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.

Team Interviews: Ichiro Fujinaga

IICSI researcher Ichiro Fujinaga talks about his work and its relation to improvisation at the IICSI team gathering in Guelph, ON.

Team Interviews: Eric Lewis

IICSI researcher Eric Lewis talks about his work and its relation to improvisation at the IICSI team gathering in Guelph, ON.

Team Interviews: Alexandre Pierrepont

IICSI associate Alexandre Pierrepont talks about his work and its relation to improvisation at the IICSI team gathering in Guelph, ON.

Team Interviews: Manolis Manousakis

IICSI associate Manolis Manousakis talks about his work and its relation to improvisation at the IICSI team gathering in Guelph, ON.

improvised performance GJFC 2014

Jesse Stewart & Dong-Won Kim performance (GJFC 2014)

Improviser and IICSI Researcher Jesse Stewart and 2014 Improviser-in-Residence, Dong-Won Kim perform at the 2014 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium: Sounding Futures.

slide projector at Black Utopia

Black Utopia LP – A Cauleen Smith Movie (GJFC 2014)

During the 2014 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium Cauleen Smith presented “Black Utopia LP – A Cauleen Smith Movie” as a keynote address. “Black Utopia LP – A Cauleen Smith Movie” is a double vinyl LP accompanied by 35mm slides synchronized in a live cinematic performance.

Team Interviews Preview

IICSI members explain how their work is related to improvisation, why they are so passionate about their research, and why they think improvised art is important to society and the humanities.

Plenary Panel

Plenary Panel: Arts-Based Community Making (GJFC 2015)

A Plenary Panel: Arts-Based Community Making, moderated by Elizabeth Jackson, IICSI’s Community Engagement Officer at the 2015 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium: Among the People: Arts, Improvisation, and Well-Being. Speaking on the…

matana roberts

Matana Roberts – Guelph Jazz Festival 2015

Composer, band leader, saxophonist, sound experimentalist and mixed-media practitioner Matana Roberts, talks the need for a language of fearlessness, the need artists have for each other and the improvisation involved in being an artist at Among the People Art, Improvisation & Well-Being at the 2015 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium.

Panel participants GJFC 2015

Regina Improvisation Studies Centre: Improvisation, Community, Indigineity (GJFC 2015)

IICSI hosted the panel showcase Regina Improvisation Studies Centre: Improvisation, Community, Indigineity at the 2015 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium. The panel was moderated by Patrick Case, the director of the Human Rights and Equity Office of the University of Guelph.

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