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Réussite musicale à McGill

CIRMMT is featured in Le Devoir on October 28, 2006.

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Can't Carry a Tune?

CIRMMT member and Co-Director of BRAMS, Isabelle Peretz, is cited on the CBC as part of a new study published in the journal Brain.

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This is Your Brain on Music

CIRMMT researcher Dan Levitin's new book, This is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession, explores research into how our brains process the works of artists as varied as Beethoven, the Beatles and Britney Spears, and why they make us feel so good.

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CIRMMT/DAFx06 concert at McGill's Pollack Hall

We are pleased to announce that our very first CIRMMT concert, generously sponsored by DAFx-06, will take place on Monday, September 18th, at Pollack Hall.

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Boston Symphony Orchestra Project: McGill Concert

In a first-of-its-kind experiment, a team of scientists led by Daniel Levitin, Steve McAdams, Teresa Marrin Nakra attached electrophysiological sensors to conductor Keith Lockhart, 5 members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and 15 audience members, to measure their brain activity and emotional reactions during a live concert in Boston's Symphony Hall on August 8, 2006.

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Plugged into Mozart: CIRMMT research unlocks the mysteries of music

Boston Symphony Orchestra Project featured in the McGill Reporter.

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Boston Symphony Orchestra project in the news

Links to articles about the Boston Symphony Orchestra project, lead by CIRMMT members Daniel Levitin and Stephen McAdams (Director of CIRMMT), and Teresa Marrin Nakra.

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Enactive Workshop takes place at McGill University

This unique event marks the first visit to Canada of the European Enactive Network team and presents a rare opportunity for Canadian researchers to network with their European peers and for the general public to learn about the most recent research developments overseas.

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Does Mozart enhance our humanity? The neuroscience of music

Why do we make music? How do we make music? Why do we like the music we like? Music, like language, is something universal to our species. Yet we know little about how it evolved and how our brains are specialized to create and respond to music.

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CIRMMT Receives SSHRC funding to participate in Integra project

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music, Media and Technology has received funding from the International Opportunities Fund of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

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Student Award Applications for 2006-2007 - Deadline: February 24, 2006

Applications are now being accepted for CIRMMT student awards for the academic year 2006-2007.

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CIRMMT-Hexagram meeting January 21, 2005

On January 21st, members of CIRMMT and Hexagram met at the Society for Arts and Technology to discuss potential research collaborations and mechanisms to further develop a lasting and fruitful partnership between the two groups.

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Associate Directors of CIRMMT named

McGill University professors Sean Ferguson and Marcelo Wanderley have been named Associate Directors of CIRMMT.

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CIRMMT welcomes new Director

CIRMMT is very pleased to welcome Stephen McAdams, internationally acclaimed specialist in music perception, as our new director.

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Streaming DSD audio comes to the AES

Moderators: Jeremy Cooperstock & Wieslaw Woszczyk

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Recent CIRMMT grants

Several major grants have been awarded to CIRMMT members over the past year, making possible the establishment of new cutting-edge audio and music research laboratories.

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BRAMS Day June 20, 2005

BRAMS, the International Laboratory for Brain, Music and Sound Research, was launched on June 20, 2005.

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An Internet Multi-sensory Experience

On November 28th the Kevin Dean Quartet performed in Montreal at the Schulich School of Music while attendees in Toronto watched the performance live on a widescreen video display (16:9 format) with multichannel (6-channel) sound.

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CIRMMT approved by Board of Governors and Senate

McGill University's Board of Governors and Senate approved the establishment of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology within the Schulich School of Music.

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Audio streaming first

On Saturday, September 23, 2000, as part of the 109th Audio Engineering Society Convention in Los Angeles, the McGill Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Gordon Foote, performed in McGill's Redpath Hall.

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Sleepless (but successful) in Seattle

CIRMMT members win award at the Supercomputing 2005 competition.

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Same Song, Different Meaning

McGill neurologist Robert Zatorre's research is cited in an article exploring the neuropsychology of music. "...When Zatorre asked people to listen to their favorite pieces of music as he ran brain scans on them -- people selected whatever kinds of music sent chills down their spine -- he found that music activated very ancient parts of the brain." Washington Post

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McGill Digital Orchestra to Exhibit at WIRED NextFest in LA

SAN FRANCISCO, September 5, 2007 --- WIRED Magazine today announced that the McGill Digital Orchestra will be exhibiting at WIRED NextFest™, a unique world’s-fair-style event to be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, September 13–16, 2007.

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CIRMMT students win at the 123rd AES Student Recording Competition

CIRMMT student winners at the 123rd AES Student Recording Competition include McGill Sound Recording students Rob Murray, Doyuen Ko, William Howie, Jemi Sitanayah, Nick Squire, Ryan Miller and former student Bistra Ivanov.

