Enjoy the music & technology on the 28-29 th of January 2017 in Sofia


Inspire yourself and your friends

In partnership with 
Monthly Music Hackathon
New York City, USA

Extra Bass, Enjoy the Music

1st Music Hackathon
BULGARIA
@ Software University 

Have fun, enjoy and innovate. Stay on the top wave of the music and technology innovations, inspire yourself and your friends
Challenges 
Rules
Prizes

1st Music Hackathon Bulgaria

CHALLENGES



  1. CREATE A PROJECT TO SHOW MUSIC HARMONY 
    THERE ARE NO PRECONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS FOR PROJECTS. 
      
    Just be creative and think out of the box!  

  2.     CREATE A MUSIC VISUALIZATION PROJECT  ON YOUR OWN.
    THERE ARE NO PRECONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS FOR PROJECTS.
      
        Ideas for a project can be:   





  3. Music Visualizations
    & Harmony
    2 challenges





  1. Music Technologies,
    Apps & Innovations 
    3 challenges


  2. CREATE AN INNOVATIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCE .
    THERE ARE NO PRECONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS FOR PROJECTS.
      
      
    Just be creative and think out of the box!
      

  3. CREATE A  MUSIC APP PROJECT  ON YOUR OWN.
    THERE ARE NO PRECONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS FOR PROJECTS.
      
       Ideas for a project can be:   
    • Create an app to make a friendly selfie with a famous singer/DJ. The app should have a library of artists from which the users can choose. The app has to be compatible with Android and/or iOS.
    • Create an app/technology for the music education purposes to be used at School/University. It can include, but not limited to, a library of musical instruments; interesting stories about music history, lessons, etc.
    • Create a music app to learn to play a music instrument.
        

  4. CREATE A  MUSIC APP/TECHNOLOGY PROJECT  ON YOUR OWN.
    THERE ARE NO PRECONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS FOR PROJECTS.
      
          An idea for a project can be:   
    • Use machine learning in creative ways to make new music/new interactive art installations, that are expressive and harmonic. You can use, but not limited to the essentia music extractor ( http://essentia.upf.edu/documentation/streaming_extractor_music.html ) to extract features (chords, pitch, beats etc.) from audio or use its already precomputed features (http://acousticbrainz.org/data#getting-data), Open Sound Control protocol http://opensoundcontrol.org/ . You can create mappings between gesture and computer sounds. You can use, but not limited to, Wekinator. Wekinator is free, open source software, it allows anyone to use machine learning to build new musical instruments, gestural game controllers, computer vision or computer listening systems, and more. http://www.wekinator.org/ ( List of music software ).  

  1. CREATE A MUSIC – SOUND - TEXT  PROJECT ON YOUR OWN.
    THERE ARE NO PRECONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS FOR PROJECTS.

       An idea for a project can be: 
    •  Make a song about programming/coding (programing languages, programing technologies, etc.) in English up to 3 minutes long using sounds on your choice. Compose, record and arrange your song. You can use any instrument or voice (including styles such as rap and beatboxing).   

  2. CREATE A MUSIC – FUN PROJECT ON YOUR OWN.
    THERE ARE NO PRECONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS FOR PROJECTS.

         An idea for a project can be: 
    • Use Fun theory http://www.thefuntheory.com/ and design/prototype/create a music project that can change people behavior for better health or/and environment or/and socialization. The project has to be applicable to famous city area and to include the principles of IoT.




  3. Fun, Sound and Text
    2 challenges


  1. CREATE A MUSIC ROBOT PROJECT  ON YOUR OWN.
    THERE ARE NO PRECONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS FOR PROJECTS.

        Ideas for a project can be: 
    • Create a music trajectory maze for a robot to walk (music walker). The maze has to include at least three trajectories with performances using different music instruments of your choice.
    • How robots see music?  Implement a robot that tries to visualize "music" by drawing with one or many pens on a sheet of paper. The algorithm for drawing on the paper should depend on the music track so that different music tracks produce different drawings while similar tracks produce similar drawings. A good robot is one that could draw a picture that induces the same feeling in a human being as the music itself would.
    • Robotic installation: Create a music - physics project to present the sounds generated by the nature ( http://cdm.link/2016/12/piano-played-clouds/ ).




