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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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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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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 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 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 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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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 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 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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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