The now annual TransX Transmission Art Symposium, begun in 2012, features keynote speaker(s), paper sessions and performances curated by an international jury, panel sessions and workshops and is part of the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art in May.
Its precursor was the Radio Without Boundaries Conference which began in May 2003 and ran for 9 years.
TRANS X TRANSMISSION ART SYMPOSIUM 2015
This year, the TransX Symposium includes a full day of soundhacking workshops!!!
NAISA is pleased to announce the 4th edition of the TransX Transmission Art Symposium featuring the keynote address: What we’ve learned so far – 10 years of Mobile Radio by Knut Aufermann and Sarah Washington (co-presented with the Goethe Institute). The symposium will also include panel discussions, paper presentations and performances as well as a full day of workshops as part of the annual Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art. Rooted in the earliest experiments with radio, Transmission Art has continued to flourish into the 21st Century with experiments using wireless communications technology over the past 100 years, including the exploration of a variety of mobile-based platforms such as GPS, phone apps, bluetooth and WiFi communication, as well as lesser-known forms of transmission, such as VLF. Performances/presentations/papers/workshops included by: Dan Tapper (UK), Sarah Boothroyd (BC, Can), Doug Van Nort (ON, Can), Elliott Fienberg (ON, Can), Knut Aufermann/Sarah Washington (Berlin, Germany), and Peter Flemming (QC, Can).
On the final day (May 24) from 10am – 4pm will be a full day of soundhacking workshops including Experimental Electromagneticks by Peter Flemming (creating an improvised loudspeaker along with a found-object resonators); Magnetic Signals and Radiophonic Soundscapes: VLF Workshop with Dan Tapper, Micro-Radio Transmitter workshop with Michael Postma and Radio Hacking with Mobile Radio (hacking portable transistor radios to uncover their possibilities as musical instruments). Symposium registration also gets you into the two evening performances.
TransX Transmission Art Symposium
2015 Schedule Summary
Day 1 — Friday 22 May
19:00–20:00 • Opening Reception and Installation by Veronica Simmonds and Katie McKay Installation Info
20:00–21:30 • Deep Wireless Performance with Peter Flemming, Knut Aufermann and Sarah Washington Performance Info
Day 2 — Saturday 23 May
19:00–20:00 • Installation by Veronica Simmonds and Katie McKay Installation Info
10:00–11:15 • Keynote Address by Knut Aufermann and Sarah Washington Abstracts
11:15–11:30 • Coffee Break
11:30–12:00 • Listening Session: Deep Wireless 11 compilation
12:00–13:30 • Lunch Break
13:30–14:30 • Paper Sessions: A dispersion of elements by Doug Van Nort and Audible Conversions by Elliott Fienberg Abstracts
14:30–15:00 • Coffee Break
15:00–16:30 • Magnetic Signals and Radiophonic Soundscapes: VLF Workshop by Dan Tapper Workshop Info
20:00–22:00 • TransX Symposium Performance with Doug Van Nort, Sarah Boothroyd and Elliott Fienberg Performance Info
Day 3 — Sunday 24 May
10:00–15:00 • Installation by Veronica Simmonds and Katie McKay Installation Info
10:00–12:00 • Experimental Electromagneticks Workshop by Peter Flemming Workshop Info
12:00–13:30 • Lunch Break
13:30–15:00 • Micro-Radio Transmitter Workshop by Michael Postma Workshop Info
15:00–15:15 • Coffee Break
15:15–17:00 • Radio Hacking Workshop by Mobile Radio (Knut Aufermann and Sarah Washington) Workshop Info