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IF 2024: Silence-Producing Machine

June 26 @ 8:30 pm - June 29 @ 10:30 pm


Our fifth annual Improvisation Festival runs from June 26–29, 2024.

IF 2024 will feature robust, in-person programming inside the Fonoteca Nacional de México, in Mexico City—our first international iteration—and folks around the globe can tune in online for a stream of live events.

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Centred on the theme Silence-Producing Machine, IF 2024 will showcase legendary and emerging improvisational performers from “the territories of the ñ.”

For a full schedule and more information, please head to the IF 2024 website!

IF 2024 is a partnered project between the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI) in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, and 17, Institute of Critical Studies in Mexico City, Mexico.

More About the Festival

IF is an around-the-clock celebration of improvised arts.

Founded by Dr. Ajay Heble (Founder and former Artistic Director, Guelph Jazz Festival) and presented by the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation, IF (Improvisation Festival) is a 24-hour celebration of creative art-making showcasing new, improvised works. Created in response to the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, this annual Festival is dedicated to showcasing an incredible array of new, original performances by improvising artists of all disciplines, for audiences residing around our home in Guelph, Ontario, as well as digital attendees from all around the world.

Since the Festival’s inception in 2020, IF has featured 400+ artists of all artistic disciplines hailing from over 25 countries. Through digital video livestreams and simultaneous international radio broadcasts, IF has reached thousands of attendees from 55+ countries.



June 26 @ 8:30 pm
June 29 @ 10:30 pm
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Fonoteca Nacional de México
Francisco Sosa 383, Barrio de Santa Catarina 04010, Coyoacán, Ciudad de México
Mexico City, Mexico
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