Improvisation

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“Sounds that Emerge from You”

“Sounds that Emerge from You” is an interview with musician and writer David Lee, conducted by IICSI Research Paul Watkins about what led Lee to improvised music.

Improvisation and Arts Education in Uganda

A short interview with Allen Tush Naturinda about the role of improvisation in the transformative art workshops for youth in Uganda.

Voices Found: Free Jazz and Singing

Voices Found: Free Jazz and Singing is a new title in Routledge’s Transnational Studies in Jazz series and the culmination of Dr. Chris Tonelli’s postdoctoral work with the IICSI. It pieces together a history of free jazz voice that spans from sound poetry and scat in the 1950s to the more recent wave of free jazz choirs.

Digital Incubator

The Digital Incubator sessions (June 25-July 2, 2018) at the Sonic Ars Research Centre, in Queens University Belfast brought together researchers from across the ImprovEnabled project and focused on accessibility and strengths-based approaches to disabilities.

Douglas R. Ewart’s Crepuscule: Stories of Impact

 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.

Insubordinate Spaces

Insubordinate Spaces: Improvisation and Accompaniment for Social Justice is from the Insubordinate Spaces series, edited by George Lipsitz – a home for books that resist and rethink the increasingly outsized power market forces wield over public and private life and over the rules and assumptions of scholarly investigation and discourse.

Thinking-In-The-Making: A Conversation About Practice-Based Methodologies & Collaborations

Thinking-In-The-Making: A Conversation About Practice-Based Methodologies & Collaborations with the IICSI’s 2018-2019 postdoctoral fellows, Dr. Leila Qashu & Dr. Teresa Connors. Dr. Leila Qashu (McGill University) presented on her current collaborative/participatory multimedia project with young Arsi Oromo women in Ethiopia which explores their challenges and strategies for social change in her talk :  Participatory/Collaborative and…

University of Regina iPad Orchestra

The University of Regina iPad Orchestra project aims to explore the potential for engaging with the Apple iPad as a teaching and learning device in the area of music composition and performance. Following on from “Improvisation Methodologies in Creative Technologies,” this ongoing research examines the usefulness and potential for improvisation in mobile device orchestras, focussing…

ImprovEnabled

ImprovEnabled started from the premise that people living with FASD are the experts on FASD, and hold artistic and imaginative potential to harness unique improvisation skills such as impulse, imaginative narrative, and spontaneity.

Flatland Scratch

The Flatland Scratch Series and Interactive Media and Performance (IMP) Labs Community Hours is a practice-based research program led by Dr. Charity Marsh, Canada Research Chair, at the University of Regina. The Labs are open to communities three nights a week, and have a range of DJ and music equipment, staffed by graduate and undergraduate…