MIDI Hack Coming To Sweden May 17 & 18, 2014


MIDI HACK – a new electronic music ‘hackathon’ – is scheduled for May 17-18 in Stockholm, Sweden.

MIDI HACK is a 24h hackathon sponsored by Ableton, Native Instruments & Spotify celebrating the protocols (such as MIDI, OSC & CV) and technologies that are the backbone of analog and digital music creation.

During this weekend, there will be lectures and performances from artists and creators, but the main focus is on letting participants explore new ideas with electronic music technologies.

Here’s what organizers have to say about the event:

The goal of MIDI HACK is to bring together industry leaders, interesting start-ups, software developers, hardware fanatics and musicians who push the envelope of music creation, and to spawn great and creative ideas for the future.

Ever wanted to rip apart MIDI controllers to create a new one? Maybe write a new VST or AU? Or how about finding new ways to perform? Then this is the hack for you.

The name MIDI HACK derives from the midi protocol that has defined music creation for more than 30 years. Together with OSC (Open Sound Control – an open source version of the same idea) and CV (Control Voltage – used to control analogue synthesizers) they are the three pillars of music creation today whenever there’s a synthesizer or computer involved.

A hack is a abbreviation of hackathon, a defined space that during a limited tine engages people in overcome a defined target or investigate a certain subject. Midi hack is aimed for the people who love music creation and sees a potential for involvement within the area.

MIDI Hack is scheduled for 17th-18th of May 2014, at Spotify HQ, Stockholm – Sweden. You can get more information or sign up at the MIDI Hack site.

via Rikard Jönsson

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