High-tech venue opens in Hamilton

Mac’s LIVElab welcomes the public for a test drive

From the Hamilton Spectator, by Graham Rockingham

McMaster University is now home to one of the most-sophisticated, high-tech concert venues in the world. As a matter of fact, the new LIVElab at the McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind (MIMM), maybe one of the finest listening rooms in the world.

Yes, that’s quite a boast. If you don’t believe it, on Saturday afternoon you can come out and hear for yourself.

MIMM founding director Laurel Trainor is inviting the public to give the acoustics of LIVElab a test drive with a special free concert to mark the facility’s official opening. The concert will feature renowned Canadian pianist Catherine Wilson and the Ensemble Vivant, the McMaster Choir and the Hamilton All Star Jazz Band, as well as a demonstration of a remote piano lesson on LIVElab’s Yamaha Disklavier piano (more on that later).

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