Cutting-edge experiments that push beyond the boundaries of music.
FRI 6pm: The Music of Science
Bacteria, quasars and mathematics combine to create new kinds of sound.
FRI 8pm: Strange Dreams
Collapsing the barriers between the real world and subconscious mind.
SAT 2pm: The Creator’s Laboratory
Ingenious minds tinkering in basements with found objects and recycled tech.
SAT 4pm: Performance Cyborgs
Musical cybernetics: turning the human body into a musical instrument.
SAT 6pm: Technology Mutants
Adapting and mutating ourselves in response to altered musical states.
SAT 8pm: GUNK: Geek Punk
Geek punks, electro legends and music hackers tear up the stage.
SUN 2pm: #MTFLaunchpad
Opening music up to new talent from all ages and backgrounds.
SUN 4pm: #MusicBricks
A first ever look at music tech prototypes made with exclusive new tools.
SUN 6pm: #MTFHacks
Hacking light, sound, art and performance in just 24 hours.
SUN 8pm: #MTFSessions
A music tech jam: world famous musicians meet emerging local artists.
Here are some of the heroes who have helped us build this ecosystem over the past 5 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, 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.