The next meeting of the Thinking Spaces Reading Group and Speakers Series will occur Thursday November 21, from 8-10 pm in the Mackinnon building on the University of Guelph campus in room 103. We will continue our theme of “Improvisation and Community Music Making” by exploring the topic “Improvisational Methods and Choral Communities.” We will be joined by Christine Duncan (vocal improviser and conductor of the Element Choir), Dr. Gerard Yun (improviser, choral conductor at Conrad Grebel University College and Wilfred…Find out more »
Vous êtes invités a participer à une conférence-contée avec Stéphanie Bénéteau, jeudi, le 13 mars 2014 de 5 à 7 heures. Stéphanie est conteuse de renommée internationale. En plus de séduire son public avec ses contes, elle anime des ateliers à travers le monde. Pour cette conférence Stéphanie fera une démonstration de son art et discutera des outils du métier. Merveilleuse, elle vous ensorcellera dès la première phrase! Le prix d'entrée est une contribution volontaire ($5 suggéré). Pour de plus…Find out more »
Friday, November 20th, 3-5 pm University of Guelph, MacKinnon 303 FREE AND OPEN TO ALL The next session of Thinking Spaces: The Improvisation Reading Group and Speaker Series will be held this Friday, November 20th. Please join us for a screening and discussion of the 2009 documentary Amplified Gesture. Directed by Phil Hopkins, this film illuminates the journeys and philosophies of an international group of improvisers and experimental musicians such as Evan Parker, Otomo Yoshihide, Keith Rowe, Eddie Prévost, Toshimaru Nakamura, and…Find out more »
Thinking Spaces Series: Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky and the Rise of Jazz Experimentalism in East Germany, Guelph ON
“Like a Cry You Wanted to Answer”: Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky and the Rise of Jazz Experimentalism in East Germany – A Talk by Harald Kisiedu University of Guelph, MacKinnon Building Room 234 Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky The School of Languages and Literatures and the History Department Public Lecture Series present Harald Kisiedu, “Like A Cry You Wanted to Answer“: Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky and the Emergence of Jazz Experimentalism in East Germany. Harald Kisiedu is a historical musicologist who specializes in twentieth-century music. His dissertation is entitled…Find out more »
On Saturday, May 14, IICSI Improviser in Residence Douglas R. Ewart and Community Orchestra Inventions will present the Canadian premiere of Ewart’s community-involved performance piece Crepuscule. Since its Minneapolis debut in 1993, Crepuscule has evolved from its original incarnation—as an orchestra with a relatively passive audience—into an orchestra of community and activities, and an active audience, a microcosm of society where many disciplines converge: in Ewart’s words, “a space for all people to perform all kinds of creative art forms…Find out more »
Join us for an afternoon discussing improvisation and multiculturalism with Ellen Waterman. Ellen Waterman is a flutist and professor of ethnomusicology at the School of Music at MUN.Find out more »
The Music Department’s annual symposium is running from March 6th to 9th. We have 3 days filled with music related events, concerts, workshops and presentations. List of events: Graduate Workshop Open Classes Student Performances MSA Trivia Night Graduate Workshop The MSA is holding is graduate workshop to show students the ins and outs of applying to music graduate schools. Topics will include performance opportunities, how to write letters of intent, areas of research valuable to graduate schools, application processes and…Find out more »
CFP: 2017 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium – Partnering for Change: Learning Outwards from Jazz and Improvisation
The IICSI, in partnership with the Guelph Jazz Festival and the University of Guelph, invites proposals for presentations at our annual interdisciplinary international conference taking place in September 2017.
Deadline April 30, 2017.
The 2017 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium features panel discussions, performances, multi-media presentations, interviews, and workshops to foster a spirit of collaborative, boundary-defying inquiry and dialogue.Find out more »
Dong-Won Kim (Professor, Wonkwang Digital University, South Korea) will give a public talk in the IICSI's Thinking Spaces series on the nature of improvisation from a Korean traditional music perspective.Find out more »
The University of Guelph Creative Music Symposium features music and interdisciplinary guest speakers, presentations, performances, workshops, and educational and social events. This year's theme is Music in the Age of Technology. These free events are taking place both online and in-person. The Music Students' Association (MSA) hosts the Annual Creative Music Symposium with the support of the Music Faculty, School of Fine Art and Music (SOFAM), and College of Arts. Throughout the years, the International Institute for Critical Studies in…Find out more »
From the global pandemic to activist protests such as #BLM, climate change, workers rights, and the uncovering of unmarked graves at former residential schools across Canada, the events of the past 18+ months have shown an urgent need and desire for new modes of life. Faced with the struggles of the past 18+ months, many of us are searching for a "new normal" that prioritizes equality, community, kindness, and human rights over colonial-capitalism. Despite these ongoing struggles, we remain hopeful that…Find out more »