ellen watermann

Ellen Waterman at Carleton

The School for Studies in Art and Culture at Carleton University is pleased to announce the January 2019 appointment of Ellen Waterman as the first Helmut Kallmann Chair for Music in Canada.

PR Sounding the city project

IICSI and Musagetes launch Sounding the City with Jen Reimer & Max Stein, 2018 Improvisers-in-Residence

Join us for the launch reception at 5pm on Wednesday, September 12th at Boarding House Arts, 6 Dublin Street, Guelph, ON. The exhibition will present the year-long project and provide maps to site-based installations happening throughout the weekend of the Guelph Jazz Festival, in various locations around the city of Guelph.

august 2018 improv notes

August 2018 Short takes!

From the August 2018 edition of our Improv Notes newsletter.


IICSI Researcher Gillian Siddall at ECUAD

IICSI team member Gillian Siddall has become the new President and Vice Chancellor of Vancouver’s Emily Carr University of Art and Design (ECUAD). Dr. Siddall (PhD English, University of Western Ontario) is stepping down from her role as Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities at Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, in order to begin at ECUAD September 1.

why i'm here title screen image

Pourquoi je suis ici / Why I’m Here to premiere at the Festival Les Percéides!

In this poetic exploration of sound, silence, movement, and place, 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 (music, dance, and visual art).

gjfc 2018 small graphic

Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium Emerging Scholars Program

Inspired by an initiative developed by our friends and colleagues at the ArtsEverywhere Festival, and in partnership with the University of Guelph, the Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium invites students and community members to join the Colloquium’s Emerging Scholars Program.

Improv Notes June 2018

June 2018 Short Takes

Short Takes from the June 2018 issue of Improv Notes!


Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning: Off the Cuff: Mnidoo Infinity Squeezed Through Finite Modulations

Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning: Off the Cuff: Mnidoo Infinity Squeezed Through Finite Modulations

Brent Hayes Edwards

Announcing the Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium

Hovering at the Edge: Words, Music, Sound, and Song is the theme of this year’s Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium. Hosted by IICSI in partnership with the Guelph Jazz Festival, the University of Guelph, and the Art Gallery of Guelph, the Colloquium will run September 12-15. The Colloquium will feature curated panels, speakers, and performances, with participants riffing on the interplay among words, music, sound, and song.

PWYA at GJF2017

Think Piece: Are dissonances and group agreement compatible?

Read the latest Think Piece in our online Research Library, “Are dissonances and group agreement compatible?” on the IICSI’s Play Who You Are program

Search News by:

Engage with IICSI on Twitter.