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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

Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES) Concerts
August 19, & 21 2015, 8:00 pm and August 21 & 22, 3:00 pm
Theatre Direct's Wychwood Theatre, 601 Christie St #176
General $15, Students $10, (or included with TIES registration)
This series of TIES concerts include works chosen by an international jury of electroacoustic practitioners, which provide a snapshot of the latest research and exploration in sound art happening around the world.

Schedule Summary

For more information, including all abstracts, programme notes and biographies, please refer to the TIES programme booklet.

Day 1 — Wednesday 19 August [at the Wychwood Theatre (#176)]
18:30–19:30 • Opening Reception and Installation
19:30–21:30 • Symposium Concert #1
21:30-23:30 • Symposium Dinner [ pre-payment required! ]

Day 2 — Thursday 20 August [Paper Sessions at CMC; Keynote at Wychwood Theatre]
18:30–19:30 • Installation [NAISA Space (Studio #252)]

09:15–9:45 • Coffee
09:45–11:15 • Paper Session #1: Listening
11:30–12:30 • Paper Session #2: Algorithmic Creation
14:30–16:00 • Keynote address by Nicolas Collins + Q&A
16:30–17:30 • Lecture-Recital
19:30–21:30 • Sound Travels Concert Unstable Rationality

Day 3 — Friday 21 August [Paper Sessions at CMC; Keynote & Concert at Wychwood Theatre]
18:30–19:30 • Installation

09:15–9:45 • Coffee
09:45–10:45 • Paper Session #3: Education/pedagogy
11:00–11:30 • Paper Session #4: Mirlitones
11:30–12:30 • Panel Session with Dr. Louise Harris
14:30–16:00 • Symposium Concert #2
16:30–17:30 • Lecture-Recital
19:30–21:30 • Symposium Concert #3

Day 4 — Saturday 22 August [at the Wychwood Theatre (#176)]
10:00-15:00 + 19:00–20:00 • Installation

09:15–9:45 • Coffee
09:45–10:45 • Paper Session #5: Musicking
11:00–12:30 • Lecture Recitals
14:30–16:00 • Symposium Concert #4
16:30–17:30 • CEC AGM @ NAISA space
19:30–21:30 • Sound Travels Concert Revealing Origins
Soundball (Dancehauling)
By Marla Hlady and Eric Chenaux
July 1, 2015 to September 27, 2015
Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
at Warbler's Roost event space, 3785D Eagle Lake Rd, South River, ON, PWYC
For directions go to http://warblersroost.ca/contact/

Soundball (Dancehauling) is an instrument/sculpture that viewers can manipulate as a way to play with sound composition. Soundball includes traditional Irish, Scottish and English dance music. One ball allows you to manipulate the foot-beating rhythm and the other bowed guitar sonorities.
NAISA in Pictures
By Stefan A. Rose
July 1, 2015 to September 27, 2015
Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
at Warbler's Roost event space, 3785D Eagle Lake Rd, South River, ON, PWYC
For directions go to http://warblersroost.ca/contact/

NAISA In Pictures is a selection of photographic prints, made using both analog and digital cameras, that document NAISA's concerts, performers, composers, and participants since 2000. Composition, texture, and colour are terms that are equivalent in music and images, and Stefan A. Rose has met the challenge of capturing the essence of events in time, with the split-second precision of photography. His images parallel the performances, inhabiting a world of light and motion, shadow and stillness. This spectrum of visible and near-visible, the apparent and suggested, points to environments imbued with metaphor, memory, and meaning.
NAISA Sound Art Drop In for children 4-12
Open house June 13
June 27 - Aug 2, 2015, Saturdays and Sundays only, 10am-3pm
@ the NAISA Space, 601 Christie St #252
For more information go to http://naisa.ca/education/junior/
Admission by donation

Join us on Saturdays and Sundays from June 27 to August 2 at the NAISA Space where children big and small can become sound art performers and active listeners both through learning how to craft and shape a performance on the exciting NAISA Sound Bash Installation, and through learning how to better understand our everyday sound environments through listening exercises. Come to the NAISA Space on Saturday June 13th for an Open House and let your children test the programme out for themselves.