Cecil Foster

Artist of the Month: Cecil Foster

IICSI Researcher Cecil Foster is the ImprovNotes artist of the month!

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A series of public concerts in the Gaspésie region

The International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation will be presenting a series of public concerts and events as part of our two initiatives in the Gaspésie region this summer: Musical Improvisation at Land’s End (MILE) summer camp and the Summer Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation. Returning for its fourth edition, MILE camp this…

George Lewis

IICSI Researcher Wins Doris Duke Award

IICSI researcher George E. Lewis has been granted a Doris Duke Artist Award “as a composer and trombonist whose audacious experimentalism has pushed both jazz and contemporary classical music forward.”

Short Takes – ImprovNotes July 2019

Shorts Takes from the July 2019 edition of ImprovNotes, the IICSI’s monthly newsletter.

Ajay Heble granted Honorary Doctorate in Mexico City by 17, Institute of Critical Studies

17, Institute of Critical Studies, in Mexico City, Mexico, awarded an Honorary Doctorate to Canadian jazz musician, University of Guelph professor and IICSI Director Dr. Ajay Heble.

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Short Takes – ImprovNotes June 2019

ImprovNotes Short Takes June 2019 – Call for participants! Toronto Symposium / Gathering, Spontaneous Acts in Jazz & Culture & Improvisation in Rural Ontario.

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Agile Futures at Western Front

Agile Futures: Approaching Improvisation, takes place June 22-23 during the opening weekend of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival at the Western Front, one of Canada’s leading artist-run centres for contemporary art and new music. 

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IICSI postdoc Teresa Connors at rOGUE Gallery

IICSI Postdoctoral Fellow, Teresa Connors’ exhibition Patterns opens Friday, April 26 at rOGUE Gallery in St. John’s Newfoundland!  


Short Takes – ImprovNotes April 2019

ImprovNotes Short Takes : Canadians in Europe, Pauline Oliveros: Still Listening in Kingston, Dædalus: Why Jazz Still Matters and the new journal Jazz Education in Research and Practice.


ImprovNotes March 2019 Short Takes

Short Takes news from the March 2019 edition of ImprovNotes, the IICSI’s monthly newsletter.

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