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Lisa Odjig

May 2017 Short Takes…

Short Takes news from the world of improvisation from the May 2017 edition of Improv Notes: Lines of Flight: Improvisation, Hope and Refuge, The 4th Annual Something Else! Festival of Creative Music, Groningen Vocal Exploration Choir & more…

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Job Posting: Student Marketing Coordinator – Guelph Jazz Festival

The Guelph Jazz Festival is hiring a Student Marketing Coordinator to work closely with the Director of Operations (DO) on all aspects of marketing and promotion for the Guelph Jazz Festival.
This position is 100% supported by Canada Summer Jobs.

Liz Jackson

#ImprovMobility Conference & Festival in the Regina Leader-Post

The IICIS’s Community Engagement Officer, Elizabeth Jackson discusses improvisation with the Regina Leader-Post during the IICSI Regina Improvisation and Mobility conference.

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Short Takes…

Short Takes… from April 2017’s: Improv Notes, Jesse Stewart, Patti Brown, Zulapresents, FIMAV and more.

Ajay Heble

Curating for Change: Transforming NL Communities Through Arts Festivals

This day-long symposium will feature presentations by researchers and music festival programmers from across Newfoundland to explore the potential of arts festivals to promote social change. Keynote address by Ajay Heble, IICSI Project Director and founding artistic director of the Guelph Jazz Festival.

New materials in our online Research Library!

A new volume in the Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice series with Duke University Press, Deep Listening at the End of the World….

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Improvisation and Social Aesthetics

IICSI is proud to announce Improvisation and Social Aesthetics, a new volume in the Duke UP series, “Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice.” Edited by Georgina Born, Eric Lewis, and Will Straw, this new volume addresses a wide range of improvised art and music forms in order to locate improvisation as a key site of mediation between the…

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Improv Notes

This month: Remembering Misha Mengelberg, IICSI’s new volume in the Duke UP series, CFPs and so much more!

Guelph Jazz Festival Announces New Artistic Director

The Guelph Jazz Festival Board of Directors is thrilled to announce that Scott Thomson has been hired as the Festival’s new Artistic Director.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program 2017-18

We have two available postdoctoral research fellowship positions for the 2017-18 academic year! One fellowship position will be hosted at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN). The second will be held at the University of Guelph, McGill or another IICSI site, if appropriate.

For the 2017-18 year, we particularly welcome candidates with expertise in pedagogy and curricular design who could contribute to the development of IICSI’s graduate program in Critical Studies in Improvisation. At MUN, the postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to participate in the activities of the Music Media and Place research centre (MMaP). In 2017-18 IICSI-MUN will focus particularly on themes of improvisation and indigeneity, and improvisation and phenomenology.

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