Intents and Purposes uses a series of case studies to challenge assumptions about what defines a musical work and musical performance, seeking to go beyond philosophical and aesthetic templates from Western classical music to foreground the distinctive practices and aesthetics of jazz.
Five improvisors from different genres playing together for the first time, performing a collective improvisation, featuring: Simon Docking (piano), Andrew MacKelvie (saxophone), Toni Pigot (voice), Evan Syliboy (guitar) and Taral Naik (tabla). The audience was invited to question the performers about the music played and the outcome.
Camp staff learn improvisation and inclusive music-making techniques as part of the annual Journey to Inclusion training sponsored by the City of Guelph, KidsAbility, and Supporting Kids in Camp.
[email protected] and Improvising Spaces hosted Shoptalk + Module 1 with Australian based composer, technologist and saxophonist Benjamin Carey, Dr. Ellen Waterman and IICSI postdoctoral researcher Dr. Teresa Connors.
Sounding The City – Guelph 003 is the accompanying publication for the IICSI/Musagetes 2018 Improvisers-in-Residence Jen Reimer and Max Stein’s culminating eponymous residency project and exhibition held at the Boarding House Gallery in September 2018.
In Why I’m Here, director João França provides a glimpse into a magical world where musicians of diverse ages and abilities come together in an inclusive and supportive environment to explore the possibilities of improvisational collaborations.
The Open Ears Festival 2018 featured a Triple Bill curated by Ben Grossman with performers: Ballantyne/Harms Duo, Sound of the Mountain, and Nakamura/Taxt Duo, about their practice and the role of improvisation in their work.
Drawing on the theoretical and philosophical discourses of Jane Bennett, Erin Manning, Brian Massumi and Timothy Morton, Teresa Connors proposes a series of thinking-in-the-making moves that considers the use of computer vision and data mining as co-creative and emergent devices within non-linear audiovisual installations.
Currents is one of several interactive audiovisual installations in development by IICSI postdoc Teresa Connors that explores the environment of Newfoundland. Emerging from a meshwork of materials that includes ocean data-sets, live streamed wind data, a heart rate monitor and audiovisual material captured off the east coast of Newfoundland, Currents combines these expressive actants to explore nonlinear processes within an immersive experience.
Video documenation of THE CROSSINGS PROJECT – a community music and multi-media event and performed to a sold-out audience in Guelph on Saturday evening, May 26, 2018. The intention of this endeavour was to tell the story of the trans-Atlantic slave trade (approximately 1526 – 1867) and the subsequent establishment of a Black community in Guelph, Ontario.