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GJFC 2018 Roundtable – Improvisation in Music and Words

IICSI Researchers, Kevin McNeilly, Sara Villa, Rob Wallace, and Paul Watkins specializing in the intersections of music and words gathered at the Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium 2018 to discuss the synergetic relationship of improvised music making and poetic composition.

Pourquoi je suis ici / Why I’m Here (trailer)

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.

KidsAbility Drum Club Performance 2018

A short video documenting the culminating performance of the 2018 Guelph and Cambridge Drum Clubs, directed by Richard Burrows and in partnership with KidsAbility.

Are dissonances and group agreement compatible?

How do we engage with these dissonances or alterities in our expectations?
How do we, as facilitators and pedagogues, resist a more utilitarian urge to maximize what might appear to be group agreement in the space, at the cost of the outliers? Might we, as guides through these spaces, have an obligation to address these outliers in these moments of tension?
And, what does this teach us about our facilitative practice and how we approach difference?

Improvisation and Mobility Conference & Festival – Vida Midgelow Keynote

In a solo performance/lecture Prof Vida L Midgelow eats her words, ingests knowledge, animates her dead self and dances everywhere and nowhere, at the University of Regina 2017 improvisation and mobility conference.

The Liquid Arts Project: Exploring Live Painting & Mentorship

A short documentary about the Liquid Art Project featuring artists, community partners, and researchers from Regina discussing mentorship, live painting, and community-engaged research.

Musical Improvisation at Land’s End/ Coin-du-Banc en Folie (Official Selection)

Watch the short documentary Musical Improvisation at Land’s End/ Coin-du-Banc en Folie. In August 2016, seven participants, with artists-in-residence François Houle, Kathy Kennedy and Jesse Stewart, explored the possibilities of improvised music in the stimulating setting of Coin-du-Banc, Quebec.

Stories of Impact: Talia

IICSI’s Stories of Impact are a new series exploring IICSI’s research and the wide-ranging impacts. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of KidsAbility and IICSI’s partnership, filmmaker Erin MacIndoe Sproule created this short film exploring the impact of this program on Talia, a participant of Play Who You Are over many years.

Stories of Impact: Katy

IICSI’s Stories of Impact are a new series exploring IICSI’s research and the wide-ranging impacts. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of KidsAbility and IICSI’s partnership, filmmaker Dawn Matheson created this short film exploring the impact of this program on Katy, a participant of Play Who You Are over many years.

Classroom Action

Building on the concept of a “teaching community,” Heble and his contributors explore what it might mean for teachers and students to reach outside the walls of the classroom to establish meaningful connections between the ideas and theories they have learned, and the broader community beyond campus.