The AIRS Digital Library Team has been busy working on the design of a robust and accessible data architecture scheme for our Digital Library application. We have also discussed the possibility of integrating the research data to be collected by AIRS and stored in our Digital Library, with the audio analysis tools under development by Dr. George Tzanetakis and his research staff, at University of Victoria. This is an exciting prospect for the future of the AIRS Digital Library and a collaboration we really hope to foster in the near future, with the help of AIRS researchers who have been or are currently are engaged in data collection.
Rena Sharon, Professor of Collaborative Piano Studies at
UBC School of Music, and Artistic Director for Vancouver International Song Institute, sends a message for AIRS regarding the VISI 2011 programs for artists working in song:
"One of the most inspiring experiences of my life. VISI integrates the creative music-making process with literary, theatrical, philosophical, and even scientific approaches - an ideal program for intellectually curious and passionate singers and pianists. The generosity and expertise of the world-renowned faculty, the friendly and supportive atmosphere, and the musical community of beautiful Vancouver all encouraged my artistic endeavour."
Sandra Cornaz Couffini, PhD student at Université Stendhal, sends information about RJCP (Les Rencontres des Jeunes Chercheurs en Parole) 2011:
[...]It's a biennial French-speaking meeting organized by young researchers (PhD students) for all kind of young researchers (Master, PhD, young Doctors) in speech. Singing is then included when the research study deals with a speech interest (use of singing in speech acquisition, use of speech in singing lessons...).
check out this song "Stand by me" sung globablly on World Day of Interconnectiveness
Dr. Andrea Rose would like to call your attention to the upcoming international singing symposium, taking place in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, on July 10-13, 2011.
Her message is as follows: