(Dis)integration of tangibility and audibility in multimodal performance

A workshop organized in collaboration with Research Axis 4 (Expanded musical practices).

(Dis)integration Workshop


Registration is required. To register, please visit: (Dis)integration Workshop - REGISTRATION


Following the improv@CIRMMT concert on 11 February and live@CIRMMT concert on 13 February, CIRMMT composers involved in the events will present their work in building and performing with Digital Musical Instruments (DMIs). DMIs open up a possibility to interconnect performer's gestures and sound into a performance of live electronic music. What does this emergent field of music mean to the composers? While Saint-Denis’ scenographic instruments are designed to mediate two different performing agents, i.e., a human performer and an autonomous computer system, Tibbitts and Sullivan’s Bionic harp is designed to transmit the harpist’s embodied intention through electroacoustic sound. The composers will speak on what creative aims supported such differences, and how those different aims affect their choice of sounds and form in the compositions. Through a series of 15-minute presentations, this workshop will illuminate a broad spectrum of explorations by the CIRMMT composers in this emergent field of music for new musical interfaces.


  • 17:00-17:15 - Eduardo Meneses & Takuto Fukuda: Overview of the 'T-stick Music Creation Project'
  • 17:15-17:30 - Erich Barganter: The taxidermy of negative space: A study in affordability, chance procedure, and datamoshing
  • 17:30-17:45 - Michal Seta: Video game as a vehicle for performance of a comprovisation
  • 17:45-18:00 - Vincent Cusson: Balance: Invoking audience's curiosity in my recent installation 'Balance'
  • 18:00-18:15 - Yanik Tremblay-Simard & Diego Bermudez-Chamberland: Reflexion: Interactivity and improvisation between theremin and T-Stick
  • 18:15-18:30 - Kasey Pocius, Danielle Savage, Arturo Hidalgo, Gabriel Gustafsson & Liam Mansfield: Synthetic icescapes - Collaborative mapping & composing for the Laptop Orchestra
  • 18:30-18:45 - Break
  • 18:45-19:00 - Alexandra Tibbitts & John Sullivan: The bionic harp: Co-design of an embodied augmented instrument
  • 19:00-19:15 - Ana Dall'ara-Majek & Takuto Fukuda: Higher Order Gestalt Fromage: Influence of T-Stick design features to the compositional structure
  • 19:15-19:30 - Martin Marier: The Sponge: Its functionality and compositional strategy
  • 19:30-19:45 - Patrick Saint-Denis: Scenographic instruments, a hybrid approach to interactive design

To access the abstract of the presentations, please see the following pdf file - (Dis)integration Workshop - Abstracts