Dr Rebecca Caines

I believe in interdisciplinary collaboration, innovative creation, critical thought, and community connection. In these things I find hope.

Improvising with iPads (2014-2015) is a research and creative collaboration between Regina Improvisation Centre at the University of Regina and a number of departments at the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region, Saskatchewan. The project explores the creative, cultural and therapeutic possibilities of improvisation with tablet computers. Rebecca Caines (University of Regina), Rick Kotowich (Native Health Services) and Amanda Schenstead (Music Therapy) are leading the project working in partnership with long term First Nations and Metis residents at the hospital to make improvised music and interdisciplinary performances together.

Excerpt of improvised iPad music from the group; performed by Rebecca Caines, Art Desnomie, Andera Slippery, Amanda Schenstead, Rick Kotowich and Tylson Allary. (2014)