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New Adventures in Sound Art

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) is a non-profit organization, formerly based in Toronto but now in South River ON, that presents performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art. NAISA operates the NAISA North Media Arts Centre, located in the centre of the village of South River at 106 Ottawa Ave., a short distance from Algonquin Park, at the building formerly known as Renée’s Café and Bean There Café.

The NAISA North Media Arts Centre includes a large exhibition/performance space, a small café, and an artist residency space suitable for media art production/creation as well as visual art creation. The café offers fresh baked goodies by local baker Lois McLaren, homemade soup by Nadene Thériault-Copeland and serves Muskoka coffee by Muskoka Roastery Coffee Company.

NAISA’s annual events include: the Deep Wireless festival of Radio & Transmission Art from January 17 to mid-April, the Sound Travels festival of Sound Art from June to Labour Day, and the SOUNDplay festival from late-September to late-November.

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 is achieved through the exploration of new sound technologies in conjunction with the creation of cultural events and artifacts.

Upcoming Events

By Jane Tingley, Cindy Poremba and Marius Kintel
January 17 to April 1, 2019, Open 8 am to 4 pm everyday except Tuesdays and Wednesdays
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River

anyWare is a distributed media sculpture comprised of two identical objects and a third virtual online portal that are individually connected to the Internet and physically mirror each other. Play games and solve puzzles individually or collaboratively with friends. The creation and production of anyWare would not be possible without the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
Inaugural Artist Residency Program at The Bentway: Sound & The City
Deadline: February 15, 2019
Bentway Conservancy
Deadline February 15, 2019

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) invites artists in the Greater Toronto Area to submit residency proposals to The Bentway Conservancy for their inaugural Artist Residency program. The inaugural artist residency will focus on the acoustic environment of The Bentway. The selected artist or collective will be asked to explore The Bentway as an instrument, and to experiment with the varied sonic environments along its length. New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) will mentor the selected artist or collective and provide key expertise throughout the process.

Goto the Bentway website for full information and on-line application.
18th annual DEEP WIRELESS Festival of Radio & Transmission Art
January 17 - April 1, 2019
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River, Canada.
New Adventures in Sound Art is pleased to launch the 18th edition of its Deep Wireless Festival that opens with Art’s Birthday events on January 17 - 20 and continues until April 1, 2019. Deep Wireless is a celebration of Radio and Transmission Art presented by New Adventures in Sound Art that includes performances, special radio broadcasts, artist residencies, and workshops.

For more info, go here:

To purchase advance tickets for ticketed events, go to https://naisa.ca/purchase-tickets/
Maker Workshop: Paint Your Own Sound Player
By Jane Tingley and Darren Copeland
January 19 – 20, 2019
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River, Canada.
$55 (1 day), $95 (2 days). Register Here.
Learn how to design and create a unique interactive electronic sound device using The Touch Board and conductive Electric Paint. Also learn how to record, edit and transform sounds and play them on an instrument of your own design.