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Symposium Overview

TRANSX Transmission Art Symposium

SYMPOSIUM OVERVIEW

Toronto Feb 16 - 18, 2017
Geary Lane, inter/access, York University
To register go to:   https://naisa.ca/trans-x-registration/

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) is pleased to announce the 5th edition of the TransX Transmission Art Symposium, running February 16-18 2017 at Geary Lane plus special presentations at DisPersion Lab and inter/access.


The symposium will include performances, a keynote address by transmission artist Amanda Dawn Christie, a listening-recital, installation, and workshop 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.

Schedule Summary

For more information, including all abstracts, programme notes and biographies, please refer to the Deep Wireless Festival programme booklet.

Day 1 — Thursday 16 February 2017
VENUES: 16:00–17:30 at DisPerSion Lab, Room 334, Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts,York University, Toronto / 19:00–21:00 at inter/access, 9 Ossington Ave., Toronto
  • 16:00–17:30 • Symposium Concert #1 Tele-Conduction at DisPerSion Lab, York University
  • 19:00–21:00 • Opening Reception for Installation
    Bread and Circuses by nichola feldman-kiss, inter/access
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    16:00–17:30 • Symposium Concert #1

    Venue: DisPerSion Lab, Room 334, Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts, York University, Toronto
    Host: Doug Van Nort

    Tele-Conduction
    by Doug Van Nort, Thomas Gerwin, Sarah Weaver and Glen Hall

    19:00–21:00 • Opening Reception for Installation Bread and Circuses

    Venue: inter/access

    Bread and Circuses
    by nichola feldman-kiss


    Day 2 — Friday 17 February
    VENUES: 11:00-18:00 at inter/access / 14:15-22:00 at 19:00-20:00 at Geary Lane, 360 Geary Lane, Toronto
  • 11:00–18:00 • Installation [inter/access]
  • 19:00–20:00 • Installation [Geary Lane]
  • 20:00–22:00 • Symposium Concert #2 Transmission Soundprints

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    11:00-18:00  • Installation

    Venue: inter/access, 9 Ossington Ave

    Bread and Circuses
    by nichola feldman-kiss

    19:00–20:00 • Installation

    Venue: Geary Lane

    Threshold - Listening_IN_Between
    by Kristian Derek Ball

    20:00–22:00• Symposium Concert #2 Transmission Soundprints

    Venue: Geary Lane
    Host: TBA

    Ben Ramsey — Volmet North
    Olivia Bradley-Skill — Exposure/Communication
    Karen Power — Sounding Water
    Mike Vernusky Salas — The Holy Sea (excerpt)
    Amanda Dawn Christie — Transmissions

    Day 3 — Saturday 18 February
    VENUE: 09:30-22:00 Geary Lane, 360 Geary Lane Toronto
  • 09:00–9:30 • Coffee
  • 09:30–11:30 • Workshop by Karen Power
  • 11:30–11:45 • Break
  • 11:45–12:15 • Installation & Paper by Kristian Derek Ball (installation continues thru lunch)
  • 12:15-13:45 • Lunch
  • 13:45–15:15 • Keynote Lecture by Amanda Dawn Christie + Q&A
  • 15:15-15:30 • Break
  • 15:30–16:30 • Lecture-Recital by David Clark
  • 16:30-19:00 • Dinner Break
  • 19:00–20:00 • Installation [Geary Lane]
  • 20:00–22:00 • Deep Wireless Concert: Stories, Reflections...
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    09:30–11:30 • Workshop

    Venue: Geary Lane

    Radio as a composition tool
    by Karen Power

    11:45–12:15 • Talk

    Venue:Geary Lane

    Listening_IN_Between
    by Kristian Derek Ball

    13:45–15:15 • Keynote Lecture

    Venue: Geary Lane
    Keynote Address: Digging Wider — Expanding Research Methods through Multidisciplinary Art Practice
    by Amanda Dawn Christie

