Join us as we welcome Douglas R. Ewart to Guelph as our 2015 Improviser-in-Residence. The Improviser-in-Residence program is collaborative partnership between Musagetes, IICSI, and the Laurier Centre for Music in the Community.
Mr. Ewart will be in Guelph until late October developing the community project Crepuscule. To kick off his time in Guelph, Musagetes will be getting a bistroesque makeover and the evening will feature Ethiopian & Eritrean food, and other refreshments.
Perhaps best known as a composer, improviser, sculptor, and maker of masks and instruments, Douglas R. Ewart is also an educator, lecturer, arts organization consultant, and all around visionary. In projects done in diverse media throughout an award-winning and widely-acclaimed 40-year career, Mr. Ewart has woven his remarkably broad gifts into a single sensibility that encourages and celebrates, “As an antidote to the divisions and compart mentalization afflicting modern life,” and the wholeness of individuals in culturally active communities. Mr. Ewart uses his past experience as chairman of the internationally renowned Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) to celebrate and build upon the history and achievements of the organization, and is from this perspective a natural extension of the activities he has been engaged in for the past four decades.
We are honoured to be working with Mr. Ewart this year as the AACM is celebrating its 50th anniversary.