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Open Invitation: Launch of the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR
CRITICAL STUDIES IN IMPROVISATION

  • Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at the River Run Centre
  • 7:00 p.m. Reception
  • 8:00 p.m. Performance
  • Free general admission seating

An open invitation is extended to attend the official launch of the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI) on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at the River Run Centre in Guelph, ON. The International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation is the next generation of Guelph's award-winning Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice (ICASP) project, an international research collaboration that uses musical improvisation as a model for building successful communities.

The launch is presented by University of Guelph President Alastair J. S. Summerlee and Dr. Ajay Heble. It will feature a World Percussion Summit with Pandit Anindo Chatterjee (India), Dong-Won Kim (South Korea), Hamid Drake (USA), and Jesse Stewart (Canada). Admission is free with general admission seating.

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