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Sound Breaks: Symposium on Improvisation, Academics, & Social Advocacy

Posted: Friday, April 10, 2015

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Video Play: An Improvised Film Series

Posted: Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Ed Video & IICSI present Video Play: An Improvised Film Series Video Play: An Improvised Film Series brings together filmmakers from the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation and Ed Video’s Play Proposition II for three evenings of screenings and discussion on film/video and improvisation. The series addresses both films on improvisational arts-based practices and improvisation in the filmmaking process. All events in the Improvised Video Series are FREE, and open to everyone.

Improvisation in the Arts and Everyday Life: A Weekend of Performances, Dialogue, and Seminars

Posted: Friday, March 20, 2015

In a world where the only constant is change, the increased interest in improvisation across a wide variety of disciplines is not surprising. This focus on improvisation indicates a greater awareness of the general unpredictability of a future where rules, guidelines, and planning ever more quickly become obsolete and force unforeseen (the literal meaning of the Latin world im-provisio) actions. It also explains the premium contemporary society puts on spontaneity, inventiveness, and creativity.

Fighting Monkey Workshop - March 8 -11 2015

Posted: Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Jozef Frucek and Linda Kapetanea of Rootlessroot are coming to Regina, March 8th to 11th, 2015 for a 4 day movement workshop.

Improv Week! February 24-26 in Guelph!

Posted: Monday, February 23, 2015

Improv Week! February 24-26 2015 Tuesday, February 24, 7:00-9:30 pm, MCKN 203: CME Workshop (Joe Sorbara and Jacob Drab Sextet), co-sponsored by SOFAM, Silence, and IICSI The Jacob Matheus Drab Sextet will perform a short 'concert' to start followed by a Q&A to get into what they do. The CME and the JMDS will work together to play music of both the CME and the JMDS and to integrate a group composition.

Eric Lewis: Do We Ever Really Improvise With Others? What Machines Tell Us About Improvisation and the Imagination

Posted: Friday, February 20, 2015

IICSI Researcher Eric Lewis (Philosophy, McGill University) will give a talk on February 27th at 12:30. The talk will be held in Rm 599, Buchanan Tower, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Facebook Event Listing

2015-16 IICSI Postdoctoral Fellowship - Applications Due April 30 2015

Posted: Friday, January 30, 2015

2015-2016 Postdoctoral Fellowship Posting

Call for Papers - Improvisation and Community Health

Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS: Improvisation and Community Health IICSI-IHSP-SALA Conference June 5-6 2015 Mackay Centre School & Sala Rossa, Montreal Please see below to download the original call for papers.

Guelph Talk by David Cecchetto

Posted: Monday, January 26, 2015

Please join us for another installment of SOFAM's Sound and Vision Lecture Series. We are delighted to welcome David Cecchetto (York University) who will present "Infrequent Listening: Algorithms, Attunement and Aesthetic Listening". This lecture is co-sponsored with the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI). When: January 29th, 5:30pm Where: Mackinnon Hall 107 All are welcome! David Cecchetto: "Infrequent Listening: Algorithms, Attunement and Aesthetic Listening"

Call for Papers - Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium 2015

Posted: Friday, January 16, 2015

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...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)