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Thinking Spaces: The Guelph ICASP Reading Group and Speaker Series in New Downtown Partnerships

Thinking Spaces: The Guelph ICASP Reading Group and Speaker Series has started again for 2010-2011, and has forged new links with downtown venues and organizations. New in 2010, the group will be connecting with a number of downtown partners including the Guelph Public Library, 10 Carden Street and Ed Video in order to work more closely with the Guelph community. The group meets on alternate Fridays from 4-6pm to discuss improvisation and its social implications, and explores texts and performance documents concerning improvisation practice and theory, which are distributed in advance. All are welcome to attend. The Speaker Series invites eminent ICASP researchers and guest speakers to present public talks throughout the year. New initiatives include moving the fortnightly sessions from the University campus to downtown venues, holding some of the public talks and workshops downtown, and inviting local community and artist groups to make short presentations to the group about current projects, and to share their insights on the impact of improvisation. For more information about the group and series, please contact Rebecca Caines at or telephone 226 979 3620.

Thinking Spaces: The Guelph ICASP Reading Group
Fridays, 4-6pm
Guelph Public Library, Level 2 Boardroom

  • November 5
  • November 19
  • December 3
  • December 17
  • January 28
  • February 11
  • February 25
  • March 11
  • March 25
  • April 8

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.