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September 2014

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Distinguished Lectures in the Science and Technology of Music

September 30, 2014 - Douglas Eck, Music recommendation and discovery at scale

  • Please note that this lecture is on a Tuesday, instead of the usual Thursday.
  • 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.

Workshops and Research Meetings

September 29, 2014 - RA2 Workshop

  • This workshop is organized by RA2. It will take place in room A832 (New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St West).
  • Please visit the Activities page for more information as it becomes available. 

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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
    • September-December 2014: 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

RA1 (Instruments, Devices & Systems)

MUME 2014 (3rd International Workshop on Musical Metacreation)
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
October 3-4, 2014 (two days workshop, joint-held with AIIDE'14)

RA2 (Music Information Research)

ICMC 2014 International Computer Music Conference jointly held with SMC Sound and Music Computing Conference
Athens, Greece
September 14-20, 2014


RA3 (Cognition, Perception and Movement)

Tracking the creative process in music (TCPM), 3rd edition 
Paris, France, joint organized by IRCAM, IReMus (Paris-Sorbonne University and CNRS), and CTEL (Nice-Sophia Antipolis University)
October 8-10, 2015 
Call for Proposals Deadline December 1st, 2014; for an overview of previous editions, go to: 

CMMR 2015, 11th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research
Plymouth, UK
June 16-19, 2015
Call for contributions (


NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) 46th Annual Convention
Toronto, Ontario, Ryerson University
April 30-May 3, 2015  
Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2014;


RA4 (Expanded musical practice)

Mathemusical Conversations
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music and the Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Singapore
13-15 February, 2015

9th Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology 
Berlin Germany, National Institute for Music Research
December 4-6, 2014 
Abstract Deadline August 5th, 2014; and