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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

NAISA is proud to present the 16th annual Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art
July 7, 2014 to August 23, 2014
Workshop Intensive Pass $175 / Symposium/Performance Pass $70/$40
Single Concerts: $15/$10 / Outdoor events free / Installations Pay What You Can (recommended $5)
Artscape Wychwood Barns (601 Christie St) & on Toronto Island
Festival Main Page

The 16th annual Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art opens with a special Sound Art Summer Camp for youth (July 7 - 11) and ends with the annual Sound Travels Intensive (August 19 - 23) as well as installations, performances and the 8th annual Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES). Featured artists include Pauline Oliveros, Jean-François Laporte, Fernando Monsalve Godoy, WL Altman, and Emilie LeBel.

"In a world that often focuses too much on the visual, Sound Travels brings about a refreshing change as it presents works by sound artists that extract compelling musicality from unexpected sources. From these auditory experiences, audiences author their own imaginary world in their mind’s eye." – Darren Copeland, Artistic Director, New Adventures in Sound Art.

Cross Waves Sound Art series
Room Tone curated by Chantal Dumas launches with a concert July 25, 2014, 8 PM
with a performance by Alexandre St. Onge

the NAISA Space, 601 Christie St #252
General $10
Cross Waves Series Details

Cross Waves is a Canadian Sound Art series that includes performances and internet radio programs curated by eight media artists representing different regional and cultural perspectives in Canada. The series will take place between July 2014 and June 2015. The content will be contextualized by the curators through commentaries and essays and will draw attention to Sound Artists from across Canada. The first in the series is Room Tone and is curated by Chantal Dumas. Dumas' series will launch on July 25th with a concert featuring pieces by audio artists Magali Babin, Mario Gauthier, Martin Tétreault, Nancy Tobin, Christian Bouchard, Michel F. Côté with a live performance by Alexandre St-Onge.
8th annual Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium
August 13, 2014 to August 17, 2014
(includes concerts on Aug 13, 14 & 16)
Aug 13-17 @ Theatre Direct's Wychwood Theatre, 601 Christie #176 & #170
General $70, Students $40

More Symposium info here
Register Here

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) and the Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC) are pleased to announce the 8th edition of the Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES) with Pauline Oliveros as the keynote speaker. TIES has become a consistently creative and cohesive point of contact between diverse international electroacoustic (EA) communities. The 2014 symposium is the eighth annual iteration of this important opportunity for exchange between diverse EA communities. For more information, go to http://naisa.ca/symposia/toronto-electroacoustic-symposium/
Atacama: 22º 54' 24" S, 68º 12' 25" W
By Fernando Godoy Monsalve
July 19 to August 16, 2014
Exhibition hours: Thurs 1-4 pm; Fri 1-4 pm; Saturday 10am-3 pm.
with the exception of being closed on July 24, 25, August 14 and 15.
NAISA Space, 601 Christie Street, #252
Atacama is a sound installation that maps the locations of the soundscape recordings while providing an opportunity for the listener to experience the soundscapes through personal listening stations. In 2012, the artist travelled to the Atacama Desert in order to explore and record the sound of ruins left by humankind. He was interested in natural phenomena, like wind, sand or electromagnetic radiation, and how these phenomena activate the ruins and set a new landscape.
Soundhackers Meetup
July 24, 2014, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
the NAISA Space, 601 Christie St #252
Soundhackers is a free monthly meet up co-presented by NAISA, dedicated to exploring techniques in sound art and music technology. The July edition will continue to feature a mix of artist presentations alongside hands-on tutorials. The agenda will be announced shortly on the meetup web-site, so please RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/soundhackers to be notified when it's available.
6th annual SOUND TRAVELS INTENSIVE (5-day series of workshops)
for Sound & Media Artists

August 19-23, 2014, $175, 9am - 7pm daily with an 8pm concert on August 24
@ the NAISA Space, 601 Christie St #252
General $175
For more information go to http://naisa.ca/education/intensives/
Pre-registration required - go to https://naisa.ca/education/register/, then choose the Sound Travels Intensive

The Sound Travels Intensive is an opportunity for artists from across Canada and around the world to create and present new work in Toronto, exchange ideas with others, and hone electroacoustic skills with the guidance of a diverse group of instructors including world renown artist Pauline Oliveros, Emilie LeBel, Darren Copeland, Ian Jarvis and Hector Centeno. Five intense days of workshop sessions, private instruction and creative activity culminate in a public concert presentation at Toronto's Artscape Wychwood Barns.

New Adventures in Sound Art is a non-profit organization that presents performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art. NAISA is partially funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts and the SOCAN Foundation.