    15:30–16:30 • Lecture-Recital

    Venue: Geary Lane
    Host: TBA

    Nothing to See Here: Experimental Radio from NSCAD
    by David Clark

    20:00–22:00 • Symposium Concert #3

    Venue: Geary Lane
    Host: TBA

    Stijn Demeulenaere — Nothing's going to happen to us...
    Parisa Sabet — Visiting Grandpa
    Joan Schuman — Flesh has turned itself to stone or dust
    Martín Rodgríguez — Radio Therapy
    Debashis Sinha — The City

    Locations / Directions
    Geary Lane
    360 Geary Lane, Toronto

    Public transportation (TTC) — From the Bloor Subway line exit at Dufferin station and transfer to northbound 29 Dufferin Bus and get off at Brandon Ave. Walk south on Dufferin (2 minutes) then east on Geary Ave.

    Driving from Niagara Falls - From QEW Eastbound continue to Gardiner Expressway and exit at Lakeshore Blvd. Continue eastbound on Lakeshore to Parkside Drive and turn north. Take Parkside to Bloor Street West and turn east on Bloor. Continue east to Dufferin and turn north on Dufferin. Go under the rail bridge after Dupont and immediately turn west at Geary Ave. 360 Geary is at the far west end of the street. Free parking is available along Geary Ave.

    Driving from Kingston, Ontario — Take 401 Westbound to Allen Expressway and exit southbound. Follow Allen Expressway to the last exit at Eglinton Ave. Turn west at Eglinton and follow to Dufferin. Turn south on Dufferin and continue to Geary Ave which will be fourth street south of Davenport. Turn west at Geary Ave. 360 Geary is at the far west end of the street. Free parking is available along Geary Ave.

    DisPerSion Lab, York University

    Room 334, Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts, York University, Toronto

    Public transportation (TTC) — Take Subway Line 1 northbound to Downsview Station. Change to 196 York University Rocket Express Bus. Exit bus at Sentinal and Pond Road. Walk East along Pond Road to Atkinson Road and then follow that north to Fine Arts Road. Goldfarb Centre is just west of that intersection. The Dispersion Lab is on the 3rd floor in Room 334.

    Driving from Niagara Falls, Ontario - From QEW Eastbound continue to 427 Northbound towards 401/Pearson Airport. Use one of the right 3 lanes to merge onto 401 East. Take exit 359 for 400 North. Use right lane to exit at Finch Ave. Follow Finch eastbound to Sentinal Road. Turn north on Keele. Main entrance of York University will be on west side.

    Driving from Kingston, Ontario - Take 401 Westbound to exit 365 for Allen Road North. Follow Allen Road north and turn west at Sheppard. Then turn north at Chesswood. Turn west at Finch Ave and then north to Keele. Main entrance of York University will be on west side.

    inter/access

    9 Ossington Ave. Toronto

    Public transportation (TTC) — Inter/access is close to Queen streetcar line and Ossington bus. From Geary Lane take Dufferin bus southbound to Queen and change to eastbound Queen streetcar. Exit at Ossington and cross street on east side. From York University take 196 to Downsview subway. Make sure you get a transfer from the driver. Take subway south to Osgoode station. Change to westbound streetcar. Exit streetcar at Ossington and walk north on Ossington on the east side.

    Driving from Geary Lane - From Geary Ave go south on Dufferin to Queen. Turn east on Queen and then north on Ossington. Street parking is available on Ossington.

    Driving from York Univ - Take Keele South and then turn east on Finch Ave. Turn south onto Chesswood. At Sheppard turn south west and follow that to Allen Road. Turn south on Allen Road and follow it to the Allen expressway southbound. At the end of the expressway turn west on Eglinton. Turn south onto Oakwood. Follow Oakwood until it terminates at Davenport. Turn east on Davenport and then south on Ossington. Follow Ossington to the bottom at Queen. Street parking is available on Ossington.

    Review Committee / Comité de sélection


    James Bailey
    Darren Copeland
    Tanya Goncalves
    Bekah Simms

    Organising Committee / Comité d’organisation


    Darren Copeland (New Adventures in Sound Art)
    Nadene Thériault-Copeland (New Adventures in Sound Art)