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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

Sound Spaghetti presented by NAISA as part of Intersection
By Elliott Fienberg
September 3, 2016, 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Yonge Dundas Square, Toronto, ON
Sound Spaghetti was created to help younger audiences learn about the fundamentals of synthesis by encouraging free play. Using a tactile interface, users experiment by plugging in various waveforms and seeing how these combinations change the shape on the oscilloscope.

The system was created as a capstone project for OCAD University's Digital Futures program, where it was an audience favourite at the school's graduate showcase. It aims to be the first cardboard synthesizer which is open source and hackable.

Elliott Fienberg’s interests sit at the intersection between new media and sound art. Through his projects and initiatives, he aims to bring awareness to the importance of sound in our everyday lives.
As an artist with a vision for building community, Elliott organizes the Soundhackers Meetup, which assembles sound enthusiasts at venues such as Gamma Space and even the High Park Zoo.
Silo Solos
presented by NAISA as part of in/future
By Wendalyn Bartley, Anne Bourne and and Lisa Conway
September 19, 2016 to September 25, 2016
tickets for in/future http://www.infuture.ca/register
Ontario Place, West Island
NAISA is proud to be part of in/future at Ontario Place. On this occasion NAISA will be launching its SOUNDplay series with Silo Solos, which is a site specific sound installation for one of the silos on the West Island of Ontario Place. The installation will feature multi-channel sound art pieces by Wende Bartley, Anne Bourne, and Lisa Conway that respond to the acoustics of the silo. in/future: a transformative art experience. It is a multidisciplinary arts and music festival presented by Art Spin in partnership with Small World Music.
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
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.