Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium 2016

GJFC 2016

Improvise Here! Profiles in Practice

University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Sept. 14-18, 2016

Research on improvisation as a social practice is necessarily “practice based”; it manifests as research in performance, community outreach, social policy, pedagogy, therapeutic modes, technology, and other forms of embodied agency. Practice-based Research (PBR) methodology shares in the belief that artistic practice is itself a mode of knowledge production, and that the kinds of knowledge generated by means of artistic practice cannot be achieved or understood through conventional approaches to research alone.

Watch highlights from the 2016 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium 2016!

Promotional video for the 2016 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium.

Schedule

Wednesday, Sept. 14th

9:00 – Introductory remarks and welcome

9:15-10:15 – Panel 1: IICSI Invited Roundtable on Improvisation as Practice-Based Research

George Luscombe Theatre, MacKinnon Building Room 101

10:30-12:00 – Panel 2:Improvisation and the Practice of Everyday Life

George Luscombe Theatre, MacKinnon Building Room 101

Esmerine

Esmerine playing a noon-hour concert as part of the 2016 GJFC in UofG’s Branion Plaza.

12:10-12:30 – Performance / Discussion
William Edmondes (International Centre for Music Studies, Newcastle University, UK) and Freya Edmondes (Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna, Austria), “YEAH YOU: Creative Agency, Quotidian Routines, & Situated Performances as Critical Praxis”
George Luscombe Theatre, MacKinnon Building Room 101

12:30-1:30 – Lunch
MacKinnon Building Room 103

1:30-2:30 – IICSI Book Launch

George Luscombe Theatre, MacKinnon Building Room 101

2:30-3:45 – Panel 3: Improvisation and Intermediality

George Luscombe Theatre, MacKinnon Building Room 101

4:00-4:30 – Performance / Discussion
Kevin McNeilly (BC) and Geoff Mitchell (Quebec): Forthright Slapdash Shuffle Stomp Duo
Goldschmidt Room, MacKinnon Building Room 107

4:40-5:00 – Artist Talk
David Virelles & Román Diaz (Cuba / USA)
Goldschmidt Room, MacKinnon Building Room 107

8:00 – Performance
Jonathan Voyer and Shawn Mativetsky (Quebec)
Silence, 46 Essex Street

Thursday, Sept. 15th

9:00-10:30 – Panel 4: What Community Organizations and Social Movements can Learn from Jazz and Improvisation

George Luscombe Theatre, MacKinnon Building Room 101

10:45-11:45 – Interview
Kid Koala (Quebec) interviewed by Mark V. Campbell (Ryerson University)
George Luscombe Theatre, MacKinnon Building Room 101

11:30-12:30 – Workshop (in French/en Français)
Atelier Paroles-Musique avec Jean Derome (Quebec)
MacKinnon Building Room 103

12:00-1:00 – Performance
David Virelles (Cuba/USA)
Goldschmidt Room, MacKinnon Building Room 107

1:00-2:00 – Lunch
MacKinnon Building Room 103

2:00-3:45 – Panel 5: Practicing Theory, Practicing Performance: Where Improvisation Lives
Chair: Rob Wallace (English, Bowling Green State University)

George Luscombe Theatre, MacKinnon Building Room 101

5:00 & 10:00 – Performance
Navid Navab, Practices of Everyday Life: Cooking (Quebec)
Guelph Little Theatre, 176 Morris Street

Friday, Sept. 16th

9:00-10:00 – Workshop
Marianne Trudel and Ingrid Jensen (Montreal/New York)
Goldschmidt Room, MacKinnon Building Room 107

10:15-11:45 – Panel 7: Research, Creation, Process, Practice: Other Ways of Knowing, Other Ways of Being

Jesse Stewart performing

Jesse Stewart performing with his reactable at the GJFC 2016.

George Luscombe Theatre, MacKinnon Building Room 101

12:00-1:00 – Performance
Esmerine (Quebec)
Branion Plaza, University of Guelph

1:00-2:00 – Lunch
MacKinnon Building Room 103

2:00-3:00 – Performance / Discussion
Jesse Stewart GJF Remix Project (Ontario)
George Luscombe Theatre, MacKinnon Building Room 101

3:15-4:15 – Keynote: Language of Dreams: Voices of the Many (an Experiment in Collective, Mixed Media, Improvisational Storytelling)
Myra Melford (Department of Music, University of California, Berkeley)
George Luscombe Theatre, MacKinnon Building Room 101

Saturday, Sept. 17th

7:00 – Interview
Amina Claudine Myers (USA), interviewed by Winston Smith (Seneca College)
River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich Street
Pop-up YEAH YOU concerts

Sunday, Sept. 18th

Pop-up YEAH YOU concerts