BCN Music Technology Forum
June 27-28, 2019. Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
The Music Technology Group of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra turned 25 in 2019 and we celebrated it. On June 27th and 28th 2019, we organized the BCN Music Technology Forum, an event that brought together past and current members, plus friends.
These first 25 years were an exciting story of challenges, successes, and failures. It started with a group of visionaries and crazy people (crazy about music, science, human beings, and technology) in the dark and lonely basement of the Miró Foundation that in time, at the UPF, developed into one of the reference groups in music research, making of Barcelona an international music technology hub.
56 PhD thesis and 1300 publications were produced during all these years and many technologies were created, with significant successes such as Vocaloid, Reactable, Freesound, or Essentia. More than 400 people worked or studied with us and built on their MTG experience to develop successful professional careers.
The program of the BCN Music Tech Forum captured these 25 years of history and showed our future potential. We heard the personal and professional stories of more than 40 ex-MTGers coming from different parts of the world, and we learned about the current research at the MTG. It was a gathering to interact and learn from each other. More than 200 people participated in the event.
Videos of the talks: Youtube playlist