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Workshop on gesture as language

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A Research Axis 3 (Cognition, perception and movement) workshop. This workshop is free and open to all.

  • Research Workshop
When Mar 14, 2018
from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Where A832, Elizabeth Wirth Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St. West
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A. Tibbitts recital [RA3 Mar 2018 workshop]


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In the music community, the term ‘gesture’ has been widely used in many different contexts. Its usage and meaning, however, have not been discussed as much among researchers from different backgrounds. In linguistics and psychology, gestures are used to communicate meaning in social interaction, whereas in HCI and computer music they are used to interact with a computer-based system. Gestures may also simply be seen as body movements to project an intention. This workshop aims to explore how these varied perspectives can be discussed and challenged when different fields of research - musicology, HCI, linguistics, cognitive sciences, music performance - gather to share their thoughts. 


Caroline Traube, Université de Montréal, CIRMMT

Felipe Verdugo, Université de Montréal

Justine Pelletier, Université de Montréal

Jullian Hoff, Université de Montréal, CIRMMT

Charlotte Layec, Université de Montréal

Ian Marci, McGill University, CIRMMT

Fabrice Marandola, McGill University, CIRMMT

Étienne Thoret, McGill University, CIRMMT

Diego Quiroz, McGill University, CIRMMT

Schedule (subject to change)

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  • 09:00-09:30 - Morning coffee and welcome
  • 09:30-10:00 - Étienne ThoretHearing gestures and drawing sounds: Auditory perception of biological movements
  • 10:00-10:30 – Ian Marci: Handedness in percussion performance
  • 10:30-11:00 - Fabrice Marandola: Encoding/decoding music and space through language: percussion as a case study
  • 11:00-11:15 – Coffee break
  • 11:15-11:45 - Jullian Hoff & Charlotte Layec: Interact with the transfigured tube
  • 11:45-12:15 - Diego Quiroz: Gestural control for 3D audio
  • 12:15-13:15 - Lunch
  • 13:15-14:30 - Caroline Traube, Felipe Verdugo & Justine Pelletier: Towards an overarching research approach for the study of instrumental gestures in piano performance
  • 14:30 - Round table and final discussion
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