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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.
Excerpts from IICSI’s 2016 Improviser-in-Residence Kid Koala’s conversation with Mark V. Campbell (Ryerson University), during the 2016 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium.
This short video documents the culminating performance of the 2017 Guelph and Cambridge Drum Clubs directed by Richard Burrows and in partnership with KidsAbility.
IICSI’s Stories of Impact are a new series exploring IICSI’s research and the wide-ranging impacts. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of KidsAbility and IICSI’s partnership, filmmaker Erin MacIndoe Sproule created this short film exploring the impact of this program on Talia, a participant of Play Who You Are over many years.
IICSI’s Stories of Impact are a new series exploring IICSI’s research and the wide-ranging impacts. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of KidsAbility and IICSI’s partnership, filmmaker Dawn Matheson created this short film exploring the impact of this program on Katy, a participant of Play Who You Are over many years.
Composer by Navid Navab discusses his thoughts and processes behind Practices of Everyday Life | Cooking, his synaesthetic performance organized around a chef, an enchanted kitchenette, and sonified ingredients.
In the summer of 2016, the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI), with support from the Musagetes Foundation and the Chawkers Foundation, mounted the inaugural session of a bilingual improvised music camp entitled Musical Improvisation at Land’s End / Coin-du-Banc en Folie! in Coin-du-Banc, in the Gaspésie region of Québec. [includes the 2016 film trailer]
Call and Response is part two, of a two part series about the 2015 Play Who You Are camp, hosted by Rainbow Programs for Children at the University of Guelph, and facilitated by pianist/improviser/student music therapist Laura Stinson.
Refuge was an arts-based inquiry into the history and ongoing significance of the underground railway and the struggles and legacies of freedom seekers.
Improvisation, Philosophy, and Listening was a panel presented during the 2013 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium.
The panel: Transcultural Encounters and Mixed Media was presented during the 2013 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium.