Past Events

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!

Series 10dB Concerts
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
November 5, 2015 Margaret Bardos Classical vocals
December 3, 2015 Neeraj Prem Sitar & Tabla
February 4, 2016 ORPHX Industrial electronic
March 3 & 5, 2016 Diana Panton Jazz duet
April 7, 2016 Cybernetic Orchestra Digital orchestra


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!