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NEW ADVENTURES IN SOUND ART Presents:
DEEP WIRELESS FESTIVAL of RADIO & TRANSMISSION ART
Exploring the Theme of ABOUT HOME
April 30-May 31, 2011 at Artscape Wychwood Barns and other locations
www.deepwireless.ca

New Adventures in Sound Art is pleased to launch the 10th edition of the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art, taking place April 30 – May 31, 2011. A month-long celebration of radio and transmission art, NAISA presents cutting edge performances, sound installations, new commissions for CBC Radio’s Living Out Loud, special radio broadcasts, NAISA Radio, a compilation CD and the Radio Without Boundaries conference. “As the convention of radio is questioned and no longer confined to the radio dial, Deep Wireless artists ask, what is the nature of transmission? This May, NAISA celebrates its 10th edition of the Deep Wireless festival by once again bringing together people from around the globe – talented people who are continually pushing the creative boundaries of the world’s oldest electronic media, this time using the theme ABOUT TIME as a starting point. Many of the performances examine how the nature of not only time and space but the perception of the human body is altered by the pervasive presence of communications media in both personal and public space.— Darren Copeland, Artistic Director, New Adventures in Sound Art.

The month-long festival is launched on April 30th beginning at 10am during the Artscape Wychwood Barns Farmer’s Market with the launch of the 3rd annual NAISA Radio broadcasting curated programs of radio art as well as interviews with radio artists and local artists throughout the entire month of May. Also included will be the opening of the first of three installations: Avaaz by Dipna HorraAvaaz is an interactive installation in which sounds played from and through a sculpture transport the audience through historical moments and places. After the opening of her installation, Dipna Horra will give an artist talk on her work at 1:30 pm. The opening celebrations will continue Sunday, May 1st (1-4pm) with a free Soundscape Recording Workshop for beginners by Darren Copeland teaching the basics of recording as well as a coordinated multichannel soundscape recording to be used in Mitchell Akiyama’s piece Thankfully, we now know all which will be presented the following weekend during NAISA’s Jane’s Walk’s events. Other workshops during Deep Wireless include the May 14th Micro-Radio Transmitter workshop and the May 15th Sound Production for radio producers.

On May 7th the NAISA Space holds the Jane’s Walk Soundscape Concert, a Translocal Performance. The concert features soundscape recordings and compositions using mobile devices by Mitchell Akiyama, Adam Basanta and the duo Rui Chaves/Paul Stapleton and begins at 2pm. Mitchell Akiyama’s Thankfully, we now know all uses recordings made the previous weekend of the Artscape Wychwood Barns neighbourhood;Adam Basanta’s Montreal, Part I uses a recording of Basanta’s first visit to Montreal and the sounds he captured while he explored the city for the first time; and finally Left and Right by Rui Chaves/Paul Stapleton, is a transmission art performance in which the performers simultaneously broadcast audio from soundwalks in the vicinity of the Artscape Wychwood Barns.

The Electrostatic Bell Choir by Darsha Hewitt will open on May 20th during the Barn’s Market. Hewitt’s installation consists of a series of small bells and pith balls suspended in front of cathode-ray tube televisions. The TVs cycle on and off in alternating sequences, building up static charges that attract the pith balls and cause them to waver and lightly strike the bells, resulting in quasi-melodic bell compositions. The 3rd Deep Wireless installation, Silent Speaker by Peter Courtemanche opens May 27th at 6pm. This interactive installation consists of some very low frequency transmitters and a receiver, emitting sounds as the listener takes hold of a circular antenna and moves through space to “divine” or locate sounds that are transmitted as magnetic waves.

The final weekend of Deep Wireless begins with matinée afternoon performances with hosts Eric Gee and Jocelyn Robert (1pm) that include performances by the Deep Wireless Ensemble as well as Philosophie Zoologique by Jocelyn Robert. That evening includes a full concert of performances by the Deep Wireless Ensemble at 8pm, featuring Hank Bull, Erin Gee, Darsha Hewitt and Christopher Stanton. Also included will be an iphone performance of Bacterial Orchestra by Olle Cornéer/Martin Lübcke as well as the North American premiere of All in Time by Sarah Boothroyd and world premieres of works commissioned by CBC radio’s Living Out Loud by Victoria Fenner, Mieke Anderson, Julia Krolik and Owen Fernley and Carma Jolly. On the May 28th, the Deep Wireless Ensemble continues with a new set of performances as well as A Disembodied Voice by Colin Black and a performance of Philosophie Zoologique byJocelyn Robert.

Also included on the final weekend of the Deep Wireless festival is The Radio Without Boundaries conference May 27 – 29, 2011. Radio Without Boundaries explores the many potentials, boundaries and perspectives of radio. Conference speakers includeJonathan Goldstein (CBC Radio’s Wiretap), Colin Black (Frequency Oz, Australia),Nora Young (CBC Radio’s Spark), Matt Smith (Can), Hank Bull (Can), Roman Mars(REMIX Radio from PRX, USA), Gregory Whitehead (USA), Darsha Hewitt (Can),Sarah Boothroyd (Can), Shea Shackelford (USA), Peter Courtemanche (Can) plus many more.

