LSO St Luke's
Music Tech Fest: Day 1
Festival of music ideas
Music Tech Fest is the global "festival of music ideas". From beatboxing to orchestral innovation, geek punk to sonic arts, the festival is a public showcase of the latest sounds, ideas, experiments, instruments, technologies and performance designs. International musicians, tech companies, labels, hackers and innovators gather for a weekend of hands-on creativity - performing, celebrating and inventing the future of music. See the website for more information.
Friday 5 September 6pm–10pm
Saturday 6 September 1pm–10pm
Sunday 7 September 1pm–10pm
Sessions: (see the More Info tab for full details of other days)
Friday 5 September: 6pm–10pm
Join us as we take over the music industry and invent it again from scratch with new technologies, new ideas and new economics. From an exclusive sneak preview of a documentary film about the social technologies of independent music collectives in Brazil to the introduction of brand new music formats, new wearable performance technologies and the reinvention of merchandise, a specially commissioned wearable tech performance with Jason Singh, new ways of being a band, brand new apps - and radical digital innovation from a bunch of people who are several steps ahead in their thinking about the music business.
Tickets: £20 per day
Multibuy saving: £50 for all three days (NB to qualify for this discount please place tickets for all three dates in your basket)
£0.60 online booking fee, £0.70 telephone booking fee per transaction -
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Saturday 6 September: 1pm–10pm
Gunk and HMI
On Saturday, we're going Gunk - geek punk. Forget three chords - here's a Raspberry Pi, an accelerometer and the Soundcloud API. Go form a band. Have a battle of the apps. We're pitching Coldcut with Ninja Jamm against Yellofier. Improvise with gaming controllers and enrol in Fakebit Polytechnic. Rough and ready innovation at the cutting edge of music and tech. We'll also be getting into HMI - Human Music Interaction - music and the brain, music and emotion, music and visuals, new works at the intersection of contemporary music and data and live performances by a brainwave quartet - as well as a new classical work entirely composed by a computer.
Sunday 7 September: 1pm–10pm
Get Your Ears Dirty
Roll up your sleeves and get your ears dirty. Music is for playing. Technology is for making. We're getting out the components, breaking open the software. Anything that can make noise will make noise. Bring your inner child - and your outer one. Here's your chance to get involved and help invent the future of music - or simply watch it being invented before your eyes with lots of hands-on experimentation, hacks by both pros and kids, bucketloads of improvisation and unlikely collaborations, Shlomo getting his ears dirty with you - and great figureheads from the worlds of beatboxing, hip hop and jazz chipping in.