Enjoy the music & technology on the 11-12 th of November 2017 in Sofia

Inspire yourself and your friends

In partnership with 
Monthly Music Hackathon
New York City, USA

Extra Bass, Enjoy the Music

2nd Music Hackathon

National Academy of Music
Prof. Pancho Vladigerov

Have fun, enjoy and innovate. Stay on the top wave of the music and technology innovations, inspire yourself and your friends
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Music Hackathons Bulgaria (MHsB) is designed to bring together programmers, coders, musicians, artists, scientists, composers, and all people who love music & technology to innovate together
​​Join us on the 11-12th of November 2017 in Sofia
to create music through technology 
​​and create technology, applications, ​mobile games and robots for music


out of the box

  • Who should go?
  • Who should go to build a hack?
        Anyone who likes music and technology.
  • Do I need to know a programming language?
  • How many projects are there?  Do I have to collaborate?
       It’s up to you
  • What is the working language?  
      You can use either English or Bulgarian.
  • Where will the hackathon be held?
      National Academy of Music "Prof. Pancho Vladigerov"
       Bulgaria 1505 Sofia, bul. "Evlogi i Hristo Georgievi" 94
       ( map )
2nd MusicHackBG MENTORS 
  1. Managing Director
    Georgi has obtained a Ph.D. in Music Technology from one of the leading groups in the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. His main interest is machine learning algorithms for voice analysis - both in music and speech, including among others automatic karaoke generation. He is the co-author of several mobile game apps for music recommendation and learning music concepts. Having participated in numerous music hackathons, he is aware of the current trends and leading developments and companies, specialized in creating music software and tools. He has mentored innovation projects at the Sonar music festival, as well as several master student projects. His dream is to make out of Sofia the music software hub of eastern Europe.
  1. Managing Director
    Pavel Stefanov is a professional sound engineer specialized in classical recording, editing, and mastering. He is an associate professor in the NAM "Pancho Vladigerov", "Sound Engineering" department, where he is teaching practice recording, sound reinforcement, basic video editing; occasionally lectures on musical acoustics and basic sound engineering. He has music education, graduated Rousse School of Music with a piano instrument, later NAM "Pancho Vladigerov" in specialty "Sound Engineering" and " Choir Conducting".
Mikhail Lozanov
Georgi Dzhambazov
Pavel Stefanov
  1. Managing Director
    Dimo Panguelov (Mocks) and Martin Popov (Konspirator) are certainly among the most emblematic artists on the Bulgarian electronic scene. Then and there, at the dawn of this relatively young musical trend, the two of them take a firm stand among the front line of the Bulgarian organization for drum and bass culture - H.M.S.U. (in 2003 and 2005, respectively). Both of them are sworn admirers of the unconventional rhythm and, even though each of them follows a different path, they share a common addiction to music. With care and effort they find and attend all events in the subject area, and constantly enrich their musical horizons. Not long after, their mutual motivation towards progress in music unites them in a stormy tandem. Under the wings of H.M.S.U., the two artists are forever bound and devoted to the bass intensive vibes. The climax of over 10 years of musical advance ripens into a logical subsequent step – the formation of the project High Roll. With this new initiative, the duo aims to present to the audience its own production and vision. Underlying is the production of quality author’s music, as well as the development of conceptual projects together with local and international artists. The DJ combo proves fruitful and, over the years, the duo performs on a stage together with top notch artists, such as Amon Tobin, Andy C, DJ Fresh, DJ Hype, DJ SS, Faith No More, Goldie, LTJ Bukem, Moby, Noisia, Pendulum, The Prodigy, Roni Size, Sigma, Wu-Tang Clan, Wilkinson and many more. They have encountered a rather notable amount of foreign and local artists, DJs and events. In this way, they gain numerous opportunities to cultivate their musical interests and attain a high and confident position, which very few artists from the region could reach.
 High Roll (Formation Records // Bulgaria) 
Video credit: Nigel Stanford
Program 2nd Music Hackathon Bulgaria 
12th of November 2017
11th of November 2017
National Academy of Music
Official concert Hall First Floor
​​National Academy of Music
Room 22, 43, 44 and 55 
Working on the projects 8.00 am - 02.30 pm​​
Registration  09.00 am - 09.30 am
Coffee/Lunch break 12.00 am - 01.00 pm
Welcoming Greetings 9.30 am - 9.45 am
Upload the project until 2.00 p.m
(Project Name and Team members) ( HERE )
MusicHackBG Mentors 9.45 am - 10.00 am
MusicHack performances and talks 10.00 - 11.00 am
  • Kristiyan Yankulov -  A graduate at the NUFI "Shiroka Laka"  and National Academy of Music, a professional singer and a performer of the Bulgarian show X factor. His performance is titled "Voice Vision".
  • Georgi Dzhambazov - Ph.D. in Music Technology Group (Spain). Georgi`s talk is titled "Machinery for building a hack".
  • Kristian Vladimirov - bust0 and Vladimir Stoyanov performance.  bust0 is Bulgarian beatboxing professional and TU-Sofia graduate. How to learn to beatbox with music-technology? 
  • Elitsa Alexandrova -  Elitsa is a sound designer and composer working at Ubisoft Sofia, Bulgaria. She is also an arranger, songwriter, pianist, harpist, and teacher.  Elitsa`s talk is titled "Creating Music in Video Games".
  • High Roll / HMSU - Evolution of DJing One of the most respected  Djs in Bulgaria will give you short information about the new techniques. Workshop, Hacks and Live performance in one!
Projects presentations
National Academy of Music 
Official concert Hall First Floor
Projects presentations  02.30 pm - 05.00 pm
Judging 05.30 pm - 06.00 pm
Guest Performance 05.30 - 06. 00 pm 
Mishelle Mandela - a young and passion jazz-soul singer. Love the life, Universe, and the Spirit. She is also a writer, painter, songwriter, traveler.
Tsvetomir Pavlov is a magician, member of Quick Hands Project - the best magicians of Bulgaria. His magic touches amaze and inspire the audience.
Coffee break 05.30 pm - 06.00 pm
Announcing the winners 06.00 pm - 07.00 pm 
​​National Academy of Music
Room 22, 43, 44 and 55 
​​​Teams start work 11.00 am  - 01.00 pm. 
Coffee breaks 01.00 pm - 02.00 pm 
​                                06.30 pm - 07.30 pm
​​​Teams work 01.00 pm  - 08.00 pm.