Music for Airports takes off

Music for Airports takes off

I’m in Croatia for the launch of a project called Music For Airports. Named after the seminal Brian Eno album that considered the role of music for public space and kickstarted ambient music, the project created permanent sound art installations at Rijeka...
Not sitting still

Not sitting still

Like the word ‘genius’, the term ‘life-changing’ gets thrown about way too easily and so often without merit. My friend Adam posted something on his Facebook page today that conveyed the strict meaning of life changing. It was in reference to...
The #MTFScandi Documentary

The #MTFScandi Documentary

One of the things we do at Music Tech Fest is to film everything that happens on the main stage – from performances and demonstrations through to hacker presentations. At #MTFScandi in Umeå back in May, the brilliant Fanni Fazakas (aka Rumex) pointed her camera...
Music for airports

Music for airports

Through the Music Tech Fest, I’ve recently been involved in a project to create a sound installation for the passenger terminal area of Rijeka airport on the island of Krk in Croatia. My role was to help connect the local commissioning body to a community of...
World’s Northernmost hackerspace?

World’s Northernmost hackerspace?

“And this is our space programme,” says Tomas Härdin, pointing to a battered old dining table next to a whiteboard. The whiteboard has schematic drawings on it, but otherwise there is nothing to suggest mission control. Codemill developer and radio...

That festival thing I keep mentioning…

In May last year, I went to an event called Music Tech Fest to talk about the work that I do as ‘Professor of Music Industry Innovation’ at Birmingham City University… and I pretty much never went home. Today, I’m the festival director, and...