Research Library

As part of our commitment to making our work and outputs accessible, and to generate further dialogue on the issues we explore, IICSI has created an online Research Library. Here you will find a range of pieces including films, articles, think pieces, and interviews. Please use the search function or browse, and check back again as this library will be updated regularly.

Research outcomes related to the Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice project (2007-2013) are available in the ICASP Research Collection.

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Thinking-In-The-Making: A Conversation About Practice-Based Methodologies & Collaborations

Thinking-In-The-Making: A Conversation About Practice-Based Methodologies & Collaborations with the IICSI’s 2018-2019 postdoctoral fellows, Dr. Leila Qashu & Dr. Teresa Connors. Dr. Leila Qashu (McGill University) presented on her current collaborative/participatory multimedia project with young Arsi Oromo women in Ethiopia which explores their challenges and strategies for social change in her talk :  Participatory/Collaborative and…

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Intents and Purposes: Philosophy and the Aesthetics of Improvisation

Intents and Purposes uses a series of case studies to challenge assumptions about what defines a musical work and musical performance, seeking to go beyond philosophical and aesthetic templates from Western classical music to foreground the distinctive practices and aesthetics of jazz.

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Open Waters Festival 2019 – Improvisation Concert & Talk Back

Five improvisors from different genres playing together for the first time, performing a collective improvisation, featuring: Simon Docking (piano), Andrew MacKelvie (saxophone), Toni Pigot (voice), Evan Syliboy (guitar) and Taral Naik (tabla). The audience was invited to question the performers about the music played and the outcome.

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Artist Panel: Voice and Song in Creative Music (GJFC 2018)

From the the 2018 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium : Hovering at the Edge: Words, Music, Sound, and Song Moderated by IICSI researcher Kevin McNeilly, 2018 Guelph Jazz Festival artists: saxophonist Darius Jones joined collaborating vocalist Amirtha Kidambi, and band leader Thanya Iyer for a rare opportunity of knowledge transfer on a panel with a unique…

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KidsAbility Drum Club Holiday Performance 2018

The Guelph and Cambridge KidsAbility Drum Clubs performing: Another One Bites the Dust” and “Whatcha Gonna Do With All That Funk” at the 2018 holiday performance with Drum Club Director Richard Burrows.

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Journey to Inclusion Training with Improvisor Rich Marsella

Camp staff learn improvisation and inclusive music-making techniques as part of the annual Journey to Inclusion training sponsored by the City of Guelph, KidsAbility, and Supporting Kids in Camp.

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Integrated Ecologies

[email protected] and Improvising Spaces hosted Shoptalk + Module 1 with Australian based composer, technologist and saxophonist Benjamin Carey, Dr. Ellen Waterman and IICSI postdoctoral researcher Dr. Teresa Connors.

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Sounding the City – Guelph 2018

Sounding The City – Guelph 003 is the accompanying publication for the IICSI/Musagetes 2018 Improvisers-in-Residence Jen Reimer and Max Stein’s culminating eponymous residency project and exhibition held at the Boarding House Gallery in September 2018.

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Pourquoi je suis ici / Why I’m Here (full doc)

In Why I’m Here, director João França provides a glimpse into a magical world where musicians of diverse ages and abilities come together in an inclusive and supportive environment to explore the possibilities of improvisational collaborations.

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Triple Bill Interview & Performance, Open Ears Fest 2018

The Open Ears Festival 2018 featured a Triple Bill curated by Ben Grossman with performers: Ballantyne/Harms Duo, Sound of the Mountain, and Nakamura/Taxt Duo, about their practice and the role of improvisation in their work.

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