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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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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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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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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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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 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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Digital Orchestra Project featured in the McGill Reporter

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

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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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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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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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Réussite musicale à McGill

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

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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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Plugged into Mozart: CIRMMT research unlocks the mysteries of music

Boston Symphony Orchestra Project featured in the McGill Reporter.

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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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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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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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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 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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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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