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Digital Orchestra Project featured in the McGill Reporter

Digital Instruments Debut at MusiMarch Festival (March 3-7, 2008)

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CIRMMT student Bruno Gingras receives ICMPC10 Young Researcher Award

In April 2008, Bruno Gingras received one of two ICMPC Young Researcher Awards. 35 papers were submitted for consideration for this award.

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CIRMMT student Frédéric Chiasson receives SMUC composition award

In May 2008, CIRMMT student Frédéric Chiasson (Université de Montréal, Faculté de musique) won the SMUC (Société de musique des universités canadiennes) composition award for his piece "Cristal." "Cristal" will be played by the Turning Point Ensemble in Vancouver during the summer.

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CIRMMT student Michel Vallières selected for keynote at CIM08

Michel Vallières has been invited to deliver a keynote talk after his paper 'Intrinsic formal functionality: Perception of Mozart's materials' was selected by the organising committee of CIM08. The conference will take place in Greece in July 2008.

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Eve-Marie Quintin and Jason Hockman win prizes at CIRMMT General Assembly

At the 2008 CIRMMT General Assembly, Eve-Marie Quintin won the prize for best oral presentation and Jason Hockman won the prize for best poster presentation. Both CIRMMT students will receive $100.

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T-Stick performance by D. Andrew Stewart at the SAT

D. Andrew Stewart performed his composition "Everybody to the power of one" on a soprano S-Stick at the SAT in September. The T-Stick is a digital instrument designed by Joe Malloch and D. Andrew Stewart and for which they received CIRMMT student award funding. Go to this website to view this amazing performance: http://www.vimeo.com/1776361

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Composition prize for CIRMMT student member Anthony Tan

CIRMMT is very happy to announce that student member Anthony Tan, a Master's student in Composition at the Schulich School of Music, is one of the prize winners in the Contemptronics 08 Competition of the Hamburger Klangwerktage 2008 Festival in Hamburg.

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World Opera Project at CIRMMT

The creator of the World Opera project, Niels Lund, and Conductor Niels Muus were working at CIRMMT with Jeremy Cooperstock and his research team in February. From Radio-Canada: Virtuel Verdi Mise à jour le mercredi 25 février 2009 à 14 h 15 Un texte de Richard Raymond Violetta est en train d'expirer à New York, dans les bras de Giorgio Germont. Alfredo, son amant, se désespère à San Francisco, pendant que le chef d'orchestre bat la mesure à Montréal. Verdi quitte la scène pour entrer dans le cyberespace. Aurait-il perdu sa clé de sol? Bienvenue dans le futur de l'opéra. Ce futur a pris corps à l'Université McGill, la semaine dernière avec le « World Opera Project »...

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CIRMMT students participate in Spark Festival 2009

The Digital Orchestra Project was presented at the Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Arts in February 2009. Festival participants included current CIRMMT students Erika Donald and Xenia Pestova. Xenia performed former CIRMMT student Bryan Jacob's piece "Song from the Moment."

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CBC Evolution National Composition Competition Concert

The final concert of the CBC Evolution National Composition Competition is held tonight Thursday, March 26. Current doctoral student and CIRMMT student member David Adamcyk and former undergraduate and master's student Geof Holbrook are two of the five finalists.

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CIRMMT collaborates in historic live streaming video concert

August 2nd, 2009: In collaboration with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, CIRMMT participated in the internet video broadcast of a concert performed in McGill's Multimedia Room. CIRMMT's contribution to this event was generously supported by funding from the Maurice Pollack Foundation for the centre's Audio Visual Editing Laboratory.

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CIRMMT partners with the Schulich School of Music to present the 2009 ICMC

CIRMMT is pleased to collaborate with the Schulich School of Music of McGill University in presenting the 2009 International Computer Music Conference, from August 16-21.

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CIRMMT Student Travel Support: Round 4 applications due December 10th 2009

The deadline for applications for travel funding, for travel between January 1st and March 31st, is December 10th.

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CIRMMT 2009-2010 Student Award winners announced

Seventeen CIRMMT students will receive awards to pursue nine interdisciplinary research projects over the coming year.

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2009-2010 CIRMMT Strategic Innovation Funding recipients announced

CIRMMT members Isabelle Cossette, Caroline Palmer and Marcelo Wanderley have been awarded the 2009-2010 CIRMMT Strategic Innovation grant for their project entitled "Interaction between facial expression, gesture and breathing during singing"

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CIRMMT student Jimmie LeBlanc wins the Canada Council for the Arts 2009 Jules Léger Prize for new chamber music

The Canada Council for the Arts announced that composer and CIRMMT student Jimmie LeBlanc is the winner of the 2009 Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music for the work L’Espace intérieur du monde.

