Improvisation

Theme

Integrated Ecologies

On November 3, [email protected] and Improvising Spaces hosted Shoptalk + Module 1 with Australian based composer, technologist and saxophonist Benjamin Carey. Streaming live from Sydney, Carey gave a presentation about his computer improvisation system _derivations, which is designed for cumulative solo instrument interactivity. Shoptalk + Module 1 provided the opportunity for MUN Music faculty, students,…

Voices Found: Free Jazz & Singing

A collection of materials composed of interviews with improvising vocalists collected during and after Dr. Chris Tonelli’s time as a postdoctoral researcher with the Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice project and the IICSI.

Pourquoi je suis ici / Why I’m Here (full doc)

In Why I’m Here, director João França provides a glimpse into a magical world where musicians of diverse ages and abilities come together in an inclusive and supportive environment to explore the possibilities of improvisational collaborations.

Triple Bill Interview & Performance, Open Ears Fest 2018

The Open Ears Festival 2018 featured a Triple Bill curated by Ben Grossman with performers: Ballantyne/Harms Duo, Sound of the Mountain, and Nakamura/Taxt Duo, about their practice and the role of improvisation in their work.

Currents interactive audiovisual installations at Sound Symposium XIX

Currents is one of several interactive audiovisual installations in development by IICSI postdoc Teresa Connors that explores the environment of Newfoundland. Emerging from a meshwork of materials that includes ocean data-sets, live streamed wind data, a heart rate monitor and audiovisual material captured off the east coast of Newfoundland, Currents combines these expressive actants to explore nonlinear processes within an immersive experience.

Pourquoi je suis ici / Why I’m Here (trailer)

In Why I’m Here, director João França provides a glimpse into a magical world where musicians of diverse ages and abilities come together in an inclusive and supportive environment to explore the possibilities of improvisational collaborations.

Wolf Lake Tones – highlights reel

Watch the highlights of Wolf Lake Tones – a night of improvisational exploration of the interconnection between the human and the non-human, between language and the environment that happened May 18, 2018 at Silence in Guelph.

Wolf Lake Tones – full event documentation

On May 18, 2018 at Silence Guelph, poets Madhur Anand, Gary Barwin, and Phil Hall were joined by musicians David Lee (double bass), and Georgia Urban (saw), as well as singers Megan De Roover, Shannon Kingsbury, Brian Lefresne, Liane Miedema, Sue Smith, and Carey West (all as voices of birds), for an improvisational exploration of the interconnection between the human and the non-human, between language and the environment.

The Liquid Arts Project: Exploring Live Painting & Mentorship

A short documentary about the Liquid Art Project featuring artists, community partners, and researchers from Regina discussing mentorship, live painting, and community-engaged research.

Musical Improvisation at Land’s End/ Coin-du-Banc en Folie (Official Selection)

Watch the short documentary Musical Improvisation at Land’s End/ Coin-du-Banc en Folie. In August 2016, seven participants, with artists-in-residence François Houle, Kathy Kennedy and Jesse Stewart, explored the possibilities of improvised music in the stimulating setting of Coin-du-Banc, Quebec.