CIRMMT

Most of my PhD work takes place in the Input Device and Music Interaction Laboratory (IDMIL), but the lab and I are also affiliated with another institution: the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology

CIRMMT is a multi-disciplinary research group centred at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University.  It unites researchers and their students from three Quebec institutions – McGill University (Faculties of Music, Science, Engineering, Education and Medicine), l’Université de Montréal (Faculté de musique, Faculté des arts & des sciences), and l’Université de Sherbrooke (Faculté de génie).  The CIRMMT community also includes administrative and technical staff, research associates, visiting scholars, musicians, and industrial associates.  CIRMMT occupies a unique position on the international stage having developed intense research partnerships with other academic and research institutions, as well as diverse industry partners throughout the world.

The CIRMMT community is interested in interdisciplinary research related to the creation of music in the composer’s or performer’s mind, the performance of music, its recording and/or transmission, and the reception of music by the listener. It is also interested in the ways in which vision, haptics and touch interact with music and sound.  CIRMMT seeks to develop innovative approaches to the scientific study of music media and technology, to promote the application of newer technologies in science and the creative arts, and to provide an advanced research training environment.

I noticed the other day that CIRMMT added some pretty pictures to their website, including shots of my digital musical instrument the T-Stick:

And here’s the pic from their research page, with more T-Stick shots and another IDMIL project involving motion-capture of violists.

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