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.

Recipes for Life Cookbook

In 2015/16, IICSI and partners DodoLab and Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington worked together on a project called “Recipe for Life.” Recipe for Life brought a group of newcomers and other Guelph residents together to eat delicious food, to appreciate the role of food in their lives and identities, and to discuss ways that improvisation can help in adapting…

Improvising with Community: An Evaluation of a Community Vocal Improvisation Program

This report presents the findings of a program evaluation of vocal improvisation programming offered in Guelph from March to June 2014. The program consisted of a series of vocal improvisation workshops open to any interested participants, a symposium on vocal improvisation that was also open to the public, and a final public performance by workshop members. The program was developed and implemented by Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice (ICASP) postdoctoral fellow Chris Tonelli.

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Play Who You Are 2015: Call and Response (Part Two)

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.

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Refuge

Refuge was an arts-based inquiry into the history and ongoing significance of the underground railway and the struggles and legacies of freedom seekers.

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Panel: Improvisation, Philosophy, and Listening (GJFC 2013)

Improvisation, Philosophy, and Listening was a panel presented during the 2013 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium.

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Panel: Transcultural Encounters and Mixed Media (GJFC 2013)

The panel: Transcultural Encounters and Mixed Media was presented during the 2013 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium.

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Panel: Musical Radicalism and Social Activism (GJFC 2013)

The Musical Radicalism and Social Activism panel was presented during the 2013 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium.

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Panel: Improvising Community and the Classroom (GJFC 2013)

The panel: Improvising Community and the Classroom, was presented during the 2013 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium.

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Panel: Rhythm Changes: Jazz Cultures and European Identities (GJFC 2013)

Rhythm Changes: Jazz Cultures and European Identities was a panel presented during the 2013 Guelph jazz Festival Colloquium.

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Workshop performance, In Other Spaces: Improvising Interventions (GJFC 2013)

The workshop performance, In Other Spaces: Improvising Interventions (USA / Brazil / Quebec / Ontario), was part of the 2013 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium.

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