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Winter 2010: Undergraduate Research Assistant

University of Guelph

Steve Sladkowski is a fourth-year President's Scholar studying Music at the University of Guelph. His research interests include musical improvisation, jazz historiography, and the development of musical aesthetics in Western culture. He is an active performer, bandleader, and session musician in the Guelph and Toronto areas and is currently organizing the Guelph Improvised Music Series (beginning in March 2010). See more at:

Listening itself, an improvisative act engaged in by everyone, announces a practice of active engagement with the world, where we sift, interpret, store and forget, in parallel with action and fundamentally articulated with it ("Mobilitas Animi" 113).

– George E. Lewis