NAISA will launch its 2-CD set Deep Wireless 8 Radio Art Compilation CD that includes radio art collected in response to the 2010 call for submissions on the theme About Time. This radio art compilation represents the many talented radio and sound artists world-wide and includes works by Yves Daoust, Sarah Boothroyd, Chantal Dumas, Chris Trimmer, Paul Collins, Mike Vernusky, Diego Losa, Penn Kemp/Dennis Siren, Dominic Thibault plus many more.

The Deep Wireless festival is partially funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Toronto Arts Council, the Goethe Institute Toronto and the SOCAN Foundation.

New Adventures in Sound Art is a non-profit organization that produces performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art. Included in its Toronto productions are: Deep Wireless, Sound Travels, andSOUNDplay.

What: Deep Wireless
Where: Various venues at the Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street including: the NAISA Space (#252), Theatre Direct’s Wychwood Theatre (#176)
When: April 30 – May 31, 2011
Individual tickets: free to $15/$10
RWB Conference Pass – includes Radio Without Boundaries plus 5 performances:$150/$130
DW Workshop Weekend Pass – includes 2 workshops: $125
Passes and tickets can be purchased online at www.naisa.ca, at the NAISA office (#252, 601 Christie St) or at Soundscapes, 572 College Street, Toronto

www.deepwireless.ca

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Media contact: Michael Postma / Nadene Thériault-Copeland
416 652-5115 / 416-910-7231
info@naisa.ca / naisa@naisa.ca


Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St #252, Toronto, ON M6G 4C7
naisa@naisa.ca, Tel 416-652-5115; Fax 416-652-5139

NEW ADVENTURES IN SOUND ART CELEBRATES 10 YEARS!
BIRTHDAY SOUND BASH FUNDRAISER
at the NAISA Space, Artscape Wychwood Barns

a sound installation that you Pay to Play + Performances
by Neil Wiernik, Alan Bloor, Bentley Jarvis and Rick Sacks

March 1 – 31, 2011, NAISA Space, 601 Christie St. #252, Toronto, ON
Performance Tickets $20; Pay-to-play sessions $20, Download audio by donation

For Immediate Release – Toronto, ON, February 14, 2011: – In March, 2011 New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) turns 10! To celebrate we invite you to a bash like no other … literally. For the month of March, NAISA’s Installation Space will be filled with found objects especially selected because of the interesting sounds they make when struck or played, offering you a chance to play with sound and manipulate it live.

“Since its inception in March 2001, New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) has provided a home for the sonic imagination in Toronto, a place where anyone can explore art through sound. As NAISA turns 10, we encourage you to join in the celebration both on-line and in person to help create a Bash like no other in which you invent and explore sound following the lead of your imagination.” – Darren Copeland, NAISA Artistic Director

Situated throughout the NAISAspace will be everyday man-made objects, sometimes with contact mics attached and sometimes not, and NAISA will provide you with the tools to conceive and conduct your own performance. We’ll even record it for prosperity and give you a copy! All to help support NAISA and its educational and presentation opportunities for sound and media artists. Celebrate and support NAISA with a bash that lasts.

Go to www.naisa.ca/SoundBash.html to schedule your pay-to-play session or buy tickets to any of the 8pm performances: March 5 Neil Wiernik (www.phoniq.net); March 12 Alan Bloor (www.pantarheirecordings.com); March 19 Bentley Jarvis; March 26 Rick Sacks (www.rixax.com) plus special guests on this evolving instrument / sound installation. For those not able to attend in person, you can still support NAISA by downloading your choice of audio recordings by donation. Included will be recordings of the found objects as well as performances on them by Neil Wiernik, Alan Bloor, Bentley Jarvis, Rick Sacks and many more supporters of NAISA.

March 1st also marks the launch date of NAISA’s installation space as a rentable space for sound and media artists. Go to www.naisa.ca/rent.html for more info.

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) is a non-profit organization, based in Toronto that produces performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum sound art which include: Deep Wireless, Sound Travels, Arts Birthday and SOUNDplay. NAISA’s events are funded in part by the government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council and the SOCAN foundation.

What: NAISA’s Birthday Sound Bash Fundraiser
Where: NAISA Space, Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street #252, Toronto
When: Sound Bash installation open March 1 – 31, 2011; Performances March 5, 12, 19, 26 @ 8pm
Sound Bash Performance tickets: $20 (purchase at NAISA Space or
https://www.naisa.ca/eshops/bashreg.php)
Pay-to-Play session – $20 / 20 minutes (schedule your session athttps://www.naisa.ca/eshops/bashreg.php)
Download audio by donation – choose from recordings of performances and recordings of found objects

http://www.naisa.ca/SoundBash.html

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Media contact: Michael Postma Outreach/Marketing Coordinator 416 652-5515 info@naisa.ca Nadene Thériault-Copeland / Managing Director 416-910-7231 naisa@naisa.ca


Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St #252, Toronto, ON M6G 4C7
naisa@naisa.ca, Tel 416-652-5115; Fax 416-652-5139

NEW ADVENTURES IN SOUND ART PRESENTS
ART’S BIRTHDAY
at the Artscape Wychwood Barns
Part of an international celebration of Art

Sunday, January 16: Noon to 5PM in the Covered Street, 601 Christie St., Toronto, ON
Admission is free and for all ages. BYOK – Bring your own Kazoo!

