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.
Intents and Purposes uses a series of case studies to challenge assumptions about what defines a musical work and musical performance, seeking to go beyond philosophical and aesthetic templates from Western classical music to foreground the distinctive practices and aesthetics of jazz.
Five improvisors from different genres playing together for the first time, performing a collective improvisation, featuring: Simon Docking (piano), Andrew MacKelvie (saxophone), Toni Pigot (voice), Evan Syliboy (guitar) and Taral Naik (tabla). The audience was invited to question the performers about the music played and the outcome.
From the the 2018 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium : Hovering at the Edge: Words, Music, Sound, and Song Moderated by IICSI researcher Kevin McNeilly, 2018 Guelph Jazz Festival artists: saxophonist…
The Guelph and Cambridge KidsAbility Drum Clubs performing: Another One Bites the Dust” and “Whatcha Gonna Do With All That Funk” at the 2018 holiday performance with Drum Club Director Richard Burrows.
Camp staff learn improvisation and inclusive music-making techniques as part of the annual Journey to Inclusion training sponsored by the City of Guelph, KidsAbility, and Supporting Kids in Camp.
IICSI@MUN and Improvising Spaces hosted Shoptalk + Module 1 with Australian based composer, technologist and saxophonist Benjamin Carey, Dr. Ellen Waterman and IICSI postdoctoral researcher Dr. Teresa Connors.
Sounding The City – Guelph 003 is the accompanying publication for the IICSI/Musagetes 2018 Improvisers-in-Residence Jen Reimer and Max Stein’s culminating eponymous residency project and exhibition held at the Boarding House Gallery in September 2018.
In Why I’m Here, director João França provides a glimpse into a magical world where musicians of diverse ages and abilities come together in an inclusive and supportive environment to explore the possibilities of improvisational collaborations.
The Open Ears Festival 2018 featured a Triple Bill curated by Ben Grossman with performers: Ballantyne/Harms Duo, Sound of the Mountain, and Nakamura/Taxt Duo, about their practice and the role of improvisation in their work.
Drawing on the theoretical and philosophical discourses of Jane Bennett, Erin Manning, Brian Massumi and Timothy Morton, Teresa Connors proposes a series of thinking-in-the-making moves that considers the use of computer vision and data mining as co-creative and emergent devices within non-linear audiovisual installations.