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PANEL 3B: Musical Radicalism and Social Activism

Guelph Jazz Festival, ICASP

Published: 2014-08-19

A conference panel presented as part of the 2013 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium. Moderator: Lauren Levesque
• Charlie Bramley (School of Arts and Cultures, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK), “Too Important to Be Left to the Musicians: Creating Alternative Musical Knowledge(s) through unMusical, Improvised Activism”
• Craig Pollard (Culture Lab and the International Centre for Music Studies, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK), “Subversion is Fertile: Happenings, Fabulations and DIY”
• Chris Tonelli (Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice, University of Guelph), “Improvised Soundsinging and the Police”
• Kimberly Teal (Ethnomusicology), “Outsiders Looking Out: The Stone and the Maintenance of Marginality”

Available Files

  • GJFC_2013_Panel_3B_full_Musical_Radicalism_edited.mp4

    645 MB | video/mp4


So one of the things that improvisation has come to mean in the context of highly technological performance is that improvisation is the last claim to the legitimate presence of a human in the performance of music.

– Bob Ostertag