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Research Matters Discussion Series feat. ICASP Project Director Ajay Heble

Ajay Heble, Research Matters

This Week's Thinking Spaces Reading Group is Cancelled

Due to the passing of Dave Brubeck, the meeting of the Thinking Spaces reading group with guest presenter Matt Brubeck on Friday, December 7th has been cancelled.

Thinking Spaces will reconvene in 2013 at 3:00pm on Friday, January 11th with guest presenter Mark Miller.

More information to follow.

Thinking Spaces: Mystery Cello Presentation?!

Please note: Due to the passing of Dave Brubeck, the meeting of the Thinking Spaces reading group with guest presenter Matt Brubeck on Friday, December 7th has been cancelled.

Please join us for the next iteration of the Thinking Spaces Reading Group on December 7th, 2012 from 3:00 - 5:00pm in the Guelph Public Library Boardroom at 100 Norfolk Street.

Thinking Spaces: Graduate Student Colloquium

Please join us for the next meeting of the Thinking Spaces Reading Group on November 23, 2012 from 3-5pm in the public library at 100 Norfolk Street. We will be welcoming three guest speakers from the School of English and Theatre Studies PhD program, David Lee, Nicholas Loess, and Paul Watkins, together with special guest respondent Dr. Alan Stanbridge (University of Toronto at Scarborough).

First Series of "Silence" Performances a Success

As previously announced on our website, the Silence music series based in Guelph, ON and featuring affiliated ICASP researchers and performers is an innovative site for new sound events. The first event at the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre on October 25th, 2012 was a great success. ICASP researcher David Lee had this to say about the experience:

EVENT: Lost in Diversity: A Transatlantic Dialogue on the Social Relevance of Jazz

The international symposium, "Lost in Diversity: A Transatlantic Dialogue on the Social Relevance of Jazz" will be taking place from November 8th - 9th at the Heidelberg Centre for American Studies, Heidelberg, Germany. The symposium features a keynote address by project researcher, Daniel Fischlin, a University Research Chair and Full Professor of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph.

Community Announcement: "Silence" Music and Workshops in Guelph, ON

Announcing the emergence of a new force behind music in Guelph, ON: Silence.

Silence is a new and exciting portal in Guelph for adventurous and innovative sound events. Silence will include a monthly concert series, occasional improvisation sessions, and handmade music nights and workshops. Event attendees can expect a wide range of music, from noise and ambient, to installations and sound art, to computer music and handmade music, to post rock and psych, as well as promising a surplus of the unexpected.

ICASP Announces Book Series with Duke University Press

ICASP is pleased to announce that the Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice Book Series contract has been signed with Duke University Press. Books in this new series advocate musical improvisation as a crucial model for political, cultural, and ethical dialogue and action—for imagining and creating alternative ways of knowing and being in the world. The books are collaborations among performers, scholars, and activists from a wide range of disciplines.

ICASP Remembers Digital Media Editor and Friend, Kenny Doren

It is with sadness that ICASP reflects on the passing of multi-media artist and composer, Kenny Doren, on September 22nd, 2012. Kenny was a friend and supporter of the ICASP project and made valuable contributions as the project’s Digital Media Editor. Kenny’s work was exhibited and celebrated in venues worldwide, while his own teaching as a professional in video and sound work was valued by all those who learned from his expertise in the ICASP community at Guelph.

ICASP videographer and researcher Nick Loess wins Toronto Urban Film Festival!

Guelph PhD student and ICASP graduate videographer/researcher Nick Loess took first prize in the Toronto Urban Film Festival, for his short film "24Progressive."

Congratulations, Nick!

You can view the film here

...partly because I know that’s the only way that we could solve a creative problem [using improvisation with children ranging in abilities] and what doesn’t work is trying to impose a template on the students who are not able to respond to that template.

– Pauline Oliveros (in working with Abilities First)