2014 in new york

Seventh Festival-Conference

June 5-8, 2014
Cross-cultural Improvisation III

Hosted jointly by the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and Mannes College The New School for Music.

Reggie Workman
Wadada Leo Smith
Samir Chatterjee
Bobby Previte
David Liebman

The International Society for Improvised Music is happy to announce its seventh festival conference and welcome proposals for performances and presentations. Continuing its theme of Cross-cultural Improvisation that guided recent events at the University of Michigan and York College/Roulette, the upcoming event will bring together musicians from disparate cultures to perform together and share ideas about the challenges and exciting opportunities inherent in improvising across traditions. Hosted jointly by the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and Mannes College The New School for Music, the event will enable ISIM to direct its global vision not only toward the professional improvised music world but also to the field of musical training in which recognition of the need for improvisatory experience for classical and other musicians is steadily on the rise.  In addition to featuring leading creative artists from diverse cultures, the event will welcome visionaries in musical study who are making headway in this endeavor to share their insights about the road ahead for the field.  

There will be a full program over three days with over 90 ISIM persenters including performances, workshops, academic papers, and panel discussions related to this theme. 

For questions or more information, please contact us.

ISIM Board of Directors
Ed Sarath, Founder and President
Karlton Hester, Vice President
India Cooke, Secretary
Stephen Nachmanovitch, Treasurer
William Johnson
Jin Hi Kim
Douglas Ewart

Richard Robeson, Executive Director
Billy Satterwhite, Administrative Coordinator

Previous ISIM event hosts
University of Michigan
Northwestern University
University of Denver
University of California Santa Cruz
William Paterson University
York College, CUNY/Roulette

As it has at recent events, ISIM will charge a modest conference fee to help defray the considerable expenses incurred in mounting an event of this scale.   
Presenters: $75 (student presenters $25).
Non-presenters who are ISIM members: $100. 
Non-presenters who are not ISIM members: $200.
One-day pass for ISIM members: $50. 
$100 for non-ISIM members.
Single event pass: $25.
Student ISIM members: $35 
Students not ISIM members: $50 with a current student ID.
Ensemble application membership fee protocols:
Duos and trios: At least one member must be an ISIM member in good standing for the ensemble proposal to be considered.
Quartets and larger must join ISIM at Associate Member level ($250).
The leading member of an ensemble must pay the $75 presenter fee. If other ensemble members would like to attend the conference outside of their performance they must pay the conference fee or purchase a one-day pass.

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Conference Fees

In cases of financial duress, fee waivers will be considered for presenters. Presenters who wish to be considered for fee waiver must provide request in writing to info@isimprov.org.