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.
Tickets available here: https://naisa.ca/purchase-tickets/
September 19, 2016 to November 12, 2016
In Toronto at various locations
in the Near North at Warbler’s Roost, South River
September 19 – November 26, 2016
New Adventures in Sound Art is pleased to launch the 15th edition of the SOUNDplay Festival, September 19 to November 26, 2016. SOUNDplay is a meeting point for experimentation in sound art and new media, encouraging new avenues for exploration. SOUNDplay 2016 opens with Silo Solos presented as part of in/future at Ontario Place and continues with Navigating Wellness co-presented with Workman Arts, at Nuit Blanche (located at CAMH as part of Nuit Blanche) and finally closes with a special edition of Soundhackers at the end of November that includes a day of workshops, artist talks and demonstrations related to sound art using interactive technology, virtual reality and gaming. It also includes performances at Alliance Française that include Soft Revolvers by Myriam Bleau (https://vimeo.com/96750177) and Field by Martin Messier (https://vimeo.com/159716565)
As artists have access to a broader range of tools that allow them to incorporate multiple disciplines and multi-sensory experiences, the question becomes not which discipline these artists work within but rather how they integrate various elements from multiple disciplines into their works. With this year’s SOUNDplay, the works presented focus on various aspects responding to space and context through interactive technology, sometimes appropriating or repurposing the tools used in gaming, sensory technology and virtual reality. We invite you to join us in discovering what artists are doing with this technology. – Darren Copeland, Artistic Director, New Adventures in Sound Art.
co-presented with IMAA
Thurs Nov 10 - 1 to 5 PM Friday Nov 11 - 10 AM to 5 PM
Canadian Music Centre, 20 St Joseph St, Toronto, ON
Sound art performances, programmed by NAISA, will be presented each night of the gathering.
Concert Tickets (Caucus participants will be admitted at student rate):