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2009-2010 Award Recipients

Recipients of the 2009-2010 CIRMMT Director's Interdisciplinary Excellence Prize

  • Parker Bert, Eliot Britton and Erika Donald (CIRMMT supervisors: Isabelle Cossette, Sean Ferguson, Fabrice Marandola and Marcelo Wanderley)
    • Project title: Expanded Performance Trio: A platform for musical research-creation

Student Award Recipients (Group Projects)


  • Rafa Absar and Stephen Sinclair, deferred from 2008-2009 (CIRMMT supervisors: Catherine Guastavino and Marcelo Wanderley)
    • Project title: Relative contribution of auditory, haptic and visual cues for target-finding in a virtual immersive environment
  • Mitchel Benovoy and Valorie Salimpoor (CIRMMT supervisors: Jeremy Cooperstock and Robert Zatorre.  Other supervisor: Alain Dagher)
    • Project title: Exploring the link between music and the pleasure centers of the brain
  • Jason Hockman and Joseph Malloch (CIRMMT supervisors: Ichiro Fujinaga and Marcelo Wanderley)
    • Project title: Real-time rhythmic manipulation of polyphonic audio by gestural control
  • Moonseok Kim and Charalampos Saitis (CIRMMT supervisors: Luc Mongeau and Gary Scavone)
    • Project title: Acoustic analyses, measurements and modeling of string instruments     
  • Jimmie Leblanc and Ida Toninato (CIRMMT supervisors: Denys Bouliane and Caroline Traube)
    • Project title: Modes de jeu alternatifs au saxophone baryton, traitement en temps réel et espace musical : composition, interprétation, spatialisation
  • Brett Leonard and Grzegorz Sikora (CIRMMT supervisors: Martha de Francisco and Wieslaw Woszczyk)
    • Project title: Piano timbre: Psychoacoustic and physical measures to clarify percieved brightness in piano performance


      Student Award Recipients (Single, Interdisciplinary Projects)


      • Michel Bernays (CIRMMT supervisors: Douglas Eck and Caroline Traube)
        • Project title: Expression of piano timbre: Perception, verbal description and gestural control
      • Anna Tirovolas (CIRMMT supervisor: Daniel Levitin.  Other supervisor: Ron Stringer)
        • Project title: Exploring musical counterparts to phonemic awareness in the prediction of musical sight-reading