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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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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 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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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 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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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 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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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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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 axes reorganization

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

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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 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 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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live@CIRMMT concert 'The Virtual Salon' video excerpt with CIRMMT member Tom Beghin on fortepiano

An excerpt from the live@CIRMMT concert performed in February 2012 with Trio Galatea (Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin; Elisabeth Le Guin, cello; Tom Beghin, fortepiano) in the virtual acoustics of the Eszterháza Music Room (Fertöd, Hungary), reconstructed in the Multi Media Room, Schulich School of Music, of McGill University, Montreal.

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CIRMMT member Tom Beghin on the cover of Flemish magazine 'Staal Kaart'

The October 2013 edition of the Flemish magazine 'Staal Kaart' talks to Tom Beghin about a new replica of a Broadwood piano.

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CIRMMT members Christopher Salter and Marcelo Wanderley collaborate on E[MERGE] project

Project E[MERGE] is a collaboration that is at the frontier of engineering and art, between Xmodal Laboratories, Concordia University and IDMIL, McGill University.

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