Music Tech Fest (MTF) announced Imogen Heap as the next in a series of inspirational ‘arts-meets-science’ Wonder Women who will be leading areas of the flagship innovation festival in Stockholm from 3-9 September 2018 with a showcase open to the public from the 7-9 September, in partnership with KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
The Grammy and Ivor Novello winning British artist and polymath joins LJ Rich of BBC Click as the next in a series of inspirational Wonder Women leading technology areas of Music Tech Fest Stockholm.
Self-produced, independent, engaged, Imogen Heap blurs the boundaries between pure art form and creative entrepreneurship.
Writing and producing four solo albums, another one as half of Frou Frou and countless collaborations, she’s an artists’ artist.
Heap has been nominated for five Grammys, winning two, together with an Ivor Novello, The Artist and Manager Pioneer award and an honorary Doctorate of Technology at UWE.
At TED Global 2011 Heap first publicly performed with her Mi.Mu Gloves – cutting edge gestural music ware she has developed with a team of engineers and scientists.
In 2015 Imogen wrote and produced the score for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and received an Olivier award nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Music.
As well as performing in both intimate and theatre settings, Imogen is bringing her brainchild, Mycelia’s Creative Passport to MTF Stockholm and will be leading a lab on the ongoing development of the Creative Passport with local music makers, industry and policy makers.
Mycelia strives to see commercial, ethical and technical standards set to exponentially increase innovation for the music services of the future. The Creative Passport aims to become a digital identity standard for music makers, containing and/or linking to verified profile information, IDs, acknowledgements, works, business partners and payment mechanisms. Its mission is to empower a fair, sustainable and vibrant music industry ecosystem involving all online music interaction services.
MYCELIUM BLOCKCHAIN FOR FAIR MUSIC – Imogen Heap
Imogen Heap is also seen as a pioneer for her innovative MiMu gestural music making system and for her leadership in the music business space.
The exhibition will include the groundbreaking Mi.Mu gloves – a new frontier in wearable music digital interfaces, The Life of a Song – providing an eye-opening insight into the music industry via the lens of Imogen’s Hide & Seek, plus a suite of verified digital artist services.
Imogen Heap’s Mi.Mu gloves will “change the way we make music”
Imogen Heap hosts the Mycelia Blockchain Labs (by invitation only) and Creative Passport exhibition with Mycelia experiences (available to all) as part of Music Tech Fest Stockholm.
Watch out for announcements about performances in both intimate and theatre settings.
Dates, Tickets and More Info
#MTFStockholm runs from 3-9 September 2018 with a showcase open to the public from the 7-9 September at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. MTF is cross-genre, international, enriching, and inclusive.
Earlybird public tickets to the festival (7-9 September) go on sale 1st May.
MTF Research Symposium runs 12pm 6th Sept – 12pm 7th Sept. Tickets go on sale 16th April.
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MTF Hack Camp runs 11am 8th Sept – 6pm 9th Sept. Applications for free places close 15th April.
MTF Creative Labs runs 11am 8th Sept – 6pm 9th Sept. Applications for free places close 30th April.
MTF Labs addressing challenges around AI, robotics, accessibility, and blockchain run 3-9 September and are by invitation only. Contact MTF for more details.