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Call for Papers: Deadline October 15, 2013

Posted: Friday, October 4, 2013

Sound Changes: Improvisation, Social Practice, and Cultural Difference

Self-Made Instruments and Telepathy in Improvisation

Posted: Friday, September 20, 2013

A Public Talk and Discussion with Tomomi Adachi September 27, 2013 8 pm - 10 pm at 10 Carden, downtown Guelph

Time Forms: The Temporalities of Aesthetic Experience

Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

September 18-21, 2013 McGill University and the Phi Centre

Musagetes Guelph Café - September 25-28, 2013

Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Performances / Workshops / Live Music / Discussions / Debates All events are free! Find the full program of events here. With performances, workshops, live music, discussions, hands-on publishing, outdoor interventions, debates, and a neighbourhood audio zine, the Café will focus on co-creating, bridge-building across communities, and recognizing alternative social spaces. Here is what we’ll be talking and thinking about:

Open Invitation: Launch of the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation

Posted: Monday, August 12, 2013


TACET : Appel à contribution : Call for papers

Posted: Friday, August 2, 2013


“we tellin’ stories yo”: A Performance and Interview with Renowned Dub Poet d’bi.young

Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Featuring an opening DJ Set by DJ Techné FREE and Open to the Public Thursday, August 8th, 2013 (7-9 pm) Paintbox Bistro (555 Dundas Street East, Regent Park, Toronto) ICASP (Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice) and Paintbox Bistro present Jamaican-Canadian dub poet, monodramatist, educator, and Dora Award-winning actor and playwright, d’bi.young.anitafrika in an intimate free performance. Following the performance there will be an interview with the poet conducted by Paul Watkins (DJ Techné). Make sure you catch this event with one of Canada’s most visionary storytellers.

New Special Project: Think Pieces

Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2013

This month, ICASP announces the beginning of a new Special Project aimed at exploring the boundaries, borders, and possibilities of critical improvisation studies as it applies to a number of divergent social issues, research fields, and contemporary ideas. The Think Pieces project will bring a monthly discussion and debate to the ICASP community (and beyond) in an attempt to explore a number of provocative questions: How can theories of improvisation re-imagine and redefine the roles of intellectuals?

Call For Papers: Sound Changes: Improvisation, Social Practice, and Cultural Difference

Posted: Friday, June 28, 2013

As part of Duke University Press’s Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice series, two volumes of which have already been published, this volume proposes an enhanced, interdisciplinary understanding of improvisation as a multivalent, global social practice found within and across different cultural and historical contexts, different national sites and traditions.

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.