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Workshops

NAISA hosts a number of workshops that are for youth as well as others that are for the general public. Upcoming workshops are posted below.

Sound Camp Workshop Registration ( Accommodation included)
May 1, 2020
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River & Warbler's Roost, 3785D Eagle Lake Road, South River
General $200
Advance Registration Required before April 17, 2020
Sound Camp Soundscape Workshop Intensive
Advance Registration Required by April 17, 2020
May 1 - 3, 2020
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River & Warbler's Roost, 3785D Eagle Lake Road, South River
$100 (or $200 with 2 nights accommodation and breakfast at Warbler's Roost)

After the stillness of winter, springtime in the Almaguin Highlands awakens the ears to a suddenly active soundscape of birds, frogs and the drumming of the ruffed grouse. The first weekend of May at Warbler's Roost (22 KM west of South River) provides an exciting opportunity for artists, musicians, nature-lovers, soundscape researchers, field recordists and birders to enjoy the acoustic wonders of the spring season while learning about the art of soundscape recording.

Events include a soundscape concert with guest artist by David Eagle, a “dawn chorus” multi-channel recording session, lecture demonstration on interactive technology and soundscape recordings, and workshop on recording and editing soundscapes with NAISA Artistic Director Darren Copeland.

Practical Details:

- All levels of experience are welcome.
- Equipment available for those who require it. Those with recording equipment are welcome to bring their own.
- Dress for cold weather in evenings and early mornings as well as for some walking on muddy and wet surfaces.
- Accommodation available at Warbler's Roost includes two kitchens for guests to share. Breakfast, bedding and towels provided.

Schedule:

Friday May 1
7:00 to 9:00 pm - Interactions with Soundscapes Workshop by David Eagle at NAISA North

Saturday May 2
9:00 am to 12:00 pm - Soundwalking and Soundscape Recording by Darren Copeland at Warbler's Roost
1:30 to 4:30 pm - Soundscape Editing by Darren Copeland at Warbler's Roost
7:00 to 9:00 pm - Transformation & Gesture, Concert by David Eagle with cellist Jordan Wyshniowsky

Sunday May 3
6:00 am to 7:00 am - Dawn Chorus Recording at Warbler's Roost
10:00 am to 1:00 pm - Multi-channel Soundscape Editing & Mixing at NAISA North

Advance Registration Required by April 17, 2020: https://naisa.ca/education/register/
Sound Camp Workshop Registration (with No Accommodation)
May 1 - 3, 2020
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River & Warbler's Roost, 3785D Eagle Lake Road, South River
General $100
Advance Registration Required before April 17, 2020