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DeepWirelessLargeDeep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art

A celebration of Radio and Transmission Art presented by New Adventures in Sound Art. It begins with Art’s Birthday celebrations in mid-January and continues until spring with performances, special radio broadcasts, installations, and workshops at the NAISA North Media Arts Centre in South River.

From 2002 to 2017 it took place in Toronto and during that time hosted the Radio Without Boundaries Conference and the TransX Transmission Art Symposium.

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Story Trees: a useful tool for Truth & Reconciliation?
By Don Hill
January 30, 2021, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

General $10, Students FREE, Online Location Issued after Advance Registration

The child of an immigrant, Don Hill was curious about northern Ontario. His mother married a Canadian in 1950. Both parents couldn’t tell him much about the Robinson-Huron Treaty territory around Sault Ste Marie, where the Hill family settled in the 19th century.

In the early 1970s, Don & Anne (Prevost) Hill recorded oral history. At the time, the young couple were unaware of Shingwauk, the Ojibwa seer-shaman, and his vision which led to the genesis of the residential school system (at Garden River First Nation); they visited placeholders of indigenous cultural memory: Shingwauk’s numinous pictographs at Agawa on Lake Superior — ‘rock art’ telling of another time and place —which was profoundly affective (as much as Don felt irrevocably altered for seeing them in 1975).

Story Trees interactive digital software tags the tone & mood of historical interviews. Sensitive to the modern listener's disposition, the dynamic software sets in motion complementary audio & visual materiel in the spirit of a Socratic dialogue; it’s in this way, the contemporary listener is perhaps drawn to different conclusions about what they hear and feel about storytelling from another era.
Sonik Boom
By Janet Rogers
February 6, 2021, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
General $10, Students FREE, Online Location Issued after Advance Registration

Origin stories and cosmology stories are important and generational hereditary tales which root us, as Indigenous people, in our identity reaching far beyond any land based migration legends and most certainly lives outside any notion of a land bridge. We know where we come from, and we know to where we will return.

In this online presentation, Janet Rogers will be on hand to present and discuss three of her recent poetic audio works. Presentation will take place over Whereby. Admission fee is optional, but advance registration is required.

Program:
I. Stereo Ribbons by Janet Rogers
Stereo Ribbons was inspired by the announcement that NASA had released a new batch of (space) sounds for public consumption. Reading in their descriptions that some of the sounds were described/labeled as stereo ribbons, I thought this was a lovely title and produced a beautiful visual to think of this sound ribbons floating through space - in their own time, taking their own shapes and traveling or not traveling to whatever destination pleased them.
II. tsi tkaronhya ke by Janet Rogers
tsi takaronhya ke - in the sky - is a sound narrative featuring digital compositions by Haida/Cree musician Kristi Lane Sinclair and Inuit DJ Geronimo Inutiq (formerly known as madeskimo) featuring Sylvia Cloutier produced by Mohawk sound and radio artist Janet Rogers. This sound journey expresses challenges within change and transitional phases. Within Indigenous spiritual teachings and origin stories the sky and or space is where human spirit joins the physical realms and where our spirits also return. Transition almost always includes elements of chaos and confusion before understanding and acceptance is achieved. tsi tkaronhya ke is the sound journey of spiritual transitioning.
III. Sky Woman Falling by Janet Rogers
Two original poems revisiting the Haudenosaunee Creation Story, Sky Woman, with self-produced sounds and original music by Liv Wade.