Bicentennial Mini-Science: Shaping the Future of Music

August 5, 2021 to August 5, 2021

With Marcelo M. Wanderley, Professor, Music Technology, Schulich School of Music, McGill University
International Chair, Inria Lille – Nord Europe, France

Many people today listen to music exclusively through some digital device: phones, tablets or computers. In the last few decades, digital technology has impacted how we compose, perform, record, distribute and listen to music. Digital technology also has allowed for completely novel musical styles and instruments to appear. In this talk, Dr. Marcelo Wanderley, drawing on examples from his interdisciplinary research in music technology, will discuss how computing technology invites us to interact with music differently and speculate about how technology can shape the future of music.

Marcelo M. Wanderley graduated in electrical engineering at the UFPR and holds a Master’s degree in engineering from UFSC, Brazil and a Ph.D. from Université Pierre et Marie Curie and Ircam, France. He is Full Professor of Music Technology at McGill University, Canada, and International Chair at Inria Lille – Nord Europe, France. He is a member of Computer Music Journal’s Editorial Advisory Board and a senior member of the ACM and of the IEEE. He co-edited the electronic book “Trends in Gestural Control of Music”, 2000, co-authored the textbook “New Digital Musical Instruments: Control and Interaction Beyond the Keyboard”, 2006, and chaired the 2003 International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME03). His research interests include the design and evaluation of digital musical instruments and the analysis of performer movements.

› Marcelo M. Wanderley’s Google Scholar profile

The Mini-Science series is brought to you with the generous support of the Trottier Family Foundation.