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.
Interactive installations by David Rokeby and St. Pierre-Gauthier
June 29, 2017 to September 4, 2017
Thursday to Monday 10 am - 4 pm.
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River, ON
June 29, 2017 to September 4, 2017
Distillery District, Canadian Music Centre & on Toronto Island, Toronto, ON NAISA North Media Arts Centre, South River, ON
General $15, Students $10, Symposium/Performance Pass $70/$40
NAISA is pleased to present the 19th annual Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art
The 19th annual Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art includes the interactive exhibit Complex Interactions at NAISA North Media Arts Centre in South River as well as workshops and performances. Toronto events include Synthecycletron on Toronto Island, performances, installations and the annual Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES) at the Distillery District.
"Sound Travels brings together artists from many disciplines to explore the possibilities of sound as potential material for shaping and molding experiences, adding a transformative element that deepens and sharpens our attention to the world around us." – Darren Copeland, Artistic Director, New Adventures in Sound Art.
Registration now open
August 9, 2017 to August 12, 2017
Distillery District, downtown Toronto, ON
New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA), the Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC) and the Canadian Music Centre (CMC) are pleased to announce the 11th edition of the Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES), and delighted to welcome Québec sound artist Chantal Dumas as Keynote Speaker for TIES 2017. Dumas is a highly respected sound artist who explores the medium of sound through the production of audio fiction and docufiction, sound installation, composition and sound design. The symposium will take place in Toronto from 9-12 August 2017 in Toronto’s Distillery District.
TIES includes papers, lecture-recitals and several concert works curated by an international jury. It is an annual opportunity for exchange between diverse EA communities.