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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Voices Found: Free Jazz and Singing

Voices Found: Free Jazz and Singing is a new title in Routledge’s Transnational Studies in Jazz series and the culmination of Dr. Chris Tonelli’s postdoctoral work with the IICSI. It pieces together a history of free jazz voice that spans from sound poetry and scat in the 1950s to the more recent wave of free jazz choirs.

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KidsAbility Drum Club 2019

A short video documenting the highlights of the final performance of the Spring 2019 Drum Clubs at George Luscombe Theatre, with Drum Club Director Richard Burrows.

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Douglas R. Ewart’s Crepuscule: Stories of Impact

 Edited by Ajay Heble Douglas R. Ewart’s Crepuscule: Stories of Impact features: essays and reflections by Michael Collins, Jeannette Hicks and Brian Lefrense, and Ed Sarath; an interview with Ewart by Ajay Heble; Ewart’s artist statement about the evolving energy that is Crepuscule; and throughout the pages are photographs from Crepuscule – Guelph – the culminating event of Ewart’s 2015-16 residency in Guelph’s Arboretum, and the subsequent participatory, multi-site, mixed-media exhibition Douglas R. Ewart’s Crepuscule at the Robert Langen Art Gallery at Wilfrid Laurier University.

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Insubordinate Spaces

Insubordinate Spaces: Improvisation and Accompaniment for Social Justice is from the Insubordinate Spaces series, edited by George Lipsitz – a home for books that resist and rethink the increasingly outsized power market forces wield over public and private life and over the rules and assumptions of scholarly investigation and discourse.

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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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