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Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art

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 and wordless dramas from everyday sounds often taken for granted. From this lush auditory experience, audiences author their own imaginary world in their mind’s eye – Darren Copeland, Artistic Director, New Adventures in Sound Art

The annual Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art includes interactive installations, performances, Youth Sound Art Workshops, the Sound Travels Intensive and the Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium.

 

18th Annual SOUND TRAVELS FESTIVAL of SOUND ART
Full Schedule HERE
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. 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
Site Specific Installations at Warbler’s Roost
By Yves Daoust, BARFFF Enterprises, Christine Charette and Darren Copeland
July 29, 2016
Friday and Saturday 10am - 4pm; Sunday noon-4pm
Warbler’s Roost located in the forest behind the Inn, 3785D Eagle Lake Rd, South River, ON
General $PWYC
Darren Copeland's new installation Hidden Sounds will be included on the Artscape Studio Tour organized by the Almaguin Highlands Arts Council. Enjoy a northern summer visit to Warbler’s Roost and also experience outdoor sound installations curated by NAISA that includes works by Yves Daoust, BARFFF Enterprises and Christine Charette.
‘Birth and Death Frequencies’ from A Time to Hear for Here (2007)
Co-presented with the Canadian Music Centre
By John Oswald
August 8, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Mon to Thurs, 9 AM to 5 PM & Fri, 9 AM to 1 PM
Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, ON
FREE
The Birth and Death Frequencies is a component from John Oswald's site-specific sound installation for the Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum. Using the high frequency characteristics of directional speakers this component from the expansive reflection on time, space and Canadian identity gave the illusion of sounds whispering into the ear of the visitor. Although magical and mysterious, it was also rarely heard as it was situated in a remote part of the Crystal. For the month of August, the Birth and Death Frequencies will be heard anew where they will receive special focus in the composer’s lounge of the Canadian Music Centre.
Sound Travels Concert: Two Retrospectives: John Oswald and Paul Dolden
By John Oswald and Paul Dolden
August 12, 2016, 7:30 pm

Geary Lane, 360 Geary Avenue, Toronto
General $15, Students $10, (or included with TIES registration)
In this concert, works by John Oswald and Paul Dolden - two highly individual and distinguished Canadian artists - will trace how they approach the concept of sonic density through their original use of multi-tracking recording techniques since the 1970’s. Included will be the world premiere by Paul Dolden of Air of the Rainbow Robe and Feathered Skirt, a new work commissioned by NAISA with funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, part of his full length work Music of Another Present Era as well as his works: Below the Walls of Jericho, L’ivresse de la vitesse, and an excerpt from Who Has the Biggest Sound. Also included will be the following works by John Oswald: Vertical Time, DAB, Skindling Shadés, and Global Wilderness.
Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES) Concert #1
August 10, 2016, 7:30 pm

Geary Lane, 360 Geary Avenue, Toronto
General $15, Students $10, (or included with TIES registration)
The first of five concerts which 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. Included on the concert are works by Jerod Sommerfeldt, Matt Wellins, John Thompson, Barbara Finck-Beccafico, Jean-Paul Perrotte, Mei Hang, Nathaniel Haering, Ursula Meyer-Koenig, Brian Connolly, Elizabeth Hoffman, Mirko Ettore D’Agostino and Kiran Bhumber.
TIES 2016 is sponsored by FACTOR.
Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES) Concert #2
August 11, 2016, 7:30 pm

Geary Lane, 360 Geary Avenue, Toronto
General $15, Students $10, (or included with TIES registration)
The second of five concerts which 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. Included on the concert are works by Elliott Grabill, Dan Tapper, Thomas Dempster, Bret Bohman, Xavier Madore, Jane/Kin, John Mayrose, Kyle Stewart, Eddie Far, Kerry L Hagan, Gordon Delap and Guillaume Loizillon.
TIES 2016 is sponsored by FACTOR.
Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES) Concert #3
August 12, 2016, 3:30 pm

Geary Lane, 360 Geary Avenue, Toronto
General $15, Students $10, (or included with TIES registration)
The third of five concerts which 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. Included on the concert are works by Leo Hyun Jung Chang, Hannah M. Brown, Anthony T. Marasco, Travis West and Abe King.
TIES 2016 is sponsored by FACTOR.
Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES) Concert #4
August 13, 2016, 3:30 pm

Geary Lane, 360 Geary Avenue, Toronto
General $15, Students $10, (or included with TIES registration)
The fourth of five concerts which 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. Included on the concert are works by Cody Kauhl, Garrett Hecker, Benjamin McCarthy, Georgios Varoutsos, Hugh Lynch and Leah Reid.
TIES 2016 is sponsored by FACTOR.
Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES) Concert #5
August 13, 2016, 7:30 pm

Geary Lane, 360 Geary Avenue, Toronto
General $15, Students $10, (or included with TIES registration)
The last of five concerts which 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. Included on the concert are works by Carolina Heredia, Navid Bargrizan, Terry Dame, David Su, Kevin Patton, Benjamin Whiting, Christopher Biggs, Sean Peuquet, Mark Zaki, David Jason Snow, Sundar Subramanian and Maxime Corbeil-Perron.
TIES 2016 is sponsored by FACTOR.
Synthecycletron
Open 24/7 July - Oct
By Barry Prophet
Open 24/7 July to October
Between the pier and the boardwalk on Centre Island
FREE
Synthecycletron was commissioned in 2006 by New Adventures in Sound Art and has been a Toronto Island favourite amongst Toronto cyclists and visitors ever since. It is an interactive installation where the public generates power by pedalling on stationary bicycles which in turn activate synthesizers and generate sounds connected to the pedalling movement.