2016 October 21–23, Boston
Karajan / MIT Classical Music Hackathon
Presentations (Click for Details)
Michael S. Cuthbert
Associate Professor of Music at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

opening remarks

Michael S. Cuthbert (Associate Professor of Music at MIT)
Matthias Röder (CEO Herbert von Karajan Estate)
Matthias Röder
CEO Herbert von Karajan Estate

opening remarks and announcement of next Karajan Classical Hackday in Salzburg 2017, April 7-8.

SoundTrack Instrumental music partner for your every Day Life

Tracy Jacobson
Sharon Yan
Megan Shand

Hack: SoundTrack Instrumental music partner for your every Day Life
Hack: Maping spectrograms to staff notation with Vizzy
Maping spectrograms to staff notation with Vizzy

Ned Resnikoff

Dynamic score visualization using music21

Ian Clester
Lisa Kong

Hack: Dynamic score visualization using music21
Hack: Transform recorded music into conduct able performances on iPhone
Transform recorded music into conduct able performances on iPhone

Paul Smith

The Old Widener Canon Github

Zoe Lang

Hack: The Old Widener Canon Github
Hack: Repertoire Explorer Search musical works based on instrumentation
Repertoire Explorer Search musical works based on instrumentation

Joachim Ganseman
Helmut Herglotz

VR Musical Experience

Charity Everett
Amedeo Mapelli

Hack: VR Musical Experience
Hack: Microtonality in MuseScore
Microtonality in MuseScore

Nicolas Froment
Jim Dalton

Challenges and Opportunities with Machine Learning of Music Performance Data

Chris Thorpe
Hack:Challenges and Opportunities with Machine Learning of Music Performance Data
Hack: Intervalic Relationships in Messiaen
Intervalic Relationships in Messiaen

Lukas Pöppel


Ari Brown

Hack: Visuals2Music
Hack: Vivaldi Remix
Vivaldi Remix

Sophia Sun
Walter Werzowa
Cheho Lam
Seda Röder

Follow Karajan's Baton

Thomas Bonte

Hack: Follow Karajan's Baton
Hack: Aesthetically Underfit RNNs #dadabots​
Aesthetically Underfit RNNs #dadabots

CJ Carr
Redlink: Karajan 360

Thomas Kurz
Jakob Frank
Sergio Fernandez
Alfonso Noriega
Rupert Westenthaler

Hack: Karajan 360
Classical Music Meets Code: Welcome to the 3rd Classical Music Hackathon, 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!

For more information download our presentation and read the article "Why Classical Music Needs Hackathons (Matthias Röder)".

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 MIT, Music and Theater Arts, and the Lewis Music Library

Founded in 1861 and located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, MIT is a leading institute of higher learning, committed to generating, disseminating, and preserving knowledge, and to working with others to bring this knowledge to bear on the world's great challenges. Music has played a vital role at MIT since its founding, and the faculty and students of the Music and Theater Arts Section continue to explore new realms of art through scholarship, research in technology, and artistic expression. The Lewis Music Library is at the cutting edge of supporting music performance and research at MIT through reference excellence, unique acquisitions, and hosting important events that utilize or connect well with its collection.

MIT Lewis Music Library 14E-109
160 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139

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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)
Subject to change.
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More detailed schedule is here.
Friday, October 21

14:45 Registration: coffee and snacks provided
15:00 Welcome Note
15:15 Open Sessions: Pre-Hacking and Mini-hacks
17:00 Parallel Workshops: music21, peachnote
18:00 Get-together
Saturday, October 22
Workshops cont.; Hacking begins

09:45 Registration: coffee and snacks
10:00 Welcome Note
10:15 Presentations
11:00 Parallel Workshops: mimi hearing technologies...
12:00 Lunch: sandwiches, pastas, salad
13:00 Hacking Starts
19:00 Dinner: hot dinner provided

... Over-Night Hacking ....
(Building 4 Classrooms, MIT)

Sunday, October 23
Hacking concludes; Presentations!

09:00 Hacking keeps going! Coffee and snacks
12:00 Lunch: hot lunch provided
13:00 Presentations (Killian Hall, MIT, Building 14)
16:00 Hackathon ends
If you would like to become a partner, please email us at info@karajan.org.
We're really excited to be hosting our hackathon at the Lewis Music Library at MIT.

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