upstream music assoc Upstream Music Association

For over 25 years, the Upstream Music Association has been creating pan-genre orchestral nujazz, beyond classical, cyber world, experimental music improvisation, composition & conduction ensembles, concert series, festivals, recordings, workshops and symposia in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Upstream joined IICSI as a partner in 2014, and in 2015 IICSI sponsored the Improvisation Talk Back session held during the Open Waters Festival. IICSI is supporting the 2016 iteration of the Improvisation Talk Back. This session, moderated by Ellen Waterman, promises to be a stimulating improvised musical experience, followed by an open dialogue about the interactions, processes, and outcomes of the session.

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