April 2018 Short Takes
… Short Takes from the April 2018 edition of the Improv Notes newletter.
As of October 2014, 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 email [email protected].
….. For the McMichael Canadian Art Scotiabank CONTACT Photography exhibition …Everything Remains Raw: Photographing Toronto’s Hip Hop Culture from Analogue to Digital, IICSI researcher Mark V. Campbell, guest curator of this exhibition, is creating monthly playlists to accompany the exhibition.
His April 2018 remix is streaming on SoundCloud.
….. The 23rd annual Vision Festival will be held at Roulette in Brooklyn from May 23-28, featuring Archie Shepp, Roscoe Mitchell, Mary Halvorson, Matthew Shipp and Jaimie Branch, and a trio comprised of trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, pianist Kris Davis, and drummer Tyshawn Sorey. The live performances will be preceded by a day of film screenings on May 21, including Echo (Michael Lucio Sternbach’s new 30-minute documentary on Dave Burrell), Cecil Taylor À Paris—Les Grandes Répétitions (1966), and Sunny’s Time Now—A Portrait of Jazz Drummer Sunny Murray (2008). For more information, visit the festival website.
….. The 2018 annual conference of the Canadian Association for Theatre Research will be held Tuesday May 29th, through Friday June 1st in Kingston, Ontario. The conference is hosted by the Dan School of Drama and Music at the incomparable Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. This year, one of the conference’s keynote speakers will be IICSI postdoctoral researcher Dolleen R. Tisawii’ashii Manning.
….. The University of Padua, Italy, is offering a “Winter School” April 23-27 called “Educating to silence in the river soundscape,” The location is Ca’ Bonelli – a farm in the heart of Po River delta, and faculty include Canadian teacher / improvisers Ajay Heble and Francois Houle.
….. Upcoming improvising performances in South Western Ontario include Mercury – Lori Freedman (clarinets) and Nic Caloia (double bass), playing music by Malcolm Goldstein, Pierre-Yves Martel, Rainer Wiens, and Martin Arnold, on Thursday, April 26 at The Spice Factory in Hamilton with Eschaton (Connor Bennett & Aaron Hutchinson). On Sunday April 29, Mercury performs at The Music Gallery in Toronto on a bill with saxophonist Joe McPhee and Rimouski/Montreal free improvisers Not The Music (aka Éric Normand & Philippe Lauzier).