NERD Labs, 21-23 March 2014
We were at Microsoft Research NERD Labs, for a special Music Tech Fest gathering the great minds of creators, researchers and innovators from New England’s hub of music technology, with the guys from Berklee, MIT, Harvard, McGill, Northwestern, Rutgers, Boston Uni, iZotope, The Echo Nest, and a bunch of exciting startups.
Nancy Baym and Jonathan Sterne gathered a bunch of inspiring thinkers from a cross-section of research disciplines, and launched the Manifesto for Music Technologists in view of influencing the future of research, society and policy. Hundreds of signatures later, the numbers of supporters keep growing.
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, Eska, Graham Massey, Emika, Nitin Sawhney, Reeps One, Viktoria Modesta, Martyn Ware, Laura Kriefman, Ezra, Grace Savage, Shlomo, Synthestruct, 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.