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Guelph Talk by David Cecchetto

Please join us for another installment of SOFAM's Sound and Vision Lecture Series. We are delighted to welcome David Cecchetto (York University) who will present "Infrequent Listening: Algorithms, Attunement and Aesthetic Listening". This lecture is co-sponsored with the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI).

When: January 29th, 5:30pm
Where: Mackinnon Hall 107

All are welcome!

David Cecchetto: "Infrequent Listening: Algorithms, Attunement and Aesthetic Listening"

Call for Papers - Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium 2015

Well -Being

Call for Papers - Annual Meeting of the Society for Music Theory

The thirty-eighth Annual Meeting of the Society for Music Theory will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, from Thursday, October 29 to Sunday, November 1, 2015.

WHEN RIVERS MEET - 2014 Improviser-in-Residence Finale Concert!

When Rivers Meet
The Culminating Performance of Improviser-in-Residence Dong-Won Kim’s Residency
Saturday, November 29, 7 PM | Co-operators Hall (River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St. Guelph)
Co-presented by Musagetes, the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation, and the Laurier Centre for Music in the Community.

If Volcanoes Could Sing - The Art of Pansori

If Volcanoes could sing, then they would sound like Bae Il-Dong. -John Shand, ABC Jazz

Get ready for something very special.

Announcing Sound It Out! Radio Broadcast... and Podcast!

Sound It Out is a bi-weekly broadcast produced in conjunction with the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI). On the show we think, talk, listen and yes, make sounds, in order to foreground how musical relationships institute and reflect social relationships. How can artistic practices expand our means for interpersonal recognition and respect?

Symposium: Sounding Possibilities: Improvisation and Community Action

November 1-2, 2014
Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece

In association with the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation, the Onassis Cultural Centre is staging an inter-disciplinary colloquium focused on contemporary improvisatory practices in music, music education and the performing arts, as well as on new forms of social and political action.

Ding-Dong with Dong-Won Round 3: Dimensional Voice (with Jaap Blonk)

As part of Improviser-in-Residence Dong-Won Kim's 2014 residency, Musagetes and IISCI are pleased to present the third round in this ongoing improvisation series, a performance/workshop with Jaap Blonk and Dong-Won Kim. These two exceptional vocal performers will improvise solo and together, as well as interview each other. Bring open hearts, open minds, and your questions about improvisation and extended vocal technique. See you Wednesday, October 8th at 7 PM!

The event is physically accessible and admission is free.

The Walrus Talks: Resilience

Dr. Ajay Heble, ICASP and IICSI Project Director, will deliver a talk as part of "The Walrus Talks: Resilience" event.

This event will take place Wednesday, October 8 from 6:30 – 8 pm at Baillie Court, Art Gallery of Ontario. Doors open at 6 pm, and tickets are $17 for members, $20 for the public, and $12 for students.

Critical Studies in Improvisation - Call for Papers

Critical Studies in Improvisation / Études critiques en improvisation (CSI-ÉCI) invites submissions for a special issue with the theme “Cultural, social, and political issues of current improvisation practices in music,” guest-edited by Postdoctoral Fellow Amandine Pras. We seek contributions from scholars whose interdisciplinary research lies at the intersection of music and life sciences disciplines (ethnology, anthropology, economics, politics, sociology, gender studies, cultural studies, psychology, among others). Potential topics include:

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