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Sylvia Safdie Video Exhibit

ICASP, in partnership with the Schulich School of Music, the McGill Library, and the Scott Griffin Foundation, will be presenting an exhibit of the video-based artwork of Sylvia Safdie, a prominent Montreal based artist. Safdie's videos concern the interaction between image and improvised music, and feature music performed by leading improvisers (all custom performed for the videos) such as Joe McPhee, Lori Freedman, Malcolm Goldstein, and John Heward. ICASP will present a retrospective of the videos, with accompanying text. With a contribution from the Griffin Trust, ICASP will produce a full catalog of the exhibit. The exhibit and catalog are anticipated for Fall of 2011.

...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)