ISIM-Related Events & Projects

 

creative music studio 40th anniversary workshop

Composer/pianist Vijay Iyer and master percussionist Cyro Baptista are the latest Guiding Artists to join the Creative Music Studio’s 40th Anniversary workshop, October 7 – 11, at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY. The four-day workshop will also feature renowned musicians and educators, including Peter Apfelbaum (reeds, percussion), Tony Malaby (reeds), Jason Hwang (strings), Kirk Knuffke (cornet), Thomas Buckner (voice), Kenny Wessel (guitar), Steve Gorn (Indian flutes), Mark Helias (bass), Omar Tamez (guitar) and others. They will join CMS Artistic Directors Karl Berger (piano/vibes) and Ingrid Sertso (voice), exploring CMS’s “Music Mind” practice that focuses on the common elements of all music, inspiring awareness, personal expression, intensive listening and cross-cultural communication. Registration deadline is September 7, 2013.

This 40th Anniversary Workshop will feature intensive workshops, master classes, concerts and informal jam sessions that inspire deep listening, personal expression, improvisation and musical exploration. Musicians of any instrument, including voice, are welcome as are non-musicians. For more information and online registration, click here.

JAZZ, CREATIVITY, AND CONSCIOUSNESS INITIATIVE

Ed Sarath, Project Director
Long acknowledged for its richly creative musical horizons, jazz in recent years has been increasingly acknowledged as a model for creativity across fields.  Inspired by the idiom’s improvisatory core, practitioners in areas as diverse as business, communications, education, ecology, law, medicine and sports have begun to recognize that the capacities to spontaneously invent, interact, and synthesize influences from diverse sources are as essential to optimal performance and progress in their disciplines as they are in music.  The Jazz, Creativity, and Consciousness Initiative takes this thinking a step farther—into the interior dimensions of consciousness that underlie creativity, and which when enlivened, provide a foundation for wide-ranging transformation and growth.  

DIVERSITY IN MUSICAL ACADEME

During the ISIM festival/conferences in Santa Cruz (2009) and Ann Arbor (2010) ISIM sponsored a pair of conferences on the theme of Diversity in Musical Academe and the many challenges we face at this time. Even after a half-century of appeals for reform, musical academe remains immune to the foundational kinds of change needed if musical study is to adequately align itself with the musical world. Our dedication to diversity and its vital importance will continue in future gatherings in a variety of settings. See here some personal reflections and a prospectus.

Music Education for the 21st Century:
Exploring Improvisation

A Master Classes Series at the Bienen School of Music of Northwestern University

February 11, 2009
"Improvisation, Creativity, and Consciousness: New Pedagogical Horizons in Music and Beyond" Presented by Ed Sarath

March 5, 2009
"Free Play: The Art of Improvisation" Presented by Stephen Nachmanovitch

April 8, 2009 "Deep Listening: From Practice to Theory" Presented by Pauline Oliveros

May 13, 2009
"Teaching Improvisation: Is it Possible?" Presented by Maud Hickey

This series was made possible through the support of the Alumnae of Northwestern University, Music Studies Department, the Bienen School, and the International Society for Improvised Music.


Deep Tones for Peace

An international internet music performance for peace in the Middle East
April 26, 2009.
Performed simultaneously on the internet between internationally recognized bass players located in both Jerusalem and New York and streamed world-wide.

Artists:
Thierry Barbe (France)
Mark Dresser (USA)
Trevor Dunn (USA)
Irina-Kalina Goudeva (Bulgaria/Denmark)
Henry Grimes (USA), Lindsey Horner (USA)
James Ilgenfritz (USA), J.C. Jones (Israel)
Michael Klinghoffer (Israel), Chi-chi Nwanoku (UK)
William Parker (USA),
Barre Phillips (USA/France)
David Phillips (USA), Bertram Turetzky (USA)
Sarah Weaver (USA).

Sponsors:
American Embassy in Israel - Public Affairs OfficeBritish Council in partnership with Bi Arts - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Science, Culture, and Sport, Centre Culturel Français Romain Gary a Jerusalem, Office of Cultural Affairs - Consulate General of Israel in New York, Danish Composer's Society's Production Pool/Koda's Fund for Social and Cultural Purposes, Electronic Music Foundation, Experimental Television Center’s Presentation Funds Program Supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, Hors Oeil Editions, International Society of Bassists, International Society for Improvised Music, Jerusalem Foundation Arts & Culture Department, Jerusalem Municipality Cultural Department, Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, Kadima Collective Recordings, Omanout Habama, Service Culturel de Ambassade de France en Israel, University of California San Diego, World Association of Former United Nations Internes and Fellows, Zfunot Tarbut www.deeptonesforpeace.org.

Artists:

Thierry Barbe (France)
Mark Dresser (USA)
Trevor Dunn (USA)
Irina-Kalina Goudeva (Bulgaria/Denmark)
Henry Grimes (USA), Lindsey Horner (USA)
James Ilgenfritz (USA)
J.C. Jones (Israel)
Michael Klinghoffer (Israel)
Chi-chi Nwanoku (UK)
William Parker (USA)
Barre Phillips (USA/France)
David Phillips (USA)
Bertram Turetzky (USA)
Sarah Weaver (USA).


Sponsors:

American Embassy in Israel - Public Affairs OfficeBritish Council in partnership with Bi Arts - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Science, Culture, and Sport, Centre Culturel Français Romain Gary a Jerusalem, Office of Cultural Affairs - Consulate General of Israel in New York, Danish Composer's Society's Production Pool/Koda's Fund for Social and Cultural Purposes, Electronic Music Foundation, Experimental Television Center’s Presentation Funds Program Supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, Hors Oeil Editions, International Society of Bassists, International Society for Improvised Music, Jerusalem Foundation Arts & Culture Department, Jerusalem Municipality Cultural Department, Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, Kadima Collective Recordings, Omanout Habama, Service Culturel de Ambassade de France en Israel, University of California San Diego, World Association of Former United Nations Internes and Fellows, Zfunot Tarbut www.deeptonesforpeace.org.


ISIM Benefit Event 2008, New York

May 17, 2008
7:00pm-10:00pmEST
Lotus Music and Dance

Hosted by Thomas Buckner and the ISIM New York City Professional Chapter.

Featured artists and presenters:
Oliver Lake and Geri Allen
Thomas Buckner and Tom Hamilton
Dom Minasi
Ursel Schlicht and Robert Dick
TranceFormation: Connie Crothers, Ken Filiano, and Andrea Wolper, NYC
Professional Chapter Ensemble: Julianne Carney, Chris Chalfant, Adrian Coburn, James Ilgenfritz, and Carol Purdy,
Panel: Ed Sarath, Earl Howard, and Stephen Nachmanovitch
Environmental Dialogue by Pauline Oliveros, facilitated by Sarah Weaver