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Workshop on measurement techniques and software tools to aid music instrument makers

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This workshop is organized by CIRMMT Research Axis 1 (Sound modeling, acoustics and signal processing). It will take place on Friday, October 18, 2013, in A832 (New Music Building). This workshop is free and open to all. Registration is required.

What
  • Research Workshop
When Oct 18, 2013
from 02:00 PM to 04:30 PM
Where A832, New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St. West.
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Registration

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Description

This workshop will focus on recent efforts to bring scientific tools and methodologies to the aid of music instrument makers.  It is organized in conjunction with the Distinguished Lecture of René Caussé, who in recent years has worked on several related research projects, including "Modular Platform for Assisted Instrument Construction (PAFI)" and "Global Acoustic Conception of Reed Musical Instruments, In Tune and Homogeneous (CAGIMA)." Presentations will also include a preliminary report on measurements conducted for Godin Guitars.

Guests

  • René Caussé, IRCAM, Paris
  • Gary Scavone, CIRMMT, Schulich School of Music, McGill University
  • Antoine Lefebvre, CM Labs, Montreal
  • Vincent Fréour (for Pauline Eveno), CIRMMT, Schulich School of Music, McGill University 

Schedule

  • 14:00 - Pauline Eveno: The input impedance for the support of musical instrument making: the PAFI project
  • 14:30 - René Caussé: PAFI project - string instrument work;  CAGIMA project - clarinet comparisons
  • 15:00 - Antoine Lefebvre: Software optimization for the computer-aided design of woodwind instruments 
  • 15:30 - Gary Scavone: Design and development of a quality control system for guitars
  • 16:00 - Discussion, wrap-up and refreshments
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