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Thinking Spaces: Friday November 8th

Please join us for the next Thinking Spaces Reading Group session on Friday, November 8, 2013. The Reading Group will be held from 3-5 pm in the boardroom at the main branch of the Guelph Public Library (100 Norfolk).

"Sound Check: The Jazz Photography of Thomas King"

Thomas King has long been a familiar figure at the Guelph Jazz Festival. He can be seen attending rehearsals and sound checks, or lingering patiently in hallways with camera in hand, watchful and ready to capture candid, open moments in the work and lives of visiting musicians. King has been photographing the Guelph Jazz Festival for twenty years - and the results are breathtaking. ICASP, the Guelph Jazz Festival, and Macdonald Stewart Art Centre are delighted to present an exhibition of King's jazz portraits and a published catalogue featuring photographs from the exhibit.

Tanya Tagaq

Tanya Tagaq

Call for Papers: Deadline October 15, 2013

Sound Changes: Improvisation, Social Practice, and Cultural Difference

Self-Made Instruments and Telepathy in Improvisation

A Public Talk and Discussion with Tomomi Adachi
September 27, 2013 8 pm - 10 pm
at 10 Carden, downtown Guelph

Time Forms: The Temporalities of Aesthetic Experience

September 18-21, 2013 McGill University and the Phi Centre

Musagetes Guelph Café - September 25-28, 2013

Performances / Workshops / Live Music / Discussions / Debates

All events are free! Find the full program of events here.

With performances, workshops, live music, discussions, hands-on publishing, outdoor interventions, debates, and a neighbourhood audio zine, the Café will focus on co-creating, bridge-building across communities, and recognizing alternative social spaces. Here is what we’ll be talking and thinking about:

Brad Muirhead


Musician and educator Brad Muirhead is a classically trained trombonist who made the switch to jazz as an original member of Hugh Fraser’s Vancouver Ensemble of Jazz Improvisation (VEJI). Since that transition Muirhead has become a notable and versatile presence of the Vancouver Jazz community on bass trombone, tuba, and euphonium.

Open Invitation: Launch of the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation


TACET : Appel à contribution : Call for papers


(English version below)


Improvisation is, simply put, being and living this very moment. No one can hide in music, and improvising in music is to be truly in this very moment and being completely yourself, with all your qualities and faults. It is probably the most honest state for a human being to be in.

– John McLaughlin in an interview with Daniel Fischlin.