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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!

Improvisation is, simply put, being and living this very moment. No one can hide in music, and improvising in music is to be truly in this very moment and being completely yourself, with all your qualities and faults. It is probably the most honest state for a human being to be in.

– John McLaughlin in an interview with Daniel Fischlin.