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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

NAISA is proud to present the 16th annual Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art
July 7, 2014 to August 23, 2014
Workshop Intensive Pass $175 / Symposium/Performance Pass $70/$40
Single Concerts: $15/$10 / Outdoor events free / Installations Pay What You Can (recommended $5)
Artscape Wychwood Barns (601 Christie St) & on Toronto Island
Festival Main Page


The 16th annual Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art opens with a special Sound Art Summer Camp for youth (July 7 - 11) and ends with the annual Sound Travels Intensive (August 19 - 23) as well as installations, performances and the 8th annual Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES). Featured artists include Pauline Oliveros, Jean-François Laporte, Fernando Monsalve Godoy, WL Altman, and Emilie LeBel.

"In a world that often focuses too much on the visual, Sound Travels brings about a refreshing change as it presents works by sound artists that extract compelling musicality from unexpected sources. From these auditory experiences, audiences author their own imaginary world in their mind’s eye." – Darren Copeland, Artistic Director, New Adventures in Sound Art.

6th annual SOUND TRAVELS INTENSIVE (5-day series of workshops)
for Sound & Media Artists

August 19-23, 2014, $175, 9am - 7pm daily with an 8pm concert on August 23
@ the NAISA Space, 601 Christie St #252
General $175
For more information go to http://naisa.ca/education/intensives/
Pre-registration required - go to https://naisa.ca/education/register/, then choose the Sound Travels Intensive

The Sound Travels Intensive is an opportunity for artists from across Canada and around the world to create and present new work in Toronto, exchange ideas with others, and hone electroacoustic skills with the guidance of a diverse group of instructors including world renown artist Pauline Oliveros, Emilie LeBel, Darren Copeland, Ian Jarvis and Hector Centeno. Five intense days of workshop sessions, private instruction and creative activity culminate in a public concert presentation at Toronto's Artscape Wychwood Barns.

New Adventures in Sound Art is a non-profit organization that presents performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art. NAISA is partially funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts and the SOCAN Foundation.