June 2017, Short Takes…
From the June 2017 Edition of Improv Notes
… Berkeley-based writer and cultural critic Kofi Natambu is the editor of Sound Projections, an online magazine with the mandate of spotlighting “the very best in contemporary creative music in this creative timezone NOW (the one we’re living in) as well as that of the historical past.” Recent issues feature such artists as Albert Ayler, Vi Redd, and Lightnin’ Hopkins
… Tuition-free Music Improvisation Workshops for ages 6-11 and 12-17 are offered this summer in Grinnell, Iowa, by IICSI research associate Mark Laver, an Assistant Professor of Music at Grinnell College
… Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area and Musagetes presented Kimberly Drew, social media manager for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, as part of the Big Ideas in Art and Culture lecture series at the Walper Hotel in Kitchener on Saturday, June 3. Drew is the creator of the popular Tumblr blog “Black Contemporary Art,” and of the internationally recognized Instagram @museummammy
… A boon to researchers in every discipline will be the recent U.S. Library of Congress posting of 25 million of its records available for free access online. The bibliographic data sets, like digital library cards, cover music, books, maps, manuscripts, and more.