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SOMETHING ELSE! Festival of Creative Music

June 19-22, 2015
8:30 pm nightly
15 Colbourne St.
Hamilton, Ontario

People of Good Will & Kazoo! Festival

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - All Ages - $10.00
Black Spirituals - 9 PM
Lido Pimienta - 8 PM
Doors at 7:30 PM@ Heritage Hall (83 Essex St, Guelph, Ontario )

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

Video Play: An Improvised Film Series

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

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

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!

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

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.

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

Call for Papers - Improvisation and Community Health

CALL FOR PAPERS: Improvisation and Community Health
June 5-6 2015
Mackay Centre School & Sala Rossa, Montreal

Please see below to download the original call for papers.

So one of the things that improvisation has come to mean in the context of highly technological performance is that improvisation is the last claim to the legitimate presence of a human in the performance of music.

– Bob Ostertag