La vie quotidienne, Sound Spatialization, Arts in One World

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La vie quotidienne:

Composer Nicolas Gilbert’s new work “La vie quotidienne” for saxophone quartet and electronics (realized at matralab) will be premiered by Quasar Quatuor de saxophones on March 31st and April 1st, 2010 at Espace Dell’Arte (40 Rue Jean-Talon Est, Montreal).

Nicolas Gilbert is a post-doctorate researcher at matralab.

Workshop on Sound Spatialization in Jamoma:

Wednesday, March 31 Matrabox, Concordia University. 1515 Sainte-Catherine West, room EV 4.502 12.15-1pm: Nils Peters presents an overview of spatialization techniques 1-1.30pm: Navid Navab discusses issues in controlling spatialization 2-6.30pm: workshop on Jamoma and spatialization Jamoma is an open-source project for structured programming in MaxMSP and Jitter ( Jamoma is based on modular principles that allow the reuse of functionalities whereas all parameters remain customizable to specific artistic needs. Participants are asked to bring a laptop (mac preferred) with Max5 installed and audio files for experimentation. If interested, please send a short description of what you wish to do in the workshop to‎ This event is free and open to the public. Nils Peters is a PhD researcher in Music Technology at McGill University and affiliated with the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT). His work focuses on the perception and modeling of spatialized sounds. He studied electrical and audio engineering at the University for Music and Dramatic Arts and the University of Technology (Graz, Austria). He has worked as an audio engineer in the fields of recording, post-production and live electronics in Germany, Austria, France, and Canada. He is also a co-developer of Jamoma.

Navid Navab is a matralab research associate.

Arts in One World:

matralab will have a strong presence at the international annual “Arts in One World” conference that takes place at Brown University, Providence, RI from April 18-21, 2010. The theme this year is “Home: Composing the Rooted Local in the Rapid Global Environment” and both Sandeep Bhagwati and Devora Neumark will present two events each. Sandeep Bhagwati will give two public lectures about his artistic work. On Friday evening, he will talk about his work as a composer between different music cultures. On Saturday evening, he will present his theatre work Lamentations an exploration of displacement and migration through gestures and biblical texts. Devora Neumark will give a presentation on Narrative and Ritual in Perpetration and Survival on Sunday morning and conduct a workshops on story circles on Friday afternoon.

Sandeep Bhagwati is the matralab director.

Devora Neumark is a matralab PhD researcher.