Stacey Bliss is a researcher / sound artist / educator / organizer / communicator / improvisor
As an independent academic, Stacey is a Research Associate with IICSI (International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation) and Guest Scholar at the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Regina (2022-2024). As educator, she is an Appointed Academic Colleague (2021-2023) with the Faculty of Education (Secondary Education) at the University of Alberta and sessional instructor at varying post-secondary institutes. As a wordsmith and admin maven, she also consults on editing and communications projects.
As a professional sound artist, Stacey regularly engages in improvisation and collaborations with local, national, and international artists. She has performed at local and international festivals online with The Remotions (a multiplay collective; online improvisation with musicians and artists) and in person with the Earth & Ether Trio (with James Harley & Reza Yazdanpanah). In addition, she teaches the philosophy and practice of gong playing to individuals and small groups.
Stacey is also certified to teach yoga and meditation and embarks on engaged mindfulness practices as social practices. For her meditative events, she draws on the work of contemporary contemplative teachers such as Thich Nhat Hanh and Rev. angel Kyodo williams.
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