Improviser-in-Residence Program


The Art Of Risk: Negotiating Unfamiliar Territory in Large-group Improvisation

By Jason Caslor, Arizona State University In 2014, Musagetes, IICSI and the Laurier Centre for Music in the Community’s Improviser-in-Residence, Dong-Won Kim, spent the fall in Guelph bringing together a…

Improviser-in-Residence 2013 – Rich Marsella

In the Summer 2013 ICASP and Musagetes Improviser-in-Residence Rich Marsella brought his oddball aesthetic to Guelph. In this role, Marsella facilitated community impact workshops alongside ensemble musical performances, bringing together new approaches to community building and music-making.

Improviser-in-Residence 2014 – Dong-Won Kim

From August 15th, 2014 through January 15th, 2015, Dong-Won Kim (along with his wife, Ju-Hyung) was embedded in the Guelph and Waterloo communities. Dong-Won connected our communities with profound experiences of improvised music making and dance; provided memorable, positive moments with participants and the broader community through experimentation and reflection; and presented his work throughout the residency and as part of a final, culminating performance with community partners.

The Share Video

In Autumn 2012, ICASP Improvisers-in-Residence Scott Thomson and Susanna Hood created a multi-generational community art and music experience entitled ‘The Share.’ The film captures some of the beautiful songs, dances, and interactions that made ‘The Share’ so special.

Improviser-in-Residence 2015-16 – Douglas R. Ewart

Former chair of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) Douglas R. Ewart (reeds) is the current IICSI/Musagetes improviser-in-residence. Mr. Ewart is a versatile composer, improviser, sculptor and maker of masks and instruments, educator, lecturer, and all around visionary. Mr. Ewart will be in Guelph through the fall of 2015 developing the community project Crepuscule, which will take place in May 2016. For all of Douglas’s dates and appearances, please visit our events calendar.