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NAISA Sound Channel
Newsletter for March 2017 (Vol.12; Iss.3)
Produced by New Adventures in Sound Art

1) The Work and Ideas of Pierre Schaeffer, Concert March 3, 2017
2) Toronto International Electroacoustic Call For Submissions Deadline March 3, 2017
3) NAISA Sound Bash Series: Interactive Installation March 11 - April 23, 2017
4) March Break Fun Fair, March 11 - 19, 2017
5) Sound Camp Workshop and live-streamed Broadcast, May 6-8, 2017

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Concert presented by Alliance Française Toronto, co-presented by NAISA
Mar 3, 2017, 8 pm $15/10
Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Road

Pierre Schaeffer was an important figure in building the foundation for the development of electroacoustic music. This concert – curated by NAISA’s Artistic Director Darren Copeland – will profile the music of Pierre Schaeffer and trace his influence on the growth of Canadian electroacoustic music from the 1950s to the present day. For introductory essay and programme notes, go to http://naisa.ca/performances/upcoming-performances/

2) Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES) 2017
Toronto, 9-12 August 2017
Deadline for Submissions March 3, 2017

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.
We are now inviting proposals for papers, lecture-recitals, special sessions of 2 to 4 panellists, compositions and performances to be presented at TIES 2017. SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 3 MARCH 2017

at NAISA North, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River, ON, March 11 - April 30, 2017

Installation Open March 11 - April 23, 2017, Saturdays and Sundays 11am - 4pm (or by appointment)
March Break Fun Fair open daily March 11 - 19, 10am - 4pm (or by appointment)
Installation and Fun Fair admission Pay-What-You-Can


Back by popular demand, the NAISA Sound Bash returns but in a new location. On March 12, 2001, New Adventures in Sound Art became a not-for-profit organization, expanding its programming that year and committing to providing year-round sound art programming for all ages.

Since its inception in March 2001, New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) has provided a home for the sonic imagination, a place where anyone can explore art through sound. As NAISA turns 16, we encourage you to join in the celebration as you discover the potential for music in everyday sounds. There is a musician and sound artist within us all. Let the NAISA Sound Bash open that creative door. - Darren Copeland, NAISA Artistic Director

From March 11 to April 23, NAISA’s exhibition space will be filled with a new selection of everyday objects especially selected for the interesting sounds they make when struck or played, offering you a chance to play with sound and manipulate it live. Open Saturday and Sundays March 11 - April 30, 11am - 4pm or by appointment with added times during the March Break Fun Fair. Special thanks to local artist Christine Charette for her visual/sound design.

4) March Break Fun Fair - suitable for kids of all ages
March 11 - 19, 2017, 10am - 4pm daily; Pay-What-You-Can
@ NAISA North, 106 Ottawa Ave., South River, ON

Join us for the fourth edition of the March Break Fun Fair. Using the NAISA Sound Bash Installation and other recycled objects, NAISA has developed special March Break family-friendly activities. Drop-in during our scheduled times March 11 - 19 (or email naisa@naisa.ca for private bookings). Children big and small will enjoy the many fun fair activities which are designed to connect everyday activities with fascinating sounds including fishing for sounds, bucket toss, recycled bowling, toonie toss (use your admission fee), spin the wheel and other sound inspired activities. As well they can play, strike, pluck, or tap a collection of found objects that are amplified and modified to reveal unusual sounds that they didn’t think were possible.

5) Sound Camp Workshop and live-streamed Broadcast
Workshop May 6 - 8, 2017
24-hour broadcast May 6, 12:01 am to 11:59 pm
Broadcast live on NAISA Radio http://naisa.ca/naisa-radio
as part of Sound Camp 2017 - http://soundtent.org

The Sound Camp workshop will explore soundscape field recording in the Almaguin Highlands incorporating a 24-hour broadcast of the acoustic environment and include research by Matthew Rogalsky and Laura Cameron that revisits the soundscapes of Algonquin Park from the 50s and 60s as recorded by W.H. Gunn.
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New Adventures in Sound Art is a non-profit organization that presents performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of sound art. NAISA is partially funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts and the SOCAN Foundation.

Inquiries & general information:
Nadene Thériault-Copeland
Executive Director
New Adventures in Sound Art
568 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON