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March 2015

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Distinguished Lectures in the Science and Technology of Music

March 19, 2015 - Frans Wiering, Musicology centred design

  • 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.


March 10, 2015 - Workshop in honour of Pierre Boulez in his 90th year 

  • This workshop is organized by RA4.  It will take place at the Faculty of Music of the University of Montreal in Salle Jean-Papineau (B42) (200, avenue Vincent-d'Indy Montréal, Québec H2V 2T2).
  • The workshop is free, but registration is required.

MARCH 20, 2015 - Digital musicology: RA2 WORKSHOP

  • This workshop is organized by RA2.  It will take place at the New Music Building of McGIll University in A832 (8th floor) (527 Sherbrooke St. West).
  • The workshop is free, but registration is required.


March 17, 2015 - Damian Murphy, Virthual acoustics: Vocal synthesis and soundscape auralization

  • This seminar will take place from 12:00-13:00 at McGill University in Room A832 (New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St West).
  • Damian Murphy is a visiting scholar at CIRMMT until March 27th 2015.

Special Events

March 10, 2015 - Pierre Boulez in his 90th year: Concert of electronic works

  • This concert is part of the workshop in honour of Pierre Boulez, occurring earlier on the same day: Workshop in honour of Pierre Boulez in his 90th year
  • It will take place from 20:00 at the Faculty of Music of the University of Montreal, Studio B-187 (200, avenue Vincent-d'Indy, Montréal Québec H2V 2T2).

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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
    • January-March 2015: Damian Murphy, University of York
  • Upcoming visiting scholar
    • April 2015: Joel Chadabe, State University of New York. J. Chadabe will be at CIRMMT as a Fulbright Specialist.
    • 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



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


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
Abstract DL: February 13, 2015



ICMC 41st International Computer Music Conference 2015
Denton, TX, USA
Sept 25-Oct 1, 2015
Full paper submission deadline: February 8th, 2015 (UTC -7)

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