• Crystal Soundwaves meet the Brain - from Art to Science

    Come and experience a spectacular presentation combining the art of Quartz Crystal Singing performed live by acclaimed David Hickey as experts Dan Bosnyak and Rachael Finnerty describe brain waves and the impact of sound vibrations. Saturday, October 22nd at the LIVELab! Click the image for tickets.
  • Series 10dB - Cecilia String Quartet

    Hailed for their “powerful” (Chicago Sun-Times) and “dauntingly perfect” (Berliner Zeitung) performances, the Cecilia String Quartet perform for leading presenters in North America and Europe. The Cecilia String Quartet will perform at the LIVELab on November 18 & 19, 2016.
  • 12th Annual NeuroMusic Conference

    The Keynote Concert for the 12th Annual NeuroMusic Conference will be held at 8pm on Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at the LIVELab and will feature the Cecilia String Quartet and a guest performance by 14 yr old Eric Guo
  • Canadian Audiologist

    The LIVELab at McMaster University is featured this month on the cover of Canadian Audiologist, with a series of Q&As provided by Director Laurel Trainor and Technical Director Dan Bosnyak.
  • McMaster LIVELab

    A research center within the McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind.

Series10dB Concert Series

Entering its second season, Series 10dB is the in-house concert series of the LIVELab at McMaster University. This one-of-a-kind music research facility hosts ground-breaking research and dozens of events throughout the year. Series 10dB is your opportunity to experience music and science in the LIVELab.

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About Us

A Unique Research Centre and Performance Space

The high precision synchronization between equipment systems in the LIVELab enables cutting edge multi-faceted analysis of complex questions of human interaction related to music, hearing, vision, movement, and learning.

About Us

Our Technology

Multiperson EEG

To measure brain responses from performers and audiences

Audience Physiology

To measure emotional and cognitive responses to performances

Motion Capture

To measure how musicians, dancers, and audiences coordinate and interact

Video Wall

To assess interactions between visual and auditory information

Active Acoustics

To manipulate the sound environment to mimic any other acoustic space

Sound Recording

To evaluate and capture performances, and to create complex stimuli

Yamaha Disklavier

To measure performance skills of pianists, or to study music pedagogy

Audience Tablets

To capture live behavioural responses from audiences en masse