Catherine Massie-Laberge

Catherine Massie-Laberge

Ph.D. Music Technology

Supervisors:
Prof. Isabelle Cossette (McGill University)
Prof. Marcelo M. Wanderley (McGill University)

Affiliations
Research Interests
  • Musical gestures
  • Piano performance and effective teaching strategies
  • Acquisition, tracking, recognition, and synthesis of gestures
  • Real-time visual feedback
  • Perception and embodied music theory
Educational Background
  • Ph.D. (currently) Music Technology, McGill University, Montreal
  • MA Music Education, McGill University, Montreal, 2013
  • BMus Piano Performance, Université de Montréal, Montreal, 2011
Projects
  • From the Musical Notation to its Performance: Mental Representations of Sound and Gesture in Solo Percussion
  • Building a Database of North Indian Kathak Dance Movements with Tabla Accompaniment, and their Associated Vocalizations
  • LRGM (OICRM), research group on piano performance and musical gestures
References
  • Massie-Laberge, C., Cossette, I. and Wanderley, M. M. “Hearing the Gesture: Perception of Body Actions in Romantic Piano Performances.” In proceedings of ICMPC 2016 Int. Conf. for Music Perception and Cognition, San Francisco, USA, 2016.
  • Massie-Laberge, C., Cossette, I. and Wanderley, M. M. “Motion Kinematics and Auditors’ Perception of Expressive Gesture in Romantic Piano Performances”. In proceedings of ICMPC 2016 Int. Conf. for Music Perception and Cognition, San Francisco, USA, 2016.
  • Massie-Laberge, C., Cossette, I. and Wanderley, M. M. “Motion Analysis of Romantic Piano Performances: Incidence of the Musical Structure on Expressive Gestures.” Porto Int. Conf. on Musical Gesture as Creative Interface, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto, Portugal, 2016.
  • Marandola, F., Marin, F., Mansour, K. B., Massie-Laberge, C. and Wanderley, M. M. “Xylophone Performing Techniques: A Cross Comparison of Stroke and Gaze Patterns of Performers from Cameroon, Canada and France.” Porto Int. Conf. on Musical Gesture as Creative Interface, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto, Portugal, 2016.
  • Massie-Laberge, C., Cossette, I. and Wanderley, M. M. “Hearing the Gesture: The Signi1icance of Body Actions in Romantic Piano Performances.” Int. Symposium international LTM21 / AEM21, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 2015.
  • Massie-Laberge, C. and Cossette, I. “Between traditional teaching strategies and modernity: Is it time to use technology in the teaching of expressivity?” Midwestern Music Cognition Symposium, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 2013.
  • Massie-Laberge, C. and Cossette, I. “Teaching Expressivity: Current Practices in the Instrumental Studio.” Workshop, CIRMMT, Schulich School of Music, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 2013.
Personal Interests
  • Pedagogical software
  • 3D Motion capture techniques
  • Kick boxing
Contact Information

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
Email: catherine.massie-laberge [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca