Film score composer Matt Morton used 50 year old synthesiser technology to soundtrack an acclaimed feature documentary about the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. He talks about the incredible wall of Moog analogue modular synthesisers and the other period tech that told the story and captured the pioneering sound of the times.
Terry Tyldesley has been involved in Music Tech Fest in some way since the very beginning. First as a reporter and blogger covering the event for her Kitmonsters website. Later as a performer as half of Feral Five. Then in Berlin 2016 as a producer and finally as an advisory board member. Terry embodies much of what MTF stands for and bridges the worlds of geekery and DIY electro punk, political cause and mentorship for a new generation of music tech startups.
Jon Greenaway is better known online as the LitCritGuy. He’s a horror fiction scholar, a media critic, and a political theorist, reader and writer who makes his living exploring the heaviest of important texts, contemplating the deepest of issues and explaining the Very Big Picture. And this seems like a very good time for that.
Beverley Whitrick is Strategic Director of the Music Venue Trust, a UK-based charity which acts to protect, secure and improve UK Grassroots Music Venues for the benefit of venues, communities and upcoming artists. She describes the challenges, the hopes and the recent successes of the Trust in supporting the future of UK music.
Ben Feist is a software developer, space data visualisation researcher, archive restoration engineer, historian and online storyteller of the NASA Apollo missions. His Apollo In Real Time project commemorates the 50th anniversaries of some of humankind’s greatest exploratory adventures and scientific accomplishments.
Michela Magas is the founder of Music Tech Fest, an innovation advisor to the European Commission and the G7 leaders, and is the creator and Chair of the Industry Commons Foundation. In this week’s podcast, she discusses the ways in which grassroots discoveries and lessons from the MTF community are able to find their way into policy at the highest levels.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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…
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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