IAM/CIRMMT Series #5 - The New Frontiers of Interactive Audio - September 24th 2018 Edition

Theme : Interactive scoring, Immersiveness, Agency.

Le Where and when 

  • Le Time : Monday September 24th 2018 - Doors 18:00PM
  • Le Address : CIRMMT/McGill
    • 527 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest
    • 8th floor, room A-832/833 Montréal, QC H3A 1E3
  • Le Who : All are welcome ! 
  • Le Why : Why not !

So It's been a crazy hot summer ! I hope you got your batteries recharged and ready to go for another year of Interactive Audio Montreal meetups and workshops ! This year again graciously sponsored by CIRMMT ! 

So we are quite lucky once more to have someone come allll the way from Boston just to talk to us ! Eric Hamel Game Developer, Composer of Worthing & Montcrieff will be contributing to this months theme with a workshop/talk.

Eric's BIO can be found here

Here's the talk's synopsis :


The Origin of Scoring - Music Design for an Audience with Agency

Since the inception of film and games music has played an important role in how we tell stories. Often as game developers we look to film as a paradigm for how music should function in games. In this talk we will discuss how music contributes to a film experience, and explore ways in which we can transform and adapt our tools for designing music to an interactive medium. By structuring elements of the music to synergize with game design, we can utilize music to communicate with the player and give them an advantage during play.  

Another important thing to note is that Eric is somewhat of a very special guest since he is also a Founder and the Organizer of Game Audio Boston ! A group much like ours !


We will also be joined by Evelyne Drouin Aka : Dj Mini (Sound Artist, Designer, Director and Composer) and one of her collaborators Maxime Plantady (Developer and Creative Technologist) from the non profit organisation geniemob.ca !

Evelyne's and Maxime's BIOs can be found here

Here's the talk's synopsis :


Audio interactif; applications sensorielles et éducatives

Evelyne Drouin (alias dj mini) et Maxime Plantady (développeur) investiguent le potentiel éducationnel de diverses interventions axées sur les sens, l’espace et le mouvement, dans leurs pratiques artistiques ainsi qu’au sein de l’organisme à but non lucratif geniemob.ca

Ils présenteront des projets récents liant le design d’expériences techno créatives rapprochant les médiums du son et l'haptique, interactivité, mouvement, qui visent à intégrer la création au domaine de la santé.

Note : Cette présentation se donnera en Français. 


Interactive Audio; educational and sensory applications

In this session, our speakers will investigate the educational potential of various interventions focused on the senses, space and movement, in their artistic practices as well as within the non-profit organization geniemob.ca

They will present recent projects linking the design of creative techno experiences bringing together the mediums of sound and haptic feedback, interactivity, movement, to bring artistic creation to the realm of health applications.

Note : This presentation will be given in French


As per the tradition we will go out for casual drink after the talks so we can all get to catch up ! The venue will probably still be Benelux on Sherbrooke street and walking distance from CIRMMT.

See you all there on September 24th !

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