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New Adventures in Sound Art

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) is a non-profit organization, based in Toronto, that presents performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art. NAISA’s annual events include: the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art in May, the Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art in August, NAISA’s participation in the international Art’s Birthday celebration in January, as well as the NAISA Sound Bash Series in March and the SOUNDplay series in November. The objectives of NAISA are to foster awareness and understanding locally, as well as nationally and internationally, in the cultural vitality of experimental sound art in its myriad forms of expression. This objective will be achieved through the exploration of new sound technologies in conjunction with the creation of cultural events and artifacts.

Upcoming Events

14th annual DEEP WIRELESS Festival of Radio & Transmission Art
presented by New Adventures in Sound Art
various venues @ Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street, Toronto
May 1 - 31, 2015


A month-long celebration of radio and transmission art including performances, installations, radio broadcasts and the TransX Transmission Art Symposium.

"As the convention of radio is questioned and no longer confined to the radio dial, Deep Wireless artists ask, what is the nature of transmission? This May, NAISA celebrates its 14th edition of the Deep Wireless Festival by once again bringing together artists from around the globe to respond to this question within the context of a time when old conventions and technologies are dissolving into multiple streams of creative possibilities."— Darren Copeland, NAISA Artistic Director.
TransX Transmission Art Symposium registration now open. Register on-line Now!

May 22 - 24 @ the Wychwood Theatre, #176
$70 / $40 (students)

NAISA is pleased to announce the 4th edition of the TransX Transmission Art Symposium featuring a keynote address by Knut Aufermann and Sarah Washington. The symposium will also include panel discussions, paper presentations and a full day of workshops as well as installations and performances as part of the annual Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art. Rooted in the earliest experiments with radio, Transmission Art has continued to flourish into the 21st Century with experiments using wireless communications technology over the past 100 years, including the exploration of a variety of mobile-based platforms such as GPS, phone apps, bluetooth and WiFi communication, as well as lesser-known forms of transmission, such as VLF. Performances/presentations/papers/workshops included by: Doug Van Nort, Elliott Fienberg, Knut Aufermann, Sarah Washington and Peter Flemming with more TBA shortly.