Music Tech Fest

PROJECT OVERVIEW: Music Tech Fest is an innovative community and a global festival of music ideas, featuring cutting-edge performance, music hacking, innovation labs and industry showcases that connect artists, technologists and business in a vibrant environment. Unique collaborations, new works created on site, premieres of future technology, and a visionary community make each event an exciting landmark gathering.

MY ROLE: Project & Strategy Manager (2017). I contributed to organise: interventions at the conference “Research & Innovation – shaping our future”, hosted by former Research, Science and Innovation Commissioner Carlos Moedas; #MTFSparks @ Wallifornia Music Tech Liege; #MTFLab @ Slush Helsinki.

WHY IT MATTERS: Music technologies help us explore what it means to be human, to create, and to participate. Music technologies create possible futures and offer new ways to inhabit the present and past. Their changes presage changes in culture, signaling trends yet to come. They are thus sites of struggles over money, membership, power, and prestige. Technological change is inseparable from economic, cultural and political change.

MuARTs demoing their Neurofeedback project with Carlos Moedas (former European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation) and Pascal Lamy (former chair of the High Level Group on maximising the impact of European research and innovation programmes) at the “Research & Innovation – Shaping Our Future” conference.