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ICASP Spotlight: AIM Toronto

ICASP is delighted to present the first installment in our exciting new series, ICASP Spotlight. This rotating showcase will profile some of the many artists, events, and organizations whose work and creativity contribute to the growing and dynamic fields of improvised musical and artistic practice and improvisation studies.

In the Spring and Summer of 2009, ICASP graduate student Research Assistant Martin Eckart and ICASP Postdoctoral Fellow Rob Wallace produced a short documentary film about the Association of Improvising Musicians Toronto. The film serves as an inaugural edition of the ICASP research website "Spotlight" series, showcasing
artists and organizations involved in improvised music from around the world. "ICASP Spotlight: The Association of Improvising Musicians Toronto" features interviews and clips of live performances at Somewhere There, a venue in Toronto's Parkdale neighborhood that hosts many events involving AIMToronto members.

The film can be viewed by following this link. Enjoy!

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