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Call for papers: Nostalgias

Call for papers: Nostalgias

A special issue of Volume! The French Journal of Popular Music Studies

Edited by Hugh Dauncey (Newcastle University) & Christopher Tinker (Heriot-Watt University)

Version française ici :

Volume!, the French peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of popular music – seeks contributions for a special issue on nostalgia and popular music in a variety of national, international and transnational contexts.

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The Guelph Jazz Workshop

In the 1950s and 1960s, legendary jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus ran a group that he called “Jazz Workshop” in New York City. Under Mingus’s direction, some of the best musicians of the day – Pepper Adams, Jaki Byard, Booker Ervin, John Handy, Jimmy Knepper, and many others – came together to form one of the most exciting improvising ensembles in the history of jazz music.

Koumaria New Media Art Residency: Open Call 2012

Koumaria 2012 Open Call (Oct 8th – 21st, 2012)
By artist collective Medea Electronique

Deadline July 15th, 2012

ICASP Staff Changes

It is with mixed emotions that we bid farewell to our Website Content Coordinator, Dr. Elizabeth Jackson, our Outreach and Knowledge Mobilization Officer, Amadeo Ventura, and our Video Producer, Dawn Matheson. Liz, Amadeo, and Dawn have all been vital to the ICASP community, and they will be sorely missed.

CALL FOR PAPERS: 2012 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium

2012 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium

University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
September 5-7, 2012


“Your bass sounds like a typewriter”: A Reading and Interview with George Elliott Clarke

“Your bass sounds like a typewriter”: A Reading and Interview with George Elliott Clarke

Accompanied by bassist, David Lee.

FREE and Open to the Public
Friday, April 27th, 2012 (4-6pm)
TransCanada Institute (9 University Avenue East
University of Guelph

Critical Studies in Improvisation / Etudes critiques en improvisation NEW ISSUE: Vol. 7, No. 2 (2011)

Dear friends,

We are delighted to announce the publication of the latest General Topics Issue of Critical Studies in Improvisation / Etudes critiques en improvisation (Vol. 7, No.2). A heartfelt thank you to all those who worked tirelessly and with admirable commitment to put this issue to print.

The issue can be accessed online here:

Tri-University Online Colloquium: Improvisation in Universities

ICASP: Tri-University Online Colloquium
Improvisation in Universities

Featuring: student research initiatives, informal lunch discussion with FRED FRITH
Online pedagogy panel, and evening performances
McGill University, University of Guelph, and University of British Colombia
Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 from 9:30-2:30 EST

Guelph Graduate, ICASP researcher, and Jazz Festival Mainstay Wins Juno!

University of Guelph graduate Jesse Stewart has won a Juno Award for Instrumental Album of the Year with his band the Stretch Orchestra. The annual honours were handed out Sunday night in Ottawa.

Stewart, an accomplished jazz percussionist, composer and artist, is a two-time U of G graduate, completing a BA in 1993 and a PhD in literature/theatre studies in 2008. He also has two master’s degrees from York University.

Upcoming symposium: Improvisation is Something We Live

On March 30th, ICASP will host several distinguished scholars and performers at a symposium investigating the idea that "Improvisation is Something We Live."

We’ll all be more innovative if we participate in collaborative webs and share more openly. Creativity is always a collaboration and it’s always a form of improvisation, written large in the social world.

– Keith Sawyer