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Wind Instrument Workshop

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The Consonnes project (ANR-CNRS) together with the OICCM and CIRMMT axes SMASP & MG are organizing a one-day workshop on wind instruments. It will take place on February 20th, 2008 at McGill University (A832, New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St. West).

  • Research Workshop
When Feb 20, 2008
from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where A832, New Music Building, McGill University (enter via 555 Sherbrooke St. West)
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This workshop is open to all CIRMMT members.  


The workshop on wind instruments will be the opportunity to meet and share ideas with researchers in the acoustics modeling and motion capture of wind instruments, and to highlight possible interdisciplinary approaches to the study of wind instruments. The morning session (9 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.) as well as the afternoon session (2 p.m. to 5 p.m.) will both balance talks and round tables, in order to facilitate discussions.



Registrations are opened on a first-come first-served basis (30-35 seats):


Joint event

    CIRMMT members and the public are also invited to a special lecture by Jean Kergomard (LMA/CNRS), following the workshop on February 21, 2008.  Jean Kergomard is the 5th presenter in this year's series of CIRMMT Distinguished Lectures in the Science and Technology of Music.



    • Jean Kergomard - Marseille, Laboratoire de Mécanique et d'Acoustique (LMA), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
    • Benoît Fabre - Paris, Lutherie et Acoustique Musicale team (LAM), Université Paris VI
    • Marc-Pierre Verge - Montréal, Applied Acoustics Systems (AAS)
    • Gary Scavone - Montreal, Computational Acoustics Modeling Lab (CAML)/CIRMMT, Schulich School of Music, McGill University
    • Caroline Traube - Montreal, Laboratoire d'informatique, Acoustique et Musique (LIAM)/OICCM/CIRMMT, Université de Montréal
    • Isabelle Cossette - Montreal, CIRMMT, Respiratory Lab., Schulich School of Music, McGill University
    • Marcelo M. Wanderley & Vincent Verfaille - Montreal, Input Devices and Music Interaction Lab. (IDMIL) & Sound Processing and Control Lab. (SPCL) /CIRMMT, Schulich School of Music, McGill University


    Detailed program

    • 09:00-09:25 Welcome
      • presentation of the workshop and its goals
      • the Consonnes project
    • 09:25-11:00 Session 1: physical models of wind instruments
      • 09:25 Jean Kergomard - Influence of the control parameters of a reed instrument on the radiated sound
      • 09:45 Benoit Fabre - Flute acoustics: From hydrodynamics to the analysis of musical performance
      • 10:10 Marc-Pierre Verge - Integration of physical modeling into commercial synthesizers: some challenges
      • 10:35 Gary Scavone - Wind Instruments: From aeroacoustic simulations to measurements of vocal-tract influence and input impedance
    • 11:00-11:15 Coffee/tea pause
    • 11:15-12:30 First round table
    • 12:30-14:00 Lunch break
    • 14:00-15:15 Session 2: signal analysis, perception, motion capture of flute
      • 14:00 Isabelle Cossette - Respiratory parameters during flute playing: an overview of methods and results
      • 14:25 Caroline Traube - Formant analysis of flute timbre modulations controlled by phonetic gestures
      • 14:50 Marcelo Wanderley and Vincent Verfaille - Direct and indirect acquisition of gestures on the flute
    • 15:15-15:30 Coffee/tea break
    • 15:30-17:00 Second round table
    • 17:00 reception

    Participating Institutions

    This workshop is co-organized by:

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