CSI - ECI Cover Vol 14 Nos 2-3

Special Journal Double-Issue

“Volume II: Improvisation, Musical Communities, and the COVID-19 Pandemic” Critical Studies in Improvisation / Études critiques en improvisation—IICSI’s peer-reviewed, open-access journal—has released a special double issue of Critical Studies in Improvisation…

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Stories of Impact

Improvisation & Convivencia in East LA We are excited to share a video showcasing IICSI research being conducted in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles by the Alliance for California Traditional Arts…

Faces of all the 2020-2021 Thinking Spaces presenters. Text reads:Thinking Spaces: The Improvisation Reading Group & Speaker Series

Thinking Spaces

Recordings of 2020-21 Thinking Spaces lectures are now available in our research library! In the Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 semesters, IICSI presented an online iteration of Thinking Spaces, the…

Big Ideas in Improvisation: Fred Moten & Vijay Iyer in Conversation

Big Ideas In Improvisation: Fred Moten and Vijay Iyer in Conversation

IICSI and Musagetes are pleased to announce the inaugural Big Ideas in Improvisation lecture: Fred Moten & Vijay Iyer in Conversation. This online event on May 28th, 2021 (7pm EDT)…

A painting of a grey circle featuring text reading: Vertical Squirrels + Gary Diggins + Dong-Won Kim"

New Vertical Squirrels Album: Le gouffre / The Chasm

Improvisational free jazz/post rock quartet Vertical Squirrels (comprised of IICSI’s director Ajay Heble, IICSI researcher / professor Daniel Fischlin, and all-star musical improvisors Ted Warren and Lewis Melville) have released…

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15th Annual Music Symposium

The University of Guelph’s Music Students’ Association is proud to present the 15th Annual Music Symposium, featuring a variety of events highlighting musical creation at the U of G and…

Survey Invitation: Community, Arts, and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Impacts and Outcomes

Community, Arts, and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Impacts and Outcomes Survey Invitation University of Guelph Critical Studies in Improvisation Graduate Students in the Arts-Based Community-Making class want to hear from the…

Thinking Spaces: March & April 2021

Thinking Spaces, IICSI’s improvisational reading group and speaker series, is proud to be presenting some excellent speakers over the coming weeks: Dhruv Jani of Studio Oleomingus, Roger Dean, and Harald…

The issue of this edition of the journal, featuring a black and white image of a laptop on a small table in front of a couch.

Special Journal Issue on “Improvisation, Musical Communities, and the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Critical Studies in Improvisation / Études critiques en improvisation—the peer-reviewed, open-access journal of the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI) at the University of Guelph—has released a special…

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Improvising and Listening – December 18th

Thinking Spaces: The Reading Group and Speaker Series is pleased to present a listening and discussion session by IICSI Researcher and U of G Professor Dr. James Harley and IMPR Graduate Students for the Interactive Improvisation in Times of Isolation project titled: “Improvising and Listening.”

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