Classical Music & Technology

Find out how technology and classical music interact

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Herbert von Karajan's Easter Festival, the Eliette and Herbert von Karajan Institute, in collaboration with the Easter Festival and the University Mozarteum, is hosting a one-day conference dedicated to classical music and technology.

Immersive Music

Experience the next generation of music with 360-degree video, virtual reality and 3D sound for classical music.

Keynotes & Discussions

Learn about the most recent trends and future developments in classical music from entrepreneurs, artists and scientists.

Innovation Lab

Explore the most cutting-edge classical music start-ups and technology companies in our curated demo space.

Mozarteum

SPEAKERS

More speakers to be announced.

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Eva Wimmers

Huawei / HONOR Europe

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Philip Ginthör

Sony Music Entertainment GSA

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Michael Breidenbrücker

Speedinvest

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Matthias Röder

Karajan Institute

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Andreas Spechtler

Silicon Castles

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Alexander Rehding

Harvard University

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Keitaro Terasaki

Sony Music Entertainment Japan

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Michael S. Cuthbert

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Tahlia Petrosian

Klassik Underground

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Walter Werzowa

HealthTunes

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Gerhard Widmer

Johannes Kepler University Linz

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Etienne Abelin

MusicEyes

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Peter Revers

Kunstuniversität Graz

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Eugen Trinka

Christian Doppler Clinic Salzburg

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Hedwig Kainberger

Salzburger Nachrichten

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Alex Olegnowicz

Symmetrica Inc

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Achim Fell

Dear Reality

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Thomas Bonte

MuseScore

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Wolfgang Damm

Fretello

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Rebecca Schmid

New York Times

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Florian Plenge

Skoove

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Nicholas Rougeux

Artist

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Florian Novak

Tonio

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Jochem Valkenburg

Holland Festival

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Yadid Ayzenberg

The Sync Project

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Philipp Skribanowitz

Mimi Hearing Technologies

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Jessica Lustig

21 C Media Group

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Helmut Herglotz

Sofasession

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Harald Neidhardt

MLOVE

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Vincent Favrat

Musimap

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Bernhard Kerres

Hello Stage

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Tillmann Stauske

Volkswagen AG

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Elisabeth Stangl

99faces.tv

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Thorsten Reitler

Klassik Underground

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Lukas Krohn-Grimberghe

Grammofy

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Filip Dimcevski

InPlayer

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Aleksey Igudesman

Music Traveler

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Julia Rhee

Music Traveler

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Rainer Schwob

University Mozarteum

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Thomas Lidy

Musimap

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Gregor Zielinsky

Sennheiser electronic

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Jan Moritz Onken

Callias Foundation

PROGRAM

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Welcome Notes

30mins

Main Stage

Classical Music and the Digital Revolution

Technology has changed the way in which we create, record and distribute music today. This panel explores the question of how the digitalization of music has impacted the way in which we listen to music. The question will be addressed from artistic, historical and technological perspectives.

The Panelists

Eva Wimmers

President, Huawei/HONOR


Philip Ginthör

CEO, Sony Music Entertainment GSA


Alexander Rehding

Professor at Harvard University


Keitaro Terasaki

Corporate Supervisor at Sony Music Entertainment Japan


Matthias Röder

CEO at Karajan Institute


Hedwig Kainberger

Head of Culture at Salzburger Nachrichten

60mins

Main Stage

Music Cognition and Big Data

Recent developments in technology allow precise analysis of music recordings of the last 100 years. The analysis of such a big body of data brings us one step closer to understanding one of the most elaborate human achievements: Music. Why do we make music, how did it evolve over time and how does musical taste work? As we consume music in the age of technology, we not only receive data in form of recordings, but also create data when we listen to music. Algorithms of online music services analyze what, when and how we listen. They predict what we seem to like, and what we don’t. This panel discusses the areas in which big data and music intersect with a focus on applications in health, life-sciences and education.

