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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

July 1, 2016 to August 26, 2016
various venues in Toronto and at Warbler’s Roost in South River, ON
The 18th annual Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art opens with the annual interactive installation Synthecycletron on Toronto Island and continues with interactive installations and performances as well as the Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES). Featured artists include John Oswald, Paul Dolden, Christine Charette, BARFFF Enterprises, Fleshtone Aura, Victoria Fenner, David Jensenius and Yves Daoust.

For the full Sound Travels Festival schedule go to: http://naisa.ca/festivals/sound-travels/full-shchedule/
For the TIES schedule go to: http://naisa.ca/symposia/toronto-electroacoustic-symposium/symposium-overview/?edition=2016
Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES) 2016
TIES 2016 Registration available HERE
August 10, 2016 to August 13, 2016
Concerts @ 3:30pm, Aug 12, 11, 13 Concerts @ 7:30pm, Aug 10, 11, 13
Geary Lane (360 Geary Lane, Toronto, ON) and the Canadian Music Centre (20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, ON.)
General $70 | $40 Students

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA), The Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC), and the Canadian Music Centre (CMC) are pleased to announce the 10th edition of the Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES), and delighted to welcome multifaceted artist John Oswald as Keynote Speaker this year. Governor General award-winning and prolific media artist, composer and saxophonist, John Oswald is known for his famous Plunderphonics recordings among a host of other engaging and original projects.

The symposium will take place in Toronto from 10–13 August 2016 at Geary Lane and at the Canadian Music Centre.

TIES is a unique point of convergence for a growing international community of diverse electroacoustic (EA) practitioners. We look forward to seeing you at TIES 2016, where you can explore and share diverse perspectives on electroacoustic and sound art research and practice, while expanding your artistic and professional network.

TIES 2016 is sponsored by FACTOR.
TransX Transmission Art Symposium : Call for Papers, Performances and Workshops/Tutorials
Call found HERE
Accepting submissions NOW until 11:59PM EST September 15, 2016
New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) is pleased to announce the 2017 edition of the TransX Transmission Art Symposium
February 17 - 20, 2017

NAISA is now inviting submissions for papers, performances and workshops/tutorials:

Rooted in the earliest experiments with radio, Transmission Art has continued to flourish into the 21st Century with experiments using wireless communications technology over the past 100 years, including the exploration of a variety of mobile-based and digital platforms, and lesser-known forms of transmission, such as VLF. The terrain of transmission art is dynamic and fluid, always open to redefinition.

The TransX Transmission Art Symposium, part of the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art, will focus on Transmission Art and Radio Art, with particular interest in contributions that summarize, examine or reframe traditions and histories of transmission art practices, technology, broadcasting, education and pedagogy. Additionally, we are very interested in presentations that go beyond the local contingent to give a sense of how new technologies of international transmission activity might be experienced. Proposed presentations, performances and Workshops/Tutorials that combine the themes of Transmission Art and our 2017 theme “Sound Response” are also especially welcome.