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In a world that often focuses too much on the visual, Sound Travels brings about a refreshing change as it presents works by sound artists that extract compelling musicality and wordless dramas from everyday sounds often taken for granted. From this lush auditory experience, audiences author their own imaginary world in their mind’s eye – Darren Copeland, Artistic Director, New Adventures in Sound Art

 

 

 

Junkestra
By Mark Sepic
July 27, 2019, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
FREE, Pay by donation
Discover new musical possibilities from objects that are typically considered trash. On July 27 join Mark Sepic and jam with him on the sculpture - Junkestra - made from locally discarded materials. The sculpture will be created collaboratively with children participating in the Near North Enviro-Education Centre's summer camp program.
Dual Abrasives
By Alan Bloor
August 31 at 7 pm.
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
General $10
The performance, Dual Abrasives, will compare two (of many) sound projects of Alan Bloor: Knurl and Pholde. Both of these projects use the treated analog sounds of metals cultures from found objects. Knurl, began in 1994, as an idea to capture the very harsh and abrasive sounds of the welding shops in which Bloor worked. Pholde, which was initiated in 2002, has a more suspenseful, "ambient" sound. In this project, Bloor uses the natural resonances of the metal. This evening's performance will concentrate mainly on sounds from saw blades, which coincides with the exhibition hosted by NAISA of a work by Sonia Paço-Rocchia that also explores the sounds of saw blades.
Double-Tranchant @ NAISA
By Sonia Paço-Rocchia
Sep 27-29, 2019, 11 am to 3 pm, FREE
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
FREE
Double-Tranchant @ NAISA is a drop-in live performance by Sonia Paço-Rocchia that will take place during Culture Days weekend using musical saws and other instruments inspired by objects that can cut. The performance is a commentary on the contrast between the brute, the sharp and the flexible, the fascinating.
Sonia Paço-Rocchia is a composer, sound installation artist, improviser, maker, creative coder, live electronics musician. Her work has been presented all over North America and Europe. Sonia Paço-Rocchia’s research is about sounds, timbres and forms. Talented improviser, she uses a myriad of sound-makers, invented instruments and sound automatons, voice and mostly bassoon, along with live electronics. Working on the form, most of her work have visual elements and are non-linear, choices given to the players, or, for installation work, interactivity shapes the compositions. - http://www.musinou.net
Elektrik Bugs
By Stephanie Castonguay
June 21 to July 22, 2019, Open 10 am to 4 pm everyday except Tuesdays and Wednesdays
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
Pay by Donation

Elektrik Bugs is a sound and light installation created by Stephanie Castonguay from electronic workshops with students from the South River Public School where they experiment with the concept of how sound waves are transformed into electric signals, allowing this energy to travel through light and be converted back into sound by the means of an amplified solar panel. Elektrik Bugs is produced with the support of Perte de Signal and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.
Stephanie Castonguay - Fascinated by the origins of our current digital media, Stephanie Castonguay is an experimental artist who explores the materiality of our disrupted communications through DIY electronic devices and sound installations. Her work has been shown in Montreal (International Montreal/New Music festival, the International Digital Arts Biennial, Perte de Signal, Eastern Bloc, Fondation Molinari) and abroad, at Centre Fokal (HT), STEIM (NL), Tsonami (CL). She has performed her work at festivals such as Sight & Sound, PirateBlocRadio, Ibrida Pluri III, Printemps Numériques, Instruments Make Play (NL) and Festival Tsonami (CL). She is a member of Perte de Signal.
Junkestra
By Mark Sepic
July 27 to August 5, 2019, 10 am to 4 pm everyday except Tuesdays and Wednesdays
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
FREE, Pay by donation
Junkestra is a sound installation made from recycled objects by Mark Sepic in collaboration with children participating in the Near North Enviro-Education Centre's summer camp program. On July 27 join Mark Sepic and jam with him to discover new musical possibilities from discarded materials.
Lames @ NAISA
By Sonia Paço-Rocchia
Aug 8 to September 29, 2019, Open 10 am to 4 pm everyday except Tuesdays and Wednesdays
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
Pay by Donation

Lames @ NAISA is an interactive installation for an ensemble of automated musical saws. The piece is a sonic story about what it feels not to walk on the beaten track, the anxiety and the liberty it gives. The composition follows paths that are chosen depending on how the visitors position themselves in the room.
Sonia Paço-Rocchia is a composer, sound installation artist, improviser, maker, creative coder, live electronics musician. Her work has been presented all over North America and Europe. Sonia Paço-Rocchia’s research is about sounds, timbres and forms. Talented improviser, she uses a myriad of sound-makers, invented instruments and sound automatons, voice and mostly bassoon, along with live electronics. Working on the form, most of her work have visual elements and are non-linear, choices given to the players, or, for installation work, interactivity shapes the compositions. - http://www.musinou.net