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Feedback Loop: Critical Studies in Improvisation Student Exhibition

Beginning April 9th, Silence will be locked in a Feedback Loop, a two-month installation and soundscape created in partnership with the University of Guelph’s 2021-2022 Critical Studies In Improvisation class.  Feedback Loop begins on Market…

New Publication: Genetic Choir’s “The House of Song and Sound”

The multi-national vocal improvisation group Genetic Choir is proud to announce the release of a new publication: The House of Song and Sound: The Stem & Luister Method. This booklet provides…

A digital drawing of 3 trees with roots that ressemble computer cables stand, in dark green, in front of a lighter green background.

New Book: “From Fruit to Root”

IICSI is proud to announce the publication of a new book from our partners at Onassis Foundation! From Fruit to Root, Medea Electronique’s Interactive Archive of New Media Art is…

Welcoming our new Project Manager: Dr. Sheetal Lodhia

We are thrilled to introduce IICSI’s new Project Manager, Dr. Sheetal Lodhia! Sheetal Lodhia has worked in the public and private sectors at the intersections of strategic management, production (radio,…

Apply Now: MA / PhD in Critical Studies in Improvisation

  Come research—and practice—arts-based community-making with us in the Fall of 2022!

Echoes of a Distance Conference Poster

McGill Colloquium This Weekend: Livestream “Echoes of a Distance” Nov. 19-20

The International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI) at McGill University invites you to an event (papers and performances, live and livestreamed) on the ways the relations between sound,…

IF Encore Installation at U of G Arboretum

This fall, we invite you to the University of Guelph Arboretum to visit IF Encore, a series of signpost installations throughout the Arboretum. These signposts each feature a distinct QR…

Ajay Heble Announced as U Michigan Scholar-In-Residence

Congratulations to our director, Dr. Ajay Heble, who was selected as the Scholar-in-Residence at The University of Michigan Center for World Performance Studies for fall 2021! Drawing upon his experience…

Celebratory Concert for “IF Encore” Installation Launch

This Saturday, October 16th, IICSI is thrilled to be hosting live music in the Arboretum to celebrate the launch of a new installation project! Join us at 1 pm on…

IICSI profiled in the Globe & Mail

Our Institute is making headlines!   Thanks to Guy Dixon at The Globe and Mail for a fantastic article published this past week on the role of improvisation in society, highlighting IICSI’s…