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Workshop on the relationship between gestures and composition/performance

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This workshop is organized by CIRMMT Research Axis 6 (expanded musical practice). It will take place on December 7th, in A832 (New Music Building). This workshop is free and open to all. Registration is required.

  • Research Workshop
When Dec 07, 2011
from 09:30 AM to 01:30 PM
Where A832, New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St. West. Enter via 555 Sherbrooke St. West.
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This workshop is concerned with issues and challenges– both technological and artistic– related to the usage of gestures in composition and performance. Participants will present their recent works or recent projects, and will adress topics related to mapping, sensors, notation and interactivity.


  • Thierry de Mey, Charleroi Danse, Wallonie-Bruxelles, Belgique
  • Sean Ferguson, CIRMMT, Schulich School of Music, McGill University
  • Martin Marier, CIRMMT, Faculté de musique, Université de Montréal
  • Sixtrum Percussion Ensemble (Joao Catalao, Philip Hornsey, Kristie Ibrahim, Sandra Joseph, Fabrice Marandola), Montreal
  • Isabelle Van Grimde, CIRMMT, Van Grimde Corps Secrets
  • Marcelo Wanderley, CIRMMT, Schulich School of Music, McGill University


Part 1: Mapping gestures and sounds, with/without sensors

  • 9h30-10h00    Martin Marier, L’éponge (Digital Musical Instrument)
  • 10h00-10h30  T. de Mey, Light Music
  • 10h30-11h00  T. de Mey and Percussion Ensemble Sixtrum, Pièce de gestes
  • 11h00-11h30 Discussion
  • 11h30-11h45     Coffee break

Part 2: From Music to Dance/ from Dance to Music

  • 11h45-12h15 T. de Mey – Counter Phrases
  • 12h15-12h45 Les Gestes: Sean Ferguson, Marcelo Wanderley, Isabelle Van Grimde
  • 12h45-13h30 Discussion


Registration is mandatory as seating is limited. Please register here.

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