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December 2014

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Distinguished Lectures in the Science and Technology of Music

February 12, 2015 - Eckart Altenmüller, Apollo's gift and curse: Acquisition and loss of skilled movements in musicians

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

live@CIRMMT Performance

February 26 & 28, 2015 - Le NUBI

  • This concert will take place from 21:30 in the MMR (New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St West).
  • Tickets will be available for purchase through MNM (Montréal Nouvelles/Musiques) nearer the time.


December 4, 2015 - Jaroslaw Kapuscinski, Composing and performing audio-visually

  • This seminar will take place from 15:00-16:00 in room A832 (New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St West), followed by a reception.

December 15, 2014 - Nick Bryan-Kinns, Mutually engaging interaction design 

  • This seminar will take place from 14:00-15:00 in room A832 (New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St West).

Special Events

January 22, 2015 - improv@CIRMMT

  • The improv@CIRMMT nights are a new series of concerts devoted to electro/acoustic improvisation with musicians from the CIRMMT community.
  • The first night is on Thursday January 22nd 2015 (9:00-11:00pm), and will take place at Café Resonance (5175a Av. du Parc, Mile End).  

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Prix Opus logolive@CIRMMT concert 'De souffles et de machines' nomitated in three categories for Prix Opus

It is with great pleasure that we announce that the live@CIRMMT concert from 26 and 27 March 2014 has been nominated in three categories for a Prix Opus:
  • Concert of the year - Montreal
  • Concert of the year - Current music, electroacoustic
  • New work of the year: Les pâleurs de la lune by Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, which was part of the concerts.
Winners will be announced on February 1st 2015, but these nominations are already a high honour. For more information:

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: March 2014-February 2015: Constance Classen, Author of Ways of Sensing and The Deepest Sense: A Cultural History of Touch
  • Upcoming visiting scholar
    • January-March 2015: Damian Murphy, University of York
    • 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:

CFI Navigator LogoCanada Foundation for Innovation’s Research Facilities Navigator

The Navigator is a searchable online directory of research labs and facilities in universities, colleges and research hospitals across Canada that are open to working with business and other organizations.  For more information, please visit their website by clicking on the icon.


Calcul-Quebec logoState-of-the-art computing resources for all from Calcul Québec!

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For simple or complex computation, Calcul Québec offers servers, storage as well as analysis services and trainings.

An experienced team can assist you with tasks such as signals processing, metadata cataloguing, coding, modeling and visualization.

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For more information, please refer to the Calcul Québec’s website at


improv@CIRMMT logoimprov@CIRMMT @ Café Resonance

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 first night is on Thursday January 22nd 2015 (9:00-11:00pm), and will take place at Café Resonance (5175a Av. du Parc, Mile End).

For more information keep checking the Upcoming Events pages of the website! 


Upcoming international workshops and conferences


Los Angeles, USA
9-13 August 2015


ICAD 2015 (International Conference on Auditory Displays)
Graz, Austria
July 7-10, 2015

Journées d'Informatiques Musicale 
Université de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
May 7-9, 2015 
International Congress on Acoustics (ICA) 2016
Buenos Aires, Argentina 
5-9 September 2016   


Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC)
Nashville, USA, 
1-5 August 2015

CMMR 2015, 11th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research
Plymouth, UK
June 16-19, 2015
Call for contributions: 

ICSV22 (International Congress on Sound and Vibration) 
Florence, Italy
July 12-16, 2015  
Abstract Deadline: December 1st 2014 


NIME 15 
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
May 31-June 3rd 
International Symposium LTM21/AEM21 Learning and Teaching Music in the Twenty-First Century: The Contribution of Science and Technology
McGill University,and Université du Québec, Montréal
November 5 – 7, 2015
Proposals submission deadline: December 15, 2014.