Guelph Jazz Festival & Colloquium 2015
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.
A Plenary Panel: Arts-Based Community Making, moderated by Elizabeth Jackson, IICSI’s Community Engagement Officer at the 2015 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium: Among the People: Arts, Improvisation, and Well-Being. Speaking on the panel is Jo-Ann Episkenew (University of Regina), John Semple (Women’s College Hospital), Laura Stinson (Wilfred Laurier University), and Shawn Van Sluys (Musagetes).
Composer, band leader, saxophonist, sound experimentalist and mixed-media practitioner Matana Roberts, talks the need for a language of fearlessness, the need artists have for each other and the improvisation involved in being an artist at Among the People Art, Improvisation & Well-Being at the 2015 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium.
IICSI hosted the panel showcase Regina Improvisation Studies Centre: Improvisation, Community, Indigineity at the 2015 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium. The panel was moderated by Patrick Case, the director of the Human Rights and Equity Office of the University of Guelph.
During the 2015 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium Evan Parker was interviewed by Kevin McNeilly as a keynote presentation.
During the 2015 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium, Improvisor-In-Residence 2015/16, Douglas R. Ewart was interviewed by Ajay Heble. Ewart discussed his long term project Crepuscule, ideas for his residency in Guelph, Ontario and his journey to and the practice of improvisation.