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NAISA Radio broadcasts radio art 24/7 from the NAISA North Media Arts Centre in South River, Ontario, Canada. Tune in using media players in Apple or Windows or pressing play on the web player on this page.

The Wire – Adventures in Sound and Music included NAISA Radio in their 100 essential radio stations: “The broadcasting wing of New Adventures in Sound Art organization presents round-the-clock broadcasts of soundscape works, electroacoustic composition, field recordings, sound art, collage, and other extra-musical trips exploring new adventures in listening.” – The Wire (Issue 449), July 2021 

NAISA Radio Schedule

The programs listed in the schedule for NAISA Radio are subject to interruption by NAISA’s live performances and artist talks. Explore NAISA’s website for information on these events or subscribe to the NAISA Sound Channel e-newsletter.

Open Schedule

00:00 – Radio in Transformation

Canadian and International radio art curated by NAISA in 2020 on the theme Transformation.

02:00 – Cross Waves

Cross Waves is a Canadian Sound Art series of internet radio programs curated by eight media artists representing various regional and cultural perspectives in Canada. Editions are curated by Chantal Dumas, Steve Bates, Peter Courtemanche, Janna Graham, Christof Migone, and Anna Friz.

07:00 – Words & Sounds

Canadian and International radio art curated and hosted by Canadian media artist Victoria Fenner.

08:00 – Undo-Redo

Canadian and International radio art curated by NAISA in 2014 on the theme Undo-Redo. Many of the works can also be heard on NAISA’s Deep Wireless Radio Art Compilation Albums.

09:00 – Sonic Geography

Canadian and International radio art on the theme Sonic Geography. Program is curated and hosted by Kate Evans.

10:00 – conscient

conscient on NAISA Radio combines all of the episodes from the conscient podcast by composer Claude Schryer. conscient is made through a personal learning journey and knowledge sharing exercise that features conversations, newsletters, monologues and/or creations about art and the ecological crisis. Season 1 (May – October 2020) was about awareness and action. Season 2 (March – August 2021 ) explored perceptions of reality and ecological grief. Season 3 (October 2021 – February 2022) investigated radical listening. Season 4 (1 January – 31 December 2023) is called ‘sounding modernity’ and explores what modernity sounds like, how it affects us and how to ‘create the conditions for other possible worlds to emerge in the wake of what is dying’ as suggested in ‘Preparing for the end of the world as we know it’ article by the Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures collective. For subscription options see : https://www.conscient.ca/subscribe/.   The conscient podcast follows up on his previous podcast simplesoundscapes which airs at 1 pm on Sundays on NAISA Radio.

Le balado conscient est un voyage d’apprentissage personnel et un exercice de partage des connaissances du compositeur Claude Schryer qui présente des conversations, des bulletins d’information, des monologues et/ou des créations sur l’art et la crise écologique. La saison 1 (Mai – Octobre 2020) portait sur la sensibilisation et l’action. La saison 2 (Mars – Août 2021) a exploré les perceptions de la réalité et le deuil écologique. La saison 3 (Octobre 2021 – Février 2022) a porté sur l’écoute radicale. La saison 4 (1er Janvier – 31 Décembre 2023) s’intitule ‘Sonder la modernité’ et explore ce à quoi ressemble la modernité, comment elle nous affecte et comment ‘créer les conditions pour que d’autres mondes possibles émergent dans le sillage de ce qui est en train de mourir’, comme suggéré dans l’article ‘Preparing for the end of the world as we know it’ par le collectif Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures. Pour des options d’abonnement voir: https://www.conscient.ca/sabonner/?lang=fr  Le balado conscient fait suite à son précédent balado paysagesonoresimples, diffusé à 13 heures le dimanche sur NAISA Radio.

11:00 (Mon-Fri) – Soundscapes

Canadian and International soundscape compositions curated and hosted by Canadian media artist Victoria Fenner.

11:00 (Sat-Sun) – simplesoundscapes

This hour features simplesoundscapes by Claude Schryer, which are short 3-minute soundscape recordings without narration beyond a one-word title and a short poem. They were made between September 7, 2017 and July 7, 2019. The  audio recordings are presented ‘as is’ (creative work takes place during the recording process). This time slot also includes  from time to time Schryer’s simplesoundscapes afield, which are three 57 minute radio compositions written for the framework radio program. The versions for framework add narration by Schryer along with added narration by his son Riel, wife Sabrina and daughter Clara. The second episode is inspired by the late indigenous writer Richard Wagamese. In particular the passage from his unfinished novel Starlight, ‘she focused on that tiny point of light and pushed her hearing out through it’. Special thanks to Patrick McGuinley from framework.

12:00 (Mon-Wed) – Long Form

Radio Art works from around the world that are over 20 minutes in length.

12:00 (Thur-Sun) – Constellations

Constellations is a sound art and experimental narrative collective that illuminates international artists making sound works that convey meaning through evocation and abstraction. Co-founded by Michelle Macklem and Jess Shane, Constellations features a wide-range of audio works which unravel the distinctions between experimental documentary, sound art, soundscapes, fiction, and music. The pieces they air encourage listeners to expand their conception of narrative, musicality and attention.

