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 +====== Music Technology News 2002 ======
  
 +===== December 2002 =====
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 +==== Prof. Depalle takes part in two PhD defense committees in France ====
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 +**Prof. Depalle** will be participating to the Ph.D. Defense Committee of [[http://​www.tsi.enst.fr/​~boyer/​|Remy Boyer]] as one of the two external examiners. The research work is on "​Modelisation et Codage de Signaux Audio par Extension du Modele Sinusoidal - Representations Compactes des Signaux a Variation Rapides."​ and the defence will take place at [[http://​www.tsi.enst.fr/​|Ecole Nationale des Superieure Telecommunications]],​ Paris, France on Thursday December 19th, 2002.
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 +**Prof. Depalle** will be participating to the Ph.D. Defense Committee of Olivier Derrien. The research work is on "​Optimisation de la quantification par modeles statistiques dans le MPEG advanced Audio Coder (AAC). Application a la spatialisation d'un signal comprime en environment MPEG-4"​ and the defence will take place at [[http://​www.tsi.enst.fr/​|Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications]],​ Paris, France on Thursday December 19th, 2002. 
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 +
 +===== November 2002 =====
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 +==== Prof. Depalle is a delegate to the IST 2002 Event in Denmark ====
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 +**Prof. Depalle** is one of the Canadian delegates to participate in the [[http://​2002.istevent.cec.eu.int/​2002networking/​session/​index_en.asp?​id=128|Europe - Canada Cooperation Meeting]] during the [[http://​2002.istevent.cec.eu.int/​|IST 2002]] event (funded by the European Commission) in Copenhagen, Denmark, Nov. 4-6 2002.
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 +The IST ISTEC Project fosters cooperation between European and Canadian researchers in IST related topics. A group of 20 Canadian delegates coordinated by the [[http://​www.infoexport.gc.ca/​science/​home_e.html|Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade]] of Canada will present opportunities for joint collaborations with European partners on IST topics.
 +
 +Prof. Depalle will present opportunities related to Music Technology in McGill. The list of all Canadian contributors to this session can be found in the [[http://​2002.istevent.cec.eu.int/​library/​documents/​canadian_catalogue.pdf|Canadian Catalogue (pdf)]]. ​
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 +
 +
 +===== October 2002 =====
 +
 +==== GEMS Concert: Homage to Jean-Claude Risset ====
 +
 +On October 26, at Pollack hall, the [[http://​www.music.mcgill.ca/​~gems/​|Group of the Electronic Music Studio]] McGill (GEMS) presented a concert featuring works by Jean Claude Risset (Invisible (1996) and L'​autre face (1983)), performed by singer Janice Jackson, as well as the piece "​Computer Suite from Little Boy" (1968). Other pieces included works by  Laura Kavanaugh and Ian Birse, as well and GEMS members Ian Knopke and Neil Middleton.
 +
 +
 +==== Prof. Wanderley invited speaker at the New Instruments Weekend at IRCAM ====
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 +**Prof. Wanderley** was one of the invited speakers for the [[http://​resonances.ircam.fr/​rubrique.php3?​id_rubrique=4|New Instruments Weekend]] event, part of [[http://​resonances.ircam.fr/​|RÈsonances 2002 (Rencontres Internationales des Technologies pour la Musique)]], in Paris on October 17-18 2002.
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 +He presented the talk: [[http://​resonances.ircam.fr/​article.php3?​id_article=190|Trends in Gestural Control of Music : An Overview of Research, Teaching and Resources]],​ with an overview of the current state of the art on gestural control in music and on the International Conference on New Interfaces for Music Expression, NIME03, to take place in May 2003 in McGill.
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 +Other invited participants included Michel Waisvisz (STEIM, NL), David Wessel (CNMAT, Berkeley), Marc Battier (Univ. Sorbonne, France), Antonio Camurri (DIST, Italy), Atau Tanaka (SONY CSL, France), Nicola Orio (Univ. Padova, Italy), among others.
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 +
 +==== Prof. Fujinaga at the ISMIR Conference - IRCAM - Paris ====
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 +On October 13-17, **Prof. Ichiro Fujinaga** participated at the [[http://​ismir2002.ircam.fr/​|3rd International Conference on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR 2002)]], at IRCAM, Paris.
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 +He presented the poster "​Digital Image Capture of Musical Scores",​ by himself and Jenn Riley (Indiana University) [[[http://​ismir2002.ircam.fr/​posters.html#​_msocom_2|Abstract]]].
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 +Prof. Fujinaga was also one of the coordinators of the Tutorials and Panels Committee of ISMIR 2002. ISMIR was also part of the broad event [[http://​resonances.ircam.fr/​|RÈsonances 2002]], hosted by IRCAM. ​
 +
 +===== September 2002 =====
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 +==== Distributed Digital Music Library Laboratory Established! ====
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 +Located in Room E-230A at the Strathcona Music Building of the Schulich School of Music, the faculty, graduate students, and research assistants of the Music Technology Area will develop frameworks and tools for creating distributed digital music libraries.
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 +Research topics will include: optical music recognition system, search engine for audio files, creating music library portals, best practices for music score scanning, automatic metadata creation, audio digitization,​ storage and bandwidth issues, and music information retrieval.
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 +The lab will be working closely with the Digital Knowledge Center of the Sheridan Libraries of the Johns Hopkins University, where similar research has been in progress.
 + 
 +==== Music Technology Area Colloquium (MTAC) ====
 +
 +The Music Technology Group at McGill has established a series of scientific lectures by Music Tech. faculty, staff and students, as well as by invited speakers.
