UBC Coll. 2018 – Sounding Promise in the Present Tense: Improvising Through Troubled Times
June 22 @ 10:00 am - June 24 @ 4:00 pmFree
Friday, Saturday And Sunday—June 22-24, 2018, 10am – 4pm
UBC Robson Campus Room C420
Free and Open To The Public
Associated concerts happen until June 29, 2018 (see the Colloquium page schedule for details)
At this year’s colloquium, Sounding Promise in the Present Tense: Improvising Through Troubled Times, presented in collaboration with the Vancouver International Jazz Festival and Coastal Jazz, presentations and performances will address questions around what it means to improvise in a challenging and uncertain present. What roles can the improvising arts play to address cultural and social turbulence? How might improvisation both settle on and unsettle our senses of what matters now? How does improvising confront our enmeshments in a heavily mediated and diverse world? What sorts of connections and resistances does improvisation enact? How might improvisation involve practices of disruption and of reconciliation? Of protest and of healing? Of undoing, of re-mixing, of co-creation? What senses of promise can improvisations sound in a time of unease and displacement?
Visit the UBC Colloquium 2018 page for the full schedule and participating presenters and artists.