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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”

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...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)