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April 2012

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Distinguished Lectures in the Science and Technology of Music 

April 19, 2012 - Patrick Flandrin, Drawing sounds, listening to images: The art of time-frequency analysis

  • This lecture will take place from 16:30 to 18:00 at McGill University (Clara Lichtenstein Hall (C-209), Strathcona Music Building, 555 Sherbrooke St West), followed by a reception.

live@CIRMMT Performance

April 4, 2012 - Dhomont/Vande Gorne: Réseaux

  • This concert will take place from 19:30-21:00 in McGill University (MMR, New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St West).

April 5, 2012 - Les fondateurs: Réseaux

  • This concert will take place from 19:30-21:00 in McGill University (MMR, New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St West).

Workshops and Research Meetings

April 20, 2012 - Workshop on Time Frequency Representations

  • This workshop is organized by RA1.  More information about this workshop will follow soon - please check the website.

April 23, 2012 - Training workshop on establishing relationships with industry

  • This workshop will including talks by Xavier Serra, Nathan Currier and Jesse Vincent-Herscovici. 


April 4, 2012 - Robert Normandeau: 20 ans de Réseaux

  • This seminar is in collaboration with Réseaux.  Robert Normandeau will hold his talk from 3:00-4:30pm in McGill University (Clara Lichtenstein Hall, C-209, Strathcona Music Building, 555 Sherbrooke St West).

April 5, 2012 - Francis Dhomont: Autour de "l'École de Montréal" & Annette Vande Gorne: 30 ans de "Musiques et recherches"

  • These two seminars are in collaboration with Réseaux.  Francis Dhomont and Annette Vande Gorne will hold their talks from 3:00-5:30pm in McGill University (Room A832, New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St West).

Music Perception and Cognition Student Colloquium Series

  • May 3 from 14:30 to 18:00 in A832, New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St West.
These meetings are invaluable opportunities for graduate students and postdocs whose work relates to perception and cognition to establish contacts with colleagues from neuroscience, psychology, musicology and music theory as well as for obtaining feedback on their own work.
    Event details and calls for papers to follow.

    CIRMMT Student Lunch-time Colloquium on Music and Technology

    The next CIRMMT Student Lunch-time Colloquium on Music and Technology is taking place on Tuesday 10 April from 12 to 1pm. 

    All CIRMMT students are welcome at this lunch-time meeting to discuss current research, solicit feedback from your peers, present overviews of literature in one area, or anything else that interests you. 

    We are currently seeking students to present and/or choose a topic and lead the discussion. If this sounds like something you'd like to do, e-mail TrevorKnight [at] Sandwiches will be provided. 


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    Visiting Scholars and Artists at CIRMMT

    CIRMMT hosts visiting researchers from around the world.  For more information about this program please visit our website: Visiting Scholars and Artists at CIRMMT

    • Current visiting scholar: February to July 2012 - Jean-François Petiot, Professor, Ecole Centrale de Nantes
    • Upcoming visiting scholar: April 3-14 2012 - Roland Cahen, École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle

    CIRMMT research funding opportunities

    With financial support from FQRSC and McGill University's Vice-Principal Research, CIRMMT is able to promote innovative and interdisciplinary research by offering three types of research funding opportunities to its members and graduate students:

    20th Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference

    ACOUSTICS 2012 Nantes




    12th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

    • May 21 - May 23, 2012: Ann Arbor, USA
    • Submission is now closed.


    18th International Conference on Auditory Display

    • June 18 - June 22, 2012: Atlanta, GA
    • Submission is now closed.


    11th International Conference on Information Sciences, Signal Processing and their Applications

    9th Sound & Music Computing Conference

    Joint 12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition / 8th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music

    International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications

    IEEE Statistical Signal Processing Workshop

    • August 5 - August 8, 2012: Ann Arbor, USA
    • Submission is now closed.

    European Signal Processing Conference

    • August 27 - August 31, 2012: Bucharest, Romania
    • Submission is now closed.

    International Workshop on Acoustic Signal Enhancement

    • September 4 - September 6, 2012: Aachen, Germany
    • Deadline for submission: April 27, 2012


    38th International Computer Music Conference

    • September 9 - September 15, 2012: Ljubljana, Slovenia
    • Submission is now closed.

    15th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects

    • September 17 - September 21, 2012: York, UK
    • Deadline extended to April 9th, 2012


    13th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference

    • October 8 - October 12, 2012: Porto, Portugal
    • Deadline for submission: April 13, 2012