13:00 (Thurs-Fri) – Digital in Nature

Canadian and International radio art curated by NAISA in 2021 on the theme Digital in Nature. Many of the works can also be heard on NAISA’s Deep Wireless 16 Radio Art Compilation Album.

13:00 (Sat) – Remote Connections

Canadian and International radio art curated by NAISA in 2023 on the theme Remote Connections. Many of the works can also be heard on NAISA’s Deep Wireless 17 Radio Art Compilation Album.  For the months of February and March 2013 the program begins with recordings and segments from Northern Virtual Broadcast Service and Geronimo Inutiq’s ongoing project Uvattini Uqaalajunga – J’ Appel chez nous – I Am Calling Home.

13:00 (Sun) – Radiant Dissonance

A series of radio self-portraits created by Canadian radio and sound artists that was produced in 2003 by Victoria Fenner with support from the Canadian Society for Independent Radio Production (CSIRP).

14:00 (Mon-Fri) – Frequent Mutilations

Andrew O’Connor curates a selection of archival broadcasts from the Frequent Mutilations radio program that had been one of the longest running live radio art shows on campus/community radio. The program was made out of CKMS in Waterloo, Ontario.

14:00 (Sun) – Café Acousmatic

Café Acousmatic: the finest blend of electroacoustic music, sound art, and 3D immersive audio. Hosted by Don Hill, musician, broadcaster, man about the planet, Café Acousmatic is your entre to the aural pleasures of electroacoustic music and sound art of every sort. Complemented by interviews with music-makers, contemporary composers, and sonically pleasing new & vintage releases, Café Acousmatic is a special treat for headphones and walkabouts. Life is smoother at Café Acousmatic.

15:00 (Mon-Fri) – Making Waves

Making Waves is a monthly radio show about sound art produced by New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) for WGXC Wave Farm.  The show features artist interviews and archival NAISA performances. Visit the show web page to access individual show episodes.

15:00 (Sat-Sun) – Sound as Art / Art on Air

Darren Copeland curates archived broadcasts from the Sound as Art program, which picked up and continued the Art on Air show at CKLN Radio in Toronto until the closure of the Ryerson University-based FM station in 2011. Sound as Art and its predecessor included interviews with artists in the Toronto community and also included in-studio sound improvisations. Sound as Art was collectively produced with contributions by Darren Copeland, Andrew O’Connor, Katie Kotler, Ansley Moorehouse and EC Woodley.

16:00 – Off the Beat(en) Track

Canadian and International radio art curated by NAISA in 2019 on the theme Off the Beat(en) Track. Many of the works can also be heard on NAISA’s Deep Wireless Radio Art Compilation Albums.

18:00 (Mon-Fri) – Radio Art in Discussion

NAISA hosted annual radio art conferences and symposia from 2003 to 2014. This program includes keynotes, lectures and panel discussions from the Radio Without Boundaries Conference and the TransX Transmission Art Symposium.

18:00 (Sat-Sun) – iMMERSE!

iMMERSE! is a replay of a podcast series by Charlie Morrow that is about spatial sound and immersive forms of art presentation. Episode highlights include two documentaries about Ambisonics founder Michael Gerzon along with many insightful interviews with distinguished artists, scientists, programmers and engineers from many different fields who all approach the topic of sound immersion in their uniquely individual ways.  iMMERSE! is a great primer for newcomers to spatial sound and also has lots of deep back story for those who are already immersed. The podcast series is produced by Charlie Morrow, Sean McCann and bart plantenga for MorrowSound (Vermont and Helsinki) and Recital Edition (Los Angeles).

20:00 – Radio Art Live

NAISA digs into its performance archives going back to 2001 to share performances by Canadian and international artists that have been performed at NAISA in Toronto and South River.

22:00 (Sun/Wed/Sat) – EBFN Radio

Erik Belgum’s EBFN Radio is a fiction variety show influenced by neurological and psychological research protocols, Robert Ashley, Ernie Kovacs, speech pathology, Second City Television, noise music, P.T. Barnum, test patterns, Vic and Sade, and William Burroughs. Writes Belgum, “If my timing feels way off, well, that’s on you. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll feel like you’re going to throw up for hours and hours, but in a good way. In any case, it’s a win-win for me.”

22:00 (Mon/Tue/Thurs/Fri) – Nothing to See Here

Nothing to See Here is an Experimental Radio Art Show from Halifax, Nova Scotia produced by David Clark in collaboration with students at NSCAD University and special guests.

23:00 – Reveil Soundscapes

NAISA has participated in the Sound Camp spring dawn chorus broadcasts for the first weekend of May over the past several years. This has provided an occasion to record a nearby rural soundscape for a full 24 hours – and sometimes longer. This program features one hour selections from different times of day and for different years.