Research Library

As part of our commitment to making our work and outputs accessible, and to generate further dialogue on the issues we explore, IICSI has created an online Research Library. Here you will find a range of pieces including films, articles, think pieces, and interviews. Please use the search function or browse, and check back again as this library will be updated regularly.

Research outcomes related to the Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice project (2007-2013) are available in the ICASP Research Collection.

Thinking Spaces 2022-23: Darren O’Donnell

This Thinking Spaces session, “Chance as Co-Director: Working with the Whims of Children” with guest Darren O’Donnell, took place on January 18, 2023. MORE ABOUT THIS TALK: In this talk,…

Thinking Spaces 2022-23: Eric Lewis

This Thinking Spaces session, “Improvising the Archive: Medea Electronique’s Archive of Digital Art,” with guest Eric Lewis, took place on November 16, 2022. MORE ABOUT THIS TALK: Eric will discuss…

Thinking Spaces 2022-23: Hilary Bradbury

This Thinking Spaces session, “Action Research Transformation: Liberating the Spirit of Yes/And at a Time of Eco-Social Crisis” with guest Hilary Bradbury, took place on November 2, 2022. MORE ABOUT…

Thinking Spaces 2022-23: Phil Mullen

This Thinking Spaces session, “Improvisation, devising, songwriting and creativity in inclusive musical education” with guest Phil Mullen, took place on October 25, 2022. MORE ABOUT THIS TALK: In this session…

Thinking Spaces 2022: “Why Music Festivals Now? Ellen Waterman and Ajay Heble in Conversation”

This Thinking Spaces session, “Why Music Festivals Now?: Ellen Waterman and Ajay Heble In Conversation,” took place on April 21, 2022. Description: Festival studies has become a vital and growing…

Reflection – Freddie Stone: Musical Phenomenologist

This reflection was written by Bob Wiseman, and appeared in the April 2022 edition of the ImprovNotes newsletter. It was in Toronto in the 1980s. I was searching for meaning…

Thinking Spaces 2022: Aruna Antonella Handa

This Thinking Spaces session, “Untitled or how free is free anyway? Unpacking the ceteris paribus clauses in free improvisation,” with guest Aruna Antonella Handa, took place on March 25, 2022.…

The House of Song and Sound by Genetic Choir

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…

Thinking Spaces 2022: Catharine Cary

This Thinking Spaces session, with guest Catharine Cary, took place on February 25, 2022. This presentation, entitled “The Upside Down Protocol,” saw multi-modal improvisational practitioner Catharine Cary consider the question:…

Go To Jail: Confronting a System of Oppression

We’re pleased to announce the publication of an impressive new book, Go To Jail, edited by Students at the Center (SAC), an independent English and Social Studies program working within public…

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