Welcome to the 2009 UCSC/ISIM Festival/Conference at the University of California Santa Cruz! The title of this year's event is "Improvisation, Diversity and Change: Uncovering New Social Paradigms within Spontaneous Musical Creativity." We are grateful to the Porter College Festival Fund at UCSC for its generous support. We are also fortunate for the collaborative sponsorship with the International Society for Improvised Music. There are over sixty assorted events scheduled for your enjoyment and edification, jam packed with concerts, films, workshops, panel discussions, and other presentations with guests from around the world. We hope that you will find ways to become directly involved in some of these activities that allow you to also improvise. This is a continuation of our ongoing campus effort aimed at "Rebuilding Global Community through the Arts." We hope that you continue to support improvised music, the arts, and the creative process.
Student and community involvement is important to the success of this project. In addition to campus presentations, we will also have community concerts and projects that we hope you will attend. We thank you for your support and hope that you enjoy our events!
Karlton Hester, UCSC Festival Director Karlton Hester's Web Page
Krystal Zamora, UCSC Festival Administrative Assistant