The Karajan Classical Music Hackathon at MIT
October 21-23, 2016
Presented by the Eliette and Herbert von Karajan Institute in collaboration with MIT
"We have learnt from the things of the past, to bring them with us into the present, and hand them on to the future."
Herbert von Karajan (1908-1989)
Classical Music Meets Code: welcome to the 3rd Classical Music Hack, an event that combines the greatest classical music from the past with breakthrough technology in the present. Build tools to allow innovative, digital experiences of classical repertoire.
Open to engineers, musicians, and everyone in between with an interest in hacking the classics!
Check out previous Classical Hackathon presentations!
About the Karajan Institute
The Eliette and Herbert von Karajan Institute was founded in 2005 by Eliette von Karajan to promote the artistic legacy of her late husband, Herbert von Karajan. With more than 3.300 live performances and over 2.200 recordings of more than 750 classical works the conductor`s unique legacy covers the most important classical compositions. The incredibly huge catalogue with its complex meta data opens up endless possibilities in a technology driven world. In addition to managing the music catalogue, one of the aims of the institute is to present and support initiatives in the field of music technology. In 2013, the Karajan Institute presented the world’s first Classical Music Hackathon in Vienna that attracted around 100 music technologists from all around the world.
About the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.
The Institute is committed to generating, disseminating, and preserving knowledge, and to working with others to bring this knowledge to bear on the world’s great challenges. MIT is dedicated to providing its students with an education that combines rigorous academic study and the excitement of discovery with the support and intellectual stimulation of a diverse campus community. We seek to develop in each member of the MIT community the ability and passion to work wisely, creatively, and effectively for the betterment of humankind.