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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

Well -Being

Improvisation is, simply put, being and living this very moment. No one can hide in music, and improvising in music is to be truly in this very moment and being completely yourself, with all your qualities and faults. It is probably the most honest state for a human being to be in.

– John McLaughlin in an interview with Daniel Fischlin.