For Immediate Release – Toronto, ON, January 3, 2011: – Craving a Sunday afternoon with lots of cake and fun things to do in Toronto? New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) proudly presents Art’s Birthday at the BarnsSunday, January 16th is the perfect day to make and enjoy Art on the fabulous Covered Street at the Artscape Wychwood Barns. From Noon to 5pm, there will be hands on art-making, interactive fun, and lots of sounds and things to see. And of course there will be cake! The entire event will be web-cast live by NAISA at webcast.naisa.ca . Happy 1,000,048th Birthday, Art!

Art’s Birthday is a celebration of ART of all kinds and NAISA has organized a chance for the entire family to experience, create and understand it from the many perspectives offered by artists who live and work at the Barns (with a few from the nearby vicinity). Events include: A Comic Jam – an interactive comic event with Ruth Tait; Performances by Carol Gimbel for viola and tape and students of Carol Gimbel, ages 4-11; Improvisation by artist-in-residence Michael Waterman with youth using found sound objects; DJ-Art – try your hand at turntabling one of eight Califones in an interactive artwork called Itch by Mike Hansen; Networked performance by Hank Bull (Vancouver) and Erin Gee (Montreal); Re-mixes by sound artists Darren Copeland and Hector Centeno; Working with Clay (Helene Comay Nursery School); Make your own Art’s Birthday cards; Funky Family Dance Party (Theatre Direct); Demonstration – watch a new work unfold and ask questions of painter Morag Webster; Displays by jewelry makers Deborah Sanderson & Nadia Tasci (Tascidesigns), visual artists Margaret Irving & Uros Jelic,; Open studios by The Association for Native Development in the Performing & Visual Arts (ANDPVA), Leanne Davies and Storytelling Toronto; and finally a Sound Art Hockey Game (NAISA). The entire event will be Emceed by John Coburn and web-cast live at webcast.naisa.ca .

NAISA will also host a live networked performance by Mannlicher Carcano on Monday January 17th 1-4pm @ the NAISA space manipulating the sounds of the other Art’s Birthday parties and broadcasts taking place in Europe, Peterborough, Guelph, Winnipeg and Los Angeles, with CFRU (93.3 FM) in Guelph broadcasting a portion of the broadcast from 1 to 3 pm (www.cfru.ca).

Art’s Birthday was proposed in 1963 by French artist Robert Filliou to celebrate the presence of art in our lives. It has since been celebrated on January 17 as an annual exchange-art event by a collection of artists and artist organizations around the world (www.artsbirthday.net).

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) is a non-profit organization, based in Toronto that produces perfor-mances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art. Included in its productions are: Deep Wireless, Sound Travels, Arts Birthday and SOUNDplay. NAISA’s presentation of Art’s Birthday @ the Barns is partially funded by the government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council and the SOCAN foundation.

NAISA Inquiries & general information: Nadene Thériault-Copeland
Managing Director, New Adventures in Sound Art: Tel 416 652 5115 www.naisa.ca
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Media contact: Francine Labelle/flINK
416 654-4406 labellefrancine@rogers.com


Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St #252, Toronto, ON M6G 4C7naisa@naisa.ca, Tel 416-652-5115; Fax 416-652-5139

NEW ADVENTURES IN SOUND ART Presents:
DEEP WIRELESS FESTIVAL of RADIO & TRANSMISSION ART
Exploring the Theme of HOME 
May 1 – 30, 2010 at Artscape Wychwood Barns and other locations
http://www.deepwireless.ca

For Immediate Release – Toronto, ON, April 7, 2010New Adventures in Sound Art is pleased to launch the 9th edition of the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art, taking place May 1-30, 2010. As part of a month-long celebration of radio and transmission art, NAISA presents cutting edge performances, sound installations, new commissions for CBC Radio’s Living Out Loud, special radio broadcasts, NAISA Radio, a compilation CD and the Radio Without Boundaries conference. “While the conventional channels for creative radio are diminishing, it is also true that what we think of radio as being transformed and influenced by technology in ways we never imagined.  Every May, Deep Wireless returns and brings together people from around the globe – talented people who are continually pushing the creative boundaries of the world’s oldest electronic media, creating a community and new modes of expression in their work. The theme of HOME for this year’s Deep Wireless, furthers the notion of community and is the cornerstone of most of the works being presented.”– Darren Copeland, Artistic Director, New Adventures in Sound Art.

