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October 2015

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Distinguished Lectures in the Science and Technology of Music

October 22, 2015 - Poppy Crum, The future of immersive technologies - what the three-legged race of artists, engineers, and neuroscientists can bring to enhancing our experience of the natural world

  • This lecture will take place from 16:30 to 18:00 at McGill University in the Tanna Schulich Hall (Elizabeth Wirth Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St West), followed by a reception in room A832/833.

live@CIRMMT Performance

November 19, 2015 - Free Drums 

  • This concert will take place at 19:30 at McGill University in the MMR (Elizabeth Wirth Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St West).
  • Tickets will be available from the Pollack Hall Box Office,524-398-4547.


October 23, 2015 - Quasar saxophone quartet electro series, fall 2015 creative workshop

  • This workshop is organized by Quasar.  It will take place at 17:00 at McGill University in MMR (Elizabeth Wirth Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St West).
  • The workshop is free but registration is required.


October 1, 2015 - Roland Badeau: Adaptive high resolution methods and enhanced nmf models applied to music signal processing

  • This seminar will take place at 16:30 at McGill University in A832 (Elizabeth Wirth Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St West).

McGill Association of Student Composers (MASC)


  • This forum will feature presentations by Zihua Tan (composer) and Ceci Taher (music theorist).  It is scheduled from 16:30 - 18:00 at McGill University in A-510 (Elizabeth Wirth Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St West).

November 26, 2015 - MASC FORUM 2

This forum will feature a presentation by John Rea (composer).  It is scheduled from 16:30 - 18:00 at McGill University in A-510 (Elizabeth Wirth Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St West). 

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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-November 2015: Roland Badeau, Telecom ParisTech
    • August 2015-May 2016: Leigh VanHandel, Michigan State University, USA

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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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.

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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 next night will be announced soon.  For more information keep checking the Upcoming Events pages of the website! 


Upcoming international workshops and conferences


International Csound Conference (ICSC)
St. Petersburg, Russia
Oct 2-4, 2015

3rd Annual Conference of Tracking the Creative Process in Music (TCPM)
Paris, France
Oct 8-10, 2015

American Studies Association Conference
Toronto, ON, Canada
Oct 8-11, 2015

16th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR)
Malaga, Spain
Oct 26-30, 2015
Audio Engineering Society (AES)
New York, NY, United States
Oct 29 - Nov 1, 2015

Annual Meeting of the Society of Music Theory (SMT)
St. Louis, MO, United States
Oct 29 - Nov 1, 2015

170th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA)
Jacksonville, FL, United States
Nov 2-6, 2015

National Conference of the Association for Technology in Music Education (ATMI) and College Music Society (CMS)
Indianapolis, IN, United States
Nov 5-7, 2015

Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society (AMS)
Louisville, KY, United States
Nov 12-15, 2015

International Conference for Digital Audio Effects (DAFX)
Trondheim, Norway
Nov 30 - Dec 3, 2015 


National Conference of the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS)
Statesboro, GA, United States
Feb 11-13, 2016

Utopian Listening: The Late Electroacoustic Music of Luigi Nono -
International Conference/Workshop
Medford, MA, United States
March 23-26, 2016

Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS)
Atlanta, GA, United States
March 30 - April 3, 2016

International Conference on Alternative Histories of Electronic Music
London, UK
April 15-16, 2016

Music Encoding Conference
Montreal, QC, Canada
May 17-20, 2016

23rd International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV)
Athens, Greece
July 10-14, 2016

International Congress on Acoustics (ICA)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sept 5-9, 2016