  2. Music Robots
    1 challenge


  1. CREATE A MUSIC – PHYSICS PROJECT  ON YOUR OWN.
    THERE ARE NO PRECONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS FOR PROJECTS.

         An idea for a project can be: 
    • Create/demonstrate the role of physics in music and how the laws of  physics can be used to create music-technology innovations and music performance ( http://nigelstanford.com/ ; Wintergatan - Marble Machine - Music instrument using 2000 marbles).


  2. Music & Physics
    & Science
    1 challenge

RULES FOR PRESENTING THE PROJECTS
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  • The teams can be up to 4 members, recommended 2-3
  • One team can present more than one project, and work on more than one challenge
  • Each team gets 4-5 minutes to present the project
  • When you create your projects, you can use all types of music, all music instruments and sounds
  • You have to upload your project before 01.00 pm on the 29th of January 2017
  • English is preferable speaking language but not obligatory, you can present your project in Bulgarian as well
  • Projects will not be accepted if they include obscene or discriminatory language
  • The intellectual property rights of hacks produced at the event belong to the teams, who produced/created/designed them 
  • You have to bring to the event a prototype if you have created such
  • In case you need of any specific technologies/tools/sound devices/facilities, etc. to present your project, you have to bring them to the event
  • If you have any questions send an e-mail: info@music-hackathons.org​
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JUDGING CRITERIA
Performance
& Teamwork

How the music-technology solution is presented/performed and explained by the team? 
Technology
& Design

How technology have been used? How well designed is the solution? How impactful will this solution be for its target audience - music & technology?
Business Potential & Sustainability

Can you be a “significant player” in the music-technoogy market? Can the product/service be successfully monetized? How the idea can be evolved in the future?
Music Acumen
& Tone

Does the solution have anything to do with music (Interpretation - expression/ style/ tempo/ instruments)? What is the pitch accuracy and tone quality?
Creativity
& Usability

How original is this solution? Was the idea unique, or a different take on an existing/similar one? Is it user-friendly? 

5 Winning teams - PRIZES 

  • People: Sponsor Gifts 
  • Inspiration: ​Sponsor Gifts
  • Use of Technology: ​$ cash / Sponsor Voucher
  • ​IT Sounds:  $ cash / Sponsor Voucher
  • Music Vision:  Visit Monthly Music Hackathon New York City, USA 
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The winners
announced
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JUDGING COMMITTEE

  1. Kristian Vladimirov
    Bust0 started beatboxing in 2005 and since then he has become the Bulgarian beatbox champion for 2010 and two times vice champion for 2012 and 2013. He also won many other local competitions. He is now participating in many musical projects and is also a member of the duo The Bandwagon. The Bandwagon is formed by Bust0 and Popoff who is the Bulgarian champ for 2012. They are doing different sync beats involving rap, house, drum and bass, jazz, funk and many more.
  2. Ph.D
    Sia Tsolova
    Ph.D
    Sia is an entrepreneur with 15 year experience, vice-manager of Master Degree Program “Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovations in IT” and lecturer at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Business & Finance College – Sofia and MAMK Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences – Finland. Her interests are connected with entrepreneurship, business management, innovations and innovative technologies, as well as music, singing, piano playing and dancing.
  1. Ph.D
    Pavel Stefanov
    Ph.D
    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 piano instrument, later NAM "Pancho Vladigerov" in specialty "Sound Engineering" and " Choir Conducting".
  2. Stoyan Mihalev
    Stoyan Mihalev is a Bulgarian pop artist, composer and guitarist. He got popular as the frontman of Kiora band and in 1992 publishes the double platinum album “I believe in you”, sold in 100 thousand pieces. In 1997 Stoyan Mihalev and Viktor Stoyanov form a duo and their debut single “Since you” gets them the prize of MM TV Annual Awards. The album with the same name becomes the best-selling pop album of Bulgarian artist. Stoyan Mihalev is also an author of music and lyrics for other artists and his songs often get famous. Such a song is “Violet color”, written for Irina Florin. He is vice-president of the Bulgarian authors’ society Musicautor.
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Bugaria 1st Music Hackathon 
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