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Call for Papers - Annual Meeting of the Society for Music Theory

Posted: Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The thirty-eighth Annual Meeting of the Society for Music Theory will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, from Thursday, October 29 to Sunday, November 1, 2015.

WHEN RIVERS MEET - 2014 Improviser-in-Residence Finale Concert!

Posted: Friday, November 21, 2014

When Rivers Meet The Culminating Performance of Improviser-in-Residence Dong-Won Kim’s Residency Saturday, November 29, 7 PM | Co-operators Hall (River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St. Guelph) FREE Co-presented by Musagetes, the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation, and the Laurier Centre for Music in the Community.

If Volcanoes Could Sing - The Art of Pansori

Posted: Wednesday, November 5, 2014

If Volcanoes could sing, then they would sound like Bae Il-Dong. -John Shand, ABC Jazz Get ready for something very special.

Announcing Sound It Out! Radio Broadcast... and Podcast!

Posted: Monday, November 3, 2014

Sound It Out is a bi-weekly broadcast produced in conjunction with the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI). On the show we think, talk, listen and yes, make sounds, in order to foreground how musical relationships institute and reflect social relationships. How can artistic practices expand our means for interpersonal recognition and respect?

Symposium: Sounding Possibilities: Improvisation and Community Action

Posted: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

November 1-2, 2014 Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece In association with the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation, the Onassis Cultural Centre is staging an inter-disciplinary colloquium focused on contemporary improvisatory practices in music, music education and the performing arts, as well as on new forms of social and political action.

Ding-Dong with Dong-Won Round 3: Dimensional Voice (with Jaap Blonk)

Posted: Friday, October 3, 2014

As part of Improviser-in-Residence Dong-Won Kim's 2014 residency, Musagetes and IISCI are pleased to present the third round in this ongoing improvisation series, a performance/workshop with Jaap Blonk and Dong-Won Kim. These two exceptional vocal performers will improvise solo and together, as well as interview each other. Bring open hearts, open minds, and your questions about improvisation and extended vocal technique. See you Wednesday, October 8th at 7 PM! The event is physically accessible and admission is free.

The Walrus Talks: Resilience

Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Dr. Ajay Heble, ICASP and IICSI Project Director, will deliver a talk as part of "The Walrus Talks: Resilience" event. This event will take place Wednesday, October 8 from 6:30 – 8 pm at Baillie Court, Art Gallery of Ontario. Doors open at 6 pm, and tickets are $17 for members, $20 for the public, and $12 for students.

Critical Studies in Improvisation - Call for Papers

Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Critical Studies in Improvisation / Études critiques en improvisation (CSI-ÉCI) invites submissions for a special issue with the theme “Cultural, social, and political issues of current improvisation practices in music,” guest-edited by Postdoctoral Fellow Amandine Pras. We seek contributions from scholars whose interdisciplinary research lies at the intersection of music and life sciences disciplines (ethnology, anthropology, economics, politics, sociology, gender studies, cultural studies, psychology, among others). Potential topics include:

Susanna Hood and Scott Thomson - The Muted Note Presented at George Luscombe Theatre, University of Guelph

Posted: Friday, September 19, 2014

The Muted Note is a striking accomplishment — an almost naked work, in which unaccompanied trombone and voice are frequent [...]. One does not hear these episodes as the work of individuals but as part of a complex ensemble of poet, composer, and interpreters. The Muted Note ultimately resonates like Page’s galvanized language itself. —Stuart Broomer in Musicworks #118 (Canada), March 1, 2014.

Newly Published Book: Esthétique de l’improvisation libre – Expérimentation musicale et politique (Authored by Matthieu Saladin)

Posted: Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Matthieu Saladin has authored a newly available book, Esthétique de l’improvisation libre – Expérimentation musicale et politique.

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

– Youth participant, ICASP improvisation workshop