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October 2014

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Distinguished Lectures in the Science and Technology of Music

October 16, 2014 - Marylin Nonken, The spectral piano: An ecological inquiry

  • 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

October 20, 2014 - Le temps et l'écume

Special Events


  • This three day colloquium will take place both at McGill University, New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St West and at the Faculté de Musique de l'Université de Montréal, 200 Vincent-d'Indy, Montréal, 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: 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:


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Upcoming international workshops and conferences

RA 1 

Transducers 2015
June 21-25, 2015, Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Abstract Deadline: December 4, 2014

137th AES Convention
October 9-12, 2014 Los Angeles, CA, USA

RA 2 

ICASSP 2015 (40th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing)
April 19-24, Brisbane, Australia 
Abstract Deadline: Oct 5, 2014

RA 3 

APCAM 2014 (Auditory Perception, Cognition and Action Meeting)
November 20-23, 2014 Long Beach, California, USA
Abstract Deadline: October 1, 2014

ESCOM 2015 European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music
August 17-22 Manchester, UK
Abstract Deadline: December 29

RA 4 

Euronoise 2015 
Maastricht, Netherlands 31 May - 3 June
Abstract Deadline: October 15, 2014