Students

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Jake Faraday

Jake Faraday is an experienced electronics improviser. He is active as a member of Noice and has recorded with Jing Xia. Jake’s doctoral research concerns the affective labour of sound technicians in Cirque du Soleil and the political economy of sound in this international arts corporation. Jake gave papers at the Canadian Society for Traditional…

Jing Xia

Jing Xia is developing an improvisational practice as a guzheng player as part of her PhD dissertation work on Chinese instrumentalists in diaspora, and has performed many times in St. John’s. She worked closely with Mei Han and François Houle during their artist-in-residencies. In spring 2018, she has recorded a CD with postdoctoral fellow Teresa…

Daniel Neill

Daniel Neill is working on improvisation in pedal steel guitar as part of his doctoral research. He gave a well-received paper at the annual meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology (Denver) in October 2017. A jazz drummer, Daniel also performed with IICSI-MUN improvising artists in residence Mei Han and François Houle. In 2018 he has…

Ellen McCutcheon

Ellen McCutcheon is a Masters student currently assisting with video documentation of Improvising Spaces projects and interview transcriptions.

Christian Dauble

Christian Dauble is a Masters Student who assisted with video documentation of Improvising Spaces projects and interview transcriptions.

Alison Clarke

Alison Clarke continues to serve as the AUMI secretary, coordinating and minuting regular Skype meetings and keeping our Facebook page up to date.

Carey West

Carey West is a vocalist and educator whose professional experience motivates her research. She is interested in questions surrounding voice, agency and improvisation. Her MA thesis focuses on best practices and liberatory experiences during extended vocal technique and sound singing workshops. She is also interested in the work of teachers as influential cultural agents and…

Muhammad Saiful Islam

Muhammad Saiful Islam is doing his MA (Thesis Option) at the School of English and Theatre Studies in the University of Guelph. He holds MA in English Literature and BA (Honours) in English from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Saif was a Lecturer at the Department of English in King Khalid University (KKU), Saudi Arabia.…

Christopher Worden

Chris Worden is a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Guelph. His MA Sociology thesis research, also conducted at Guelph, was an analysis of social media discourse surrounding an allegation of sexual violence in New York City’s avant-garde music scene. His PhD research concerns issues of diversity and cultural justice in the curatorial…

Rosalie Fortin Choquette

Rosalie is a student from Montreal, currently completing her 4th year in French Studies at the University of Guelph. She is passionate about literature and translation, and would love to work in that field in the future.