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Workshop on extended keyboards

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This workshop is organized by CIRMMT Research Axis 2 (Musical gestures, devices and motion capture). It will take place on January 17th, in A832 (New Music Building). This workshop is free and open to all. Registration is required.

  • Research Workshop
When Jan 17, 2012
from 02:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where A832, New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St. West.
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The workshop will deal with keyboard and clavier-based musical instruments with special focus on their design, augmentation, and performance. Talks will be given by researchers, members of industry, and instrument builders on the historical and contemporary evolution of keyboard instruments. 


  • Pierre-Yves Asselin, Affiliate member, CIRMMT; Syncord-Art
  • Christophe d'Alessandro, CNRS Senior Researcher, France
  • Avrum Hollinger, CIRMMT, Schulich School of Music, McGill University
  • Pierre Pelletier, President, NovelOrg Inc, Longueuil
  • Marcelo Wanderley, CIRMMT, Schulich School of Music, McGill University


Marcelo Wanderley: Introduction

Pierre-Yves Asselin: Origin and evolution of the touch sensitive option for traditional pipe organ: Application to the harpsichord

Christophe d'Alessandro: Acoustic and performance studies of an expressive keyboard: The clavichord

Avrum Hollinger: The design cycle of an fMRI-compatible electronic piano keyboard

Pierre Pelletier: La traction proportionnelle et l’orgue à tuyaux au XXIe siècle

The workshop will be followed by a small reception.


Registration is mandatory as seating is limited: Workshop on extended keyboards - registration

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