Music Tech Fest https://musictechfest.net The festival of music ideas Fri, 21 Feb 2020 08:42:05 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 https://musictechfest.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/MTF_logo_ALLBLACK-100x100.jpg Music Tech Fest https://musictechfest.net 32 32 Music Tech Fest is the global festival of music ideas, featuring cutting-edge performance, music hacking, innovation labs 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. It brings together academia and industry, artists, makers and scientists from around the world to celebrate and invent the future of music. The podcast features interviews and presentations from MTF events. Music Tech Fest yes episodic Music Tech Fest dubber@musictechfest.net dubber@musictechfest.net (Music Tech Fest) 2019 Music Tech Fest Interviews, presentations and discussions from the world of MTF Music Tech Fest https://musictechfest.net/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/MTF-SCREEN-LOGO-SQUARE_3000.png https://musictechfest.net Weekly Katarina Gospic – Social VR https://musictechfest.net/podcast066/ Fri, 21 Feb 2020 08:42:05 +0000 https://musictechfest.net/?p=212138 Katarina Gospic is a Virtual Reality Brain Specialist. She’s an author, a medical doctor, brain researcher, and the Director of Neuroscience at VR and AR company Spinview Global. Katarina joined Andy Swann, host of the Lifework Podcast, who was one of our guest interviewers at Music Tech Fest Stockholm to discuss immersive and social worlds that we can now inhabit - what that means, and how that affects our brains.

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Katarina Gospic - Social VR

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Katarina Gospic is an author, a medical doctor, brain researcher, and the Director of Neuroscience at VR and AR company Spinview Global.

She joined MTF’s guest interviewer Andy Swann live on stage at Music Tech Fest Stockholm to talk about how we can inhabit virtual worlds and how that immersive sociality can affect our perception and our brains.

Andy Swann is an author and public speaker and host of the LifeWork podcast.

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Katarina Gospic is a Virtual Reality Brain Specialist. She’s an author, a medical doctor, brain researcher, and the Director of Neuroscience at VR and AR company Spinview Global. Katarina joined Andy Swann, host of the Lifework Podcast, Katarina Gospic is a Virtual Reality Brain Specialist. She’s an author, a medical doctor, brain researcher, and the Director of Neuroscience at VR and AR company Spinview Global. Katarina joined Andy Swann, host of the Lifework Podcast, who was one of our guest interviewers at Music Tech Fest Stockholm to discuss immersive and social worlds that we can now inhabit - what that means, and how that affects our brains. Music Tech Fest yes 22:45
Sam Gribben – Local Practice https://musictechfest.net/podcast065/ Fri, 14 Feb 2020 08:12:40 +0000 https://musictechfest.net/?p=212118 Sam Gribben is the founder and CEO of Melodics - a music education software platform. As the former CEO of Serato and a champion of music tech in the context of New Zealand, he discusses what makes a place work as a capital of innovation, of music tech and creativity - and why Auckland might be an attractive place for people looking for an alternative to a programming or startup career in Silicon Valley.

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Sam Gribben - Local Practice

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Sam Gribben is the founder and CEO of Melodics - a software platform that teaches you to play keyboards, pad controllers and electronic drums. Beyond lessons, the Melodics USP is the gamification of practice to encourage you to keep working at getting better.

Sam is the former CEO of Serato and a champion of music tech in the context of New Zealand, where he is based. He discusses what makes a place work as a capital of innovation, of music tech and creativity - and why Auckland might be an attractive place for people looking for an alternative to a programming or startup career in Silicon Valley.

