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Jazz & Technology Forum

Monthly Music Hackathon NYC

Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Jazz & Technology Forum

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Concert and presentations of the results of the Jazz & Technology Forum hackathon. 7pm in the lobby/bar of Ace Hotel.
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Jazz & Technology Forum

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Ace Hotel

20 W 29th St New York, NY 10001

10 AM Lectures, discussion, and hackathon (limited space)

7 PM Concert and presentations (free and open to the public)

Recent technological developments are leading to fascinating new ways to create and study music.  Columbia University's Jazz Information Retrieval project is demonstrating that we now have tools to gain new insight into long unanswered questions about how Jazz functions.  Inspired by this and UNESCO International Jazz Day, Monthly Music Hackathon NYC and Ace Hotel are teaming up to present an all-day intensive forum to gather thinkers from the technology and music communities to share ideas and rapidly create new music and research.  The results will be presented in concert format at 7pm Saturday, April 27th at the Ace Hotel.

RSVP to attend the concert: http://monthlymusichackathonnyc.eventbrite.com/

If you'd like to participate in the hackathon, please email musichackathon@gmail.com with a sentence or two about why you're interested, a little about your background and interests in music and/or technology, and any ideas you have for projects for the hackathon. We have very limited space, so we'll be registering participants on a first-come, first-serve basis, and also making sure we have a variety of skills and interests represented.

10:00 AM Coffee
10:25 AM Opening remarks

10:30 AM An approach to music research with new technology
Brian McFee, Postdoctoral research scholar in the Center for Jazz Studies and LabROSA at Columbia University
- Overview of the field of Music Information Retrieval (MIR)
- Interesting issues when applying MIR approaches to Jazz
- Some analysis tools to assist musicians and programmers in hacking

11:00 AM An approach to music creation with new technology and data
Ben Lacker, Musician and software engineer
- How data generated by MIR tools can be used to create new music
- Some tools to assist musicians and programmers in composing, performing, and remixing

11:20 AM Jazz musicians' perspective on emerging technology
Ben Wendel and Dan Tepfer, musicians

11:30 AM Participant introductions
11:45 AM Whole-group Q&A and brainstorm of project ideas
12:00 PM Decide which projects to work on, break into teams, start working!
12:30 PM Lunch, continue working


6:00 PM Collaboratively put together concert program
6:30 PM Doors open for concert
7:00 PM Introductory talk summarizing the day
7:15 PM Concert and presentations of the day's work

More info:


@musichackathon #jazztech

Subscribe to the discussion email list for this event: Email jazztechnology+subscribe@googlegroups.com

Subscribe to announcements email list for Monthly Music Hackathon NYC: http://eepurl.com/pNXJP


Presented by Monthly Music Hackathon NYC, Ace Hotel, Mailchimp, 10gen, and Exfm as part of UNESCO International Jazz Day

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When & Where

Ace Hotel
20 W 29th St
New York, NY 10001

Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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Monthly Music Hackathon NYC

Monthly Music Hackathon NYC is a free, non-competitive monthly all-day event for musicians and engineers to create new music-related projects from scratch, develop them over a period of ~8 hours, then perform or present them in a concert format at 8pm. The day usually starts with talks by invited guests at Noon. Get details on individual events at http://monthlymusichackathon.org/http://twitter.com/musichackathon, and our mailing list: http://eepurl.com/pNXJP


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