THE AI AND MUSIC S+T+ARTS FESTIVAL HACKATHONS
The two AI and Music hackathons will take place at UPC premises starting on the 23th of October.
From 12:00h to 20:00h on the 23rd and from 8:00h to 12:00h on the 24th for the onsite participants and all around 24 hours open for the online contributors.
For the first time in Barcelona, Sónar will organize the AI and Music Festival, focused on the application of and challenges surrounding the use of Artificial Intelligence in musical creation.
The festival is organized by Sónar, the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTech, béteve and the European Commission as part of the S+T+ARTS initiative.
The festival will take on a hybrid format, with live performances, in-situ programming and online exclusives, designed and created specifically to engage with digital audiences.
The hackathons will focus on the creation of opportunities for new approaches to musical
education with the contribution of AI tools and techniques developed for composition,
improvisation, autonomous intelligent musical performance, inspiration, suggestion of motifs,
melodies...aiming at helping creators develop their own work.
The AI & Music Educational Hack will focus on the creation of opportunities for new approaches to musical education with the contribution of AI tools and techniques developed for composition, improvisation, autonomous intelligent musical performance, inspiration, suggestion of motifs, melodies… aiming at helping creators develop their own work.
Live Coding is an artistic practice where people write algorithms in real-time for creating music or visuals, although it extends to other fields such as dance or waving. Live coding generally uses source code as an interface to interact with the algorithms, which is projected so the attendants can see the process, having access to the performer’s thoughts.
As in many other activities Artificial intelligence is being explored within the different live coding practices. This opens many possibilities, like using models to generate melodies, but also brings technical challenges that need to be explored.
Unite! students, do you want to win a trip to Barcelona and tickets for the AI and Music Festival by Sónar? Compete in our AI and music S+T+ARTS Festival hackathons.
Thanks to the strong collaboration of all of the universities part of the Unite! alliance, we have organised a special price to encourage Unite! students to compete in these two parallel hackathons, which will take place within the Sónar AI and Music Festival. Unite! students from outside Barcelona, can participate remotely in the hackathons which will take place on 23 October, 12.00-20.00 CET and on 24 October, 8:00-12:00 CET for on-site participants. For online participants it will be open 24 hours. The Festival will then take place on 27-28 October.
This is an opportunity for you to work together with students from the other Unite! partner universities and share and exchange knowledge, experiences, ideas and inspiration regarding the specific co-defined challenges. Students can apply with already established groups of participants or individually since online support will be provided to connect teams and programmers within Unite! universities.
The prize for the winners of the hackathon, will be a ticket to the AI and Music festival along with travel and accommodation to Barcelona, which will be covered by the students’ home institution.