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Team Interviews: Pauline Oliveros

IICSI researcher Pauline Oliveros talks about her work and its relation to improvisation at the IICSI team gathering in Guelph, ON.

Team Interviews: Ichiro Fujinaga

IICSI researcher Ichiro Fujinaga talks about his work and its relation to improvisation at the IICSI team gathering in Guelph, ON.

Team Interviews: Eric Lewis

IICSI researcher Eric Lewis talks about his work and its relation to improvisation at the IICSI team gathering in Guelph, ON.

Team Interviews: Alexandre Pierrepont

IICSI associate Alexandre Pierrepont talks about his work and its relation to improvisation at the IICSI team gathering in Guelph, ON.

Team Interviews: Manolis Manousakis

IICSI associate Manolis Manousakis talks about his work and its relation to improvisation at the IICSI team gathering in Guelph, ON.

Black Utopia LP – A Cauleen Smith Movie (GJFC 2014)

During the 2014 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium Cauleen Smith presented “Black Utopia LP – A Cauleen Smith Movie” as a keynote address. “Black Utopia LP – A Cauleen Smith Movie” is a double vinyl LP accompanied by 35mm slides synchronized in a live cinematic performance.

Team Interviews Preview

IICSI members explain how their work is related to improvisation, why they are so passionate about their research, and why they think improvised art is important to society and the humanities.

Matana Roberts – Guelph Jazz Festival 2015

Composer, band leader, saxophonist, sound experimentalist and mixed-media practitioner Matana Roberts, talks the need for a language of fearlessness, the need artists have for each other and the improvisation involved in being an artist at Among the People Art, Improvisation & Well-Being at the 2015 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium.

Crepuscule in Guelph 2016, Douglas R. Ewart & Community Orchestra Inventions

Douglas R. Ewart was the 2015-2016 Improviser-In-Residence in Guelph and Waterloo. Ewart’s residency included instrument building workshops, musical improvisations with local artists, a performance at the 2015 Guelph Jazz Festival & Colloquium and culminated in his orchestrated, massive community improvisation Crepuscule 2016, in Guelph’s Arboretum. The Improviser-in-Residence program is a collaborative partnership between IICSI, the Laurier Centre for Music in the Community, and Musagetes.

Thinking Spaces with Georgia Simms

Watch and listen to Georgia Simms discuss investigating dance improvisation for the Thinking Spaces Reading Group and Speaker Series.