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Sam Gribben is the founder and CEO of Melodics - a music education software platform. As the former CEO of Serato and a champion of music tech in the context of New Zealand, he discusses what makes a place work as a capital of innovation, Sam Gribben is the founder and CEO of Melodics - a music education software platform. As the former CEO of Serato and a champion of music tech in the context of New Zealand, he discusses what makes a place work as a capital of innovation, of music tech and creativity - and why Auckland might be an attractive place for people looking for an alternative to a programming or startup career in Silicon Valley. Music Tech Fest yes 36:45
Morgan Donoghue – A Life, inMusic https://musictechfest.net/podcast064/ Thu, 06 Feb 2020 23:15:33 +0000 https://musictechfest.net/?p=212093 Morgan Donoghue is the Managing Director of inMusic, which includes brands such as Denon, AKAI, Alesis, M-Audio, Marantz, Numark, and Rane. He was the CCO at Serato for 5 years and is an investor in both Melodics and Nura Headphones. He's an advisor, Splice.com and was global head of music at Vodafone as well as label manager at EMI. He's had a stellar career in music and tech and has helped shape today's digital landscape in some major deals in extraordinary circumstances.

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Morgan Donoghue - A Life, inMusic

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Morgan Donoghue is the Managing Director of inMusic, which owns brands like Denon, AKAI, Alesis, M-Audio, Marantz, Numark, Rane and more. He was CCO at Serato for 5 years, and before that, he was instrumental in helping launch digital music services - cutting the deals with the labels that made the way we experience music today possible.

Morgan tells the full story for the first time of how he managed to secure a deal for DRM-free downloads and music subscription from the world’s biggest major record label in a bet, how he took one of the smaller global markets and turned it into the biggest consumer of online music in the world - and why, when headhunted to move from music consumption to music production, he was told to name his price. And how he did all of this from a small island nation at the bottom of the world.

Fair warning: there is some strong language in this episode and perhaps some unfamiliar terms:

DoC is the New Zealand Department of Conservation.

The Rainbow Warrior was a Greenpeace protest ship that was bombed in Auckland Harbour by French agents in retaliation for their protests against French nuclear testing in the Pacific. This was the first ever act of international state-sponsored terrorism in New Zealand.

Dave Dobbyn, Goodshirt, Goldenhorse, Tiki Taane, Scribe, P-Money, The Black Seeds and Peter Urlich are New Zealand recording artists and entertainers.

Jacinda Ardern, Helen Clark, David Lange and Marilyn Waring are prominent New Zealand politicians and political thinkers. The first three are NZ Prime Ministers.

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Morgan Donoghue is the Managing Director of inMusic, which includes brands such as Denon, AKAI, Alesis, M-Audio, Marantz, Numark, and Rane. He was the CCO at Serato for 5 years and is an investor in both Melodics and Nura Headphones. He's an advisor, Morgan Donoghue is the Managing Director of inMusic, which includes brands such as Denon, AKAI, Alesis, M-Audio, Marantz, Numark, and Rane. He was the CCO at Serato for 5 years and is an investor in both Melodics and Nura Headphones. He's an advisor, Splice.com and was global head of music at Vodafone as well as label manager at EMI. He's had a stellar career in music and tech and has helped shape today's digital landscape in some major deals in extraordinary circumstances. Music Tech Fest yes 55:18
Celine Xu – The Art Forger and the FBI Agent https://musictechfest.net/podcast063/ Fri, 31 Jan 2020 04:00:23 +0000 https://musictechfest.net/?p=212065 Celine Xu is a Senior Data Scientist at Axel Johnson, a huge group of companies in Sweden with millions of daily customers. She creates and develops AI recommendation systems for industrial applications. She explains how Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) make those systems smarter - and how she applied that to music within the MTF AI Labs at Örebro University.

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Celine Xu - The Art Forger and the FBI Agent

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Celine Xu is a Senior Data Scientist at Axel Johnson - a Swedish family business founded in the 1870s and now run by 4th and 5th generation family members. They are one of the biggest trading companies in the region, with 22,000 staff and millions of customers each day across a range of different brands.

Celine’s specialism is the application of Artificial Intelligence recommender systems within industry, but is quick to point out that her role is a human and business role and not a scientific or software one. Celine joined us at MTF Örebro in October 2019 and brought her industry and commercial understanding to the innovation labs that brought together AI and robotics with music, dance and creativity.

Celine explains recommendation systems and AI that gets smarter when competing algorithms attempt to outsmart each other. She also talks about the underlying value for industry in participating in something like the MTF Labs.

