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50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada

November 2013

Thinking Spaces: “Improvisational Methods and Choral Communities,” Guelph ON

November 21, 2013
University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada
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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…

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March 2014

Storytelling Event with Stéphanie Bénéteau

March 13, 2014
University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada
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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…

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November 2015

Thinking Spaces: Amplified Gesture, Guelph ON

November 20, 2015
University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada
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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…

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March 2016

Thinking Spaces Series: Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky and the Rise of Jazz Experimentalism in East Germany, Guelph ON

March 14, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada
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Free

“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…

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May 2016

May 14, 2016
University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada
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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…

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February 2017

Thinking Spaces Improvisation Reading Group & Speaker Series Presents: Ellen Waterman

February 10, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada
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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.

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March 2017

University of Guelph Creative Music Symposium

March 8, 2017 @ 8:00 am - March 10, 2017 @ 11:00 pm
University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada
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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…

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April 2017

CFP: 2017 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium – Partnering for Change: Learning Outwards from Jazz and Improvisation

April 30, 2017
University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada
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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.

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September 2017

Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium

September 13, 2017 @ 9:00 am - September 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada
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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.

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October 2019

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Thinking Spaces with Dong-Won Kim

October 18, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada
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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.

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March 2022

16th Annual Creative Music Symposium

March 14 - April 7
University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada
Free

 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…

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May 2022

Utopias Graduate Conference

May 25 - May 26
University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada
Free

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…

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