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

Posted: Thursday, January 6, 2011

Next Session: Friday January 28th, 2011. 4-6 PM Level 2 Boardroom, Guelph Public Library, downtown Guelph, contact Rebecca Caines for more information rcaines@uoguelph.ca. ICASP PhD student Paul Watkins will be presenting his research on the intersection of hip-hop, jazz music, Canadian poetry and improvisation at the reading group. Readings to follow.

The Improvising Eye: Symposium and Performance - December 17th, 2010

Posted: Friday, December 10, 2010

Famous Korean Percussionist to Appear at Guelph Symposium Do not miss the chance to see internationally renowned improvising percussionist Dong- Won Kim appearing as part of a symposium on creative improvisation held in Guelph this coming week. Entitled “The Improvising Eye,” the symposium will be held in a number of downtown Guelph venues on Friday 17th December, from 1pm-10pm, and will include talks, interviews, film showings, and performances.

ICASP Researchers quoted for article in Jazz Times magazine

Posted: Thursday, December 9, 2010

Three ICASP researchers are quoted in the December 2010 issue of Jazz Times magazine. "Rhapsody in Rainbow: Jazz and the Queer Aesthetic - A look at how gay jazz musicians have dealt with their identity through their music" includes comments from Sherrie Tucker, Ingrid Monson, and Kevin McNeilly. The article looks at the relationships between jazz music and gay communities. http://jazztimes.com/articles/26802-rhapsody-in-rainbow-jazz-and-the-queer-aesthetic

Guelph Jazz Festival, in partnership with ICASP, receives $134,800 grant

Posted: Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Guelph Jazz Festival, in partnership with the Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice project, has received a $134,800 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). The three-year OTF grant will provide funds to support community outreach activities (such as the Improviser in Residence program), enhance Nuit Blanche programming, and strengthen the Guelph Jazz Festival's overall capacity by hiring staff.

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

Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Next Session: Tuesday November 30th. 4-6 PM TransCanada Institute, 9 University Ave. East., contact Rebecca Caines for more information rcaines@uoguelph.ca.

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

Posted: Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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

Sounding Truth to Power: Jazz Improvisation, Black Mobility, and Resources for Hope

Posted: Monday, November 15, 2010

On Thursday, November 18th, 2010, Ajay Heble presents the 2010 Kenneth Peacock Lecture, "Sounding Truth to Power: Jazz Improvisation, Black Mobility, and Resources for Hope". Details: The 2010 Kenneth Peacock Lecture, University of Toronto Ajay Heble "Sounding Truth to Power: Jazz Improvisation, Black Mobility, and Resources for Hope" Thursday November 18, 2010, 3: 30 pm Dining Hall, 90 Wellesley Street (followed by reception in the Faculty of Music)

At the Intersection with Louise Campbell - November 15th

Posted: Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A free workshop/presentation on improvised music and movement Monday November 15th, 5:30 pm, Massey Building (Upstairs), University of Guelph

Improvisation and the Making of American Literary Modernism

Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 2010

ICASP Research Associate Rob Wallace's new book, Improvisation and the Making of American Literary Modernism, is now available! https://www.continuumbooks.com/books/detail.aspx?BookId=136473&SearchType=Basic Description

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

Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Next Session: Friday November 5th. 4-6 PM Level 2 Boardroom, Guelph Public Library, downtown Guelph, contact Rebecca Caines for more information rcaines@uoguelph.ca. Reading group includes community and artist presentations, discussions of readings, and informal talks by ICASP researchers and special guests. READING FOR THIS WEEK:

There is a curious yet enormously fruitful duality in the way that improvisation plays on our expectations and perspectives.

– Tracey Nicholls