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2015-2016

CIRMMT Student Representative

CIRMMT's student representative is elected by the student membership and serves on our Board of Directors.  The student representative is responsible for chairing the Student Executive Committee (composed of up to eight axis student coordinators), and for developing new student-initiated activities within the Centre. The student representative consults with students on a regular basis to ensure that their concerns are brought to the Board. 

 

2015-2016 Student representative

Robert Landon Morrison

Background

Landon Morrison is currently working with Dr. Robert Hasegawa as a PhD student and TA/RA in the Music Theory department at McGill University.  Before moving to Montreal, he earned dual Master’s degrees in Violin Performance and Music Theory from the University of Colorado at Boulder. 

Morrison’s research interests cut across several disciplines, including theory, composition, music technology, and sound studies.  In particular, his recent work seeks to understand the role of technological mediation in contemporary music; this includes integrating the use of digital toolkits into electroacoustic music analysis, as well as studying the impact of software design on compositional process, musical product, and performance practice.   In the coming year, Morrison is excited to team up with Ian Hattwick (PhD-Music Technology) and Victoria Simon (PhD-Communication Studies) for an interdisciplinary project studying the convergence of two software paradigms—patch programming languages and digital audio workstations—in the release of Max for Live.

Personal statement

With over two hundred student members spread across several Quebec institutions, CIRMMT encompasses a diverse array of academic disciplines and research programs. As the CIRMMT student representative, my primary energies are directed towards maintaining an inclusive forum that represents all of the varied interests within the student body. 

Since joining CIRMMT in 2013, I’ve frequently been impressed by the innovative verve of CIRMMT-sponsored research projects that thrive on the collaborative engagement of its student members. Within the framework of its four research axes, CIRMMT encourages a healthy exchange of ideas across disciplines that are all too often insulated by what seem to be incompatible agendas and proprietary meta-languages. I am committed to supporting CIRMMT’s interdisciplinary environment because I believe that forging links across institutional boundaries produces better research and helps those involved situate their work within a wider academic context. As the new student representative, I will work to sustain the positive dynamics that already define CIRMMT’s student community and promote open channels for the emergence of new student-driven initiatives in the 2015-2016 academic year. 

 

Axis Student Coordinators

The axis student coordinators are selected on a yearly basis by the co-leaders of our four research axes.  They are responsible for fostering interdisciplinary research developments amongst the student membership by promoting student research interests within each axis and by consulting with other axis student coordinators.  They represent their axis on the CIRMMT Student Executive Committee and assist with coordination of workshops and axis meetings. 

2015-2016 Axis Student Coordinators

RA1 - Instruments, devices and systems

  • Jeronimo Barbosa
  • Zhengdong Lei

RA2 - Music information research

  • Alexander Morgan

RA3 - Cognition, perception and movement

  • Deborah Egloff
  • Catherine Massie Laberge

RA4 - Expanded musical practive

  • Brice Gatinet
  • Ofer Pelz