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New Adventures in Sound Art

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) is a non-profit organization, formerly based in Toronto but now in South River ON, 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 January/February, the NAISA Sound Bash Series in March, the Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art in July/August, and the SOUNDplay Festival in October/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.

In June 2017, NAISA staff and board of directors are pleased to announce the grand opening of the NAISA North Media Arts Centre at 106 Ottawa Ave, South River, Ontario. Located in the centre of the village of South River, a short distance from Algonquin Park, at the building formerly known as Renée’s Café and Bean There Café, NAISA staff and board of directors are excited at the possibilities available. As well as a large exhibition space, NAISA North also includes a small café, a community gallery and workshop space, as well as a space suitable for media art production/creation. NAISA North’s café includes fresh baked goodies by local baker Linda Thomson and serves exclusively Muskoka coffee by Muskoka Roastery Coffee Company.

Upcoming Events

Try your hand at moving Sound
May 13, 2017 to May 28, 2017
Saturdays 10:00 am to 4:00 pm - Sundays 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
NAISA North, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River, ON
General $Pay What You Can Donation
Almost 10 years ago, NAISA’s Artistic Director launched a new way of moving sound around a space using a sensor that you wear on your hand. For the month of May, there will be a multi-channel system set up for you to try out for yourself! Suitable for all ages.

Also, when you enter the space you will hear a spring soundscape from Warbler's Roost, which was recorded over a 24 hour period and in this installation is condensed into a 38 minute multi-channel soundscape piece. Warbler's Roost is a rural property 22 KM west of South River.
2017 Call for Submissions SONIC REFLECTIONS
Deadline June 30, 2017
Categories: Transmission Art/Radio Art, Electroacoustic Music/Sound Art, Interactive Installation Art, and Other

Go to http://naisa.ca/opportunities/calls-for-submissions/naisa-general-call-for-submissions/ for full information and on-line application.

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) invites artists of all ages and nationalities to submit works on the theme Sonic Reflections for consideration in New Adventures in Sound Art's 2018 programming.

Sound by its nature reflects in different ways depending on the environment in which it is experienced. These reflections help to give a place its character but they also can obscure elements of an environment. NAISA would like to celebrate the opening of its new facility - NAISA North Media Arts Centre - in South River, Ontario with programming that is reflective of the past as well as using that reflection to inform future possibilities. For its 2018 programming, NAISA is interested in submissions that address the notion of Sonic Reflections and creative ways that this can be shared.

Preference in programming will be given to works that respond in some way to the theme Sonic Reflections. Individual interpretations or variations on the theme are encouraged, but should be realized with sound as the primary component. NAISA would also like to encourage artists to submit works on the theme for performance, interactive installation exhibit, audio-visual screening, radio or internet broadcast, telematics, VR/gaming, mobile experiences and any other emerging or alternative formats that include sound as a primary element. Please complete in full the online submission form and upload your audio by midnight on June 30, 2017. Note: there is a $5 submission fee in order to defray the cost of processing the submissions. All works chosen for presentation will receive an artist fee. Only those artists being considered for presentation will be contacted.
NAISA North Media Arts Centre Grand Opening
Special Opening day events June 3rd
June 3, 2017 to June 25, 2017
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River, ON
NAISA is please to launch its new space in South River, ON in June 2017 - the NAISA North Media Arts Centre. Featured during the month of June will be performances by local artists Christine Charette, Jordan Wyshniowsky and Rob Joanisse using the NAISA Sound Bash installation as their instrument as well as a chance for audiences to play the Sound Bash themselves each Saturday and Sunday during gallery hours in June.

For more info about the performances go to http://naisa.ca/performances/upcoming-performances/

Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art
July 1, 2017 to September 4, 2017
Toronto and Near North venues, ON
The 19th annual Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art opens in July on Toronto Island with the interactive sound sculpture Synthecycletron by Barry Prophet. Other July events include special World Listening Day performances, a Sound Art Drop In for children, as well as the exhibition of David Rokeby’s Very Nervous System running throughout the summer at NAISA North Media Arts Centre, South River. August events in Toronto include a world premiere of a new work by Chantal Dumas.
Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES) 2017
Registration now open
August 9, 2017 to August 12, 2017
Distillery District, downtown Toronto, ON

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA), the Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC) and the Canadian Music Centre (CMC) are pleased to announce the 11th edition of the Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES), and delighted to welcome Québec sound artist Chantal Dumas as Keynote Speaker for TIES 2017. Dumas is a highly respected sound artist who explores the medium of sound through the production of audio fiction and docufiction, sound installation, composition and sound design. The symposium will take place in Toronto from 9-12 August 2017 in Toronto’s Distillery District.

TIES includes papers, lecture-recitals and several concert works curated by an international jury. It is an annual opportunity for exchange between diverse EA communities.