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International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI) Recipient of SSHRC Partnership Grant

Posted: Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Institute to Explore Improvisation as Key to World Harmony How can people learn to live together in an increasingly global world? An important clue may be found through improvised performance practices, says University of Guelph professor Ajay Heble. Somehow, musicians who have never rehearsed together or even met, who play different instruments, and who may not even share a common language can come together and make magic happen, he says.

Call For Presentations: The Final McGill ICASP Conference!

Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2013

PROPOSALS ARE BEING ACCEPTED UNTIL JULY 1ST, 2013. Call for Presentations Time Forms: The Temporalities of Aesthetic Experience September 18-21, 2013

Improviser-in-Residence 2013 Launch Event: Rich Marsella

Posted: Saturday, May 18, 2013

On Saturday, May 25th, 2013 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at Musagetes, 6 Dublin Street South in Guelph, ICASP and Musagetes proudly present the launch of the 2013 Improviser-in-Residence program featuring this year's improviser, Rich Marsella.

Summit on Improvisation, Pedagogy, and Community Impact

Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Summit on Improvisation, Pedagogy, and Community Impact When: May 23rd to May 25th, 2013 Where: 6 Dublin Street South, Guelph at Boarding House for the Arts All events, workshops, and performances are free and open to the community

Video Recap of Research Matters Event in Kitchener, Ontario

Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

As previously reported on our website, January's Research Matters event in Kitchener, Ontario, featuring ICASP Project Director, Ajay Heble, was a resounding success.

2012/13 Thinking Spaces Series Concluded; 2013/14 Series in Planning

Posted: Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Thanks for all of the vigorous support, debate, and conversation given to the 2012/13 series of the Thinking Spaces Reading Group in Guelph. This year's many events and presentations were a resounding success. We were pleased to expand our audience to include new members of the city and university communities. Announcements will soon follow with details of the upcoming 2013/14 Thinking Spaces Reading Group. As usual, our next season will include presentations on innovative research, challenging new sounds, student and activist collaborations, and much more.

Thinking Spaces: Mystery Cello Presentation with Matt Brubeck

Posted: Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Please join us for the final 2012/13 meeting of the Thinking Spaces Reading Group on April 12, 2013 at the public library at 100 Norfolk at 3-5pm. Our last guest presenter for the year will be internationally acclaimed cellist and educator, Matt Brubeck. Mystery Cello Presentation?! Matt Brubeck will be leading a discussion about an unusual cello recording. There will be no advance distribution of this musical offering, so bring your ears and join the improvised dialogue.

Thinking Spaces: The Living Room Context

Posted: Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Please join us for the next meeting of the Thinking Spaces Reading Group on April 5, 2013 at the public library at 100 Norfolk at our usual time, 3-5pm. NB: We are shifting spaces slightly, from the Board Room on the second floor where we normally meet to the larger Program Room next door. This is to accommodate a larger group of presents: Tanya Williams, Jean Robertson, Emma Dines, Alisa McClurg, and Adam Euerby. Together, they will present on their ongoing project, The Living Room Context.

ICASP Graduate and Undergraduate Research Assistantships: Call for Applications 2013-14

Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Below is information on the 2013-2014 Call for Applications for ICASP Graduate and Undergraduate Research Assistantships. Application Deadline: April 5, 2013 About ICASP

Guelph Tribune Community Guide Features Article on Guelph Jazz Festival

Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The 2013-2014 edition of the Guelph Tribune Community Guide includes a positive review of the Guelph Jazz Festival and its twenty years as a mainstay of the Guelph community.

...partly because I know that’s the only way that we could solve a creative problem [using improvisation with children ranging in abilities] and what doesn’t work is trying to impose a template on the students who are not able to respond to that template.

– Pauline Oliveros (in working with Abilities First)