Past Events


Series 10dB Concerts 2016-2017

October 2016 to April 2017

The LIVELab was pleased to present the second season of the Series 10dB, an in-house concert series at McMaster University. Along with six live performances of amazing musicians ranging from classical, jazz, hip-hop, traditional and experimental music, each concert highlighted a researcher. The researcher connected their work to the music and the performing artists, the LIVELab’s unique technology, and real world applications.

October 6-7, 2016 Leslie Newman Classical Flute [Concert clips]
November 18-19, 2016 Cecilia String Quartet String Quartet [Concert clips]
December 1-2, 2016 CCMC “Free-improvisation quartet” [Concert clips]
February 2-3, 2017 Adrean Farrugia Pianist and Composer [Concert clips]
March 2-3, 2017 Illitry Electronic Rock Music [Concert clips]
April 6-7, 2017 Cam Hill (Water Drum) & Chase (Hip-Hop) Water Drum and Hip-Hop [Concert clips]


Series 10dB Concerts 2015-2016

October 2015 to April 2016

The LIVELab was pleased to present its first-ever concert series. Six live performances, ranging from classical to jazz, industrial to digital, each custom created for our theater and technology.Unlike any other concert series Series 10dB engaged the audience and musicians in new ways. From monitoring the heart rate or brain activity of the artists, to enabling the audience’s reaction to influence the production – you’ve never been to a concert like this! On the first Thursday of each month from October 2015 through December 2015, February 2016 through April 2016 – the LIVELab featured:

October 1, 2015 Aubrey Wilson Quartet Jazz quartet [Concert clips]
November 5, 2015 Margaret Bardos Classical vocals [Concert clips]
December 3, 2015 Neeraj Prem Sitar & Tabla [Concert clips]
February 4, 2016 ORPHX Industrial electronic [Concert clips]
March 3 & 5, 2016 Diana Panton Jazz duet [Concert clips]
April 7, 2016 Cybernetic Orchestra Digital orchestra [Concert clips]



Past events Archive

Brain and Culture Symposium

September 5th, 2017

Our Director, Dr. Laurel Trainor gives a talk at the Brain and Culture symposium in honour of Georg Klein.
Watch the video below!

Researchers Night Hamilton 2016 – Crystal Soundwaves meet the Brain – from Art to Science

October 22nd, 2016

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.
Watch the video below!

Hamilton Children’s Choir at the LIVELab: Song of Seven

June 25, 2016

In this work, the seven young performers were asked to contemplate an emotional time in their lives, and recount this memory as an improvised vocal solo. The stories you hear in the song are real tales of childhood emotion specific to the singers in this song.
Watch the video below!

CIFAR – Our Musical Brain

June 9, 2016

Our Director, Dr. Laurel Trainor, gives a talk at The Royal Conservatory for CIFAR (The Canadian Institute For Advanced Research).
Watch the recording of the live stream below!

HPO What Next – Sidewalk Flowers

May 19, 2016

McMaster LIVELab hosted the HPO What Next Festival event “Sidewalk Flowers”.
This event was sponsored by the Incite Foundation for the Arts.
Watch the recording of the live stream below!

LIVELab Music Industry Night

August 12, 2015

Video from our first-ever LIVELab Music Industry Night, recorded on August 12, 2015.
Watch the video below!

LIVELab Grand Opening

September 27, 2014

Video from the Grand Opening of the LIVELab, recorded on September 27, 2014.
Watch the video below!