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Celine Xu is a Senior Data Scientist at Axel Johnson, a huge group of companies in Sweden with millions of daily customers. She creates and develops AI recommendation systems for industrial applications. She explains how Generative Adversarial Networks... Celine Xu is a Senior Data Scientist at Axel Johnson, a huge group of companies in Sweden with millions of daily customers. She creates and develops AI recommendation systems for industrial applications. She explains how Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) make those systems smarter - and how she applied that to music within the MTF AI Labs at Örebro University. Music Tech Fest yes 29:56
Dan Hill part 2 – Sound of Cities https://musictechfest.net/podcast062/ Fri, 24 Jan 2020 08:02:56 +0000 https://musictechfest.net/?p=212050 Dan Hill is Director of Strategic Design at Vinnova - Sweden’s Government Innovation Authority where he invents the future of cities. This is the second in a two-part series in which Dan explores the history of the future of digital music, the cultural and sociological context of musical experience, the designer’s search for identity at the birth of online interaction, the idea of speculative design for cities.

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Dan Hill part 2 - Sound of Cities

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Dan Hill is Director of Strategic Design at Vinnova - Sweden’s Government Innovation Authority - where he continues to invent the future of cities. His background as Head of Arup‘s Digital Studio, Head of Interactive Technology at the BBC, Director of Web and Broadcast at Monocle, CEO of Fabrica and much more has led him to think about design, sound, space and the future of urban environments in unique and insightful ways.

This is the second in a two-part interview in which Dan explores the history of the future of digital music, the cultural and sociological context of musical experience, the designer’s search for identity at the birth of online interaction, the idea of speculative design for cities.

Dan’s interested in the environments we inhabit, their relationship with sound and the question of why don’t we think about sound enough in that context. This has become central to his understanding of the city, how we can design places and also to a large extent the health choices we make about mobility.

This extended interview with Dan introduces the upcoming Industry Commons Ecosystem (ICE) Labs in Mannheim in April, focusing on Urban and Industrial Sound Design with a particular emphasis on sound in public space.

The ultimate goal of the ICE Labs Mannheim is to bring together the realms of technology, music, design, art and culture, blockchain, architecture, urban planning, mobility, life sciences and industry - and Mannheim is the perfect place to do that, with a brilliant startup ecosystem that is going to help support the projects that emerge out of that 5-day labs experience.

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Dan Hill is Director of Strategic Design at Vinnova - Sweden’s Government Innovation Authority where he invents the future of cities. This is the second in a two-part series in which Dan explores the history of the future of digital music, Dan Hill is Director of Strategic Design at Vinnova - Sweden’s Government Innovation Authority where he invents the future of cities. This is the second in a two-part series in which Dan explores the history of the future of digital music, the cultural and sociological context of musical experience, the designer’s search for identity at the birth of online interaction, the idea of speculative design for cities. Music Tech Fest yes 41:26
Meet Anders Liljeborg at MTF Stockholm… https://musictechfest.net/anders-liljeborg/ Wed, 22 Jan 2020 14:50:52 +0000 https://musictechfest.net/?p=205722 Anders Liljeborg, Li'l Borg, is a musician and composer studying at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. He writes and produces music in a variety of styles.

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Hi! I’m Anders Liljeborg. Here are some words (probably too many) about myself…

I have been trying to make music since high school, playing in different rock and blues bands in my small hometown of Arboga (160 km west of Stockholm). I moved to Stockholm in 1972 (as you may conclude, I am not a young person) when I started my studies at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). I continued to play with different bands in my home town during the first two years of study at KTH, but later on I tried to form a music-group in Stockholm. For some years I played in a rock-pop band, participating in some contests. The nearest to stardom we came was when we participated in one contest where a very young Carola won. Another contest we were in, also included the first incarnation of the famous Swedish rock group Europe.
Later on the band broke up due to lack of enthusiasm and a bad economy. During this time I did attempt to write pop songs, but I wasn’t very successful.

