A symposium for music and audio research

bounce | bouns |
• the process of rendering a completed song into audio files or into just one audio file: bounces can also be used with other music applications.

cadence | ˈkeɪdns |
• a sequence of notes or chords comprising the close of a musical phrase: the final cadences of the Prelude.


The University of Lethbridge acknowledges that we are gathered on the lands of the Siksika (Blackfoot) people of the Canadian Plains and pays respect to the Siksika past, present and future while recognising and respecting their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship to the land. Southern Alberta is also home to the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuu T’ina and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations, as well as the third region of the Metis Nation of Alberta.

The Music Department, at the University of Lethbridge, in Alberta [Canada], coordinates a Music and Digital Audio Arts Student Symposium annually. The symposium is an occasion to disseminate and celebrate the research of: undergraduate and graduate students from ULethbridge; student research prize winners (e.g., ULethbridge Joyce and Ron Sakamoto Prize); advanced and established scholar-artists who provide keynote addresses during the symposium; and music students at other Canadian institutions. The symposium is also the project dissemination event for the course, entitled Applied Research in Digital Audio Arts, an undergraduate music research-creation course that services fourth-year Bachelor of Music students.

Bounce & Cadence – 30 March 2023

In 2023, Bounce & Cadence will take the form of a one-day symposium on 30 March. We anticipate: approximately twelve student presenters conducting a variety of activities including oral presentations, performances, posters, and exhibits. We are also pleased to announce that the conference keynote address will be presented collaboratively by pianist Megumi Masaki and composer Keith Hamel.


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