LSO, Barbican St Luke’s, 5-7 September 2014
90 performers / presenters, 50 hackers and 20 kid hackers with chaperones, the third edition of #MTFLondon was mind-blowing. Amongst other things, it saw the first on-stage collaboration between Tim Exile, Leafcutter John, Jason Singh and Yazz Ahmed; a GUNK (Geek Punk) experiment with Lu from PIL, Feral Five, Fakebit Polytechnic and a 3D printer on drums; and an impromptu collaboration between Shlomo and a hacker on a 3D-printed guitar.
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.