Here’s a logo I designed for the IDMIL a while ago, for putting on our conference posters and such:
The Input Devices and Music Interaction Laboratory (IDMIL) is the lab where I work on my PhD research, part of the Music Technology Area of the Schulich School of Music at McGill University. It’s a really cool place:
The Input Devices and Music Interaction Laboratory (IDMIL) was established in March 2005. The IDMIL is affiliated with the Music Technology Area of the Schulich School of Music at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The laboratory deals with projects related to the topic of human-computer interaction, design of musical instruments and interfaces for musical expression, movement data collection and analysis, sensor development, and gestural control.
The IDMIL is directed by Prof. Marcelo M. Wanderley, and is funded through grants from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, Fonds Quebecois de Recherche sur la Nature et les Technologies, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Quebec’s Ministry of Economic Development and McGill University.
The IDMIL is associated with the Sound Processing and Control Laboratory on various projects related to gestural control of sound synthesis and mapping strategies for music performance.
I spent the last week demonstrating digital musical instruments from the IDMIL at the Innovaction fair of “knowledge, ideas and innovation” in Udine, Italy. Some of the instruments we displayed at Nextfest were not available due to rehearsals for the McGill Digital Orchestra’s upcoming performances on March 5 at the MusiMars/MusiMarch festival in Montréal. Still, we demonstrated two different instruments: the soprano T-Stick and Elliot Sinyor‘s Gyrotyre.
According to the final press release, over 45 000 visitors attended Innovaction this year.