Bridging the gab between research and creation



The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT) is one of Canada's leading centres for applied scientific and technological research in the area of music and sound.

The hyper-flute allows the composer to create novel electroacoustic landscapes through live control of digital sound processing parameters.

Founded in 2001, CIRMMT brings together over thirty researchers from McGill University, Université de Montréal and Université de Sherbrooke, with the primary mission of undertaking interdisciplinary research. Research at CIRMMT relates to the acoustics of musical instruments, the creation of new electronic instruments, musical perception and cognition, the performance of music, its recording and transmission, and the reception of music by the listener.

Among the many research/creation projects carried out at CIRMMT, the "hyper-flute", developed by Cléo Palacio-Quintin, PhD student in Musical Creation at Université de Montréal, has attracted a great deal of interest. The hyper-flute allows the composer to create novel electroacoustic landscapes through live control of digital sound processing parameters while developing musical expressiveness.

Today, scientific and technological research in music and sound crosses the traditional boundaries between science and art. The CIRMMT will undoubtedly continue to attract leading scientists from the now interwoven fields of music, science and technology, and to amaze a public open to forms of contemporary creation with the richness of its research projects and productions.