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CIRMMT member Robert Normandeau awarded First Prize (mixed music) in the Musica Nova 2013 International Competition of Electroacoustic Music

Normandeau's work, "Baobabs," was awarded First Prize (mixed music) in the Musica Nova 2013 International Competition of Electroacoustic Music (Prague, Czech Republic). A mixed work for 4 voices, 6 percussion, and tape, Baobabs was commissioned by percussion ensemble Sixtrum and premiered during the live@CIRMMT concerts on May 15 and 16, 2013, in the MultiMedia Room of the Schulich School of Music.

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CIRMMT member Luis Rodrigues featured on Concorida website with 'Spiri - A robot in sync with music'

Luis Rodrigues, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Compute Engineering at Concordia, and his students have collaborated with Canadian tech company Pleiades to work on a project involving a flying robot, Spiri, who responds to music and other forms of command.

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CIRMMT student Sylvain Pohu makes latest work 'Feedback' available on YouTube

Feedback is a work for guitar and electronics, at the convergence of free jazz, glitch electroacoustics, and drone metal. It is the fruit of my graduate studies, and the culmination of a long personal project which led me to engage in advanced studies and research in music 10 years ago.

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CIRMMT axes reorganization

The restructuring of CIRMMT's axes is now complete: CIRMMT's research program is organized into four axes.

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Collaboration between live@CIRMMT and Montreal Baroque Festival reviewed in the Montreal Gazette

Collaboration between live@CIRMMT and Montreal Baroque Festival reviewed in the Montreal Gazette

The final concerts of the 2013-2014 live@CIRMMT series, featuring Tom Beghin on fortepiano and Wieslaw Wosczcyk as virtual acoustics architect received praise from the Montreal Gazette.

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CIRMMT member Richard King interviewed in La Presse

CIRMMT member Richard King interviewed in La Presse

Richard King talks about his work at McGill and abroad with Jean-François Codère of La Presse.

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CIRMMT members publish article in Substance ETS

"GenSession: an easy-to-use tool for Melody Generation" by François Cabrol and CIRMMT members Michael McGuffin, Marcelo Wanderley and Marlon Schumacher was recently published on Substance ETS.

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Canada Foundation for Innovation's Research Facilities Navigator

The Canada Foundation for Innovation's Research Facilities 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. CIRMMT is one of the most highly sought after centres in this directory.

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CIRMMT members' research to be featured in Researching the Future of Music by Canal Savoir

Research by CIRMMT members will be featured in TV show "Researching the Future of Music" by Canal Savoir this week.

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CNMAT and CIRMMT mourn the death of Professor David Wessel

Professor David Wessel, Director of the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies passed away on October 13, 2014 at the age of 73.

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CIRMMT director Marcelo Wanderley interviewed in "Circuit - Musiques contemporaines"

CIRMMT director Marcelo Wanderley interviewed in "Circuit - Musiques contemporaines"

Marcelo Wanderley talks to CIRMMT postdoctoral student Guillaume Boutard about the challenges facing CIRMMT, as well as the different areas of research carried out at the Centre.

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The SRMR Toolbox released

The SRMR Toolbox is an open source MATLAB toolbox for objective measurement of speech quality, intelligibility, and room acoustics characteristics.

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CIRMMT student Dan Steele co-releases article in Le Devoir

Ramdam Urbain is part of a series of Balades at UQAM's Coeur des Sciences where participants from the general public are led on an academic-focused tour through a part of the city led by an expert (or 2) in the field. Dan Steele worked with Romain Dumoulin, researcher and noise inspector for the Plateau, to write the tour. They focus on the potential for sounds to positively transform the city as well as the current frameworks for noise and its mitigation.

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live@CIRMMT concert nominated for an Opus Prize

The live@CIRMMT concert De souffles et de machines with the Quasar saxophone quartet has been nominated in three categories for an Opus Prize granted by the Conseil Québécois de la Musique.

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CIRMMT FRQ-SC Regroupement Stratégique application exceptional, achieving sole A+ rating

Out of 20 applications received by the FRQ-SC, the assessment committee in charge of the evaluations ranked CIRMMT first with six out of seven categories receiving an A+ rating.

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Spiri drone named top three in Consumer Electronics Show 2015

Spiri, a Pleiades robot whose control system was developed at Concordia University with CIRMMT Regular member Luis Rodrigues, was considered one of the top three drones at the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 by Bloomberg.

