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
Hyun-sik Shin
Samir Chatterjee
Jamey Haddad
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.  

ISIM invites proposals for performances, workshops, academic papers, and panel discussions related to this theme.  Proposals are welcome from current and new ISIM members, including those who join or renew concurrent with proposal submission. Proposals will not be considered from applicants whose membership is not current. Presenters will cover their own travel and hotel expenses. A nominal conference fee will be charged to cover festival/conference expenses.   

To apply for a slot to perform or present at the 2014 ISIM Festival/Conference, send the following to 2014@improvisedmusic.org:

· Brief bio (200 words max)
· Link to your music
· Proposal description that outlines what you would like to present.

Please indicate clearly if you are proposing a performance, workshop, talk, panel discussion, academic paper, or other.

For questions or more information, please contact us.

Proposal deadline: Feb 1, 2014
Notification of decision:  Feb 15, 2014

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

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.

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.