As part of Impact Weekend Rethink Music hosted a Hackers' Weekend April 21st & 22nd in Cambridge, MA at Microsoft's New England Research & Development Center. (Microsoft N.E.R.D, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA). Developers, designers, programmers, industry insiders and musicians came together to create new and unique applications across many different platforms. Below is just a sampling of the projects that were developed.
Congratulations to the three winning projects:
As in the latin style of music called "Bomba", the dancer is in control of the band and music.
Our virtual band is the kinect --- the dancer(s) can create sweet, live beat-locked music over any mp3 (using echonest-remix), remixes, and even control a virtual looper pedal.
Check it out at kinectbomba.com
Concert Playlist Generator
Generating your playlist for your upcoming shows! For more information view Concert Playlist Generator’s Hackers’ Weekend Bio.
The Byrds and The Bee Gees (MediaNet, EMI, and The Echo Nest prize winner)
Find out what playlist your parents were listening to the night you were conceived.
Check out thebyrdsandthebeegees.com.
Company Prizewinners (chosen by API sponsors)