This weekend, in an east London village hall, something magical is going to happen. Developers, musicians, designers and artists will emerge from their daily haunts and congregate for an annual special event. Music Hack Day London \o/
"Music Hack Day is a 24-hour event where programmers, designers and artists come together to conceptualize, build and demo the future of music. Software, hardware, mobile, web, instruments, artanything goes as long as its music related."
Past congregations have produced an interesting menagerie of music related hacks. Ranging from an animated Google map plotting the places Johnny Cash has visited, to the weird and wonderful Gabba-fy, which takes your favourite song and beat-matches it to sweaty techno.
FYI, there is a rumour @skattyadz is trapped inside Gabba-fy, but that’s a story for another time.
So, what are we hoping to see this year? Here are some thoughts from the We Make Awesome Sh inner sanctum.
"Id love to see more creative ways of playing and creating music. Im sick and tired of hackday spotify apps. Or maybe some kind of cool infographic thing, which could either be interactive or a huge poster. But if you want something to listen to a song or recommend an artist, no go, bored, done, unless it was simply hilarious."
"I want to see crafty things that do fun stuff like actually making music. Thats as opposed to things that are primarily just to look at on screens."
"I’d like to see more installation type objects. Real things you can see working and interact with. I’m also with Syd on the infographic stuff. It could be great fun to take strange music data and represent it in a cool way"
We’re all massively looking forward to the event and we hope to see many of you there. Also, if you find Adz, tell him I’d like my mankini back.
Music Hack Day London / Shoreditch Village Hall
7 - 8 December 2013