Music Tech Fest is one of our favorite events and we’re excited to announce the next installment of its flagship international festival of music ideas in Stockholm.
From September 7 to 9 2018, #MTFStockholm will bring together academia and industry, artists, makers and scientists from around the world to celebrate and invent the future of music.
This year, the festival will be held in partnership with KTH Royal Institute of Technology, one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation.
Music Tech Fest has held 10 major festivals as well as multiple innovation labs and testbed events over the past five years – including at the Barbican St Lukes in London, at IRCAM in the Centre Pompidou in Paris, at Funkhaus Berlin (see our coverage of Music Tech Fest Berlin 2016), at Slush in Helsinki, in the national concert hall of Slovenia Cankarajev Dom in Ljubljana, at the Sliperiet innovation centre at Umeå University, at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, MA and at Sounds Aotearoa in Wellington, New Zealand.
Music Tech Fest is a giant interactive laboratory where brilliant minds collaborate to create groundbreaking innovation sparked by music and creativity.
In addition to showcases, performances and demonstrations of new technology, the festival includes a hackathon, a kids hack event, academic symposium and sonic art installations.
Things that begin at Music Tech Fest are regularly supported to go on to have a life beyond the festival.
Collaborations and new projects that start during hackathons or backstage at the festival create commercial products, file patents, form new businesses, initiate new research projects, bring new ideas into unexpected industry areas and inform policy at the highest level.