Later I was trying to set up a studio together with an old friend from my hometown, this was based on an 8-track tape recorder (Teac-Tascam) and a 20 channel mixer, tape echo (the now very sought after Roland Space Echo), home built compressors and gates. We did some recordings where we moved the equipment around to various band rehearsal places, this was very cumbersome and tedious. Eventually my old friend wanted to go “all in” with his studio project, and I did not want to quit my studies at KTH, so it ended with me buying the equipment from him, to get it all for myself. My friend became a successful producer. I used the equipment for some years, not producing very much, trying to make music with my girlfriend (now wife), but that never turned out well, mostly due to my own frustration over not being able to achieve the standards I wanted to. The equpiment felt more and more clumsy, and finally I sold it all for a fraction I had paid for it. By then I also had purchased an EMU Emax, an Atari 1040 and Cubase, but recording to the 8-track was still feeling cumbersome.

Then I went over to making music on the computer, first I used CakeWalk, later I bought the Cubase version that could handle audio. It was a great relief not having to rewind the tape, that was probably the biggest advantage I felt at that time. Now I use the latest version of Cubase, everything is done ”in the box”, and I still think it is amazing what you can do. I remember the days with my friend, when we worked part time in a ”full studio” with a 24-track tape machine, and now with the computer it is like having a million dollar desk, infinitely expandable with every possible compressor and other effects at your fingertips.

My music making is erratic, I get an idea in about ten seconds, then it takes several days to get to a state when I think the song is finished. In reality it take much longer time, since I am working part time at KTH, four days a week, so I really only work with my music one day per week. This is not all bad as it means I am forced to take time off to hear my song after some days, thereby judging more easily if it is good or bad, then adjusting what is bad, trimming away overworked parts etc. I do not have a definitive style, I get all kinds of ideas, from old blues (very much out of style) to trying to produce some DnB or Dark Ambient. Also I am very reluctant to ”release” my songs (posting on SoundCloud), because I do not think they sound professional enough.

Some of my inspiration and most of my technical knowledge comes from two British magazines, Computer Music and Future Music. They are both very focused on the very latest club music, but the techniques they describe can be used for any genre.

My main instrument is the electric guitar, sometimes I play the electric bass, and nylon string. I am very bad playing keyboards and I do extensive editing in the piano roll after my MIDI recordings.

See you at MTF Stockholm!

https://soundcloud.com/lilborg

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TEDx: The End of Binary https://musictechfest.net/tedx-the-end-of-binary/ Mon, 20 Jan 2020 11:18:27 +0000 https://musictechfest.net/?p=211399 The post TEDx: The End of Binary appeared first on Music Tech Fest.

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As the Director of MTFLabs, Michela Magas curates and leads an ecosystem that specialises in democratising AI innovation.

At events around the world, she brings together a diverse range of expert scientists and world class artists to experiment with cutting edge technologies and respond to grand challenges. At the core of this democratisation of technology is a key provocation: that there is a fundamental flaw in relying on binary technologies.

The problem goes right back to the origins of Western thought and reason. Logic is based on a limiting polarity: One and Zero. Good and Bad. Right and Wrong. On and Off. Human and Technological. Male and Female.

The era of AI requires new mental models. One of its key challenges lies in our definition of what it means to be a rational and ethical human being. We unleash extraordinary human powers when we join forces to create AI tools and design systems that augment our physical, emotional and rational capabilities. But for this to happen, what we mean by reasonable must change.

Michela Magas is an innovation catalyst who bridges the worlds of science and art, design and technology, and academic research and industry, with a track record of over 25 years of innovation. She is innovation advisor to the European Commission and the G7 leaders, and the creator of the Industry Commons. In 2017 she was awarded European Woman Innovator of the Year and in 2016 she was presented with an Innovation Luminary Award for Creative Innovation.

She is the founder of Music Tech Fest, a global community platform of over 7000 creative innovators and scientific researchers. The platform provides a test case for innovation in areas as diverse as neuroscience, forestry and microcomputing.

