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The LIVELab (Large Interactive Virtual Environment) is a world class research facility for the scientific study of music, sound, and movement and their importance in human development and human health, and is located within the Institute for Music and the Mind at McMaster University. Research goals at the LIVELab include: improving health, developing new products, increasing understand and optimizing training. Equipment systems include: measurement of brain responses (EEG) and physiology (EMG) in performers and audience members, motion capture, active acoustic control, video wall, response tablets, and a Yamaha Disklavier. Our space is alive with possibilities for research!

Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

Permitted Uses Performance, Class, Screening, Studio Art, Audio Recording
Disciplines Dance, Music, Visual Art
Restrictions On Use Our facility is devoted to research outcomes, such as improving health, product development, increasing understanding and optimizing training. As a result, anything that falls outside of this cannot be considered.


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How To Book

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Hours Of Operation Flexible.
Rental Policy Each rental would have an agreement written depending on the specific booking needs created by McMaster University.
Cancellation Policy -
Open to last minute space requests. -
Booking Requirements On site meeting, Lease agreement
Rental Personnel On site manager, Maintenance, Security, Building engineer, Call for addtl rental personnel, Rates include some or all personnel, Rates include some or all equipment
Performance Personnel Sound technician, Light technician, Technical director, Union staff
Payment Types Check
Options Cross-promotion opportunities
Other Allowed Activities Percussive footwear, Street shoes, Live percussion, Amplified music

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions 3000.0 sqft
Space Features Column-free, Air-conditioned, Heated, Grid, Barres, Mirrors, Wings/backstage space, Sound-proof, Acoustic panels, Stage curtains, Rigging points, Industrial sink, Privacy, Large gallery, Green room, Wheelchair accessible
Technology Cell service, Internet access, WiFi, Live streaming, Aside from our performance technology, the lab is specially designed to incorporate a number of synchronized technologies used to capture the brain activity and physiology (heart rate, breathing rate, and skin conductance) of audience members and performers to answer specific research questions OR to create unique and innovative/engaging performances.
Flooring Wood, Nonsprung wood, Stage flooring (adjustable height)
Stage Configuration Platform stage, Flexible stage, Black box
Stage Dimensions 40 ft x 14 ft with 30 ft ceiling
Seating capacity 106
Seating Multi level, Obstructed views, Flexible seating

Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Incandescent, Light board, Lighting instruments
Furniture Chairs, Podium, Floor mats, Tables, Ladder
Amenities Shower, Kitchen/pantry, Secure storage, Green room, Private restroom
Instruments and Accessories Performance piano, Electronic keyboard, Percussion equipment, Music stands
Audio Equipment Sound system, Sound booth, PA system, Microphone, MP3/auxiliary input, CD player, Recording equipment, Amplifier, Meyer Sound Active Acoustics - Recreate any sound environment through the manipulation of specific parameters and have the optimal sound space for your performance/research
Video/Film Equipment Projection screen, DVD player, TV/monitor, Editing stations, Cameras, The video wall consists of a 3x3 grid (9 screens) of Mitsubishi low bezel screens (Each is 55"; Viewable Size: 144"x 81")
Studio Arts/Maker Equipment -

Accessibility EditEdit Accessibility

Parking Bike rack, Paid garage/lot parking, Loading dock
Accessibility ADA or AODA compliant, Accessible without stairs, Elevator, Lobby and house, Patron restrooms, Freight elevator, Backstage restroom, Backstage, Stage
Audience Services Restrooms, Lobby
Miscellaneous -

Rates EditEdit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Performance - - - -
Class - - - -
Screening - - - -
Studio Art - - - -
Audio Recording - - - -

This space was last updated on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 12:20PM