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Mid-autumn Harvest Moon Festival III, Sept. 20-22, 2006
(Concordia University)

The Mid-autumn Harvest Moon Festival III is an electronic sound art event at Concordia University. Five concerts of multi-channel works (4 to 8.1) from four continents, possibly with a special surprise! Also the 10-channel Butterfly Installation Instrument with a chinese theme.
There will be an updated presentation by Dominique Bassal on "Mastering in Electroacoustics", and a number of roundtable / panels on "Curricular Design in Electroacoustic Studies".

The event will be webcast live, documented on the EuCuE site, and will be the featured item in the CEC web-journal, eContact!

Free, except possibly the 'surprise' event.

CONSONNES Talk by Philippe Guillemain, Thursday Sept. 21, 2006, 11:00-12:00
(Music Technology, Room 521, Suite 500, 5th Floor, East Tower, 550 Sherbrooke West)

Title: On the role of the vocal tract in clarinet breath attacks: Natural sounds analysis and model-based synthesis

Abstract: A simplified physical model devoted to the reproduction of some transients of clarinet-like instruments is presented. From the analysis of natural clarinet sounds, it is shown that the vocal tract can play a significant role in some attacks. For real-time synthesis purposes, a digital scheme solving the physical problem is proposed. It is shown that this synthesis model is able to reproduce some of the complex features observed on natural sounds involving attacks without tonguing effect on the reed, as well as known effects of the vocal tract in permanent regime.

CIRMMT Distinguished Lecture by Antoine Chaigne, Thursday Sept. 21, 2006, 16:30-18:00
(Clara Lichtenstein, Schulich School of Music, Room C-209, 555 Sherbrooke Street West)

Title: Dimensional Analysis and Psychomechanics

About the author: Antoine Chaigne is a former student of the ENS Cachan. He obtained an Agrégation in Physics (1975) and a PhD in acoustics (1981) at the University of Strasbourg.
For fifteen years (1985-2000) he was the head of the Acoustics Laboratory at ENST (Paris). He obtained his "Habilitation" Degree in Mechanics in 1987.
From 1994 to 2006, he was Associate Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique (Palaiseau, France). Since 2000, he is the Director of the Mechanical Engineering Department at ENSTA, a French "Grande Ecole" belonging to Paris Institute of Technology (Paris Tech).
His research activities are mainly devoted to the modeling of complex sound sources (with particular emphasis on musical instruments) and to audio signal processing. He holds a patent on artificial reverberation. He is the author of more than 100 papers, including 30 papers in international refereed journals.
Antoine Chaigne is a Knight in the French Order of Academic Palms.

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