GJFC 2018 Roundtable – Improvisation in Music and Words
Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium 2018 : Hovering at the Edge: Words, Music, Sound, and Song, Roundtable – Improvisation in Music and Words (September 13, 2018, Silence, 46 Essex Street, Guelph, Ontario)
Moderated by, Ajay Heble (Director, International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation, University of Guelph)
Kevin McNeilly (University of British Columbia), Sara Villa (John Abbott College), Rob Wallace (Northern Arizona University), Paul Watkins (Vancouver Island University)
IICSI Researchers specializing in the intersections of music and words gathered at the Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium 2018 : Hovering at the Edge: Words, Music, Sound, and Song, to discuss the synergetic relationship of improvised music making and poetic composition. Kevin McNeilly, published poet, blog editor and site co-ordinator for IICSI at UBC joined Sara Villa, Italian translator of Kerouac’s On the Road, Rob Wallace, percussionist and author of Improvisation and the Making of American Literary Modernism, and Paul Watkins whose doctoral dissertation focuses on music and text as a border-crossing praxis.