The Panelists

Elisabeth Stangl

Founder of 99faces.tv


Yadid Ayzenberg

Co-Founder, CTO and Product Officer @ The Sync Project


Vincent Favrat

CEO of Musimap


Florian Plenge

Founder at Skoove


Michael Breidenbrücker

Partner at Speedinvest


Philipp Skribanowitz

Co-Founder & CEO at Mimi Hearing Technologies

60mins

Lunch Break

60mins

Understanding Music: Perspectives on Neuro-Sciences and Artificial Intelligence

The Panelists

Matthias Röder

CEO @ Karajan Institute


Peter Revers

Professor @ Kunstuniversität Graz


Gerhard Widmer

Professor @ Johannes Kepler University Linz


Eugen Trinka

Chairman @ Christian Doppler Clinic Salzburg


Walter Werzowa

Founder @ HealthTunes

60mins

Virtual Reality, Immersive Experiences and Music

The Panelists

Jessica Lustig

Founding Partner & Managing Director @ 21 C Media Group


Andreas Spechtler

Founder @ Silicon Castles


Achim Fell

CEO & Co-Founder @ Dear Reality


Tillmann Stauske

Head of Marketing & Innovation for New Business and Digital @ Volkswagen AG


Gregor Zielinsky

recording application manager @ Sennheiser electronic

60mins

Main Stage

Reception

60mins

Main Stage

Karajan Mobile Recording Studio

The Panelists

Harald Neidhardt

CEO @ MLOVE


Alex Olegnowicz

CEO @ Symmetrica Inc

30mins

Silk Road Orchestra & Klassik Underground

The Panelists

Jan Moritz Onken

Founder @ Callias Foundation


Tahlia Petrosian

Founder @ Klassik Underground


Thorsten Reitler

Co-Founder @ Klassik Underground

30mins

Going Digital as a Performing Arts Festival (Holland Festival)

The Holland Festival is a festival for the performing arts, traditionally presenting works in theatres, concert halls and other (physical) spaces. In recent years, the festival has enabled, through commissions, several composers and stage directors to explore how to take their work rooted in the ‘analogue’ performing arts to the digital world, or, vice versa, to introduce digital elements such as VR in their stage work. Holland Festival programme manager Jochem Valkenburg will offer a curator’s perspective on some of the resulting works. These include Michel van der Aa’s interactive song cycle Book of Sand, Sjaron Minailo and Anat Spiegel’s digital opera, game and ritual The Transmigration of Morton F., and Kate Moore and Ruben van Leer’s upcoming work for orchestra, choir and VR installation Sacred Environment. What can be learnt from these projects?  

The Panelists

Jochem Valkenburg

Programme Manager @ Holland Festival

30mins

Grammofy

The Panelists

Lukas Krohn-Grimberghe

Founder & CEO @ Grammofy

30mins

Karajan Research, Musimap & Music21

The Panelists

Matthias Röder

CEO @ Karajan Institute


Peter Revers

Professor @ Kunstuniversität Graz


Rainer Schwob

PostDoc @ University Mozarteum


Thomas Lidy

HEAD OF MACHINE LEARNING @ Musimap


Michael S. Cuthbert

Associate Professor @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology

60mins

Fretello

The Panelists

Wolfgang Damm

Co-Founder & CTO @ Fretello

30mins

Forming Digital Communities: Hello Stage, Sofasession, Music Traveler

The Panelists

Bernhard Kerres

Founder & CEO @ Hello Stage


Helmut Herglotz

Founder & CEO @ Sofasession


Aleksey Igudesman

Founder @ Music Traveler


Julia Rhee

Founder @ Music Traveler

45mins

MusicEyes & MuseScore

The Panelists

Etienne Abelin

Co Founder @ MusicEyes


Thomas Bonte

CEO @ MuseScore

30mins

InPlayer

The Panelists

Filip Dimcevski

CTO @ InPlayer

30mins

The Sync Project

The Panelists

Yadid Ayzenberg

Co-Founder, Chief Technology and Product Officer @ The Sync Project

30mins

INNOVATION LAB

The Innovation Lab is a curated exhibition that showcases products and technologies for classical music fans, musicians and composers.

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Our Partners

More will be announced.

venue

Located in the center of Salzburg, the University Mozarteum is within walking distance of the Festival Hall.

University Mozarteum

Mirabellplatz 1
5020 Salzburg
Austria

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