Cultural & creative activities

The MTG develops and supports initiatives aimed at disseminating our research results and at promoting public awareness and understanding of our field of research. It is fundamental for the MTG to be connected with the creative community and contribute to artistic and cultural projects.

Concerts

In the context of the Phonos project, and in collaboration with Phonos Foundation, the MTG organizes concerts open to the general public presenting experimental and research-related musical projects.

These concerts mainly take place in the Sala Polivalent of the Campus de la Comunicació UPF (Barcelona), but we also use other spaces and collaborate with a number of art and music organizations. For example, we have regular collaborations with music festivals like MUTEK or SONAR.

Program and more information about the concerts.

 

Sonar Innovation Challenge

The Sónar Innovation Challenge (SIC) is an online & onsite platform for the creative minds that want to be one step ahead and experiment with the future of technology. It brings together innovative tech companies and creators, collaborating to solve challenges that will lead to disruptive prototypes showcased in Sónar+D.

Official website

 

Artist in residence program

The MTG, through the Phonos project, aims to promote and encourage the production of works which use computer systems to control and create music, especially projects that use technologies developed by the MTG.

Our artists in residence work on musical projects using the infrastructure of the MTG, Phonos and UPF; the expert advice and guidance of MTG researchers and Phonos; and they have the possibility to organize concerts as part of Phonos concerts program. In addition, we regularly offer artistic grants through an open call.

More information about the program

Sound workshops

The sound workshops program aims to promote interest in sound and sound technologies as a means to understand and influence our surroundings. We organize workshops where participants learn to listen, think, and work with the sound of our environment, through exercises and creative strategies. The project also emphasizes the dissemination and collaborations based on open science ideas.

The workshops are targetted to different ages and groups, and we work in partnership with schools, civic centers, associations and cultural centers.

More information about the workshops

 

Music education for motor disabilities

The Music & Machine Learning Lab develops musical interfaces adapted to people with very reduced mobility giving the opportunity to every person to play a musical instrument. The most relevant interface is The EyeHarp, a digital instrument controlled by the gaze. The software is open source and free to download.

In order to facilitate the learning to play music through these interfaces, give the people with severe motor disabilities visibility in the field of arts and culture and foster their social integration, the MTG offers music education courses to music schools in order the EyeHarp can be taught as an instrument and be part of the regular music studies.

For more information, contact us.

 

Resident Choir

In the framework of the CASAS project, we develop technologies that assist singers in their musical practice. In order to facilitate and enrich the research process, we involve a community of singers that provide evaluations, ground truth data, and relevant feedback. For this reason, we work closely with the choir Cor Anton Bruckner conducted by Júlia Sesé, which acts as a resident choir of the MTG. The choir participates in the research through recordings, rehearsals, and concerts.