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Interactivity in music composition and performance: EFFICACe international workshop

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This workshop is organized by CIRMMT Research Axis 4 (Expanded musical practice) and in co-production with the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM). It will take place on May 5th, 2015, in A832-33 (8th floor, New Music Building). This workshop is free and open to all. Registration is required.

  • Research Workshop
When May 05, 2015
from 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM
Where A832-33, New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St. West.
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Registration is mandatory as seating is limited. EFFICACe registration


This workshop stands at the mid-term of the EFFICAC(e) research project. It aims at making-up for past achievements and drawing perspectives and collaborations around a common problematics related to musical interactions in compositional systems.

The workshop is jointly organized by the project team and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT) in Montréal.

It will gather members of IRCAM (France), McGill University (Canada), Concordia University (Canada), CNMAT/UC Berkeley (USA), UC Irvine (USA) around talks and discussions related to the current research directions in computer systems for music composition.


The workshop is organized by: 

  • Jérémie Garcia, UMR STMS (IRCAM)
  • Jean Bresson, UMR STMS (IRCAM)
  • Marlon Schumacher, CIRMMT, IDMIL & DCS, Schulich School of Music, McGill University
  • Robert Hasegawa, CIRMMT, Schulich School of Music, McGill University


Joel Chadabe, CIRMMT, SUNY Albany, NYU

Jean Bresson, Ircam, UMR STMS

Thibault Carpentier, Ircam, UMR STMS

Jérémie Garcia, Ircam,  UMR STMS

Sandeep Bhagwati, Concordia University

Adam Basanta, Concordia University

Marcello Giordano, CIRMMT, Schulich School of Music, McGill University

Marcelo Wanderley, CIRMMT, & IDMIL, Schulich School of Music, McGill University

Marlon Schumacher, CIRMMT, IDMIL & DCS, Schulich School of Music, McGill University

John MacCallum, CNMAT, UC Berkeley

Christopher Dobrian, UC Irvine



For more information, including the talk abstracts, please visit the IRCAM website:

09:30 - Jean Bresson: Introduction to the workshop 

09:45 - John MacCallum, Teoma Naccarato: Prescriptive and descriptive notational strategies for polytemporal composition

10:15 - Chrisopher Dobrian: Some perspectives on automated creation, expression, and interaction

11:00 - Sandeep Bhagwati, Adam Basanta, Marcello Giordano: Musicking the body electric: towards a BodySuitScore 

             Presentation followed by a short performance.

12:00 - Lunch break

13:30 - Joel Chadabe: Interaction and Instruments

14:30 - Thibaut Carpentier: Authoring and processing of spatial sounds using Spat

15:00 - Jérémie Garcia: Compositional tools for spatialization in OpenMusic

15:30 - Marcelo Wanderley: Musical interaction design workbench and technology

16:00 - Marlon Schumacher: From spatial movement to spatial sound: gesture representation and processing in OpenMusic

16:30 - Final discussion 


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