You may well already know Terry Tyldesley.
If you’re at all interested in music and technology, you’re probably already a regular reader of Kitmonsters - her web magazine where music-makers show and tell how they get their sound.
If you’ve ever been to MusicTechFest, chances are you’ve had an animated conversation with Terry about music tech ideas, seen her perform and sing on the festival stage, or you’ve got your hands dirty creating new musical inventions right alongside her.
Terry’s been coming to MusicTechFest since day one. For the past two years, she’s been on the advisory board of the festival. She’s long been one of the people we go to when we need advice.
As MTF expands and grows, it’s increasingly important to have someone running the show on the ground who has a clear grasp of all aspects of the festival. Someone who understands the artists, the technologists, the startups and businesses, the makers, the media, the researchers, and importantly, all the other people making the festival happen. It needs to be someone who is a phenomenal organiser. And, given the lead-up to #MTFBerlin, it should really also be someone who’s lived in Berlin and speaks fluent German.
Terry’s all that and more. She’s a maker and a musician, a writer and an organiser, a journalist and an entrepreneur, an educator and an innovator.
Terry’s an award-winning film-maker, with programmes broadcast on BBC One, Channel 4 and Sky. She’s produced live television and filmed around the world, interviewing rock legends such as Alice Cooper and Angie Bowie. She received a BAFTA nomination and RTS Award for what The Guardian called ‘the most entertaining hour of television since Eric Morecambe stopped skipping’.
Terry has interviewed both established artists such as Martyn Ware, and Matt Black, rising stars like Gazelle Twin and Mercury nominee Eska, and filmed many up and coming bands’ first ever interviews.
She’s programmed artists, presented, and performed across Europe. She’s a regular speaker and moderator on music industry conference panels. Her electropunk band Feral Five has had BBC Radio play, and she has been interviewed for blogs and broadcast.
We’re incredibly proud and phenomenally lucky to be able to officially welcome Terry to the MusicTechFest family. She’s not just a new member of the team - she represents bold new ambitions, exciting new directions and an expanding network of artists and music technology to bring into the MTF community.
As the festival’s producer, Terry will be working closely with performers, managing the schedule, coordinating the event at the highest level and liaising with everyone from corporate sponsors to local government.
We can’t think of anyone else we’d rather have running the show.
If you’d like to drop Terry a note and say congratulations - her brand new email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.