Improv Notes June 2018 June 2018 Short Takes

From the June  2018 issue of Improv Notes

Improv Notes is edited and written by David Lee and assembled by administrative assistant Rachel Collins. If you have anything improvisation related that you would like included in the newsletter, please email [email protected].

music matters

music matters

Music Matters XXII in Groningen: IICSI researcher Chris Tonelli moderated the panel “Technology’s Disruption of the Music Industry” at Music Matters XXII, a concert and lecture series presented on June 15 by the University of Groningen’s Department of Arts, Culture and Media and the Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture. Through talks, panels, and practical demonstrations, the symposium explored the ways in which recent technological advancements have disrupted contemporary compositional processes and the wider music industry. Dr. Tonelli is a professor at the University of Groningen, an improvising vocalist, and the founder/conductor of the Groningen Vocal Exploration choir.

jazz cfp

jazz cfp

Call for Papers – Journal Submissions: The Soundtrack has issued a call for papers for guest-edited volumes, contributions to themed issues, and article submissions for upcoming issues. Edited by Michael Filimowicz of Simon Fraser University, The Soundtrack is a cross-disciplinary journal which brings together research in the area of sound and music studies in relation to film and other moving image media.

Call for Papers – Dublin Jazz Conference: June 30, 2018 is the deadline for submissions to “the first jazz conference in Ireland.” “Documenting Jazz” will take place at the Dublin Institute of Technology from January 17-19, 2019. In marking the centenary of the first documented jazz performance in Ireland (February 14, 1919), the conference seeks to ask how and why jazz has been documented, both historically and contemporaneously, inviting participants “to consider who and what has been documented, by whom, and for what purposes.” Keynote speakers will include Krin Gabbard and Gabriel Solis. The event is delivered in partnership with the Research Foundation for Music in Ireland, the Society for Musicology in Ireland, and the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research. The full Call For Papers is available online.

Prince Amponsah in After the Blackout.

Prince Amponsah in After the Blackout. Photo by Elias Campbell.

After the Blackout: Toronto playwright (and U. of Guelph theatre professor) Judith Thompson founded the RARE Theatre Company to put artists with disabilities and other marginalized communities in the spotlight. In May, RARE presented Thompson’s After the Blackout at the Soulpepper Theatre in Toronto. Performed and informed by a cast of artists who are blind, deaf, brain injured and amputees, After the Blackout presents an interwoven group who, under the stars, meet to find connection through adversity.

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