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2016

Colloquium

The annual Guelph Jazz Festival colloquium features a stimuluating mix of panel discussions, keynote speakers, artist talks and workshops. The 2016 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium follows the theme, "Improvise Here! Profiles in Practice."

 

Improvise Here! Profiles in Practice

Research on improvisation as a social practice is necessarily “practice based”; it manifests as research in performance, community outreach, social policy, pedagogy, therapeutic modes, technology, and other forms of embodied agency. Practice-based Research (PBR) methodology shares in the belief that artistic practice is itself a mode of knowledge production, and that the kinds of knowledge generated by means of artistic practice cannot be achieved or understood through conventional approaches to research alone.

See Colloquium speakers' abstracts and biographies and more information regarding the Colloquium here



2016 Schedule

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14TH

9:00 – Introductory remarks and welcome

9:15-10:15 – Panel 1: IICSI Invited Roundtable on Improvisation as Practice-Based Research

George Luscombe Theatre, MacKinnon Building Room 101

10:30-12:00 – Panel 2:Improvisation and the Practice of Everyday Life

George Luscombe Theatre, MacKinnon Building Room 101

12:10-12:30 – Performance / Discussion
William Edmondes (International Centre for Music Studies, Newcastle University, UK) and Freya Edmondes (Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna, Austria), “YEAH YOU: Creative Agency, Quotidian Routines, & Situated Performances as Critical Praxis”
George Luscombe Theatre, MacKinnon Building Room 101

12:30-1:30 – Lunch
MacKinnon Building Room 103

1:30-2:30 – IICSI Book Launch

George Luscombe Theatre, MacKinnon Building Room 101

 

2:30-3:45 – Panel 3: Improvisation and Intermediality

    George Luscombe Theatre, MacKinnon Building Room 101

    4:00-4:30 – Performance / Discussion
    Kevin McNeilly (BC) and Geoff Mitchell (Quebec): Forthright Slapdash Shuffle Stomp Duo
    Goldschmidt Room, MacKinnon Building Room 107

    4:40-5:00 – Artist Talk
    David Virelles & Román Diaz (Cuba / USA)
    George Luscombe Theatre, MacKinnon Building Room 101

    8:00 – Performance
    Jonathan Voyer and Shawn Mativetsky (Quebec)
    Silence, 46 Essex Street

    THURSDAY, SEPT. 15TH

    9:00-10:30 – Panel 4: What Community Organizations and Social Movements can Learn from Jazz and Improvisation

    George Luscombe Theatre, MacKinnon Building Room 101

    10:45-11:45 – Interview
    Kid Koala (Quebec) interviewed by Mark V. Campbell (Ryerson University)
    George Luscombe Theatre, MacKinnon Building Room 101

    11:30-12:30 – Workshop
    Atelier Paroles-Musique avec Jean Derome (Quebec)
    MacKinnon Building Room 103

    12:00-1:00 – Performance
    David Virelles (Cuba/USA)
    Goldschmidt Room, MacKinnon Building Room 107

    1:00-2:00 – Lunch
    MacKinnon Building Room 103

    2:00-3:45 – Panel 5: Practicing Theory, Practicing Performance: Where Improvisation Lives
    Chair: Rob Wallace (English, Bowling Green State University)

    George Luscombe Theatre, MacKinnon Building Room 101

    5:00 & 10:00 – Performance
    Navid Navab, Practices of Everyday Life: Cooking
    Guelph Little Theatre, 176 Morris Street

    FRIDAY, SEPT. 16TH

    9:00-10:00 – Workshop
    Marianne Trudel and Ingrid Jensen (Montreal/New York)
    Goldschmidt Room, MacKinnon Building Room 107

    10:15-11:45 – Panel 7: Research, Creation, Process, Practice: Other Ways of Knowing, Other Ways of Being

    George Luscombe Theatre, MacKinnon Building Room 101

    12:00-1:00 – Performance
    Esmerine (Quebec)
    Branion Plaza, University of Guelph

    1:00-2:00 – Lunch
    MacKinnon Building Room 103

    2:00-3:00 – Performance / Discussion
    Jesse Stewart GJF Remix Project (Ontario)
    George Luscombe Theatre, MacKinnon Building Room 101

    3:15-4:15 – Keynote: Language of Dreams: Voices of the Many (an Experiment in Collective, Mixed Media, Improvisational Storytelling)
    Myra Melford (Department of Music, University of California, Berkeley)
    George Luscombe Theatre, MacKinnon Building Room 101

    SATURDAY, SEPT. 17TH

    7:00 – Interview
    Amina Claudine Myers (USA), interviewed by Winston Smith (Seneca College)
    River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich Street
    Pop-up YEAH YOU concerts

    SUNDAY, SEPT. 18TH

    Pop-up YEAH YOU concerts


    This colloquium is generously sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation, the SOCAN Foundation, Canadian Heritage/ Patrimoine canadien, Ontario Arts Council, Musagetes, Bobby O’Brien’s Irish Pub, CFRU 93.3 FM, the Art Gallery of Guelph, the Office of the Vice-President (Research), the Office of the Associate Vice-President (Student Affairs), the College of Arts, the School of English and Theatre Studies, and the Central Student Association at the University of Guelph.

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