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A celebration of Radio and Transmission Art presented by New Adventures in Sound Art. It begins with Art’s Birthday celebrations in mid-January and continues until spring with performances, special radio broadcasts, installations, and workshops at the NAISA North Media Arts Centre in South River.

From 2002 to 2017 it took place in Toronto and during that time hosted the Radio Without Boundaries Conference and the TransX Transmission Art Symposium.

Squeeeeque - The Improbable Igloo by Alexis O’Hara
February 16 – April 16, 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
Squeeeeque - The Improbable Igloo is a sound installation that encourages collaborative sound making between strangers. Its intimate space encourages the loss of inhibition. With mics in hand, strangers collaborate in song, their voices enhanced by sonic embellishments. Inspired by the architectural marvel that is the igloo, this installation also pays homage to the geodesic domes of the great thinker and architect, Buckminster Fuller.
Re-Collect / Re-Told: Your Stories of New And Old
January 4 – April 16, 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
NAISA wants to hear your voice – the voice of your children and the voice of your parents and grandparents. All of these voices will be matched in this interactive exhibit with historic photos of South River to tell the story of our community and our place in the Near North.
Art's Birthday Maker Day
January 20, 2018, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
Drop in to NAISA and celebrate Art's 1,000,055th birthday. Kids and Adults of all ages can try out many fun and exciting art-making activities, including performing with an electronic instrument made out of a Sponge, making an Art’s Birthday hat, painting, and many more family friendly activities. All of the activities are free and suitable for all ages, and yes there will be cake!
Making Waves
Monthly broadcast on WGXC Wave Farm
2nd Saturday of every month - 2 to 3 pm
This monthly program about sound art is produced by NAISA for WGXC Wave Farm in Acra, NY. It features interview profiles with sound artists and other special features. Tune in for special features on Deep Wireless.
Deep Wireless 13 Radio Art Compilation
Launching January 2018
To listen and learn more go to https://www.naisa.ca/media-archive/compactdiscs/
The Deep Wireless 13 Online Album is produced by New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) for the 2018 edition of the annual Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art. The contents of the album were curated by NAISA’s Artistic Director Darren Copeland and feature radio art and sound art works from around the world that respond to theme Sonic Reflections. All of the works respond to this theme in their own individual way whether it be reflecting the sounds of a place, an environment or a circumstance of some kind.

The Deep Wireless 13 compilation is available for streaming on https://soundcloud.com/naisa. Community and public radio or internet broadcasters should contact NAISA directly for access to the works for offline airplay.

Artistic Director: Darren Copeland
Executive Director: Nadene Thériault-Copeland
Image Illustration: Prashant Miranda
Art's Birthday Euroradio Broadcast
January 17, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River Listen online at http://artsbirthday.ebu.ch and http://www.naisa.ca/naisa-radio/
A short performance by Martin Marier will be broadcast live from NAISA North in South River at exactly 3:10 PM over the EBU Satillite network in Europe hosted by Kunstradio in Vienna, Austria. Join us at NAISA North to listen to the performances and festivities being broadcast from around the world. Alternatively, you are welcome to tune in from home to the EURORADIO Ars Acustica broadcast. Happy 1,000,055th birthday, Art!
Meet The Sponge Maker
January 19, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
A special highlight of the Arts Meetup series will be a performance by and conversation with Martin Marier who has created The Sponge, an electronic musical instrument. This presentation will be recorded for NAISA's Making Waves radio program for WGXC Wave Farm and will feature performaces by Marier of the compositions he has created for the Sponge. To read more about The Sponge and how it is made go to: http://www.martinmarier.com/wp/?page_id=12
Sound Memories
February 10, 2018 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
General $10
Photographs trigger memories of places we have visited. Sound recordings of those same places often give us a chance to relive those moments and even re-experience them on an emotional and visceral level. The artists included on this concert use sound recordings from across Europe and eastern North America to re-live experiences from their past while introducing us - the listening audience - to a new world that might resonate with our own.
Sonic Reflections: People and Place
Fabruary 3, 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
General $10
Featured in this concert is a performance by Andrew O’Connor of his piece RavenSpeak. Also included will be works that reflect on people and their relationship to place. This is reflected in the mythologies and the stories people tell about themselves and about the other creatures that inhabit their world.

I. Ravenspeak by Andrew O'Connor
A performance for live multi-channel audio and two performers, based off adaptations of two traditional Inuit stories about the Raven. Using field recordings of multiple Ravens and their extensive vocalizations, along with the soundscapes they inhabit, Ravenspeak creates an immersive setting for two ancient Inuit stories, the Raven Creation Myth and the story of the Raven and the Whale.