This talk was given at TEDx Zagreb - a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organised by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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Dan Hill part 1 – Cities of Sound https://musictechfest.net/podcast061/ Fri, 17 Jan 2020 15:40:02 +0000 https://musictechfest.net/?p=211386 Dan Hill is Director of Strategic Design at Vinnova - Sweden’s Government Innovation Authority where he invents the future of cities. His story brings together innovation, design, music, technology, gender, computer science and lots more. He's been the Head of Interactive Tech at the BBC, Director of Web at Monocle, CEO of Fabrica, Design Advocate for the Mayor of London, Executive Director of Future Cities Catapult, the Spice Girls' web designer and much more...

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Dan Hill part 1 - Cities of Sound

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Dan Hill is Director of Strategic Design at Vinnova - Sweden’s Government Innovation Authority where he invents the future of cities.

His story brings together innovation, design, music, technology, gender, computer science and lots more. He’s been the Head of Interactive Technology and Design at the BBC, Director of Web and Broadcast at Monocle, CEO of Fabrica, Design Advocate for the Mayor of London, Executive Director of Future Cities Catapult, the Spice Girls’ web designer and much more…

This is the first in a two-part series in which Dan talks in-depth about his experience consulting governments on innovation, mobility, and quality of life, his thoughts on how we use technology, culture and creativity to meet the UN sustainable development goals, what sorts of noises electric cars should make, why gardeners should be put in charge of urban planning, how he brought podcasting to the masses - and much more.

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Dan Hill is Director of Strategic Design at Vinnova - Sweden’s Government Innovation Authority where he invents the future of cities. His story brings together innovation, design, music, technology, gender, computer science and lots more. Dan Hill is Director of Strategic Design at Vinnova - Sweden’s Government Innovation Authority where he invents the future of cities. His story brings together innovation, design, music, technology, gender, computer science and lots more. He's been the Head of Interactive Tech at the BBC, Director of Web at Monocle, CEO of Fabrica, Design Advocate for the Mayor of London, Executive Director of Future Cities Catapult, the Spice Girls' web designer and much more... Music Tech Fest yes 41:01
Ethan Hein – Groove Pizza https://musictechfest.net/podcast060/ Fri, 06 Dec 2019 22:46:12 +0000 https://musictechfest.net/?p=211379 Ethan Hein is an adjunct professor of Music Tech at NYU. He's also the inventor of the Groove Pizza - a unique musical interface that decodes rhythm.

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Ethan Hein - Groove Pizza

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Ethan Hein is an adjunct professor of Music Tech at NYU. He’s a prolific blogger, academic, public thinker and also happens to be the inventor of the Groove Pizza - a new musical interface for creating and making sense of rhythm.

Ethan is passionate about reforming music education - and especially about making music tech accessible to young people so that everyone gets a chance to express themselves through music creation. He discusses the technologies that make that possible.

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Ethan Hein is an adjunct professor of Music Tech at NYU. He's also the inventor of the Groove Pizza - a unique musical interface that decodes rhythm. Ethan Hein is an adjunct professor of Music Tech at NYU. He's also the inventor of the Groove Pizza - a unique musical interface that decodes rhythm. Music Tech Fest yes 24:37
Charles Ess – Reflecting on AI Ethics https://musictechfest.net/podcast059/ Fri, 29 Nov 2019 09:58:05 +0000 https://musictechfest.net/?p=211297 Charles Ess is a philosopher and Media Studies professor at the University of Oslo. He specialises in the study of ethics in the digital age, and specifically the ethics of AI and robotics. 

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Charles Ess - Reflecting on AI Ethics

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Charles Ess is a philosopher and Media Studies professor at the University of Oslo. He specialises in the study of ethics in the digital age, and specifically the ethics of AI and robotics.

This episode of the MTF podcast is a deep dive into the meaning of ethics, how it can be applied to the internet and computing, and what it means to lead an ethical and reflective life in the digital age.

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Charles Ess is a philosopher and Media Studies professor at the University of Oslo. He specialises in the study of ethics in the digital age, and specifically the ethics of AI and robotics.  Charles Ess is a philosopher and Media Studies professor at the University of Oslo. He specialises in the study of ethics in the digital age, and specifically the ethics of AI and robotics.  Music Tech Fest yes 58:32