Connecting key players from Israel & Austria around the Future of Music

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Talks

Prominent thinkers and doers share their stories

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Performances

Original live music by forward thinking artists

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Panel

International experts discuss the future of music

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Pitch Track

Where startups present their innovations & products

Austrian Heartbeats

Austrian Heartbeats 

Showcase event featuring Austrian artists & labels
17th of November, Tel Aviv

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Networking

Meet entreprenuers, developers, artists and investors

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Speakers

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Yossi Sassi

Making It Happen: Back Then & Tomorrow

Internationally-renowned guitarist & producer Yossi Sassi has sold 0.5 million copies over the past 3 decades. As a veteran technologist and the ex-CTO of publicly traded companies who worked for 10 years at Microsoft, he'll reveal his thoughts on which technologies can be useful for musicians in the long run, and introduce his own unique stringed instrument - the Bouzoukitara, featured at TED and TEDx talks. 

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Matan Berkowitz

Music, Tech and Positive Impact 

After winning awards in 5 different countries for his unique inventions, which translate signals from the physical body into music, and touring worldwide for the likes of Microsoft, Google, TEDx and Forbes, Matan produced the world's first event dedicated to the creation of music technology for people with disabilities. In this talk he will discuss the potential of music technology, and innovation itself, to do good in our world, as well as demo one of his latest inventions.

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Eyal Amir

What Makes an Instrument Interactive?

Eyal Amir is an innovative composer, producer and video maker who is constantly expanding the universe of music production. He is widely acclaimed for his highly successful Project RnL YouTube videos, as well as his music tech work with Waves, Jordan Ruddess and Wizdom Music.

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Yuval Gerstein

From Music Producer to Maker

Music producer Yuval Gerstein took a journey into the makers world and came back with eye opening conclusions. As a guitarist who specialized in jazz and then music production for years, Gerstein has a compelling story about creativity, discovery, failure, and how he managed to get 30 million views for his GRIDI project video.

Shtuby - Behind the Scenes

Yuval Tal has been busy touring the world with his live electronica project Shtuby, making people dance throughout Europe, Israel and China while wearing his trademark red suit.
At Shift Music Fest he will take off the mask for the first time, tell us about his creative process and share some of the innovative hacks behind Shtuby's set up - from interactive drum pads that trigger lights to his unique take on the Theremin.
And yes, there will be some funky music, too.

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Panel - Music Technology as a Business

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Yuval Kaminka

Founder & CEO, JoyTunes

Austrian Heartbeats

Thomas Lidy 

#MusicBricks / Head of Machine Learning at Musimap

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Assaf Dar Sagol

Co-Founder & CEO of Polyverse

SONØR by Johannes Wernicke

SONØR is an electro-acoustic instrument which is played by 2 performers and uses everyday objects (up to 3 objects simultaneously) as its own resonant body. Excited through the players voice, the objects reproduce the sound enriched by their own resonant characteristics.

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Event Producers

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Matan Berkowitz

Founder of Shift, Forbes 30 Under 30

Matan's music tech inventions translate signals from the human body into sound have won awards in 5 different countries.

He regularly speaks & performs worldwide on stages as Google Day, TEDx and Microsoft Think Next, and has previously produced DisCoTech - the first event dedicated to the creation of music technology for people with disabilities.
Thomas Lidy

Thomas Lidy

#MusicBricks, Musimap 

Thomas has been active in Music Tech since 2004, winning awards as a researcher before entering the music startup world. After creating visual music discovery app Sonarflow and working with companies such as Gracenote and Spotify, he is now the Head of Machine Learning at Musimap. He is also the organizer of the Vienna Music Technology Meetup and producer of Waves Vienna Music Hackday.

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This event was made possible through the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation's Grassroots Initiative program.