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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.

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