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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

Deep Wireless 12 Radio Art Compilation
Launching January 2017!
Since 2002, the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art has played host to many wonderful performances in Toronto. For the 12th edition of the Deep Wireless radio art compilation, we are traveling back in time to re-visit a selection of these performances.
March 11, 2017 to April 30, 2017
Installation Open March 11 - April 23, 2017, Saturdays and Sundays 10am - 4pm (or by appointment) March Break Fun Fair open daily March 11 - 19, 10am - 4pm (or by appointment)
NAISA North, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River, ON
From March 11 to April 23, NAISA’s exhibition space will be filled with a new selection of everyday objects especially selected for the interesting sounds they make when struck or played, offering you a chance to play with sound and manipulate it live. Open Saturday and Sundays March 11 - April 30, 10am - 4pm or by appointment with added times during the March Break Fun Fair. Special thanks to local artist Christine Charette for her visual/sound design.

Join us for the fourth edition of the March Break Fun Fair. Using the NAISA Sound Bash Installation and other recycled objects, NAISA has developed special March Break family-friendly activities. Drop-in during our scheduled times March 11 - 19 (or email naisa@naisa.ca for private bookings). Children big and small will enjoy the many fun fair activities which are designed to connect everyday activities with fascinating sounds including fishing for sounds, bucket toss, recycled bowling, toonie toss (use your admission fee), spin the wheel and other sound inspired activities. As well they can play, strike, pluck, or tap a collection of found objects that are amplified and modified to reveal unusual sounds that they didn’t think were possible.