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Big Ideas in Art + Culture + Improvisation: meLê yamomo

World-Renowned Theatre & Sound Artist meLê yamomo to Present Lecture at University of Guelph Visiting scholar from University of Amsterdam will present a public lecture/performance on decolonizing sound on Dec.…

Thinking Spaces: Fall 2022

ANNOUNCING THE FALL 2022 LINE-UP FOR THINKING SPACES—a speaker series centred in improvisation presented by the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI) featuring four speakers from the forefront…

At the centre of the image is a caucasian man gesturing outwards, with a guitar on his lap. Between various colourful squiggles and dots, text reads: Thinking Spaces: The improvisation reading group and speaker series. Improvisation, devising, songwriting and creativity in inclusive music education. Phil Mullen. Tuesday October 25, 1pm Eastern Time."

Thinking Spaces – October 2022

Thinking Spaces: The Improvisation Reading Group and Speaker Series is back! As our first session of the semester, we are pleased to present “Improvisation, devising, songwriting and creativity in inclusive…

IF 2022 Festival

We are thrilled to announce the third annual edition of their 24-hour improvised arts festival: IF 2022. Running online from August 26­-27 (ET), this free, multi-disciplinary Festival will feature improvised…

New Journal Issue

Critical Studies in Improvisation / Études critiques en improvisation are pleased to present Issue 15.1, a general issue of the journal addressing a range of topics in the field of improvisation…

Job Posting: Music & Technical Production Coordinator

The International Institute for the Critical Studies of Improvisation (IICSI) and the School of Fine Art and Music (SOFAM) is seeking a qualified technician to provide technical production and coordination…

Robin Servant In Concert

On Wednesday, July 27 (8pm ET), the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI) is proud to present a performance by Bic-based accordion and electronics musician Robin Servant at…

Feedback Loop: Critical Studies in Improvisation Student Exhibition

Beginning April 9th, Silence will be locked in a Feedback Loop, a two-month installation and soundscape created in partnership with the University of Guelph’s 2021-2022 Critical Studies In Improvisation class.  Feedback Loop begins on Market…

New Publication: Genetic Choir’s “The House of Song and Sound”

The multi-national vocal improvisation group Genetic Choir is proud to announce the release of a new publication: The House of Song and Sound: The Stem & Luister Method. This booklet provides…

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New Book: “From Fruit to Root”

IICSI is proud to announce the publication of a new book from our partners at Onassis Foundation! From Fruit to Root, Medea Electronique’s Interactive Archive of New Media Art is…

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