New Adventures in Sound Art
New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) is a non-profit organization that presents performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art. Through workshops, lectures, and demonstrations that teach a new perception of sound, New Adventures in Sound Art offers the opportunity to educate artists and audiences both locally and abroad.
NAISA is based in South River, Ontario where it operates the NAISA North Media Arts Centre and Café at the corner of Highway 124 and Ottawa Avenue.
New Adventures in Sound Art has produced four educational booklets: The Radio Art Companion; Sound in Space, the Sign Waves Companion, and the Sound Art Basics. All of these are still available.
The Artistic Director of New Adventures in Sound Art is Darren Copeland.
New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) strives to present audio experiences that encourage new forms of listening. NAISA seeks to educate its audience and artists by exposing them to the entire spectrum of innovative sound art and sound technologies, including work in a variety of artistic disciplines.
Art’s Birthday – NAISA participates in this annual international exchange-art event on January 17th to celebrate the birth of Art with performances and live broadcasts.
Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art – a celebration of radio and transmission art held between January and March.
Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art – annual summer festival that includes indoor & outdoor interactive sound installations, electroacoustic sound art performances and more.
SOUNDplay Series – a meeting point for experimentation in new media and sound art encouraging new fusions of image, sound and text held in the fall each year.