Distinguished Lectures

The CIRMMT Distinguished Lectures in the Science and Technology of Music are designed to bring researchers and artists of international renown, in the disciplines covered by CIRMMT, to present their work to the general public, as well as to meet with CIRMMT researchers and students.

There are on average five to six lectures per year, each followed by an open discussion period. Members of the CIRMMT community are invited to suggest future distinguished lecturers spanning the Centre’s four major research axes, and are encouraged to organize activities with our distinguished guests during their visits to Montreal. 

The 2020-2021 Season of the Distinguished Lecture Series will take on a new approach to the presentation of scientific research. As part of the festivities around CIRMMT's 20th anniversary, we will revisit and re-broadcast memorable presentations given at CIRMMT over the past 20 years, and these will be followed by a 1-hour discussion with the original presenter or other appropriate respondent. This will enable the lecturers to elaborate on what has changed, evolved, or not in their particular field of expertise while allowing participants to exchange ideas and ask questions in a more interactive manner.

Videos of most of our lectures are available on CIRMMT's YouTube channel. To view a visualization of all of our lecture videos, visit https://idmil.gitlab.io/CIRMMT_visualizations/