August 2018 Short takes!
From the August 2018 issue of 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 email [email protected].
>>> How does language map the environment and how does the environment map language? Wolf Lake Tones, a multimedia performance held at Silence (Guelph) in May, addressed this question with the work of poets Madhur Anand, Gary Barwin, and Phil Hall, with musicians David Lee (cello), and Georgia Urban (saw), and singers Megan De Roover, Shannon Kingsbury, Brian Lefresne, Liane Miedema, Sue Smith, and Carey West (as voices of birds), as part of the multimedia presentation Wolf Lake Tones. Here is the highlight reel from that night, videography and digital editing by Jackson Klie. Visit our online Research Library for the full-length documentation of Wolf Lake Tones.
>>> In Kingston, New York, a ceremony was held on August 3rd to unveil the Pauline Oliveros Interpretive Sign at the city’s Deep Listening Plaza on a portion of the Broadway Commons property on Broadway in Midtown. Last year, the Broadway Commons Council voted to rename the site in memory of longtime Kingston resident Oliveros (1932-2016), a proponent of electronic music, improvisation, and what she termed “deep listening,” a “process and practice of expanding inclusive listening and intensifying exclusive listening.”
>>> News from the Improvising Musicians of Ottawa (IMOO): Returning after a three year absence, IMOO Fest 2018 will present three days of jazz and improvised music at multiple venues across Ottawa, from September 21-23, featuring Satoko Fujii and Natsuki Tamura as weekend Artists in Residence, as well as Adam Saikaley; Craig Pedersen Quartet; IMOO String Quartet; Petr Cancura & Jesse Stewart; Nick Fraser New Quartet; This Is It! ft. Satoko Fujii, Natsuki Tamura & Takashi Itani; David Mott & Jesse Stewart; Linsey Wellman Solo; and the IMOO Orchestra directed by Satoko Fujii.