DIANA - AI Song Contest & Prize (Special)
This year as part of c/o pop xoxo the DIANA will be awarded for the first time. The award goes to musicians who have written and produced songs using the AI software Boomy and open source lyric generators during the DIANA Songwriting Camp. During the DIANA Ceremony the winning team will receive the DIANA trophy and several other prizes. As musical special guest, we are pleased to welcome the artist Portrait XO.
Presented by c/o pop Convention & Factory Berlin; sponsored by the City of Cologne (Stadt Köln) and the KölnBusiness Wirtschaftsförderungs-GmbH; supported by boomy, LANDR and rotor.
Sa 24.10 19:00
As Senior Curator & Researcher at Factory Berlin, Sandira is focused on innovation projects that meet at the intersection of Tech & Art for their Artist Residency and Creators Lab. With nearly 20 years in music, she has worked with producers, music schools, and music-tech brands such as Akai Pro and M-Audio where she was previously Head of Partnerships & Marketing at inMusic Brands. Some notable projects include Alicia Keys, John Carpenter, Neil Davidge, Rough Trade, Tony Visconti, and more. She is an (phase 1) innovator participant of Keychange.EU, a 2-year European talent development programme that empowers women to transform the future of the music industry. Her presentation and talks include Soho House Berlin, Musikmesse, BMC, Mutek Montreal, BIME, Iceland Airwaves, Tech Open Air, Ars Electronica and Reeperbahn Festival.
Ralph Christoph is a Founding member of the c/o pop festival in Cologne. The former journalist and editor (StadtRevue, SPEX) was the Program director for the c/o pop festival until 2006. Since then is in charge of the international relationships and the strategic direction. From 2011-13 he was the MD for the C'n'B Convention, since 2014 he is the Head of program for the c/o pop Convention. He is also Program director for the 2013 founded festival »INTERACTIVE Cologne«. He initiated and operated several international projects e.g. in India, China and Colombia.
Stefanie Grawe is designer and electronic music producer – GRAY – from Cologne. In addition to her current music master‘s degree at the Institute for Pop Music at Folkwang University of the Arts she is interested in the intersection between design, music and new technologies. As part of her studies at Köln International School of Design she dealt with the question of the extent to which artificial intel- ligence (AI) can be a creative partner in the musical creation process. In her work „The Black Box Experiment“ she transformed an artificial neural network’s sys- tem behavior to musical processes – with human beings turning into an artificial neural network themselves. For this experiment she won the Lucky Strike Junior Designer Award 2019.
Jovanka v. Wilsdorf
Jovanka v. Wilsdorf is a Berlin based musician, artist profiler and songwriter at BMG Rights Management. With her band QUARKS she toured Europe and released 5 albums at Sony Music and Monika Enterprise before she became a production consultant and artist profiler for record companies such as Universal music, as well as for the Music Pool and the Musicboard Berlin. Jovanka v. Wilsdorf is a published book author and copywriter and a speaker on creative AI. 2019 she joined the board of MusicWomenGermany and got appointed as a speaker for WeAreEurope.
Strategic Tech Advisor & Project Manager for the Creative Industries with a focus on Music Tech, Film Tech, Future of Synch & Licensing, Blockchain & Smart Contract Applications, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Ethics in Technology, New Realities & Immersive Content, Digital Media & Education Technology, including Conference and Festival Curation and Management. Co-founder and Vice President of MusicTech Germany, co-founder of Music Unchained, a series of events focussed on New Technologies for the Music Industry and co-founder of the Creative Tech Agency WickedWork, all based in Berlin. Selected as a participant in the EU-funded Keychange program, founder of the international Magna Initiative and co-founder and Board Member of Music Women Germany, Claudia is furthermore dedicated to the promotion of diversity and inclusivity within the Creative Industries, particularly of Women in Music & Technology.