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Video Recap of Research Matters Event in Kitchener, Ontario

As previously reported on our website, January's Research Matters event in Kitchener, Ontario, featuring ICASP Project Director, Ajay Heble, was a resounding success. Heble, speaking on the conference theme of "Life in 2030," presented an inspiring talk on the social benefits of improvisation research, "Improvisation will be at the core of sustainable communities and unprecedented change." The organizers of the Research Matters speaking series have now made the Kitchener talk viewable, in full, online. In addition to Heble, the event featured talks by Donna Kotsopoulos from Wilfred Laurier University, Andrew Pelling from the University of Ottawa, and Amir Khajepour from the University of Waterloo.

A video webcast of the event is available here for your viewing.

*Photo credit: Research Matters.

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