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

Next session: January 28th, 2011- 4 pm - Guelph Public Library

ICASP PhD student Paul Watkins will be presenting his research at the next reading group. This will be a live performance-based presentation utilizing hip-hop, theory, jazz music and Canadian poetry. Don't miss this, please spread the word!

Readings: (please contact Rebecca Caines at rcaines@uoguelph.ca for copies of readings)

1. Paul Watkins. "Listening to a Listening:The Disruptive Jazz Poetics of Dionne Brand’s Ossuaries (a call towards freedom)."(Unpublished).

2. Excerpt from: Dionne Brand. "ossuary IV". Ossuaries. Toronto and New York: McClelland & Stewart, 2010. 39.

3 Charles Mingus, "Pithecanthropus Erectus" Pithecanthropus Erectus.New York, 1956. MUSIC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjFtU0zEsWc

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