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IICSI at the Guelph Jazz Festival

This year’s edition of the internationally celebrated Guelph Jazz Festival is fast approaching—with events taking place all around the city from September 14th-19th—and IICSI is pleased to be co-presenting two…

Thanks for joining us at IF 2021!

From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank all those who were able to join us for IF 2021, the second iteration of IICSI’s all-day, all-night, online celebration…

IF 2021

IICSI is thrilled to announce our second annual all-day, all-night, online celebration of improvised arts: IF 2021! Starting on August 14th at midnight UTC+1 (August 13th at 7pm, EDT), join…

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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)…

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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…