Interactivity in music composition and performance
EFFICACe international workshop

cirmmt_motioncapture_700The image shows a motion capture setup for measurement of the vibration of a metal bar in the ‘Rulers’, a novel digital musical instrument created by David Birnbaum (IDMIL). The setup is by Carolina Brum Medeiros (shown in the image above). Photo: Guillaume Pelletier

This workshop is organized by CIRMMT (Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology) Research Axis 4 (Expanded musical practice) in co-production with IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique).

When & where
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 from 09:30am to 5pm
A832-33, McGill University New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke Street West

This workshop stands at the mid-term of the EFFICAC(e) research project. It aims at making-up for past achievements and drawing perspectives and collaborations around a common problematics related to musical interactions in compositional systems. The workshop is jointly organized by the project team and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT) in Montréal.
Participants will be members of IRCAM (France), McGill University (Canada), Concordia University (Canada), CNMAT/UC Berkeley (USA), UC Irvine (USA), NYU (US) around talks and discussions related to the current research directions in computer systems for music composition.

The workshop is organized by
Jérémie Garcia UMR STMS (IRCAM)
Jean Bresson UMR STMS (IRCAM)
Marlon Schumacher CIRMMT, IDMIL & DCS, Schulich School of Music, McGill University
Robert Hasegawa CIRMMT, Schulich School of Music, McGill University
The guests are
Joel Chadabe CIRMMT, SUNY Albany, NYU
Jean Bresson Ircam, UMR STMS
Thibault Carpentier Ircam, UMR STMS
Jérémie Garcia Ircam, UMR STMS
Sandeep Bhagwati Concordia University
Adam Basanta Concordia University
Marcello Giordano CIRMMT, Schulich School of Music, McGill University
Marcelo Wanderley CIRMMT, & IDMIL, Schulich School of Music, McGill University
Marlon Schumacher CIRMMT, IDMIL & DCS, Schulich School of Music, McGill University
John MacCallum CNMAT, UC Berkeley
Christopher Dobrian UC Irvine
The schedule is
09:30  Jean Bresson.  Introduction to the workshop.
09:45  John MacCallum, Teoma Naccarato.   Prescriptive and descriptive notational strategies for polytemporal composition.
10:15  Christopher Dobrian.   Some perspectives on automated creation, expression, and interaction.
11:00  Sandeep Bhagwati, Adam Basanta, Marcello Giordano.   Musicking the body electric: towards a BodySuitScore. Presentation followed by a short performance
12:00   Lunch break
13:30   Joel Chadabe.   Interaction and Instruments.
14:30   Thibaut Carpentier.   Authoring and processing of spatial sounds using Spat.
15:00   Jérémie Garcia.   Compositional tools for spatialization in OpenMusic.
15:30   Marcelo Wanderley.   Musical interaction design workbench and technology.
16:00   Marlon Schumacher.   From spatial movement to spatial sound: gesture representation and processing in OpenMusic.
16:30   Final discussion

For more information, including the talk abstracts, please visit the IRCAM website.