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Thinking Spaces – Improvisation Reading Group and Speaker Series 2018
October 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
One event on October 25, 2018 at 9:00am
One event on November 15, 2018 at 3:00pm
One event on November 30, 2018 at 1:00pm
The Improvisation Reading Group and Speaker Series considers the ways in which improvisation can provide us with new ways of thinking and acting. Readings may include music, performance, film, academic texts, fiction, etc., based around critical thinking on improvisation. Throughout the academic year, this group also organizes public talks and workshops. Thinking Spaces is open to all—community members, faculty, and students and we welcome new participants at any time throughout the year.
Oct. 15 (1:00 pm): Yazz Ahmed post-concert talk back
This talk follows the special Monday TAN Concert, at noon in the Goldschmidt Room.
Yazz Ahmed is a British-Bahraini trumpet and flugelhorn player, whose music seeks to blur the lines between jazz, electronic sound design and the music of her mixed heritage.
(Rm 203, MacKinnon Building)
Oct. 25 (9:00 am): Jesse Stewart
Award-winning percussionist, Carleton University professor and IICSI researcher Jesse Stewart will be presenting a talk on his practice in musical community engagement, prior to his TAN concert.
(Goldschmidt Room, Rm 107, MacKinnon Building)
Nov. 15: Edgar Landgraf
Writer Edgar Landgraf will be presenting a seminar based on his book Improvisation as Art: Conceptual Changes, Historical Perspectives.
Nov. 30: Dawn Matheson
Multi-disciplinary artist Dawn Matheson will be discussing her recent video residency at the 2018 “Musical Improvisation at Land’s End/Coin-du-Banc en folie” where she recorded the dreams dreamt by the participants while at camp and the subsequent “sounded interpretations” of the dreams as performed by improvisers.