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De souffles et de machines selected as finalist for Grand Prix

Quasar quatuor de saxophones has been nominated for the 30th Grand Prix du Conseil des arts de Montréal for its concert combining high energy and digital virtuosity, De souffles et de machines, presented in the context of Printemps numérique and co-produced by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music, Media, and Technology.

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CIRMMT mentioned in Le Devoir article

In an article about the integration of music, video, and technology by Le Devoir, CIRMMT is described by Fabrice Marandola as a "Centre [that] brings it's technological expertise while the ensembles bring their artistic expertise, and by working together it gives something that we could not do by ourselves on either side."

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First improv@CIRMMT a success!

The first ever improv@CIRMMT took place at Café Résonance Thursday, January 22nd 2015. It was a very well attended event where different musical styles and tastes where combined into one concert! Stay tuned for the next improv@CIRMMT which will include a very special composition...

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Opus Prize awarded for live@CIRMMT: De souffles et de machines

On February 1st, 2015 the Quasar saxophone quartet was awarded an Opus Prize from le Conseil Québécois de la Musique for "Concert de l'année - Musiques actuelle, électroacoustique" for the live@CIRMMT concert De souffles et de machines which took place on March 26-27th, 2014.

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Marlon Schumacher to present "Inside Out" as part of Montreal en Lumiere / Nuit Blanche

CIRMMT student Marlon Schumacher will present the networked intermedia installation “Inside Out” as part of the Montreal en Lumiere / Nuit Blanche festival in the Goethe-Institut, Montreal, on Feb 28, 2015.

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CIRMMT Collaborator Isabelle Peretz receives the 2015 Excellence Prize from Le Fonds de recherche du Québec – nature et technologies (FRQNT)

Isabelle Peretz, professor in the Department of Psychology at the Université de Montréal and a CIRMMT Collaborator, was recently awarded the 2015 Excellence Prize from Le Fonds de recherche du Québec – nature et technologies (FRQNT). It is given just once per year to highlight the "exceptional contribution of a university researcher in advancing the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering and recognizing its achievement and benefits for Quebec." [translated from French]

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Robert Godin to receive one of 16 honorary degrees from McGill at spring Convocation

In an article in the McGill Reporter, Robert Godin and the 15 other honourees from this spring's convocation are listed, with Principal Suzanne Fortier noting "We are honouring 16 individuals with a diverse range of backgrounds, expertise and experience who are united by their exceptional contributions to improving the lives of so many."

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CIRMMT member Philippe Leroux awarded Le Prix de commande de la Fondation Simone et Cino Del Duca

Le Prix de composition musicale de la Fondation Simone et Cino Del Duca is awarded every year since 1995 on a proposal from the musical section of the Académie des Beaux-Arts. Le prix de commande is a commissioning prize of 15,000 Euros that is given to a French composer, or a composer working in France, for the creation of a short orchestral work. Le prix de commande of 2015 was awarded to composer and CIRMMT member Philippe Leroux for the commission of an original work that will be created under the Coupole of the Institut de France in the 2015 Séance Solennelle of the Académie des Beaux-Arts.

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CIRMMT student Sven-Amin Lembke awarded two McGill convocation prizes

CIRMMT student Sven-Amin Lembke has been awarded two McGill convocations prizes that will be awarded on May 27, 2015. He will receive one of two Governor General's Gold Medal awards for the most outstanding McGill graduate receiving a Doctoral degree in 2014-15 in any discipline, as well as The McGill Alumni Association Graduate Award which is given to an outstanding McGill graduate receiving a degree in 2014-15 in any discipline

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CIRMMT receives $11M funding through a grant from Canada Foundation for Innovation's 2015 Innovation Fund

CIRMMT will receive funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation's 2015 Innovation Fund for their project The science of the art of music: “Live Expression “in situ”: Musical and Audiovisual Performance and Reception." The projects funded under the Canada Foundation for Innovation's 2015 Innovation Fund endeavour to position the country as a global research leader, from outer space, to the surgeon's table, to our interconnected day-to-day world. The state-of-the-art infrastructure funded will transform the Canadian research landscape; the work it supports will propel Canadian research towards the leading edge.

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CIRMMT members Catherine Guastavino & Daniel Steele interviewed by Radio Canada Première for Musikiosk project

Following on from the launch of Musikiosk by researchers at McGill University and École de Technologie Supérieure on July 31st 2015, Catherine Guastavino, Daniel Steele and ETS collaborators were interviewed by Radio Canada.

