#MTFLabs: PerformanceWith bionic artist Viktoria Modesta, MIT Media Lab, Ars Electronica Future Lab, #MusicBricks. Facilitated by Peter Kirn and Jasmine Idun Isdrake. 23-27 May. Audiences 28 May.
#MTFLabs: BlockchainWith Imogen Heap, Benji Rogers, Soundcloud, 7Digital, Jaak, Resonate, Ujo, Ascribe. Facilitated by Peter Harris and Petter Ericson. 23-27 May. On stage 28 May.
#MTFLabs: Vocal TechFacilitated by experimental vocalist Reeps One, with beatboxing champions, visual artists, and leading developers. 26-27 May. On stage 28 May.
#MTFLabs: Hack the AudienceFacilitated by IRCAM - Centre Pompidou.
With composers, performers, artists and leading developers.
26 May. On stage 29 May.
#MTFStage Friday 27 MayWith Martin Molin (Wintergatan), Viktoria Modesta, Emika exclusive, Felix Faire, Robot Lego Band, GUNK-Geek Punk, Kicking The Mic, Playtronica, Somaphony.
#MTFStage Saturday 28 MayWith Scanner, Graham Dunning, Eska, Reeps One, Ecce Cello, Matt Black, BLAM for Minecraft, MiMu Gloves, Blockchain, Vocal Tech Lab, #B.O.M.B., Performance Lab Exclusive Previews.
#MTFStage Sunday 29 MayWith Sarah Farina, Ben Heck, Grace Savage, Jan Bang, Hack Berlin, element14 Hack Camp, Music and the Brain, Polyjam, #MTFKids, #MTFPrize and #MTFAllstars.
#MTFResearch Monday 30 MayWith IRCAM, MIT, CERN, Berklee, Fraunhofer, Max Planck Institute, TU Wien, Umeå University, London College of Music, Integra Lab, UPF, MuArts, Native Instruments.
#MTFAmplifierA gathering of industry insiders, investors, music tech startups and Berlin’s tech business community. Features startup pitches and a sneak preview of #MusicBricks project prototypes.
#MTFSoundpitStartup showcase featuring fair trade music streaming, gesture-driven headphones, virtual instrument, brainwave performance platform, accessible interface for musicians with a disability.
#MTFHacks element14 Hack Camp24-hour sprint towards a complete reinvention of the way we live and work with music and tech with components by the world’s biggest supplier and exclusive technology unavailable elsewhere.
#MTFTracks TrackathonIvor Novello nominated British record producer Ian Wallman coaches a select group of 12 emerging Berlin electronic producers to each create a killer dance track in just 24 hours.
#MTFJamA space where anyone can sit down, hang out, pick up a musical instrument - perhaps a guitar, a keyboard, or something that was invented just that morning - and simply play.
#MTFSparks & #MTFKidsEducational experts lead two unique hack events where children and teens invent and learn physical computing and music skills, then showcase their creations on the main festival stage.
#MTFSpaceAll the music tech projects too big to fit on the festival stage. The legendary Funkhaus becomes a labyrinth of rooms and corridors filled with curious experiments and sonic installations.
#MTFLatesAn after-hours private gathering featuring performances by Sarah Farina, Matt Black (Coldcut), Emika, Graham Massey (808 State), Schockglatze, Peter Kirn and Soulmind with drinks by Jägermeister.
Two months in advance of #MTFBerlin, a group of artists, designers, hackers and makers gathered on a quest to create a new icon for the music industry. The result was a series of concepts, including ‘Smokification’ by Anouk Wipprecht for Viktoria Modesta and ‘Sonified carbon fibre body suit’ by Selina Bond and Adam John Williams.
This series is a collaboration between several artists and makers under the creative direction of Viktoria Modesta and Joanna Hir. Carbon fibre body by Selina Bond with shoes by Iris van Herpen X United Nude and creative concept for electronics by Anouk Wipprecht, sonification of the carbon fibre body by Adam John Williams. Prosthetic by the Alternative Limb Project. Photography by Nhu Xuan Hua. Styled by Joanna Hir, assisted by David Asmutis. MUA by Lan Nguyen-Grealis, hair Kim Roy, and set design Helen Sirp & Lisa Jahovic. Produced by Michela Magas and Viktoria Modesta.
Between the 23rd and the 27th of May 2016, some of these amazing minds joined specially invited artists, makers, designers and inventors to explore interactive performance and ‘Music as Extension of the Human Body’ in a secret chamber of the legendary Funkhaus. Results of this collaboration were accessible by hackers on Friday 27th and audiences on Saturday 28th of May, during #MTFBerlin.
The results of the week-long blockchain laboratory were showcased at the festival. Industry insiders had an exclusive preview of new #MusicBricks products and startup ideas at the #MTFAmplifier networking event that brought together the entire music tech business ecosystem.
Reeps One on his work with Cymatics, #MTFScandi, May 2015
“Lemon is basically like being punched in the face with an A (major)”
LJ Rich on synaesthesia induced by Emil Åreng, #MTFScandi, May 2015
The MTF ecosystem includes music innovation, sonic arts, music hacking and making, music as a tool of social inclusion and social change, and projects that use music technology in media, medicine, public space, everyday life and transversally across industries beyond the normal reach of music. The #MTFResearch Network explores these ideas in the symposium on Monday 30th, following the festival. The 4-day ticket provides entry to the symposium and membership of the international research network as well as the full weekend festival programme.