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Thinking Spaces, the Guelph ICASP Reading Group returns Sept 27.

We’ll kick-off this year’s events with a visit from vocal improviser, composer, & sound poet, Tomomi Adachi (see below for more information). This opening event will happen at an irregular time & place: 10 Carden (www.10carden.ca), 8-10pm. We will follow this kick-off event with our first regular meeting, Friday Oct 11, 3-5. At that meeting…

CFP: TACET

This next issue of TACET seeks to address these different points from an interdisciplinary perspective and to bring together an ensemble of studies (cross-disciplinary, general or focusing on the analysis of specific cases), examining sound space through the multiple problems which represent it and seek to define it. Among these focal points are: the strategies…

CFP Deadline: “Sound Changes: Improvisation, Social Practice, and Cultural Difference”

As part of Duke University Press’s Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice Series, two volumes of which have already been published, this volume proposes an enhanced, interdisciplinary understanding of improvisation as a multivalent, global social practice found within and across different cultural and historical contexts, different national sites and traditions. Books in this new series generally posit…

Musagetes Guelph Café – September 25-28, 2013

Performances / Workshops / Live Music / Discussions / Debates All events are free! Find the full program of events here. With performances, workshops, live music, discussions, hands-on publishing, outdoor interventions, debates, and a neighbourhood audio zine, the Café will focus on co-creating, bridge-building across communities, and recognizing alternative social spaces. Here is what we’ll…

Photo Recap: Guelph Jazz Festival Continues to Inspire at 20

The 20th Anniversary of the Guelph Jazz Festival and Colloquium was another resounding success. Over the last twenty years the Festival has burgeoned from what Artistic Director Ajay Heble describes as “very modest origins into a vital social-purpose enterprise.” It has become an inclusive meeting place where enthusiasts of creative, innovative jazz and improvised music…

ImprovNotes September 2013 Artist of the Month: Dawn of Midi

Dawn of Midi is an instrumental trio from Brooklyn comprised of pianist Amino Belyamani, bassist Aakaash Israni, and percussionist Qasim Naqvi. They make minimalist dance music that sounds as if their instruments are run through a digital midi interface. In actuality, all that is being played and heard is acoustic piano, drums, and standup bass.…

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