Play Who You Are: Learning from a Decade of Community Improvisation (2017)
2017 marked 10 years of the Play Who You Are Project. The Jazz Festival Colloquium at the University of Guelph on September 15th, 2017, featured panel talks about the short and long term research findings of Play Who You Are. As well, stories of impact film screenings featuring KidsAbility alumni clients demonstrated the impacts of musical improvisation and the Play Who You project over the past 10 years.
Celebrations included Jesse Stewart‘s interactive, sound art piece, “Marble Run Rung”, Which used a marble run structure to generate acoustic and electronic music inside a large geodesic dome. In addition to the sounds of the musical marble run, the installation featured a series of iPads equipped with the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument (AUMI), which translated movements within the space into sound. The outdoor dome was installed on the MacKinnon Green, at the University of Guelph.
The celebration continued the next day at the Main stage of the Guelph Jazz Festival with a performance from KidsAbility Centre for Child Development / Rainbow Day Camp Youth Ensemble, led by musician Joe Sorbara and movement artist Lynette Segal, with Alumni Guest Musicians!
If you want to learn more about the impacts of the Play Who You Are project, download the PDF poster: Play Who You Are: Learning from a Decade of Community Improvisation .