The month-long festival is launched on May 1st during the Farmer’s Market with NAISA Radio and two of the five Deep Wireless installations: Ground byEmmanuel Madan, and the Radio Art Salon with works by Outfront/NAISA artists curated by Darren Copeland. NAISA Radio is a radio station (FM frequency TBA) running for the month of May on a special event license and focusing on the community in an around the Barns. Ground is an investigation of the ambient electromagnetic radiation of the gallery space, an interactive sound installation that makes the body a transducer, translating electromagnetic (EM) radiation into sound. This year’s Radio Art Salon includes eight works out of the 28 created over the past 7 years that were part of the Deep Wireless/CBC Outfront commissioning residencies. That evening at the Christie Studio includes anopening night performance Ground, Resonance, Radio where the worlds of vinyl record collage and multi-channel micro-watt radio intervention come together in a collaborative performance by Anna Friz and EC Woodley, followed by a performance by Emmanuel Madan on his installation Ground (co-presented by the Ambient Ping).

On May 8th the Christie studio once again becomes both the venue and conduit for Deep Wireless’s annual translocal event in From our Home to Your Home.This multi-location performance is a collaboration between NAISA and the Syneme telematics lab at the University of Calgary, and brings together musicians at the Artscape Wychwood Barns,  Eldad Tsabary and Emmanuel Madan in Montréal, David Eagle in Calgary, Ken Fields in Beijing and other highlights.

Later in the month, Mieke Anderson’s installation At Home – a site-specific installation that takes the visitors back to the places the artist’s grandmother and her caregivers first called home – runs from May 14-24 at the Lakeside Long Term Care Centre in Parkdale. The final weekend (May 27 – 30) includes two exhibitions at the Christie Studio: Charles Stankievech’s The DEW Project, which includes a radio transmitter embedded in a solar powered glowing geodesic dome, explores the past militarization of the Canadian homeland in the Arctic during the Cold War, as well as looking at the future of this same landscape amidst international debates of Arctic sovereignty; and Michael Lissek’s Take Me Home or: Is it actually (about) singing? (co-presented by the Goethe Institute Toronto). This exhibition was originally created as a Radio Documentary (for Südwestrundfunk SWR Baden-Baden in 2009) and has been adapted as an installation for the Deep Wireless festival 2010. It deals with the hope of finding a way to express ourselves, to be able to say something which goes beyond our own words.

The Radio Without Boundaries conference closes the celebrations May 27 – 29, 2010 as it explores the many potentials, boundaries and artist perspectives of radio. Conference speakers include Charles Stankievech (Canada), Sook-Yin Lee(Canada), Frank Kaspar and Götz Naleppa (Germany – co-presented by the Goethe Institute Toronto), Gregory Whitehead (USA), Christof Migone(Canada), Andrea Dancer (Canada), Julie Shapiro (USA), Ian Pringle (Canada) and many more.

The final weekend also includes performances that will surprise and delight audiences both familiar and unfamiliar with radio art, such as The Pencil Projectby Quebecois artists Martin Messier & Jacques Poulin-Denis, who use school desks as sound art instruments, and Emmanuel Madan performing Freedom Highway, an exploration of mass media and American public discourse in the post-9/11 context based on recordings of talk radio shows while the artist journeyed across the US. Also included is a world premiere of the English version of Popol Vuh – The Book of the Origin of the Maya by Götz Naleppa featuring Toronto actor Lawrence Bayne (co-presented by the Goethe Institute Toronto). And finally, performances by the Deep Wireless Ensemble – this year consisting of writer and radio artist Gregory Whitehead, performance artist Shannon Cochrane, turntable artist Erik Laar (of iNSiDEaMiND), and actor and interdisciplinary artist Rebecca Singh – challenge disciplinary boundaries. Works commissioned by CBC radio’s Living Out Loud by Andrea Dancer, Charlotte Scott, Steven Naylor and Andreas Kahre round out the programme.

NAISA will launch its 2-CD set Deep Wireless 7 Radio Art Compilation CD that includes radio art collected in response to the 2009 call for submissions on the theme HOME. This radio art compilation was curated from these submissions and represents the many talented radio and sound artists world-wide.

The Deep Wireless festival is partially funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Toronto Arts Council, the Goethe Institute Toronto and the SOCAN Foundation.

New Adventures in Sound Art is a non-profit organization that produces performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art. Included in its Toronto productions are: Deep Wireless, Sound Travels, and SOUNDplay.

What: Deep Wireless

Where: Various venues at the Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street including: the NAISA Space (#252), Theatre Direct’s Christie Studio (#170) and Wychwood Theatre (#176) as well as the Lakeside Long Term Care Centre at 150 Dunn Ave

When: May 1 – 30, 2010

Individual tickets: $15/$10

Conference Pass – includes Radio Without Boundaries plus 5 performances: $150/$130

Performance Pass – includes 5 performances: $40/$30

Passes and tickets can be purchased online at www.naisa.ca , at the NAISA office (#252, 601 Christie St) or at Soundscapes, 572 College Street, Toronto

www.deepwireless.ca

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Media contact: Francine Labelle/flINK

416 654-4406

labellefrancine@rogers.com

 


 

Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St #252, Toronto, ON M6G 4C7

naisa@naisa.ca, Tel 416-652-5115; Fax 416-652-5139 

NEW ADVENTURES IN SOUND ART PRESENTS

ART’S BIRTHDAY

An international celebration of art

Sunday, January 17: Noon to 5PM at Artscape Wychwood Barns in Toronto

Free Admision – Bring your own Kazoo! 

