Computational Improvisation Analysis Research

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Special Guest Speaker Dr. Jaakko Erkkila

University of Jyvaskyla, Finland

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Wilfrid Laurier University

Saturday June 28, 2014 at the Waterloo Campus

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Post Conference Program

2:00 pm Registration and Welcome

2:30-4:00 pm Computational Improvisation Analysis Research

Keynote by Dr. Jaakko Erkkila

In this workshop Jaakko will first introduce the basics of the model called Improvisational Psychodynamic Music Therapy (IPMT). This model is based on the ideas and practices developed by various scholars and practitioners  Learn more

4:20-5:45 pm Improvisation Laboratory Workshop

Workshop deals with improvisations created in individual IPMT. The focus is in musical phenomena and their relationship to therapeutic process covering issues such as status of illness, process of recovery, and client–therapist interaction – in other words, what kinds of connections can be drawn between music and therapeutic phenomena.

participants improvising together

6:00-7:15 pm Future Research and Computational Improvisation Analysis Manual

Brainstorming and Planning over coffee

Continuing Discussion Over Dinner

Place and cost TBA

IAMM Canada conference participants taking advantage of the exciting Mennonite Market and St Jacobs Tour, can  request drop-off at Wilfrid Laurier University in time for the 2:00 pm workshop start. Arrangements for overnight in Waterloo and return to Toronto on June 29th will be offered on request.

Tickets are only $80 for IAMM Canada Conference Attendees – $40 for full time students. Tickets for non-conference attendees is $120. Attendance is very limited and is expected to sell out well in advance.

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