Labour and Us: A Workshop and Performance Series

Please join us for Labour and Us: A Workshops and Performance Series by IMPR Students “Cohort Four / Almost Alchemy.” The workshops are designed for workers to explore creative outlets for themselves, to build solidarity with each other through the arts. We are CUPE 3913 members – but all workers are welcome to attend! For all people ages 19 and up.

“Mop Mop” aka “Boff Boff” aka “For Big Sid”: Max Roach, Transcription, Composition, Improvisation, Rhythm, and Creativity | IMPR Colloquium: Nick Fraser

Please join us on Friday, March 15 at 1:00 PM (ET) for “Mop Mop” aka “Boff Boff” aka “For Big Sid”: Max Roach, Transcription, Composition, Improvisation, Rhythm, and Creativity | IMPR…

ImprovLab Open House Sessions, February 29

Please join us for a schedule of Thursday afternoon (1–3 pm ET) ImprovLab Open House Sessions!
Bring any instrument; be ready to improvise.

Jamming the Classroom: Book Launch & Concert

IICSI is pleased to present a book launch & concert by Ajay Heble & Jesse Stewart! Please join us at the ImprovLab at 3 PM on Saturday, November 25th for this free event, open to all!  Please RSVP here to confirm your attendance.

Books will be on hand for purchase!

For those who cannot make it in person, the concert will be live-streamed on IICSI’s official Twitch stream!

Dans les arbres Workshop

IICSI is pleased to present a workshop by Dans les arbres! Please join us at the ImprovLab at 2 PM on Thursday, November 30th for this free event, open to…

Dans les arbres In Concert

Following their free workshop earlier that day, Dans les arbres will be performing a free concert at 8 PM on Thursday, November 30, in the ImprovLab! As with the workshop,…

Sound, Meaning, Education 2023: CONVERSATIONS & improvisations

This three-day conference will convene international and multi-generational scholars, musicians/artists, teachers and students from typically under-represented groups to mobilize research addressing curricular innovation in music and arts education across a variety of diverse cultural contexts, and to advance the development of cross-disciplinary research networks and initiatives. Specifically, the conference (35 presenters, performers and workshop facilitators) will share innovative curricular ideas and facilitate conversations and improvisations centered around the phenomena of sound and sensuous ways of knowing and being in the world — encounters and expressions often hidden by dominant ontologies and epistemologies of western/white colonization, neoliberal agendas, and capitalistic tendencies towards quantifiable, standardized and data-driven teaching and learning.

Thinking Spaces: Rashida K. Braggs, “Black Women Who Move Jazz Methodologies”

Thinking Spaces, the Improvisation Reading Group and Speaker Series, considers the ways in which improvisation can provide us with new ways of thinking and acting.

MultiPLAY Workshop at Silence

On Saturday, November 6, MultiPlay will be presenting both an afternoon workshop and an evening concert at Silence. Featuring Sbot N Wo—comprised of Helen Pridmore (voice) and WL Altman (electronics)—along…

IF 2021: An All-Day, All-Night, Online Celebration of the Arts

IICSI is thrilled to announce our second annual all-day, all-night, online celebration of improvised arts: IF 2021! Starting on August 14th at midnight UTC (August 13th at 7pm, EDT), join us…