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May 2015

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CIRMMT Annual Student Symposium & General Assembly

MAY 28, 2015

  • This year's CIRMMT Student Symposium will take place on Thursday,May 28th, 2015 in the Multimedia Room (MMR) and Wirth Opera Studio at the Schulich School of Music, New Music Building.
  • The symposium will feature student presentations and performances, as well as a keynote speech by Gil Weinberg.  The Student Symposium will include the CIRMMT Annual General Assembly, the CIRMMT Student Concert and an end-of-year reception with DJs Darryl C and Joseph T.
  • For more information, and to register for the day's activities, please click here: CIRMMT General Assembly, Student Symposium and Concert 2015

Distinguished Lectures in the Science and Technology of Music

The Distinguished Lecture series is finished for the current academic year.  To view videos from this series, as well as past series, please visit our video page: Distinguished Lecture Videos

live@CIRMMT Performance

May 9, 2015 - Zellen-Linien

  • This concert will take place from 19:00 at McGill University in the MMR (New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St West).
  • Tickets are available from jim2015 [dot] oicrm [at] gmail [dot] com
  • This concert is part of the JIM2015 conference which is happening from 7-9th May. For more information, please visit the JIM website.

May 16, 2015 - OSM-Temps et Espace

  • This concert will take place from 20:00 at the Maison Symphonique (Place des Arts, 1600 Saint Urbain). 
  • Tickets are available at the OSM website.

June 11, 2015 - Ina-GRM / Akousma / Le Vivier - Acousmatic concert

  • This concert will take place from 19:30 at McGill University in the MMR (New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St West).
  • Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office 514-398-4547, or by visiting the Pollack Hall Box Office, between 12:00pm (noon) and 6:00pm.


May 4, 2015 - Karlax and DMI workshop

  • This workshop is organized by RA1 and 4.  It will take place at McGill University in Wirth Opera Studio (LEVEL MINUS 2, New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St West).
  • The workshop is free but registration is required.

May 5, 2015 - EFFICACe international workshop

  • This workshop is organized by RA4.  It will take place at McGill University in Room A832 & A833 (New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St West).
  • The workshop is free, but registration is required.

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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
    • May 2015: Chris Dobrian, Professor of Music, University of California, Irvine
    • May-November 2015: Roland Badeau, Telecom ParisTech
  • Upcoming visiting scholar
    • 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.


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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
International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV)
The 22nd International Congress, 
Florence, Italy, 
12-16 July 2015
Audio Engineering Society (AES)
59th Conference on Sound Reinforcement Engineering and Technology, Montreal, Canada 
15-17 July 2015
Digital Audio Effects (DAFX) 2015
Trondheim, Norway, 
1-5 September 2015
Audio Engineering Society (AES)
139th Convention, New York, NY, USA, 
29 October - 1 November 2015


Los Angeles, USA, 
9-13 August 2015
ISMIR (16th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference)
Malaga, Spain
October 26th-30th, 2015, 
March27: Tutorial Deadline
April 27:Paper submission deadline
International Congress on Acoustics (ICA)
ICA 2016, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 
5-9 September 2016


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
Sound and Music Computing (SMC) 2015
Maynooth, Ireland, 
25 July - 1 August 2015

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