Music Hack Day is a hacking session in which participants will conceptualize, create and present their projects. Music + software + mobile + hardware + art + the web. Anything goes as long as it's music related.
Barcelona Music Hack Day will be organized as an event of the SonarPro within the Sónar 2012 festival.
About Music Hack Day
Music Hack Day has been a great way to demonstrate the creativity around music that comes from the tech community, fostering cross-platform and cross-device innovation. The past three years have seen more than 20 Music Hack Day events taking place around the world. Starting in London, it has spread across the world to Berlin, Amsterdam, Boston, Stockholm, San Francisco, Barcelona, New York, Sydney and Montreal. MHD is a very exciting event, watching over 2000 participants taking part, building hundreds of hacks and with over 125 music and tech companies’ supporting the events. The Music Technology Group has organized Music Hack Day events in Barcelona since 2010. This edition of Music Hack Day at Barcelona is being organized in collaboration with Sonar Festival like last year, taking advantage of the great exposure presented by this Festival (more than 79.000 spectators, 833 companies and 1.018 journalists accredited from 515 media last year 2011).
To fast prototype and create brand new music apps (web, mobile or physical) in just 24hrs.
To bring together the music industry and the developer community.
To highlight and showcase the platforms and API’s of companies working in and around music tech.
To foster cross-platform and cross-device innovation.
Taken place in 9 cities in different countries: London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Boston, San Francisco, Stockholm, Barcelona, Cannes & New York
Over 1.200 people taken part including developers and invited members of press/music industry.
Over 60 companies officially involved and associated with Music Hack Day.
Over 200 apps built during Music Hack Days, some of them launched commercially.
Sonar is an advanced music and new media art festival that has taken place in Barcelona for the last nineteen years. A pioneer in its format and content, it combines entertainment with art, divulging the latest trends in advanced music and its interactions with other musical genres and artistic disciplines.
SonarPro is the meeting point for professionals from the music and applied audiovisual and new media creation industries. It pledges its commitment on the creative industries and connects the local with the international initiative.A new pro-active concept encourages interaction and the inter-relation more than ever in the unique context of the festival, proposing ideas debate, interchange of experiences, live experimentation, training, exhibitions and demonstrations.(more about SonarPRO)
About the Music Technology Group
The Music Technology Group (MTG) of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, part of its Department of Information and Communication Technologies, is specialized in sound and music computing. With more than 40 researchers coming from different and complementary disciplines, the MTG carries out research on topics such as audio signal processing, sound and music description, musical interfaces, sound and music communities, and performance modeling. The MTG combines basic engineering strengths in Signal Processing, Machine Learning and Human Computer Interaction with multidisciplinary methodologies coming from other fields. (more about MTG)
Please email us if you have any questions: barcelonamhd [at] upf [dot] edu