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November 2014

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Distinguished Lectures in the Science and Technology of Music

November 13, 2014 - Robert Godin, Growing a global business from a small factory

  • 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

November 27, 2014 - Beta Lyrae & City?

  • This concert will take place from 19:30 to 21:00 in the MMR (New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St West).
  • Tickets are available from Pollack Hall Box Office, 514-398-4547. 


November 5, 2014 - Spencer Topel, Scaleable art: Open source hardware for music, sound art and installation

  • This seminar will take place from 12:00-13:00 in room A512 (New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St West, enter through the Library on the 3rd floor).

November 12, 2014 - Joseph Plazak, The size code - Revisiting the paralanguage of music

  • This seminar will take place from 12:30-13:30 in room A512 (New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St West, enter through the Library on the 3rd floor).

Student Colloquia

November 20, 2014 - Music cognition student colloquium series 2014/2015 - second meeting

  • This colloquium will take place in room A410 (New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St West, enter through the Library on the 3rd floor), followed by a wine and cheese reception. 
  • For more information about this colloquium meeting as it becomes available, please check our Upcoming Events page.

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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: 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!

Did you know you could get free access to world-class supercomputers and to qualified personnel from Calcul Québec to help you carry out your research?

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.

Don’t wait and take advantage of these powerful research tools.

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


ISNA 2015 (20th International Meeting of nonlinear Acoustics)
Ecole Centrale de Lyon, Lyon, France
June 29-July 3rd, 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 



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