For Immediate Release – Toronto, ON, December 21, 2009 : – Craving a Sunday afternoon with lots of cake and fun things to do in Toronto? New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) proudly presents Art’s Birthday Celebration. Sunday, January 17 th is the perfect day to make and enjoy Art on the fabulous Covered Street at the Artscape Wychwood Barns (601 Christie Street). There will be hands on art-making, interactive fun, and lots of sounds and things to see from Noon to 5pm on Sunday January 17th. And of course there will be cake! Happy Birthday, Art!

Sunday, January 17, noon-5pm

Artscape Wychwood Barns (Covered Street): 601 Christie St., Toronto, ON

Admission is free and for all ages. BYOK – Bring your own KazooÉ 

On Saturday, January 16, New Adventures in Sound Art and the City of Mississauga Culture Division will serve up an audio feast in celebration of Art’s Birthday on January 16th in Mississauga. While Mississauga sound and media artists perform at the Erin Meadows Community Centre, special guests will be beamed in via the Internet from other parts of the world. Bound not by transmission medium, weather or creative genre, Art’s Birthday will be a feast of the acoustic imagination. Sounds, words, images and interactivity for all ages on the theme of HOME -Your City: Swim amidst the sounds of a hydraulophone during public swimming; underground garage sale; make artist trading cards; soft city installation; NAISA Radio live; puppet jam; artist performances; open mic; children’s workshops; Mississauga Children’s choir performance and birthday cake! 

Saturday, January 16th, noon-5pm

Erin Meadows Community Centre and Library: 2800 Erin Centre Blvd, Mississauga, ON

FREE Admission 

Art’s Birthday was proposed in 1963 by French artist Robert Filliou to celebrate the presence of art in our lives. It has since been celebrated on January 17 as an annual exchange-art event by a collection of artists and artist organizations around the world. 

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) is a non-profit organization, based in Toronto, that produces performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art. Included in its productions are: Deep Wireless, Sound Travels, Arts Birthday and SOUNDplay. The objectives of NAISA are to foster awareness and understanding locally, as well as nationally and internationally, in the cultural vitality of experimental sound art in its myriad forms of expression. This objective will be achieved through the exploration of new sound technologies in conjunction with the creation of cultural events and artifacts.

http://www.naisa.ca/

NAISA Inquiries & general information: Nadene Thériault-Copeland

Managing Director, New Adventures in Sound Art: Tel 416 652 5115

www.naisa.ca 

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Media contact: Francine Labelle/flINK

416 654-4406 labellefrancine@rogers.com

 


NEW ADVENTURES IN SOUND ART Presents:
DEEP WIRELESS FESTIVAL of RADIO & TRANSMISSION ART
May 1 – 31, 2009 at Artscape Wychwood Barns and Gladstone Hotel
http://www.deepwireless.ca

For Immediate Release – Toronto, ON, March 31, 2009: New Adventures in Sound Art is pleased to launch the 8th edition of the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art, taking place May 1-31, 2009. As part of a month-long celebration of radio and transmission art, NAISA presents cutting edge performances, a theatre production, sound installations, new commissions for CBC’s Outfront, special radio broadcasts, a compilation CD and the Radio Without Boundaries conference. "In an era when the channels for creative radio are rapidly being extinguished, Deep Wireless returns every May to bring people together from around the world who are continually pushing the creative boundaries of the world’s oldest electronic media as well as redefining radio and transmission through new technologies.”- Darren Copeland, Artistic Director, New Adventures in Sound Art.

The month-long festival is launched with a whirlwind first week of activities beginning on May 1st with an open house at the NAISA space where the public and media are invited to experience radio and transmission first-hand as well as to sample upcoming highlights of the festival. Then on May 3rd in Mississauga the soundscape becomes the focus for International Dawn Chorus Day – a worldwide celebration of Nature’s daily Miracle, the chorus of sound initiated by birds at sunrise. The environs provide the concert, as Mark Cranford from the South Peel Naturalists’ Club will be on-hand to help identify the performers all of which will be recorded for later broadcast. Then on May 6th at Theatre Direct’s Loop Studio and May 7th at the Gladstone Hotel, NAISA launches three installations: Phoning in the Answer by John Gzowski and Camellia Koo, the Radio Art Salon curated by Darren Copeland and GOWANUS: Over/Under-Water by Kevin T. Allen. When we think of communications technology there is always a physical component. The rotary telephone had its handset, the radio its dial. With the installations at Deep Wireless, listening becomes a physical encounter – an ear to the handset, a gaze into a stereoscope with accompanying binaural soundscapes, and a listening lounge for radio art using a modified hair salon dryer dome.

On May 7th the NAISA space becomes both the venue and conduit for its annual translocal event in a realization of Quasimodo the Great lover, by Alvin Lucier and directed by Matt Rogalsky and Laura Cameron. Whale and bird sounds are transformed by their passage through acoustic spaces and connected via the internet across Lake Ontario and then down to the bottom of the Americas in Buenos Aires. Canadian performers include dreamSTATE at the NAISA space in Toronto, Gayle Young/Reinhardt Reitzenstein in Grimbsy, Laura Kavanagh/Ian Birse in Buenos Aires and Matt Rogalsky/Laura Cameron in Kingston.

