On October 7 and 8 at Disney Concert Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic will present Hack Music LA, a multi-disciplinary convening exploring the intersection of music and technology. The goal is to create tools and experiences that expand access to music. From August 24 to September 10, the orchestra is inviting hackers—undergraduates, grad students and early-stage creatives from music, engineering, entrepreneurship, and multi-disciplinary programs across the country—to apply for one of 75 spots in the program. Teams will compete for the LA Phil Prize, including $2,500 and the opportunity for the winning team to develop its experience or tool with the LA Phil in 2018-19; and the Kickstarter Prize, providing its winner with $1,000 and mentorship from Kickstarter. Participants will include Erica Muhl, founding executive director of USC’s Iovine and Young Academy; Zach Dunham, design and technology outreach lead at Kickstarter; and Amy Seidenwurm, VR for Good at Oculus. The weekend will culminate with final pitches streamed over Facebook Live. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.hackmusicla.com/.
Posted August 18, 2017