Alexandre Bouënard

Research Interests
  • Virtual character animation
  • Instrumental gesture analysis
  • Virtual gesture control of sound synthesis


  • Ph.D. Computer Science (Université de Bretagne Sud, SAMSARA-Valoria lab., France)
  • M.Sc. Image and Artificial Intelligence (Université de Rennes I, France)
  • M.Eng. Digital Image and Communication (Université de Rennes I, France)



  • Alexandre Bouënard, Marcelo M. Wanderley, Sylvie Gibet and Fabrice Marandola. “Virtual Gesture Control and Synthesis of Music Performances: Qualitative Evaluation of Synthesized Timpani Exercises”. Computer Music Journal, MIT Press, 35(3):57-72, 2011. (In Press).
Conferences and Workshops
  • S. Gibet and A. Bouënard. “Sound Synthesis by Simulation of Percussive Gesture of a Virtual Animated Agent”. In 2nd ConGAS International Symposium on Gesture Interfaces for Multimedia Systems, Leeds, UK, May 2006.
  • A. Bouënard. “Réalisation d'un Système Expérimental pour la Simulation de Gestes de Percussion”. M.Sc. thesis, University of Rennes I, France, June 2006.
Invited Talks
  • A. Bouënard. “Going Beyond Motion Capture Data: an Aplication for Synthesizing Expressive Percussion Performances”. In CIRMMT BRAMS Workshop on Expressive Performance, Montreal, Canada, May 2009.
  • A. Bouënard. “Motion Capture for Computer Animation”. In SMPC 2007 Satellite Workshop - Mocap Data Exchange, Montreal, Canada, July 2007.
  • A. Bouënard. “Analysis of Percussive Gestures”. In Cost287-ConGAS MC Meeting Final Event, Reykjavik, Iceland, May 2007.


  Alexandre Bouënard
  Input Devices and Music Interaction Laboratory - IDMIL
  Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Media Music and Technology - CIRMMT
  Schulich School of Music - McGill University
  555, Sherbrooke Street West
  H3A 1E3 Montreal, Qc., Canada
  • Fax: +1 (514) 398-2962
  • Phone: +1 (514) 398-4535 [ext. 094846]
  • Email: alexandre (dot) bouenard (at) mail (dot) mcgill (dot) ca