Thinking Spaces

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

Thinking Spaces: The Reading Group and Speaker Series is pleased to present “Why Music Festivals Now?: Ellen Waterman and Ajay Heble In Conversation.” The event will take place on Thursday, April 21, 2022, at 3 pm ET via Zoom. A moderated Q&A will follow the talk. Please note the Thursday day change from our usual…

Thinking Spaces: “Untitled, or, how free is free anyway?” with Aruna Antonella Handa

Thinking Spaces: The Reading Group and Speaker Series is pleased to present “Untitled or how free is free anyway?  Unpacking the ceteris paribus clauses in free improvisation,”  a talk by Aruna Antonella Handa. The event will take place on Friday, March 25, 2022, at 10 am EDT via Zoom. A moderated Q&A will follow the…

Thinking Spaces: “The Upside Down Protocol” with Catharine Cary

You’re invited to join us for the inaugural Thinking Spaces presentation for the 2022 series at 10am (EST) on Friday, Feb. 25th via Zoom with guest speaker Catharine Cary! This presentation, entitled “The Upside Down Protocol,” will see multi-modal improvisational practitioner Catharine Cary consider the question: “How can we turn on its head everything we think we know, and provoke play…

Thinking Spaces: Harald Kisiedu on Peter Brötzmann

Thinking Spaces: The Reading Group and Speaker Series is pleased to present “ Living Ball of Fire: Peter Brötzmann, Black Experimentalism, and Politics in 1960s West Germany,” a virtual talk by Harald Kisiedu. The event will take place on Friday, April 23, 2021, at 3 pm EST via Zoom. A moderated Q&A will follow the talk.  If you are…

Thinking Spaces – George Lipsitz

IICSI and Sociable Cities present a virtual Thinking Spaces with George Lipsitz, Insubordinate Spaces: Why Improvisation and Accompaniment Matter Now, Friday, Oct. 23.

Thinking Spaces – Plastic Time, Optimistic Criticism

James Wood will discuss Plastic Time, relating to a practice he calls Optimistic Criticism – a method of rhythmic and temporal analysis and notation that incorporates artistic research and a questioning of institutional biases of justification

Improvising Bodies: Sounding Creative Critical Practices in Education

Thinking Spaces: The Improvisation Reading Group & Speaker Series Presents: Improvising Bodies: Sounding Creative Critical practices in Education with Lisa Sandlos, Jashen Edwards and Carey West.

Thinking Spaces: Music and Dance as Community Building and Treatment for Trauma

SOFAM faculty member Jim Harley presents on the efforts of internal refugees affected by the years-long conflict in Northern Uganda who have formed an association for traditional music and dance, which has become an important part of their trauma recovery.

Thinking Spaces: Sounding the City

Come meet the IICSI and Musagetes 2018 Improvisers-in-Residence Jen Reimer and Max Stein, and learn about their residency plans at a session of Thinking Spaces: The Improvisation Reading Group and Speaker Series on Friday, March 2, 1:30 pm, at the IICSI House.

Thinking Spaces: Francesco Paradiso

Thinking Spaces, the Improvisation Reading Group and Speaker Series presents Francesco Paradiso – Hospitable Offbeats: Jazz Improvisation and the Unconditional Welcome.