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CIRMMT member and CIRMMT student featured in "Le Code Chastenay"

CIRMMT member Stephen McAdams and CIRMMT student Mitchel Benovoy are featured on the upcoming science program "Le Code Chastenay."

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CIRMMT Student Awards: applications due February 26th 2010

The deadline for applications for CIRMMT student award funding for the academic year 2010-2011 is February 26, 2010.

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CIRMMT Inter-Centre Research Exchange Funding: applications due March 1st 2010

The deadline for applications for exchange funding, for travel between April 1st 2010 and March 31st 2011, is March 1st.

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CIRMMT Student Travel Support: Round 1 applications due March 10th 2010

The deadline for applications for travel funding, for travel between April 1st and June 30th, is March 10th.

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CIRMMT Strategic Innovation Funding: applications due March 31st 2010

The deadline for applications for the 2010-2011 CIRMMT Strategic Innovation Funding is March 31, 2010.

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CIRMMT Newsletter: latest issue is online

The CIRMMT newsletter is published regularly by CIRMMT students.

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CIRMMT Student Travel Support: Round 2 applications due May 10th 2010

The deadline for applications for CIRMMT travel funding, for travel between July 1st and September 30th, is May 10th

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Xenakis: Arts/Science. Abstract submissions due July 15th, 2010/La date limite de soumission des résumés est le 15 juillet 2010.

CIRMMT currently seeks submissions for the Xenakis: Arts/Science conference that will be held on October 1st, 2010 at the Schulich School of Music, McGill University. The languages of the conference will be English and French./Le CIRMMT lance un appel à proposition pour la conférence Xenakis: Arts/Science qui aura lieu le 1er octobre 2010 à l'Ecole de Musique Schulich de l'université McGill. La conférence est bilingue (anglais/français).

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CIRMMT Student Travel Support: Round 3 applications due September 10th 2010

The deadline for applications for CIRMMT travel funding, for travel between October 1st and December 31st, is September 10th

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Participants needed for live in-concert experiment using the CARS (CIRMMT Audience Response System)

November 9th, 2010, Tanna Schulich Hall. Solo flute recital by James Zhang (works by Bach, Debussy, Varèse) with a live in-concert experiment using the CARS.

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CIRMMT Inter-Centre Exchange program: Applications due November 22nd 2010

The deadline for applications for CIRMMT inter-centre exchange program is November 22nd.

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Call for papers: Music perception and cognition student colloquium

The deadline for abstracts for the Music perception and cognition student colloquium, taking place on December 2nd, is November 18th.

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CIRMMT Newsletter: latest issue is online

The CIRMMT newsletter is published regularly by CIRMMT students.

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CIRMMT Student Travel Support: Round 4 applications due December 10th 2010

The deadline for applications for CIRMMT travel funding, for travel between January 1st and March 31st, is December 10th.

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CIRMMT Newsletter: latest issue is online

The CIRMMT newsletter is published regularly by CIRMMT students.

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CIRMMT Inter-Centre Research Exchange Funding: applications due February 1st 2011

The deadline for applications for CIRMMT exchange funding, for travel between April 1st, 2011 and March 31st, 2012 is February 1st, 2011.

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CIRMMT Student Awards: applications due February 15th 2011

The deadline for applications for CIRMMT student award funding for the academic year 2011-2012 is February 15, 2011.

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CIRMMT Strategic Innovation Funding: applications due February 15th 2011

The deadline for applications for the 2011-2012 CIRMMT Strategic Innovation Funding is February 15, 2011.

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CIRMMT student project in the news

January 10, 2011: Scientists have found that the pleasurable experience of listening to music releases dopamine, a neurotransmitter in the brain important for more tangible pleasures associated with rewards such as food, drugs and sex.

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"These are our brains on music..."

CIRMMT featured in McGill Reporter.

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CIRMMT Newsletter: latest issue is online

The CIRMMT newsletter is published regularly by CIRMMT students.

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CIRMMT Student Travel Support: Round 1 applications due March 10th 2011

The deadline for applications for travel funding, for travel between April 1st and June 30th, is March 10th.

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CIRMMT Newsletter: latest issue is online

The CIRMMT newsletter is published regularly by CIRMMT students.

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CIRMMT Student Travel Support: Round 2 applications due May 10th 2011

The deadline for applications for travel funding, for travel between July 1st and September 30th, is May 10th.

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CIRMMT Newsletter: latest issue is online

In June's issue: Research Spotlight on Student Awards 2010-2011, Upcoming Events and other CIRMMT news.

