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New Adventures in Sound Art

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) is a non-profit organization, formerly based in Toronto but now in South River ON, 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 January/February, the NAISA Sound Bash Series in March, the Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art in July/August, and the SOUNDplay Festival in October/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.

In June 2017, NAISA staff and board of directors are pleased to announce the grand opening of the NAISA North Media Arts Centre at 106 Ottawa Ave, South River, Ontario. Located in the centre of the village of South River, a short distance from Algonquin Park, at the building formerly known as Renée’s Café and Bean There Café, NAISA staff and board of directors are excited at the possibilities available. As well as a large exhibition space, NAISA North also includes a small café, a community gallery and workshop space, as well as a space suitable for media art production/creation. NAISA North’s café includes fresh baked goodies by local baker Linda Thomson and serves exclusively Muskoka coffee by Muskoka Roastery Coffee Company.

Upcoming Events

Sound Camp Soundscape Workshop Intensive
May 4 - 6, 2018
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
& Warbler's Roost, 3785D Eagle Lake Road, South River

Cost: $100 (or $200 with 2 nights accommodation and breakfast at Warbler's Roost)
After the stillness of winter, the first weekend of May in the Almaguin Highlands awakens to a suddenly active soundscape. Over the course of this weekend NAISA hosts an intensive workshop on recording, editing and mixing soundscape recordings in both stereo and multi-channel formats.

Info: http://naisa.ca/education/workshops/

Register here: https://naisa.ca/education/register/
NAISA 2018 Call For Submissions: Off the Beat(en) Track
Deadline: June 4, 2018
New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) invites artists of all ages and nationalities to submit works on the theme Off the Beat(en) Track for consideration in New Adventures in Sound Art's 2019 programming.

Click here for information and on-line application.
SQUEEEEQUE - The Improbable Igloo by Alexis O’Hara
February 16 – April 15, 2018, Thurs to Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (Fri until 7:00 pm)
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
Squeeeeque - The Improbable Igloo is a sound installation that encourages collaborative sound making between strangers. Its intimate space encourages the loss of inhibition. With mics in hand, strangers collaborate in song, their voices enhanced by sonic embellishments. Inspired by the architectural marvel that is the igloo, this installation also pays homage to the geodesic domes of the great thinker and architect, Buckminster Fuller.
17th annual DEEP WIRELESS Festival of Radio & Transmission Art
January 17 - April 16, 2018
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River, Canada.
New Adventures in Sound Art is pleased to launch the 17th edition of the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art. Deep Wireless 2018 opens with Art’s Birthday celebration activities on January 17th and continues with performances, special radio broadcasts, workshops and interactive installations.

"The Deep Wireless festival has been celebrating the art of the aural imagination since 2002 with annual performances, broadcasts, workshops and many special events. This year's theme is Sonic Reflections. Reflections of South River that are broadcast out into the world and reflections of the world resonating in our memories and imagination" — Darren Copeland, NAISA Artistic Director

For more info, go here:

To purchase advance tickets for ticketed events, go to https://naisa.ca/purchase-tickets/