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Call for Contributions - Al Mada Music Therapy Centre

Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2014

In April, ICASP research team member Daniel Fischlin will be travelling to Ramallah in the West Bank to visit the Al Mada Music Therapy Centre. The centre's mission includes fostering creative expression, healing, and community-building through the arts, in particular music. Daniel has asked for individuals and/or groups in Guelph to contribute to a box of materials (books, recordings, small instruments, etc.) that will be delivered to the centre.

Thinking Spaces: Thursday, March 20, 2014

Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014

The next session of the Thinking Spaces Reading series will take the form of a public talk with Cecil Foster on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at McLaughlin Library, University of Guelph. The talk will run 7-9 pm in the Academic Town Square section of the Main floor (next to the Williams Coffee. Go through the main entrance, pass the information desk and head to the right). Below is a short description of the talk:

Now Accepting Applications for IICSI Postdoctoral Fellowship 2014-2015

Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2014

The International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI)'s mandate is to create positive social change through the confluence of improvisational arts, innovative scholarship, and collaborative action. For the 2014-2015 academic year, we invite applications of postdoctoral researchers for two residential fellowships. One fellowship will be located at Memorial University of Newfoundland; the second fellowship will be located at the University of Guelph, McGill University, or the University of Regina.

Call For Contributions Deadline Extended - ICASP McGill 2014

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

ICASP McGill's call for contributions deadline has been extended to March 20th, 2014!

Two Storytelling Events with Stéphanie Bénéteau

Posted: Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Storytelling Event with Stéphanie Bénéteau Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 5-7PM in Lower Massey Hall at the University of Guelph ***French follows

Thinking Spaces: Friday March 7, 2014

Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2014

Please join us for the next Thinking Spaces meeting on Friday March 7, 2014, between 4-6 pm in the MacKinnon Buidling (Room 203) at the University of Guelph. In this meeting, D'Arcy Philip Gray will lead a discussion on improvisation and interactive electronics. In the past ten years, D'Arcy has premiered over 100 new works, mostly solo or chamber music by Canadian composers. He has been very active as an improviser, working extensively with Suddenly Listen and Upstream.

Thinking Spaces: Thursday February 20, 2014

Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Please join us tomorrow, Thursday, February 20, 2014 for a Thinking Spaces session with David Lee. David is an accomplished improviser, writer, and PhD Candidate at the University of Guelph. The session will run from 4-6 pm in the Boardroom (top of the stairs, second floor) at the main branch of the Guelph Public Library (100 Norfolk Street). Here is a short description of David's talk: Jazz, modernism and the bohemian

Artist Residency - Call for Proposals

Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Agosto Foundation / CIAPR Summer Artist-In-Residency Program invites proposals from individuals who wish to participate in a diverse interdisciplinary community of artists from multiple fields and scholarly pursuits, whose interest is to create challenging, new works. The residency offers the opportunity to engage with this community, to collaborate, perform, demonstrate, present, or speak about their work and ideas.

McGill Colloquium 2014 - Call for Contributions

Posted: Monday, February 3, 2014

ICASP McGill announces Colloquium to be held June 10-12, 2014, in Montréal.

Thinking Spaces: Thursday February 6, 2014

Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014

The next meeting of the Thinking Spaces Reading Group and Speakers Series will occur Thursday February 6, 4-6pm at the Guelph Public Library at 100 Norfolk street (2nd floor boardroom - just follow the stairs from the main entrance, it's right at the top). At this meeting Dr.

Improvisation implies a deep connection between the personal and the communal, self and world. A “good” improviser successfully navigates musical and institutional boundaries and the desire for self-expression, pleasing not only herself but the listener as well.

– Rob Wallace