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CBC Radio 2: Concerts on Demand: CIRMMT - The Expanded Musical Practice Project

In February 2011, live@CIRMMT presented a concert by The Expanded Musical Practice Project which was recorded by CBC Radio 2.

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CIRMMT Student Travel Support: Round 3 applications due September 10th 2011

The deadline for applications for travel funding, for travel between October 1st and December 31st, is September 10th.

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Jan Tro: Visiting scholar from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology

CIRMMT is hosting visiting scholar Jan Tro from August 29-September 16, 2011.

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CIRMMT Newsletter: December 2011 issue is online

In December's issue: Research Spotlight on Student Awards 2011-2012, Upcoming Events and other CIRMMT news.

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Jean-François Petiot: Visiting scholar from Ecole Centrale de Nantes

CIRMMT is hosting visiting scholar Jean-François Petiot from February to July, 2012.

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Sylvie Gibet: Visiting scholar from VALORIA, Université de Bretagne Sud, France

CIRMMT is hosting visiting scholar Sylvie Gibet from January 9-14, 2012.

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CIRMMT Student Awards 2012-2013: Applications due February 15th 2012

The deadline for applications for CIRMMT student award funding for the academic year 2012-2013 is February 15th, 2012.

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CIRMMT Strategic Innovation Funding: applications due February 15th 2012

The deadline for applications for the 2012-2013 CIRMMT Strategic Innovation Funding is February 15th, 2012.

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First CIRMMT Student Colloquium on Music Technology

Patrick Saint-Denis will present on "Live audiovisual processing and robotics in mixed music."

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CIRMMT Inter-Centre Research Exchange Funding: applications due February 1st 2012

The deadline for applications for CIRMMT exchange funding, for travel between April 1st, 2012 and March 31st, 2013 is February 1st, 2012.

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CIRMMT Newsletter: February 2012 issue is online

In February's issue: Research Spotlight on Student Awards 2011-2012, Upcoming Events and other CIRMMT news.

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CIRMMT student member wins Opus prize for composer of the year

CIRMMT student member Cléo Palacio-Quintin has been presented with $10,000 by Le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ), as the winner of the Opus prize for composer of the year.

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CIRMMT Student Travel Support: Round 1 applications due March 10th 2012

The deadline for applications for travel funding, for travel between April 1st and June 30th, is March 10th.

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CIRMMT Newsletter: March 2012 issue is online

In March's issue: Research Spotlight on Student Awards 2011-2012, Upcoming Events and other CIRMMT news.

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CIRMMT Newsletter: April 2012 issue is online

In April's issue: Research Spotlight on Student Awards 2011-2012, Upcoming Events and other CIRMMT news.

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CIRMMT Student Travel Support: Round 2 applications due May 10th 2012

The deadline for applications for travel funding, for travel between July 1st and September 30th, is May 10th.

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CIRMMT Newsletter: May 2012 issue is online

In May's issue: Research Spotlight on Student Awards 2011-2012, Upcoming Events and other CIRMMT news.

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CIRMMT Newsletter: June 2012 issue is online

In June's issue: Research Spotlight on Student Awards 2011-2012, Upcoming Events and other CIRMMT news.

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CIRMMT Student Travel Support: Round 3 applications due September 10th 2012

The deadline for applications for travel funding, for travel between October 1st and December 31st, is September 10th.

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CIRMMT in FRQ-SC publication "Revue Recherches Innovations"

The FRQ-SC's yearly publication "Revue Recherches Innovations", has included an article about CIRMMT titled 'L'abolition des frontières entree recherche et création'.

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CIRMMT Newsletter: September 2012 issue is online

In September's issue: Research Spotlight on Student Awards 2012-2013, Upcoming Events and other CIRMMT news.

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CIRMMT Newsletter: October 2012 issue is online

In October's issue: Research Spotlight on Student Awards 2012-2013, Upcoming Events and other CIRMMT news.

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CIRMMT Newsletter: November 2012 issue is online

In November's issue: Research Spotlight on Student Awards 2012-2013, Upcoming Events and other CIRMMT news.

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CIRMMT Student Travel Support: Round 4 applications due December 10th 2012

The deadline for applications for travel funding, for travel between January 1st and March 31st, is December 10th.

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Acoustic Teleportation by Lev Bratishenko

Article by Lev Bratishenko©, for Abitare 525, September 2012.

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CIRMMT and MMR in Italian international design magazine, Abitare

Abitare have included the article "Teletrasporto Sonoro/Acoustic Teleportation" by Lev Bratishenko ©, about CIRMMT, the MMR and producing 'virtual rooms', in their September 2012 edition.

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CIRMMT Newsletter: December 2012 issue is online

In December's issue: Research Spotlight on Student Awards 2012-2013, Upcoming Events and other CIRMMT news.

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