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CIRMMT student member Daniel Steele interviewed by CBC's Homerun radio show for Musikiosk project

Researchers at McGill University and École de Technologie Supérieure launched Musikiosk on July 31st 2015. It is an urban sound social experiment that lets you play DJ and tracks how people react to your musical taste in parc du Portugal, Montreal and is open to the public for the month of August.

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CIRMMT member Philippe Leroux named Royal Society of Canada Fellow

Philippe Leroux, Associate Professor, Department of Music Research, Schulich School of Music, was named Royal Society of Canada Fellow.

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CIRMMT member Martha de Francisco winner of 2015 Woman of Distinction in Arts and Culture award

Martha de Francisco winner of 2015 Woman of Distinction in Arts and Culture award, presented by the Women's Y Foundation of Montreal.

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CIRMMT development featured on the cover of IEEE Sensors Journal, November 2015

The MRI-Compatible Cello, a CIRMMT development, is featured on the cover of the November 2015 issue of IEEE Sensors Journal (volume 15, number 11).

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Philippe Leroux awarded the Grand Prix du Disque 2015 for Contemporary Music by the Académie Charles Cros in France

Philippe Leroux awarded the Grand Prix du Disque 2015 for Contemporary Music by the Académie Charles Cros in France

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La Fabrique Culturelle news - Le Souffle

Quelles sont les meilleures techniques de respiration pour les musiciens qui jouent d’un instrument à vent? Isabelle Cossette,...

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« Voir » avec ses oreilles

Et si les non-voyants parvenaient à « voir » grâce à leurs oreilles ? C'est le défi auquel s'attaquent Jean Rouat,...

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ULTRASONS 2016

Musique électroacoustique, performances interactives, musiques visuelles, électronique temps-réel... tout un programme offert par les étudiants en musiques numériques à compter du 19 janvier. En prime: une « carte blanche » au compositeur français Michel Pascal, le 21 janvier.

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[Call for Papers] 2016 IPLAI/IICSI MCGILL COLLOQUIUM

“IF YOU HAVE TO ASK”: THE CULTURAL, COGNITIVE, AND NEURAL UNDERPINNINGS OF IMPROVISATORY BEHAVIOR IN THE ARTS AND BEYOND MCGILL UNIVERSITY, MAY 27-­‐28, 2016

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Marcelo Wanderley : Judge at 2016 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition

Marcelo Wanderley was chosen as one of the three judges for the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition at Georgia Tech.

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Marcelo Wanderley appointed an INRIA International Chair, 2016-20

Professor Marcelo M. Wanderley has been awarded an Inria International Chair for 2016-2020.

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Prof. Stephen McAdams wins Killam Fellowship

Professor Stephen McAdams wins Killam Fellowship

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15th Delsys Prize

Application deadline is 30 September 2017

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CIRMMT members on Découverte (Radio-Canada)

CIRMMT member Indiana Wollman and her colleagues presented their research project on cello learning through MRI as part of Découverte show Radio-Canada on Sunday 17th September.

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CIRMMT is Qualisys user of the month!

CIRMMT research on motion capture was featured in this month's Qualisys press release.

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Marcelo Wanderley to present CUTE masterclass at Numediart institute of UMONS

CIRMMT member Marcelo Wanderley has been invited to present five Francqui Chair lessons in October 2017 as part of the yearly masterclass series on culture and technology, organized by Numediart, the UMONS research institute for creative technologies.

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Two CIRMMT members named Fellows of Royal Society of Canada

CIRMMT members Caroline Palmer and Robert Zatorre have been elected as new Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada.

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CIRMMT member Florian Grond presenting at MIT November 2017

MIT List Visual Arts Centre, Boston, will welcome CIRMMT member Florian Grand and his colleagues to present as part of the Catalyst Conversations public program.

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Télé Québec show 'Electrons Libres' features CIRMMT member Catherine Guastavino

Télé Québec's 'Electrons Libres' prepared a short documentary on the Sounds in the City Project, featuring Catherine Guastavino and CIRMMT's Spatial Audio Lab.

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Qualisys features CIRMMT on their website

Qyalisys has featured CIRMMT and CIRMMT on its website with a customer story on how users benefit from Qualisys motion capture systems.

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