Calopa, Chaithanya Jade, Daniele Scarano
Senode is an innovative live performance sequencer. Just draw your score as node-based graph and step through the nodes using polyphonic MIDI events or touch interaction. Electronica artist and developer Sebastian Arnold will showcase the app by connecting his acoustic drum kit and a synth to the state machine.
#MTFLABS:HACK THE AUDIENCE
This session will present the results of the Hack The Audience lab held on Thursday, May 26. The audience will perform in this session with their smartphones.
Norbert Schnell and team
AN ACCESSIBLE GUITAR - DRAKE MUSIC (UK)
In Jan 2015 disabled musician John Kelly presented Drake Music with a blueprint for an electric guitar that would be accessible to him.
A working hack was made, proving the concept and realising John’s ambition to play guitar. Having secured funds to create a concert ready prototype, Gawain Hewitt will present the concept for the Kellycaster, and how working with makers helps disabled musicians.
ALEXANDRA CARDENAS, LIVE CODING (MEXICO)
Alexandra Cárdenas, Mexican composer and programmer, will perform a short live coding session of improvised music. Using open source software like SuperCollider and TidalCycles, she programs the computer in front of the audience to create music. Her code is displayed on a screen for the audience to see her work with the code. In other words, Alexandra makes music with text live for all to see.
SARAH FARINA IN CONVERSATION WITH CHIX (GERMANY)
Sarah Farina is one of Berlin’s most revered DJs - she is in conversation with Chix from Through my Speakers, offering a rare insight into her work and #Rainbowbass.
Sarah Farina & Chix
BEAT BUSTERS (CROATIA)
Beat Busters is an interactive sound performance characterised by the extraction of the sounds from performers’ white suits, spiced up by VJ-ing. They explore sound characteristics of things surrounding us and compile spontaneous improvised music ̶ interactive and unconstrained. The wireless sensors integrated in their suits enable undisturbed movements and beatbusting among the audience.
Valent Samardžija, Silvio Bocić, Marko Duvnjak, Damjan Blažun
6PM HACK BERLIN
Presentations and prizes from our element14 Hack Camp, with Ben Heck making the award.
BABIL-ON V2 GREG BELLER
Babil-on is a performance of augmented musical theatre, which describes the imaginary destiny of the Speech. Greg plays with his voice in real time along with some innovative instruments coming from the Synekine Project.
Music Tech Fest awards its grand prize from among the performances, presentations and submissions.
JAN BANG (NORWAY)
Jan Bang is one of Norway’s most accomplished and influential producers, and will be live sampling and mixing guest musicians in a unique performance.
Jan Bang and guests
MUSIC. GESTURE. BEATBOX
Grace Savage, three-time British beatboxing champion, singer, songwriter, will be performing existing and new material using the outcome of Balandino Di Donato’s research on gestural control to manipulate lighting states, visual projection and sound FX via loop station and a Pd patch.
Grace Savage & Balandino Di Dinato
#MTFBerlin closes with one of our famous Allstar jams, showcasing new experiments, collaborations and sounds.