– WE FEEL CONFUSED WHEN WE SEE A WOMAN WHERE WE EXPECT A MAN.
The Danish musician, producer, writer and self-declared feminist Henrik Marstal, is coming to Boost. There he will try to enlighten us on why diversity should play an important role when forming a creative music scene. We had a chat with him about the gender imbalance in the Danish music industry and how we can raise engagement and awareness on this matter not only among women, but also men.
– WE WANT TO GROW THE SYNTHESIZER POPULATION
Teenage engineering creates high quality, well designed, electronic products for people who love sound and music. At Boost, they will be a part of our Tech Showroom, presenting their Pocket Operators – a line of micro sized synthesizers developed in collaboration with the clothing brand Cheap Monday. What began with the engineers' need for new lab wear grew into a project where a line of innovative new portable synthesizers and matching gear was born.
CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR EVERYONE!
Mehackit is a Finnish company developing educational courses in creative technology. They are offering workshops for upper elementary and high schools in the Nordic countries and have been to more than seventy schools in Finland and Sweden alone. In June, they are finally coming our way. Mehackit will host a workshop on creative programming, using the open source software Sonic Pi. We had a chat with Tommi Toivonen, one of the instructors.
-A LOT OF US UNDERestimate OUR OWN KNOWLEDGE
Jenny Berger Myhre is the latest addition to our conference program. A talented experimental photographer and musician being active in a various amount of creative projects. Currently she is studying composition with fellow boost speaker Rune Rebne. In her sparetime she experiments with soldering, and builds her own modular synthesizer.
-THE sOONER MEN REALIZE THAT THE FEMINIST AGENDA IS IN THEIR OWN INTEREST, THE BETTER.
During the past fifteen years, Robert Franken has been involved in a considerable amount of digital platforms. He is also an outspoken feminist, and co-founder of Male Feminists Europe. We had a chat with Franken about his interest for feminism, why men should engage in gender issues and the gender situation in the digital world.
Our first speaker announced: Rune Rebne
Not only is Rune Rebne (b. 1961) the composer in the world to have jumped the longest on skis – a 120 meters to be exact. He is also the initiator behind The girl project – composition, a composition program for girls at the Norwegian Academy of Music.