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Thinking Spaces - November 6, 2015

This session of Thinking Spaces: The Improvisation Reading Group and Speaker Series session is titled Change of the Century: How Ornette Coleman Transformed Improvised Music. The session will present David Lee. He is the author of The Battle of the Five Spot: Ornette Coleman and the New York Jazz Field. Taking Coleman's critically important 1959 engagement at the NY Five Spot as a point of departure, we will be examining the wider implications of his innovations on post-1950s improvised music.

Please join us for this tribute to Ornette Coleman on Friday, November 6th between 2:30pm and 4:30 pm at the Guelph Public Library, Board Room (100 Norfolk St.).

This event is free and open to the public.

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