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 +These lectures will be grouped in the Music Technology Area Colloquium (MTAC) and will address the current state-of-the-art of the several fields related to Music Technology.
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 +The first Music Technology Area Colloquium (MTAC) will be held on Friday, Sept. 13th, in room E230 (UCL) 3-4pm.
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 +There will be two talks, in preparation for the presentations at the International Computer Music Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, next week:
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 +  * **Francois Thibault & Philippe Depalle**. OLW: An extension to MSP for the implementation of overlap-windowing techniques ​
 +  * **Ichiro Fujinaga**. Gamera: Optical music recognition in a new shell
 +
 +Stay tuned for future MTAC events. [[events|Check our events page for details]].
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 +
 +==== Prof. Depalle: guest speaker at the 2002 Digital Audio Effects Conference (DAFx02) ====
 +
 +**Prof. Philippe Depalle** will be one of the keynote speakers at the [[http://​www.dafx.de/​|5th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects - DAFx02]], to take place in Hamburg, Germany, from Sept. 26 to 28, 2002.
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 +Prof. Depalle will talk about his previous and current research on audio signal processing.
 + 
 +==== Music Technology present at the ICMC2002 - Goteborg, Sweden ====
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 +**Profs. Philippe Depalle** and **Ichiro Fujinaga**, and graduate student **Francois Thibault** will represent Music Technology at the [[http://​www.icmc2002.org/​|2002 International Computer Music Conference - ICMC2002]], to take place from Sept. 16 to 21, 2002 in Goteborg, Sweden.
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 +Francois Thibault will present the paper (co-written with Prof. Depalle): "OLW: An Extension to MSP for the Implementation of Overlap-Windowing Techniques."​ and Prof. Fujinaga the paper: "​Gamera:​ Optical Music Recognition in a New Shell",​ co-written with Karl MacMillan and Michael Droettboom (Peabody).
 + 
 +==== Eight new graduate students in Music Technology! ====
 +
 +The Music Technology Group at McGill is happy to welcome eight (8) new graduate students. One Ph.D. student (**Caroline Traube**) and seven Master'​s students (**Robert Ferguson, Wesley Hatch, Pavel Kolesnik, Cory McKay, Adam Tindale, Francois Thibault**, and **Philippe Zaborowski**) will start their music tech studies within the Group in the 2002-2003 season.
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 +Welcome to Music Technology at McGill! ​
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 +
 +===== August 2002 =====
 +
 +==== Sound Processing and Control Laboratory Created! ====
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 +A research laboratory, the [[http://​www.music.mcgill.ca/​musictech/​spcl|Sound Processing and Control Lab]] (**SPCL**, pronounced "​special"​) has been set up by the Music Technology Group at McGill.
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 +The SPCL occupies two rooms in the Electronic Music Studio (EMS) (Strathcona Music Building, East Wing, 5th floor), and consists of several networked workstations (Linux and Windows PCs and Macintosh), gestural controllers and alternate instruments (Buchla Lightning II, Big Briar Theremin, Yamaha WX5 and VL70m module, Tactex controller, Wacom 12x12" tablet, etc.).
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 +Graduate students and research assistants will be working in projects related to sound processing and control, including digital processing of audio signals, improved sound synthesis methods, gestural control of sound synthesis and instrument design. ​
 +
 +===== June/July 2002 =====
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 +==== Two FQRNT/FQRSC (former FCAR) grant awards for Music Technology members. ====
 +
 +On July 02 2002, **Prof. Marcelo M. Wanderley** was awarded a **Strategic Professor-Researcher** grant (Information Technology - Computer Science) by the "Fonds de Recherche sur la Nature et les Technologies",​ Quebec, Natural Sciences and Engineering Section (total: 207,000$). This grant will support research on human-computer interaction and music.
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 +On June 12 2002, **Prof. Philippe Depalle** and **Prof. alcides lanza**, director of the **Electronic Music Studio** at McGill, received a grant as members of a project coordinated by **Concordia University** (total: 173,750$) for the development of "New Modes of Artistic Expression in Contemporary Chamber Music. The grant was awarded by "the "Fonds pour la Recherche sur la Societe e la Culture",​ Quebec, program "​Recherche et Creation"​. ​
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 +
 +===== June 2002 =====
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 +==== Music Technology welcomes a new faculty member ====
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 +The Music Technology area is happy to welcome a new full-time faculty member this year.
 +
 +Assistant Professor **Dr. Ichiro Fujinaga**, currently a professor at Peabody Conservatory of Music/John Hopkins University, will join the Music Technology Group at McGill in August.
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 +Dr. Fujinaga is a graduate from Music Technology at McGill and also holds degrees in Percussion/​Music theory, and Mathematics,​ from the University of Alberta.
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 +Dr Fujinaga'​s main research interests concern Optical music recognition,​ Music perception, and Machine learning.  ​
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 +
 +===== May 2002 =====
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 +==== Music Technology will host the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) in 2003 ====
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 +The Music Technology Group at McGill, **Prof. M. Wanderley** (conference chair) and **Prof. Ph. Depalle**, will host the [[http://​www.nime.org/​|NIME03 International Conference]] on May 22-24, 2003.
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 +The NIME Conference is the leading international meeting on all aspects related to new musical instrument design. Past editions of the conference had taken place during the ACM CHI 2001, Seattle, and at the MediaLab Europe, Dublin, May 2002.
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 +The NIME03 conference will bring together instrument designers, researchers and performers and will consist of a series of research talks and concerts during three full days. Stay tuned for details! ​
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