Improvisers Exchange–Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

CAS Annual Initiative 2018-19

Improvisers Exchange is a two-year initiative deeply investigating the field of music improvisation. This multifaceted program features performance and engagement residencies by leading artists representative of a wide spectrum of the practice, initiates a new performance course on improvisation for students, and promotes scholarly discourse through lectures and panel discussions.  This ambitious project will introduce our campus and community to leading artists practicing non-idiomatic approaches to the music, others rooted in jazz and avant-jazz heritages, and master improvisers representing folkloric traditions of the world.

Jason Finkelman (KCPA) and Mike Silvers (Musicology) will be appointed CAS Resident Associates for AY2018-19, which includes a graduate seminar (CAS 587) in Spring 2019.

Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 events

Jason Finkelman featured in the South African Society for Research in Music and 2nd International Bow Music Conference 2018. Program

Sunday, September 16, 2018
KARUNA trio: Hamid Drake, Ralph M. Jones, Adam Rudolph
2:00pm
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Thursday, September 20, 2018
Sudden Sound Concert: Renée Baker’s Quadtych
7:30pm
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Saturday, September 22, 2018
Experimental Films of Renée Baker
2:00pm
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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
The Dragon Painter (1919)
7:30pm
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Friday, October 5, 2018
Improvisation Workshop
Brandon Seabrook String Trio
3:00pm Workshop; 7:30pm performance
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