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Making the Changes: Ethics and the Improvising Business

ICASP Symposium December 2, 2011 in Guelph. Please join us for the symposium, Making the Changes: Ethics and the Improvising Business, which explores the intersection of business management, improvised music, and social ethics. The symposium brings together leaders in the fields of cultural studies, management, ethnomusicology, business ethics, and music performance to address issues that emerge from the intersection of improvisation and business management. Includes evening performances and book launch.

New book by ICASP researcher Daniel Fischlin and Martha Nandorfy explores global human rights: The Community of Rights - The Rights of Community.

ICASP researcher Daniel Fischlin and Martha Nandorfy release an important contribution to the discussion about global human rights, The Community of Rights - The Rights of Community.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Sounding the Nation? Diaspora, Indigeneity, and Multiculturalism

Sounding the Nation? Diaspora, Indigeneity, and Multiculturalism
IASPM-Canada Annual Conference
Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia
June 14 - 17, 2012

Le Caribou Sonore Presents/Présente: Workshop with Joëlle Léandre/un atelier avec Joëlle Léandre

Chers amis,

J’aimerais vous parler du prochain événement que je co-produit à Montréal sous la bannière « Le Caribou Sonore ». Certains d’entre-vous m’ont peut-être déjà entendu parler de ceci. Pour ceux à qui je n’ai pas eu la chance d’en parler, « Le Caribou Sonore » est un projet qui explore, produit et propage des musiques créatives passées « entre les mailles du filet ». Autrement dit, nous mettons l’accent sur des musiques qui occupent la périphérie des circuits habituels.

Thinking Spaces: The Guelph ICASP Reading Group and Speaker Series

Friday, September 23rd, 2011 4pm.
University of Guelph, MacKinnon Building 132

Decentralized Dance Party Manifesto: Boomboxes, Anarchy, and the Commons
A public talk by Dr. Michael MacDonald

CALL FOR PAPERS: Conference on the Art and Politics of Irony (March 2012)

Call for papers

The Art and Politics of Irony | L’art et la politique de l’ironie
12-14 April 2012 ~ Montréal, QC

An interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas, in collaboration with Improvisation, Community and Social Practice (SSHRC-MCRI), the Centre de recherche en éthique de l’Université de Montreal and the Département d’études anglaises, Université de Montréal

Keynote Speaker
Shoshana Felman (Emory University)

Special Session Leaders
Brigitte Adiaensen (Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen)
Jill Stauffer (Haverford College)

CALL FOR PAPERS: Shift, Mix, Blur: Improvising Across Boundaries (Deadline: July 31, 2011)

The Improvisation, Community and Social Practice research initiative invites proposals for presentations at its fourth Vancouver colloquium, “Shift, Mix, Blur: Improvising Across Boundaries,” which will take place on October 20 to 22, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Please submit proposals of no more than 500 words — finished presentations and papers should conform to a 20-minute delivery — by July 31, 2011 to Dr. Kevin McNeilly, mcneilly@interchange.ubc.ca or to Dr.

Improvising Virtual Memory Boxes

“Improvising Virtual Memory Boxes” was a research project co-ordinated by a team of researchers from the Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice (ICASP) research project in Guelph, Canada, working with researchers from the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. It was designed and facilitated by Rebecca Caines, John Campbell and Nicholas Loess, all from ICASP, and QUT researcher Bree Hadley. The project aimed to explore the relationship between memory, improvisation, and technology.

La j'etais (There, I was) by Nicholas Loess: Friday June 24th, 2011

La j'etais (There, I was): Live visuals, text and music by Nicholas Loess, Ben Grossman, Germaine Liu, Mark Zurawinski, & Taylor Moran

Friday, June 24 · 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Macdonald Stewart Art Centre
358 Gordon Street (at College Avenue) | Guelph, ON

ICASP Executive Member Kevin McNeilly releases debut collection of poetry, Embouchure

Kevin McNeilly, ICASP Co-investigator, University of British Columbia Site Manager and a Member of the ICASP Executive Committee, has released his debut poetry collection, Embouchure. Embouchure compiles the intertwined lineages of trumpet players who came to prominence in the States during the “pre-bop” era, loosely defined as the period between 1890 and 1939.

If people talked the way they drummed in improvisation, then I think the world would be a lot nicer…

– Youth participant, ICASP improvisation workshop