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Website Coordinator, Management Team Member, Co-investigator

McGill University

Dr. Fujinaga’s research interests include: optical music recognition, lazy learning (exemplar-based learning), digital signal processing, music information retrieval, pattern recognition, and music perception. From 2003 to 2004, he was the acting director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT) at McGill. From 2002 to 2003, he was the chair of the Music Technology Area at the School of Music. Before that he was a faculty member of the Computer Music Department at the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University. He has bachelor's degrees in music/musicology and mathematics (University of Alberta), and a master's and PhD in music/musicology (McGill University).

Improvisation is, simply put, being and living this very moment. No one can hide in music, and improvising in music is to be truly in this very moment and being completely yourself, with all your qualities and faults. It is probably the most honest state for a human being to be in.

– John McLaughlin in an interview with Daniel Fischlin.