This is more for those of you who are as hard-core at geekery as you are at singing. There are a few days left to register for the first Classical Music Hack Day, taking place February 1-3, 2013 at mdw-University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, and presented by the Eliette and Herbert von Karajan Institute. From the event website:
Developers, musicians and creative minds will gather to develop new applications for digital classical music reception. Live performances of our young musicians will allow developers to produce new content and data – a long weekend full of innovative possibilities in the field of music technology.
There are concerts, hacking, pitches, and project ideas on the agenda. Projects proposed by participants so far include: sheet music hacking (@thomasbonte), mashing up the Europeana API against the Spotify API to help transcribe and analyse old scores (@bfk), automatic Bach generator (@thebluebadger), and “Interactive sheet music display Music21+ MuseScore iPad app with the recording made at CMHD + the sheet music, synced. Some more crazy stuff on the spot!” (@lasconic) which I don’t even know what that means, but it sounds exciting and geeky?!?
If you can’t attend in person, the presentation of hacks on the last day of the event will be live-streamed – stay tuned to their website for details.