I have two primary research objectives: A) Study the biomechanical gestures of drummers with motion capture to understand why drummers have such a high risk of Playing Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (PRMD). B) Design a novel hybrid drum kit that will be used as a research-creation laboratory for the integration of acoustic drums, electronic drums, and gesture-controlled parameters.
Martin Daigle is an Acadian musician from the Greater Moncton Area located in New Brunswick. He studies contemporary percussion at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University where he will enroll as a doctoral candidate in the fall of 2020. He worked on haptic-enhanced drum kit learning with the financial assistance of a Student Award from the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology. With a Graduate Mobility Award, he traveled to Israel to study drum-kit technique and movement with Yoni Madar. He has performed in festivals such as Acadie Rock, Congrès Mondial Acadiens 2019, FestiChoeur d’Acadie, Halifax Jazz Festival, Harvest Blues and Jazz, Inspire, Indian River Festival, Mud City Meltdown, and many more.
Supervisor(s): Fabrice Marandola / Dimitrios (Jim) Doxas / and John Hollenbeck