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Thinking Spaces 2022: “Why Music Festivals Now? Ellen Waterman and Ajay Heble in Conversation”

This Thinking Spaces session, “Why Music Festivals Now?: Ellen Waterman and Ajay Heble In Conversation,” took place on April 21, 2022. Description: Festival studies has become a vital and growing field of research that draws insights from cultural studies, music, sociology, anthropology, ecology, geography, and history, among others. It has arguably emerged as a discipline…

Reflection – Freddie Stone: Musical Phenomenologist

This reflection was written by Bob Wiseman, and appeared in the April 2022 edition of the ImprovNotes newsletter. It was in Toronto in the 1980s. I was searching for meaning and understanding in my pianistic improvisations. There was no Youtube, no internet. Today, I can watch footage of Freddie Stone in the late 60s on…

Big Ideas In Improvisation 2021: Fred Moten and Vijay Iyer in Conversation

On May 28th, 2021, IICSI and Musagetes presented the inaugural Big Ideas in Improvisation lecture, “Fred Moten and Vijay Iyer: in Conversation.” This online event brought these two artistic visionaries, social activists, and MacArthur “Genius” award winners together for an evening of provocative and inspiring dialogue. Iyer and Moten shared their perspectives on the concept…

“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.

Team Interviews: Lisa Lorenzino

IICSI researcher Lisa Lorenzino talks about her work and its relation to improvisation at the IICSI team gathering in Guelph, ON.

Team Interviews: Kristin Harris Walsh

IICSI researcher Kristin Harris Walsh talks about her work and its relation to improvisation at the IICSI team gathering in Guelph, ON.

Team Interviews: Linda Hawkins

IICSI associate Linda Hawkins talks about her work and its relation to improvisation at the IICSI team gathering in Guelph, ON.

Team Interviews: Mack Furlong

IICSI associate Mack Furlong talks about his work and its relation to improvisation at the IICSI team gathering in Guelph, ON.

Team Interviews: Ione Lewis

IICSI associate Ione Lewis talks about her work and its relation to improvisation at the IICSI team gathering in Guelph, ON.