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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

2014 Call For Submissions HEAR n o w HERE
Deadline November 15, 2014
Categories: Transmission Art/Radio Art, Electroacoustic Music/Sound Art, Interactive Installation Art

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) invites artists of all ages and nationalities to submit works on the theme HEAR n o w HERE for consideration in New Adventures in Sound Art's 2015 programming in Toronto, Canada.

Go to https://naisa.ca/naisa-general-submission-form/ for on-line application

sharawadji is defined as “An aesthetic effect that characterizes the feeling of plenitude that is sometimes created by the contemplation of a sound motif or a complex soundscape of inexplicable beauty.” in the list of sonic effects proposed by Jean-François Augoyard and Henry Torgue in their book Sonic Experience: A Guide to Everyday Sounds (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2005).

HEAR n o w HERE is meant to contemplate on this idea of sharawadji, on the ephemeral quality of that moment in sound, never to happen in quite the same way ever again. Being sometimes full of promise, sometimes quite shocking, often of unknown origins and being of irregular form, it is that sonic experience that cannot quite be described in the same way as it is experienced. But you can try.

Preference in programming will be given to works that respond in some way to the theme HEAR n o w HERE. Individual interpretations or variations on the theme are encouraged, but should be realized with sound as the primary component.
NAISA would also like to encourage artists to submit works on the theme HEAR n o w HERE for performance, gallery exhibit, screening, webcast or audio stream, radio broadcast, network or translocal performance, mobile experiences and any other emerging formats that include sound as a primary element. Please complete in full the online submission form and upload your audio by midnight on November 15, 2014. Note: there is a $5 submission fee in order to defray the cost of processing the submissions. All works chosen for presentation will receive an artist fee.
13th annual SOUNDplay series
October 4, 2014 to November 3, 2014
the NAISA Space, 601 Christie St #252
for more information go to http://www.soundplay.ca

The 13th annual SOUNDplay Series is a meeting point for experimentation in sound art and new media encouraging new avenues for exploration. Located at the NAISA Space, SOUNDplay 2014 includes multi-media performances, installations, and screenings. SOUNDplay opens with a Scotiabank Nuit Blanche presentation of Hive 2.0 by Hopkins Duffield and features performances by Jaap Blonk, Mugbait, Ian Jarvis, Eric Boivin, fourthousandblackbirds and more, as well as a special edition SoundScary for the annual Boo in the Barns family hallowe'en party.

Hive (2.0)
A sound sculpture by Hopkins Duffield
October 4, 2014 to November 1, 2014
Fridays 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Saturdays 10:00 am to 3:00 pm - Sundays 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Also runs 10am -3pm on September 27 & 28
Opens as part of Nuit Blanche: 7pm - 7am
And continues until November 1st
NAISA Space, 601 Christie Street #252
Hive 2.0 explores convergences between technology and nature by employing wasp architectures created from found and fabricated technological parts and scraps. Hive (2.0) is an empty sculptural entity that replaces insects with sound, creating an organismic, instrument-speaker hybrid.