Arts, Culture, and Humanities

International Society for Improvised Music

  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • www.isimprov.org

Mission Statement

ISIM promotes performance, education, and research in improvised music, and illuminates connections between musical improvisation and creativity across fields.

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ruling year

2005

Principal Officer

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Edward Sarath

Keywords

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music, education, improvisation, arts, michigan, international, creativity, interdisciplinary

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ISIM

EIN

75-3180037

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (A01)

Professional Societies, Associations (A03)

Music (A68)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Program 1

Reflecting the melding of diverse cultures, ethnicities, disciplines, and ideas that shapes society at large, today's musical world is increasingly characterized by creative expressions that transcend conventional style categories. Improvisation is a core aspect of this global confluence, and in recent years the phrase 'improvised music' has emerged as a kind of an overarching label for much of this eclectic musical activity. Initially used to describe jazz and its offshoots, the phrase now encompasses a broad spectrum of formats' from computer music and multi-media collaborations to string quartets, bebop quintets and multiethnic fusion. Enabling spontaneous interactions between musicians from the most disparate backgrounds, the dissolution of boundaries between performers and listeners, and access to the transcendent dimensions of creative experience, improvisation is at the heart of a new musical paradigm that is uniquely reflective of contemporary life. Musical improvisation may also shed light on creativity in a wide variety of fields, as corporate executives, educators, athletes, medical professionals and other practitioners recognize an improvisatory core to success, progress, and fulfillment in their respective disciplines. ISIM brings together artists, listeners, teachers, industry professionals, and researchers, to further the growth and understanding of improvised music in our educational systems and society at large.

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International Society for Improvised Music

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Principal Officer

Edward Sarath

BIO

Professor of Music and Director of the Department in Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation at The University of Michigan School of Music. Also Director of the Program in Creativity and Consciousness Studies at UM. His most recent CD release is New Beginnings, featuring the London Jazz Orchestra performing his large-ensemble compositions. Performer, composer, educational reformer and theorist.

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