New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) is a non-profit organization, based in Toronto, that produces performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art. Included in its productions are: Deep Wireless, Sound Travels, Arts Birthday and SOUNDplay. 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.Latest News
A month-long celebration of radio and transmission art including performances, installations, radio broadcasts and the TransX Transmission Art Symposium.
“As the convention of radio is questioned and no longer confined to the radio dial, Deep Wireless artists ask, what is the nature of transmission? This May, NAISA celebrates its 12th edition of the Deep Wireless Festival by once again bringing together artists from around the globe to respond to this question within the context of a time when old conventions and technologies are dissolving into multiple streams of creative possibilities."— Darren Copeland, NAISA Artistic Director.
Trans X Transmission Art Symposium registration now open
NAISA is pleased to announce the 2nd edition of the Trans X Transmission Art Symposium featuring keynote addresses by Anna Friz (post-doctoral Fellow, School of the Art Institute of Chicago) and Steve Bates (Radioartist and Musician, Montreal). Included will be international performances/presentations by Csenge Kolozsvari (Montreal, Can), Robert Mackay (UK), Alyysa Moxley/Ramona Stout (USA), Elizabeth Shores/Vikram Patel (USA) and Robin Koek/Merieke van den Ven (Netherlands). Also included will be paper presentations by Andrew O'Connor (ON, Can), Robert Mackay (UK), Matteo Marrangoni/Angel Feraldo (Netherlands), Jeff Kolar/Meredity Kooi (USA), Tricia Postle/Leif Bloomquist (ON, Can), Samwell Freeman, (USA), Alexandria Lepinski (ON, Can), Steve Bull/Scot Gresham-Lancaster (USA), Abinadi Meza (USA), and Victoria Estok (USA).
Cellphonia: Toronto SONicGeo by Steve Bull and Scot Gresham-Lancaster
As part of New Music 101 and the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art, New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) presents the interactive installation Cellphonia: Toronto SONicGeo by Steve Bull and Scot Gresham-Lancaster. Call 647-694-4607 between April 8 and May 31 in order to contribute to Cellphonia's constantly transforming sound collage, which will be accessible at www.naisa.ca/ and www.cellphonia.org/Toronto.
Ambient Transmissions, performances by D. Burke Mahoney and Quiet Metal Trio Vibrations
NAISA and The Ambient Ping presents Ambient Transmissions featuring performances by D. Burke Mahoney and Quiet Metal Trio, and duo Allison Camerin/William Davison.
City Sondols: Toronto by Matteo Marangoni/Angel Faraldo
City Sondols: Toronto is a sound walk by Matteo Marangoni and Angel Faraldo who take the audience on a short tour through different acoustic spaces probing nearby buildings with portable electronic instruments, listening to reflections, exciting resonant frequencies and interacting with the urban soundscape.
Current events highlights:
April 8 - May 31 24/7 FREE
April 15, 2013 @ 7pm, FREE
April 20, 10 am - 5 pm, $100
April 27 - May 11, PWYC
May 1 7-8pm opening day reception FREE
May 1 8pm Concert $10
May 4 @ 8pm Concert $10
May 11 @ 2-5pm Workshop $55
May 12 @ 11-6pm Workshop $100
May 14 @ 8:30 PM Concert $6
May 17 - June 1, PWYC
May 17 8PM, Performances $15/$10
May 17 - 20, $70/40
May 18, 8PM Performance $15/$10
May 19, 8PM Performance $15/$10
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