Voices Found: Free Jazz and Singing is a new title in Routledge’s Transnational Studies in Jazz series and the culmination of Dr. Chris Tonelli’s postdoctoral work with the IICSI. It pieces together a history of free jazz voice that spans from sound poetry and scat in the 1950s to the more recent wave of free jazz choirs.
A short video documenting the highlights of the final performance of the Spring 2019 Drum Clubs at George Luscombe Theatre, with Drum Club Director Richard Burrows.
Edited by Ajay Heble Douglas R. Ewart’s Crepuscule: Stories of Impact features: essays and reflections by Michael Collins, Jeannette Hicks and Brian Lefrense, and Ed Sarath; an interview with Ewart by Ajay Heble; Ewart’s artist statement about the evolving energy that is Crepuscule; and throughout the pages are photographs from Crepuscule – Guelph – the culminating event of Ewart’s 2015-16 residency in Guelph’s Arboretum, and the subsequent participatory, multi-site, mixed-media exhibition Douglas R. Ewart’s Crepuscule at the Robert Langen Art Gallery at Wilfrid Laurier University.
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.