This Saturday at Ace Hotel New York, we’re hosting a Jazz & Technology Forum with Monthly Music Hackathon NYC as part of UNESCO International Jazz Day. It’s a chance to meet up and share knowledge, ideas and challenges among the jazz, music technology, music information research, and musicology communities, to brainstorm new possibilities and act on those possibilities quickly and in tandem. An evening concert will showcase music made that day, and the day’s discoveries will be presented on the web.
The day will start with two talks by Monthly Music Hackathon regulars Brian McFee and Ben Lacker, focusing on using new technology for research and creation, respectively. In the afternoon, you and your new best friends will share, think and make beautiful music together, culminating in a free concert open to everyone. See the full schedule on our calendar, and an interview with Jonathan Marmor, one of the primary instigators behind this weekend’s meeting of minds.