The IICSI is delighted to present a reading and improvised musical performance that will pay tribute to artistic freedom and collaboration for the opening event of the Eden Mills Writer’s Festival: In Conversation: Marina Endicott and Guy Gavriel Kay happening September 6, 2019 at the Guelph Arboretum.
Former IICSI Postdoctoral Fellow Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning, an Anishinaabe contemporary artist, is co-curator for an upcoming exhibition at the Guelph Civic Museum. Into the Light: Eugenics and Education in Southern Ontario examines local histories and the ongoing legacies of racial “betterment” thinking in Southern Ontario—a movement that de-humanized and disappeared those who did not fit the normative middle-class lives of white, able-bodied settlers.
IICSI Researcher Cecil Foster is the ImprovNotes artist of the month!
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…
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.”
Shorts Takes from the July 2019 edition of ImprovNotes, the IICSI’s monthly newsletter.
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.
ImprovNotes Short Takes June 2019 – Call for participants! Toronto Symposium / Gathering, Spontaneous Acts in Jazz & Culture & Improvisation in Rural Ontario.
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.
IICSI Postdoctoral Fellow, Teresa Connors’ exhibition Patterns opens Friday, April 26 at rOGUE Gallery in St. John’s Newfoundland!