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Graduate Research Assistant

University of Guelph

Sophie is a second year Master's student in the Public Issues Anthropology program at the University of Guelph. Her research examined community experiences of health and industrial development in Nunavut. Specifically, her fieldwork involved the development of qualitative community-based indicators of wellbeing in Baker Lake, Nunavut in the context of mining. Sophie has joined the ICASP project with focus on community health, art and musical improvisation.

So one of the things that improvisation has come to mean in the context of highly technological performance is that improvisation is the last claim to the legitimate presence of a human in the performance of music.

– Bob Ostertag