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.
IICSI researcher Ichiro Fujinaga talks about his work and its relation to improvisation at the IICSI team gathering in Guelph, ON.
IICSI researcher Eric Lewis talks about his work and its relation to improvisation at the IICSI team gathering in Guelph, ON.
IICSI associate Alexandre Pierrepont talks about his work and its relation to improvisation at the IICSI team gathering in Guelph, ON.
IICSI associate Manolis Manousakis talks about his work and its relation to improvisation at the IICSI team gathering in Guelph, ON.
Improviser and IICSI Researcher Jesse Stewart and 2014 Improviser-in-Residence, Dong-Won Kim perform at the 2014 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium: Sounding Futures.
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.
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.
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 panel is Jo-Ann Episkenew (University of Regina), John Semple (Women’s College Hospital), Laura Stinson (Wilfred Laurier University), and Shawn Van Sluys (Musagetes).
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.
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.