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NAISA Sound Channel
Newsletter for April 2017 (Vol.12; Iss.4)
Produced by New Adventures in Sound Art

1) NAISA Sound Bash Series: Interactive Installation March 11 - April 23
2) Sound Camp Soundscape Workshop and live-streamed Broadcast, May 5-7
3) NAISA North Media Arts Centre Grand Opening June 3
4) Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium August 9-12
5) Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art, July 1 - Sept 4

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at NAISA North, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River, ON, March 11 - April 23, 2017

Saturdays and Sundays 10am - 4pm (or by appointment)

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. Special thanks to local artist Christine Charette for her visual/sound design.

2) Sound Camp Soundscape Workshop and live-streamed Broadcast
Workshop May 5 - 7, 2017, NAISA North, 106 Ottawa Ave., $50
Includes Concert and Artist Talk by Matt Rogalsky and Laura Cameron May 6, 8pm
For workshop registration go to: https://naisa.ca/education/register/
Broadcast live on NAISA Radio http://naisa.ca/naisa-radio

Over 60 sixty years ago W.H. Gunn began exploring Algonquin Park with his ears rather than his eyes, and even designed his own parabolic recorder – similar to the kind that was later popularized by Canadian Dan Gibson and heard in his popular Solitudes series. NAISA will celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day and the Sound Camp audio stream of dawn choruses from around the world with a weekend workshop introducing the art of soundscape recording. Much like exploring the world with your camera or your paint brush and canvas, soundscape recording provides a microscope into the subtle beauty of the environment that surrounds South River.

This weekend workshop will give you the chance to learn how to make a soundscape recording in one of the parks close to South River. The Saturday evening will feature a performance and talk by Matt Rogalsky and Laura Cameron on the soundscapes of Algonquin Park from the 50s and 60s as recorded by W.H. Gunn.

Parallel to these explorations NAISA will broadcast the soundscape from Warbler’s Roost in Lount Township for a 24 hour period on NAISA Radio – beginning at 12:01 AM on May 6 as part of Sound Camp 2017 http://www.soundtent.org/

3) NAISA North Media Arts Centre Grand Opening
June 3 - 25, 2017 with Special Opening day events June 3rd
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 will be performances by local artists using the NAISA Sound Bash installation as their instrument.

4) Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES) 2017
Toronto, 9-12 August 2017
Registration now open

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.

5) Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art
July 1 - Sept 4, 2017
Toronto and Near North venues

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.

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