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Thinking Spaces: The ICASP Reading Group and Speaker Series (Guelph)

Next Session: Friday November 19th. 4-6 PM
Level 2 Boardroom, Guelph Public Library, downtown Guelph, contact Rebecca Caines for more information

This week ICASP student researcher and theatre artist Ronald East will be presenting on his current research An Imaginative View of Cognition as a Basis for Improvisation, asking: "Are we hard-wired for improvisation?" As Ron's work is currently unpublished research in-progress, the reading for this week is a complementary piece which also asks questions about intersections between creative work and cognition.

Jared B. Burrows. "Musical Archetypes and Collective Consciousness: Cognitive Distribution and Free Improvisation". Critical Studies in Improvisation. 1:1. 2004
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The fantastic Winfried Siemerling on Montreal literature and jazz ( ) in a special session of the reading group. November 30th, 4pm, TransCanada institute. Don't miss this unique chance to discuss Professor Siemerling's current research in-progress in a special session of the reading group, held at the lovely TransCanada Institute.

If people talked the way they drummed in improvisation, then I think the world would be a lot nicer…

– Youth participant, ICASP improvisation workshop