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.
The Plenary Panel, Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice: Research Results Showcase was presented during the 2013 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium. Moderator: Ellen Waterman (Faculty of Music, Memorial University of Newfoundland) Georgina Born (Faculty of Music, University of Oxford, UK), Improvisation and Social Aesthetics David Lametti (Faculty of Law, McGill University), Improvisation, Law, and Justice George…
Ancient to the Future: Myth, Technology, and Community was a panel presented as part of the 2013 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium.
Lotería del Sotavento, Sonido del Sototempo | Free Fandango (Mexico, Ontario) was presented as part of the 2013 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium.
Jazz Futures: A Bridge to the Unknown (USA / Norway / Ontario) was presented as part of the 2013 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium.
The Transcultural Encounters and Mixed Media panel was moderated by Nick Loesswas and presented as part of the 2013 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium.
When Rivers Meet was the culminating performance of Dong-Won Kim’s residency as Improviser-in-Residence (2014) that took place at the River Run Centre in Guelph, Ontario. It featured the Guelph Symphony Orchestra conducted by Judith Yan; the Guelph Youth Jazz Ensemble directed by Brent Rowan; musicians Jeff Bird, Daniel Fischlin, and Lewis Melville; dancer Georgia Simms; and storyteller Ben Grossman. A fully bilingual (English/Korean) 2-CD recording was released in October 2015 by Barcode Free Music and features large-scale group improvisations, traditional storytelling, intercultural musical forms, dance interludes, and even audience participation.
John Corbett presented “We Are In the Future: Fifteen Thoughts on the Next Phase” as a keynote address at the 2014 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium.
Other Stories: Sounding the Future was a workshop/improvised performance from the 2014 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium, featuring musicians Dong-Won Kim (2014 Improviser-in-Residence, South Korea), Dana Reason (Host), Ben Grossman (Guelph, ON), Matt Brubeck (Guelph, ON), Gary Diggins (Guelph, ON), and Paul Cram (Halifax, Nova Scotia).
IICSI researcher Lisa Lorenzino talks about her work and its relation to improvisation at the IICSI team gathering in Guelph, ON.
IICSI researcher Kristin Harris Walsh talks about her work and its relation to improvisation at the IICSI team gathering in Guelph, ON.