An AUMI book is in the works!

Call for Book Chapters of All Shapes and Sizes! Improvising across Abilities: Pauline Oliveros and the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument. Share your research, experiences, and stories about the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument (AUMI) in this collaborative volume.

Improv Notes Short Takes from February 2018

Short Takes from the February 2018 Improv Notes.

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Coin du Banc en Folie / Musical Improvisation At Land’s End at the Toronto Short Film Festival

Kimber Sider’s short film, Coin du Banc en Folie / Musical Improvisation At Land’s End, will be screening March 13th at the Toronto Short Film Festival.


Short Takes, January 2018

Your monthly does of Short Takes – the recent happenings in the world of improvisation, from the January 2018 edition of Improv Notes.

Il-Dong Bae

The Story of Sim Cheong: a p’ansori concert

We are extremely excited to co-present with Musagetes, The Story of Sim Cheong: A daughter and her blind father – a p’ansori concert at the ArtsEverywhere Festival 2018!


December 2017, Improv Notes Short Takes

Short Takes appears monthly in the IICSI newsletter Improv Notes Improv Notes is edited and written by David Lee and assembled by administrative assistant Rachel Collins. If you have anything improvisation related that you would like included in the newsletter, please send an email to [email protected]       Canadian improvisers overseas: a November tour…

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Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning, 2017-18 IICSI postdoctoral fellow

The IICSI is pleased to welcome Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning as an IICSI postdoctoral fellow for the 2017-18 academic year.

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“That’s Just Indians Being Indians” – photographs

Photographs of Improviser-in-Residence, Kade L. Twist and collaborators, Priya Shah, Jeji Varghese, Madhur Anand, Cherish Blood, Lacey Hill and Heather Majaury, performing “That’s Just Indians Being Indians.”

Ajay Heble – In The Ontarian

Ajay Heble receives $2 million to build an “ImprovLab” at University of Guelph – article in The Ontarian.

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2017 Improviser-in-Residence Kade. L Twist

Poet and interdisciplinary artist Kade. L Twist is the 2017 IICSI & Musagetes Improviser-in-Residence. During his time in Guelph, Kade will be working with members of the Indian and Indigenous communities to workshop and create a score for a collaborative vocal performance that will premiere at Silence, 46 Essex Street in Guelph on Friday December 8th from 7-9 pm.

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