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April 2015

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Distinguished Lectures in the Science and Technology of Music

April 16, 2015 - Floyd Toole, Sound reproduction – art and science/opinions and facts

  • This lecture will take place from 16:30 to 18:00 at McGill University in Tanna Schulich Hall (New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St West), followed by a reception in room A832 &A833.

live@CIRMMT Performance

April 23, 2015 - Tacoma Narrows Monochord & Corpus Alienum

  • This concert will take place from 19:30 at McGill University in the MMR (New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St West).
  • Tickets are available from Pollack Hall Box Office, 514-398-4547. 


April 14, 2015 - RA4 workshop with Joshua Fineberg

  • This workshop is organized by RA4.  It will take place at McGill University in Room A832 (New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St West). It will take place as part of the Doctoral Colloquium.
  • The workshop is free and registration will NOT be required.
  • As more information becomes available, please check the Upcoming Events page of the website.

April 17, 2015 - RA1 Workshop with Floyd Toole

  • This workshop is organized by RA1.  It will take place at McGill University in Room A832 (New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St West).


April 21, 2015 - Chris Warren, EchoThief: Impulse response measurement in noisy spaces

  • This seminar will take place from 12:00-13:00 at McGill University in Room A832 (New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St West).
  • This seminar is free and no registration is required.

Special Events

April 17, 2015 - World Voice Day Seminar

  • This event is co-organized by the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (SCSD), Montreal General Hospital Voice Clinic together with the Schulich School of Music and CIRMMT.
  • It will take place from 17:30 - 19:30 in Room A832/833 (New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St West). 
  • The event is free, but registration is required.

April 21, 2015 - improv@CIRMMT @ Café Resonance

  • The improv@CIRMMT nights are a new series of concerts devoted to electro/acoustic improvisation with musicians from the CIRMMT community.
  • The second night is on Tuesday April 21st 2015 (9:00-11:00pm), and will take place at Café Resonance (5175a Av. du Parc, Mile End) with a performance of John Zorn's seminal Cobra.

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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
    • April 2015: Joel Chadabe, State University of New York. J. Chadabe will be at CIRMMT as a Fulbright Specialist.
  • Upcoming visiting scholar
    • May-November 2015: Roland Badeau, Telecom ParisTech
    • September-December 2015: Javier Ares Yebra, University of Vigo

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:

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As of 2014, CIRMMT students have begun organizing a new series of concerts devoted to electro/acoustic improvisation. All CIRMMT members, particularly students, are welcome to participate in this series. 

The next night will be announced soon.  For more information keep checking the Upcoming Events pages of the website! 


Upcoming international workshops and conferences


IEEE World Haptics Conference 2015
June 22-25, 2015
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 
Workshop & Tutorial Proposal Submission: February 6, 2015
Work-in-Progress Paper and Demonstration Submission: April 14, 2015


Journées d'Informatique Musicale (JIM) 2015
Mai 7-9, 2015,
Faculté de musique de l'Université de Montréal, Québec, CA


ISMIR (16th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference)
Malaga, Spain
October 26th-30th, 2015, 
March27: Tutorial Deadline
April 27:Paper submission deadline 



SMPC (Society for Music Perception & Cognition)
Nashville, Tennessee, 1-5 August, 2015 


ICMC 41st International Computer Music Conference 2015
Denton, TX, USA
Sept 25-Oct 1, 2015

NIME 15 
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
May 31-June 3rd