The week ends with two cutting edge performances on May 8th and May 10th by Benoît Maubrey (director of Die Audio Gruppe, Germany), as Feedback Fred and Toronto dancer Marie-Josée Chartier as the Audio Ballerina both perform wearing electronics clothes. FEEDBACK FRED, equipped with an oversized loudspeaker box on his back and a microphone-mask, “feeds back” his own voice through the interaction of his wearable PA system and physical gyrations throughout the performance space. This personality can be likened to a cross-cloning of Hamlet and an electronic-laden Hunchback of Notre-Dame. The AUDIO BALLERINA uses — among other electronic instruments– light sensors that enable her to produce sounds through the interaction of her movements and the surrounding light (PEEPER choreography). Via movement sensors, she can also trigger electronic sounds that are subsequently choreographed –or “orchestrated”– into musical compositions as an audio ballet.

Threshold Theatre joins forces with NAISA to present i dont want to be an inside me anymore an adaptation of the radio documentary by Darren Copeland based on the autobiography i dont want to be inside me anymore by Birger Sellin and performed by German actor Sebastian Schäfer. Birger Sellin is determined to throw off the loneliness that “like a great clod of earth” threatens to “weigh down his soul.” But, despite the eloquence and power of his writing, he remains severely autistic; his world is unbelievably remote from ours. Yet the uncompromisingly honest messages he sends to “humanity-without-me” will touch all those who read them and serve as he hopes, as inspiration for others who must struggle to express ideas and emotions locked deep inside themselves.

May 27th the NAISA space is the venue for the annual RADiO iN AMBiENCE performances co-presented with the AMBiENT PiNG. Listen to Vancouver sound/radio artist Kristen Roos with Anna Friz and Nilan Perera as they coax the radio ether into an outer-worldly electro ambient chill.

The Radio Without Boundaries conference will close the month-long celebrations May 28 – 30, 2009 as it explores the many potentials, boundaries and artist perspectives of radio. Conference speakers include keynote speakers Gregory Whitehead (USA), Hank Bull (Can) and Brandon LaBelle (Germany/USA), Chris Brookes (Can), Andrea Dancer (Can), Paul Ingles (USA), Neil Sandell (Can) and many more. Workshops by Chris Brookes, Andra McCartney and others will be offered during the conference for attendees only. The weekend also includes performances that will surprise and delight audiences both familiar and unfamiliar with radio art. Kristen Roos (of Ghost Station fame at Nuit Blanche 2007) performs using radio transmitters, Italian Alessandro Bosetti performs using his Mask/Mirror, a sampler that processes recordings of spoken language in real time. And finally, performances that challenge disciplinary boundaries by the Deep Wireless Ensemble this year consisting of sound and media artist Jessica Thompson, musician and sound artist François Girouard, sound artist Brandon LaBelle, and actor and interdisciplinary artist Lisa Pijuan-Nomura. Also included are works commissioned by CBC Outfront by Paolo Pietropaolo, Hélène Prévost, Iain Reid and Andra McCartney.

NAISA will launch its 2-CD set Deep Wireless 6 Radio Art Compilation CD that includes radio art collected in response to the 2008 call for submissions on the theme Ecology: water, air, sound. This radio art compilation was curated from these submissions and represents the many talented radio and sound artists world-wide.

The Deep Wireless festival is partially funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, and the SOCAN foundation.

New Adventures in Sound Art is a non-profit organization that produces performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art. Included in its Toronto productions are: Deep Wireless, Sound Travels, and SOUNDplay.

What: Deep Wireless
Where: Various venues at the Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street including: the NAISA Space (#252), The Loop Studio Centre for Lively Arts (#170), the LOOP Centre for Lively Arts and Learning (#176) as well as The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W
When: May 1 – 31, 2009
Singles tickets: $5-$15
Conference Pass – includes Radio Without Boundaries plus 6 performances: $150/130
Performance Pass – includes 6 performances: $40/30
Passes and tickets can be purchased online at www.naisa.ca

www.deepwireless.ca

 

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Media contact: Francine Labelle/flINK
416 654-4406
labellefrancine@rogers.com

 


MEDIA ADVISORY For November 3, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Nadene Thériault-Copeland (416) 910-7231

WHEN: Saturday, November 15, 2008, 1 – 4 pm open house; 1:30 pm speeches for opening ceremony

WHERE: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street #252, Toronto

WHO: Nalini Stewart, Board of Directors with Ontario Trillium Foundation
Rob Cruickshank, media artist
Darren Copeland, New Adventures in Sound Art Artistic Director
Nadene Thériault-Copeland, New Adventures in Sound Art Managing Director
Other special guests TBA shortly

New Adventures in Sound Art celebrates its move to the new Artscape Wychwood Barns with an open house and media launch highighting its latest initiatives: the NAISAtron (created for NAISA by Rob Cruickshank) and the NAISA youth initiative. NAISA gratefully acknowledges the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario, The SOCAN Foundation and the Laidlaw Foundation for their financial support of its NAISA youth initiative.

