Free Public Concerts at the Corner of the Beach Cultural Museum in Gaspésie

Le français suit The International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation presents a series of public concerts and events as part of Musical Improvisation at Land’s End (MILE) summer camp…

Building Sound: Making Instruments with Douglas R. Ewart, May 1, 2016

With care and ease this artist explains the value of re-claiming materials that have been discarded in order to create beauty in musical instruments.
Creating a musical shaker was meditative experience for me. This was something I appreciated in crafting my instrument, and I felt that my silence and the quiet of the others supported a focused environment where I was free to unwind as I created my piece. This quiet energy encouraged a mindful approach to instrument making where calm and peace were observed. Douglas explains and intervenes only make sure the practice is safe and accessible.

Thinking Spaces with Douglas Ewart

–Reflection by Ellen Ringler– On October 23, 2015 I attended an IICSI hosted afternoon with Improviser in Residence, Douglas Ewart. “Thinking Spaces: The Improvised Reading Group and Speaker Series” organized…

Rainbow Band: Play Who You Are

–Reflection by Ellen Ringler– In late summer 2015, I had the pleasure of joining IICSI’s “Say Who You Are, Play Who You Are” improvisational music workshops run in collaboration with…