3rd International Conference on Music and Gesture

March 5 – 6, 2010

Tanna Schulich Hall, Schulich School of Music, McGill University

The 3rd International Conference on Music and Gesture will be held at McGill University on March 5 and 6, 2010, as part of the MusiMarch 2010 Festival.

We encourage the submission of abstracts describing novel research on gesture and music. Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words and sent electronically to mg3@music.mcgill.ca

A total of 22 contributions have been selected for presentation during the conference, with abstracts printed as a MusiMarch 2010 booklet.

The electronic version of the conference proceedings is available for download here.

The Music and Gesture 3 Conference is co-sponsored by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT), the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture, Concordia University; the Canada Research Chair New Media, Concordia University, the Input Devices and Music Interaction Laboratory/CIRMMT, McGill University, and MusiMarch2010.

Attendance is free of charge.

Important dates

  • Abstract submission: September 27, 2009
  • Abstract acceptance/rejection: October 19, 2009
  • Final abstract due: October 26, 2009
  • MG3 Conference: March 5 and 6, 2010


Like the previous Music and Gesture Conferences held in the UK (Norwich 2003 and Manchester 2006), MG3 will consist of talks on several aspects of gesture and music, including (but not limited to):

  • Performance and instrumental gestures
  • Musical gestures
  • Gestural control of music
  • Gesture acquisition, tracking and recognition
  • Synthesis of gestures

Scientific Committee

  • Emmanuel Amiot - Lycée Arago, Perpignan
  • Rick Ashley - Northwester University
  • Marc Battier - Sorbonne University
  • William Caplin - McGill University
  • Isabelle Cossette - McGill University
  • Jane Davidson - University of Western Australia
  • Sylvie Gibet - University dof South Brittany
  • Rolf Inge Godøy - University of Oslo
  • Anthony Gritten - Middlesex University
  • Robert Hatten - Indiana University
  • Alexander Jensenius - University of Oslo
  • Elaine C. King - University of Hull
  • Geoff Luck - University of Jyväskylä
  • Pat McCreless - Yale University
  • Petri Toiviainen - University of Jyväskylä
  • Marcelo M. Wanderley - McGill University
  • Sha Xin Wei - Concordia University
  • Jonathan Wild - McGill University

Conference organizers

MusiMarch 2010 organizer: Denys Bouliane, McGill University


Keynote speakers:
  • Friday, March 5th: Prof. Brian Rotman, Ohio State University - Gesture, Mathematical Language (and Music?)
  • Saturday, March 6th: Dr. Anthony Gritten, Middlesex University - Thinking Gesturally
MG3 schedule:

Detailed program:

More information: mg3@music.mcgill.ca