“With its move to the Artscape Wychwood Barns, New Adventures in Sound Art ushers in a new chapter in the history of sound art in Toronto. NAISA promises exciting learning opportunities that will develop the sound artists of tomorrow and a springboard for experimental discovery through its dynamic cutting edge presentations.” – Darren Copeland, NAISA Artistic Director.

Nadene Thériault-Copeland
Managing Director
New Adventures in Sound Art
http://www.naisa.ca

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 4, 2008

NEW ADVENTURES IN SOUND ART PRESENTS:
Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art

Where: Outdoor on Toronto Island, St. Andrew-by-the-Lake Church, LE LABO, *new* gallery, + more
When: June 5 – October 1, 2008
Concert tickets $15/$10

TORONTO, ON – New Adventures in Sound Art is pleased to launch the 10th Anniversary of the Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art, June 5 – October 1 2008. Sound Travels brings sound art to the outdoors on Toronto Island in a way that entices the curious and provides a unique experience each and every year. This 10th edition of the annual festival will feature an expanded set of indoor and outdoor interactive installations and sound sculptures as well as indoor and outdoor concerts, site-specific performances, SOUNDwalks, artist talks and workshops as well as the 2nd annual Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium.

Works which discuss aspects of physical presence and sound such as Dumas’ “Le vivant bruit de corps” will be installed at LE LABO for most of June as well as Barry Prophet’s “Synthecycletron”, Kristen A Allik and Robert Mulder’s “Sonic Boardwalk”, and the aural/personal “Wish You Were Here” by Jennifer Schmidt, Colin Asquith and Terry Nauheim which is installed for longer stretches of the festival on Toronto Island. At *new* gallery, “Resonating Bodies/Bumble Domicile”, a work created by Sarah Peebles with Rob King, Rob Cruickshank and Anne Barros co-presented with interAccess Media Arts Centre, will be on view from July 4-27th.

Other highlights of the festival include a concert by composer-in-residence Robert Normandeau on August 8th at St.Andrew-by-the-Lake on Toronto Island hosted by David Ogborn, Ellen Waterman’s Guerilla Sound Art Events by Wanderology being performed throughout the August 8,9,10th weekend at various outdoor locations on Centre island, as well as an evening of Sound Portraits on Aug 9th by David Ogborn, James Harley and Ellen Waterman alongside the works of four emerging artists. SOUNDwalks will take place on July 22nd and 27th, August 8,9, 10th, and 30th and will include visiting the installations as well as unannounced live performances by Sound Travels Artists.

Buy your own Soundportraits! Email naisa@niasa.ca to register for your own Soundportraits created by Danish artist Jørgen Teller. After a half hour session of making sounds and responding to questions from the artist, Jørgen Teller will produce a sound portrait for the reistrant to take ihome with him/her on CD. Selected Potraits will be presented on the evening of August 9th during the concert at St Andrew by-the-Lake church.

New Adventures in Sound Art is a non-profit organization that produces performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art. Included in its Toronto productions are: Deep Wireless, Art’s Birthday, and SOUNDplay.

Media inquiries & general information (including ticket info):

Nadene Thériault-Copeland / Managing Director
or Kate Miller / Administrative Assistant
Tel: 416-516-7413
naisa@naisa.ca or info@naisa.ca

www.soundtravels.ca

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Nadene Thériault-Copeland
Managing Director
New Adventures in Sound Art

http://www.naisa.ca


March 29, 2008

NEW ADVENTURES IN SOUND ART PRESENTS:
DEEP WIRELESS FESTIVAL of RADIO & TRANSMISSION ART

Where: The Gladstone Hotel, IndexG Gallery, Gallery 1313
& Ryerson University Student Campus Centre (55 Gould St)
When: May 1 – June 8, 2008
Conference Pass $150/130; (Early bird discount April 30th) / Performance Pass $25/20
Downloadable Press Kit

TORONTO, ON – New Adventures in Sound Art is pleased to launch the 7th edition of the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art, May 1 – June 8, 2008. As part of a month-long celebration of radio and transmission art, radio artists, sound artists and enthusiasts can experience performances, sound installations, new commissions, special radio broadcasts, a CD launch and the Radio Without Boundaries conference.

Deep Wireless performances launches with a celebration of International Dawn Chorus Day on May 4, 2008 (where the birds perform!) and will continue throughout the month of May with performances by TradeMark G., Anna Friz, angelusnovus.net, insideAmind, Glenn Gear, NOiNO, Debashis Sinha, Kathleen Kajioka, Andreas Kahre and Chantal Dumas and world premieres by Tristan Whistan, Marjorie Chan, Rich Marsella and Eldad Tsabary.

Deep Wireless sound installations feature Radio Art Installations on the second floor of the Gladstone Hotel, Gallery 1313 and at the Ryerson Student Campus Centre. Installations include “Someone Else” & “I T U” by John Wynne and Tim Wainright at Gallery 1313, “Radio Art Salon” curated by Darren Copeland at the Gladstone Hotel and at the Ryerson Student Campus Centre “Super Sonic Sound Scape Shoes” by Ricardo Huisman.

