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Performances

Listening for New Ground
World Listening Day Performance by Wendalyn Bartley
July 15, 2017, 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River, ON
General $10
This performance in celebration of World Listening Day features the Premiere of Bartley's soundscape work A Forest Oracle, developed during a residency at Warbler's Roost. Bartley will also lead audiences in a sound walk followed by a participatory performance of Pauline Oliveros’ sonic meditation "Environmental Dialogue." World Listening Day is a world-wide initiative led by the World Listening Project to promote awareness and education on the soundscape. This year’s activities honour the work of Pauline Oliveros with the theme "Listening to the Ground". The performance follows a 1 PM workshop by Bartley called Listening for New Ground.
Nova Concert
August 8, 2017, 8:00 pm
Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto
A performance of new works by Allison Cameron, Bekah Ann Simms, and Mehrnaz Rohbakhsh are presented as part of the Turbulent Forms exhibition. These works will be developed through a workshop with Dan Tapper and will be presented alongside a program of Tapper's work and the unveiling of his installation Nova, which maps the histories of supernova events through light and sound.
Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium Concerts
August 9, 2017 to August 12, 2017
Aug 9 & 10 @ 7:30 PM Aug 10, 11 & 12 @ 3:30 PM
Ernest Balmer Studio, 9 Trinity Street, #315, Toronto (Case Goods Building, Distillery District)
General $15, Students $10, or free 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.
Sound Travels Concert: Object Response
Performances by Sonia Paço-Rocchia and Alan Bloor
August 11, 2017, 7:30 pm
Ernest Balmer Studio, 9 Trinity Street, #315, Toronto (Case Goods Building, Distillery District), Toronto
General $15, Students $10, or free with TIES registration!
This Sound Travels concert curated by NAISA includes artists that use saw blades and other carpentry tools as source material for sound exploration and automation. Québec improvisor and sound artist Sonia Paço-Rocchia creates sound automatons using saw blades and live electronics. Toronto sound artist Alan Bloor has been grinding wheels for ambient and industrial noise for many years and this performance features both his projects “Pholde” and "Knurl."
Sound Travels Concert: Time Response
Performance by Chantal Dumas, Stijn Demeulenaere, and Bran Connolly
August 12, 2017, 7:30 pm
Ernest Balmer Studio, 9 Trinity Street, #315, Toronto (Case Goods Building, Distillery District), Toronto
General $15, Students $10, or free with TIES registration!
Time is fundamental to perceiving sound. This Sound Travels concert curated by NAISA explores time in very different ways. Chantal Dumas will premiere a new work that evolves from her “86400 seconds” project which compresses the passage of time on a global scale into a thirty minute fixed media work. Stijn Demeulenaere’s video work "Nothing's going to happen to us..." examines the reconstruction of a single event in time – an armed conflict - told by the person who experienced it first hand. And Brian Connally’s work "Track" explores time at the micro level to produce acoustic beating effects and other psychoacoustic phenomena.