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December 2012

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Distinguished Lectures in the Science and Technology of Music

December 6. 2012 - Marc Ernst, Putting together the puzzle of multisensory perception

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

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The CIRMMT website now has a video page available which includes past Distinguished Lectures.

This is linked to the CIRMMT YouTube channel.

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 scholars:
    • September to December 2012: Ira Braus, Associate Professor of Music History, Hartt School.

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:


Upcoming international workshops and conferences

RA 1

European signal processing conference
Sept 9-13, 2013, Marrakech, Morocco
Proposals for special sessions: December 09, 2012

RA 3

2013 ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR 2013)
April 9-16, 2013, Dallas, TX, USA
Paper submission deadline: December 03, 2012
9th International Conference on Machine Learning and Data Mining (MLDM2013)
July 19–25, 2013, New York, NY, USA
Paper submission deadline: December 18, 2012 

RA 4

Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
April 27 to May 2nd, 2013, Paris, France
Paper submission deadline: January 05, 2013
International Symposium on Room Acoustics
June 9-11, 2013, Toronto, Canada
Paper submission deadline: December 15, 2012

RA 5

Tracking the creative process in music 2013
October 10-13, 2013, Montreal, Canada
Submission deadline: December 01, 2012

CIRMMT related courses

This is a new section which will appear in the latest issue of newsletter in each semester and its aim is to list some courses that are of multidisciplinary nature and are related to the CIRMMT mission. Hopefully this will help students to find courses related to their research topic but outside their immediate department of study. You can find the course content, location, time, language, and prerequisites in the link followed by the course name.

The list will be completed and emailed to CIRMMT students before the start of the next semester. If you know of other suitable courses being offered next semester but are not listed here please contact Hossein Mansour: hossein.mansour [AT] 
Human-Computer Interaction: Jeremy R. Cooperstock
Artificial Intelligence: Jeremy R. Cooperstock
Music Information, Retrieval, Acquisition, Preservation: Ichiro Fujinaga
Computational Modeling of Musical Acoustic Systems: Gary Scavone
Music & Audio Computing II: Gary Scavone
System Optimization: Luis Rodrigues
Performance Practices of North Indian Classical Music: Shawn Mativesky
Music since 1980: Robert Hasegawa
Vibroacoustics: Alain Berry
University of Sherbrooke
Fundamental Acoustics
University of Sherbrooke
Psychological foundations of music cognition: Caroline Palmer
McGill, Psychology 741

Input Devices for Musical Expression: Marcelo Wanderley

Course description :Basic technologies used in the design of input devices for musical expression, including the most common types of electronic sensors, actuators and associated conditioning circuits with examples of their application to gestural controllers.

Prerequisite : Permission of the instructor, Prior knowledge of analog electronics required