The Deep Wireless “Radio Without Boundaries” conference will close the month-long celebrations May 30 – June 1, 2008 as it explores the many potentials, boundaries and artist perspectives of radio. Conference speakers include Tetsuo Kogawa (Japan), Tetsuo Kogawa, Chris Brookes, Chantal Dumas, Jared Weissbrot, Neil Sandell and many more. Workshops by Chris Brookes, Tetsuo Kogawa, Darren Copeland, Andreas Kahre and Peter Courtemanche will be offered during the conference for attendees only.

NAISA will launch its 2-CD set Deep Wireless 5 Radio Art Compilation CD that includes radio art collected in response to the 2007 call for submissions on the theme “Sonic Portrait.” This radio art compilation was curated from these submissions and represents the many talented radio and sound artists world-side. Also included are special broadcasts on CBC radio’s Outfront and CKLN 88.1-FM.

The Deep Wireless festival is partially funded by the government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, and the SOCAN foundation.

New Adventures in Sound Art is a non-profit organization that produces performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art. Included in its Toronto productions are: Deep Wireless, Sound Travels, and SOUNDplay.

Contact: Nadene Thériault-Copeland
Tel: 416-516-7413; 416-910-7231
naisa@naisa.ca
www.deepwireless.ca

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Date: March 9, 2006

NEW ADVENTURES IN SOUND ART PRESENTS:
DEEP WIRELESS FESTIVAL

Where: The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen St W)
& Ryerson University Student Campus Centre (55 Gould St)
When: May 1-31, 2006
http://www.deepwireless.ca

Conference Pass $150/130 (+$20 discount for earlybird registration)
The early-bird registration deadline is April 14th, 2006
Day rates available

TORONTO, ON – New Adventures in Sound Art is pleased to launch Deep Wireless 2006, May 1-31, 2006. As part of a month-long celebration of radio and transmission art, radio artists, sound artists and enthusiasts can experience performances, sound installations, new commissions, special radio broadcasts, a CD launch and conference.

The Deep Wireless “Radio Without Boundaries” conference will close the month-long celebrations May 26-28, 2006 as it explores the many potentials, boundaries and artist perspectives of radio. Conference speakers include Trevor Wishart (UK), Magz Hall (UK), Tetsuo Kogawa (Japan), Joe Milutis (USA), Tianna Kennedy & Matt Mikas (free103point9, USA), and Canadians Kathy Kennedy, Steve Wadhams as well as Jowi Taylor, Chris Brookes and Paulo Pietropaolo from the award-winning radio programme The Wire. Workshops by Steve Wadhams, Tetsuo Kogawa and Trevor Wishart will be offered on May 29th for conference attendees only.

In Your Ear – a live radio cabaret on May 3, 2006 – launches Deep Wireless with an entertaining mix of humour, sound and thought- provoking theatre for the ears (and eyes) with special appearances by Anna Friz, Threshold Theatre, Soraya Peerbaye, Paul Dutton, John Oswald (+ Toronto celebrities) live to air on CKLN 88.1-FM and recorded for later broadcast by CBC radio.

Throughout the month of May Deep Wireless performances feature matinee and evening shows including performances by Evolution Control Committee, John Oswald, Anna Friz, Richard Lee, Christine Duncan, Ben Grossman, Noino, Richard Windeyer, Kathy Kennedy, and world premieres by Trevor Wishart, Debashis Sinha, Micheline Roi, Christian Nicolay and Damiano Pietropaolo.

Deep Wireless sound installations feature Radio Art Installations in the back lobby of the Drake Hotel and at Inter/access. Installations include “Journee Sonore: Canal de Lachine” by Andra McCartney, [murmur] and “Radio Art Salon” curated by Darren Copeland at the Drake and at Inter/access “Soundroam (Toronto to Halifax)” by Eleanor King and Stephen Kelly.

Now in its fourth year, New Adventures in Sound Art has once again produced the Deep Wireless commissioning/residency, co-produced with CBC Radio’s “Outfront” and Charles Street Video. This year’s artists include Debashis Sinha, Micheline Roi, Christian Nicolay and Damiano Pietropaolo. The 2006 commissions will be broadcast on CBC Radio’s “Outfront” (99.1-FM). To help celebrate radio art there will also be special Deep Wireless radio/net broadcasts on Resonance-FM, CKLN-FM, Free103pointp and others.

Deep Wireless 3 – a 2-CD set Radio Art Compilation CD that includes radio art collected in response to the 2005 call for submissions on the theme “Power” – will be launched in early April. This radio art compilation was created out of a small portion of these submissions and represent the many talented radio and sound artists world-side.

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) is a non-profit organization that produces performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art. Included in its Toronto productions are: Deep Wireless, Sound Travels, Sign Waves and SOUNDplay.

The Deep Wireless festival is partially funded by the government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council and the SOCAN foundation.

Contact: Nadene Thériault-Copeland
401 Richmond Street West #358 Toronto, ON M5V 3A8
Tel: 416-910-7231, naisa@soundtravels.cahttp://www.deepwireless.ca