CHCH, September 28, 2017
— The Globe and Mail (Front Page) (Original Link)
— September 22, 2014
- Motion Capture
- Virtual Acoustics
McMaster University’s LIVELab invites researchers to explore musical questions previously inaccessible to science
Before the iPod, the Sony Walkman or the home stereo system, music was something people made and experienced with other people.
The universal nature of music-making, which occurs in every culture throughout the ages, suggests evolution may have wired us for it, and that the survival benefit it confers has something to do with the way social groups cohere. But such ideas are speculative and the social dimension of music remains largely unexplored.
Now, researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton are aiming to change that with an $8-million facility unique in the world. The novel laboratory they’ve created will explore the interactive side of music-making with an unprecedented rigour – and it will serve as a tool for a wide range of other research applications from engineering better hearing aids to optimizing presentations to better hold an audience’s attention.
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