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LIVELab blends art, science and community

McMaster Daily News (December 17, 2014)

One moment, the audience is sitting in the LIVELab experiencing the power of award-winning blues singer Rita Chiarelli’s voice as it echoes through the room, the next; the echo is virtually silenced.

She hasn’t stopped singing, in fact, she continues to belt out her tune, but with a touch of the iPad, the acoustic environment in the LIVELab has been completely altered, causing Chiarelli’s voice to lose its powerful impact.

This demonstration was part of The Creative Exchange, an event held recently to showcase the performance capabilities of the LIVELab, a state-of-the-art virtual acoustics lab, performance hall, research lab and recording facility.


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