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Série d'Ateliers "Tools of the Trade" - Tools of the Trade Workshop Series

Co-presented by the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation, McGill, this workshop series is free and open to the public.

Seijiro Murayama: Atelier Tools of the Trade
June 7th, 2014, 11:00am-5:00pm and June 8th, 2014, 10:00am-1:00pm, Casa Del Popolo, with performance open to the public 3:00-4:00pm
This two-day workshop with a leading Japanese improviser is structured around various exercises on improvisation with the body, objects, and sounds, using very simple rules. Concluded by a performance open to the public.

Howl! Art + Activisme : panel de discussion sur les artistes et la gentrification
June 7, 2014, 1:00pm, Sala Rosa restaurant espagnol

John Tilbury - Altelier Tools of the Trade
Monday June 9, 2014, 4:00pm, Sala Rossa
John Tilbury is a British pianist who is considered one of the foremost interpreters of Morton Feldman. He is a member of the free improvisation group AMM and was a member of the Scratch Orchestra with Cornelius Cardew.

Atelier Tools of the Trade with ‘EVOLUTION OF J.A.S.S. with Jazz Amnesty Sound System (Andy Williams and Sweet Daddy Luv)
June 14, 2014, 2:00pm, Casa Del Popolo
A 3 hour DJ performance from Montreal’s Jazz Amnesty Sound System (Andy Williams & sweet daddy luv) chronicling the evolution of jazz music – fantastic music with archival video projections.

Agustí Fernández – Atelier Tools of the Trade
June 18, 2014, noon, Sala Rossa
Leading Spanish pianist and instructor who has performed with Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Peter Kowald, Barry Guy amongst others. Will discuss Free Improvisation. Bring your instruments

Howl! Art + Activism : Panel Discussion, Anti-Capitalist Art
June 21, 2014, 1:00pm, Sala Rosa Restaurant Espagnol

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Free and open to all! Gratuit et ouvert à tous!

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