New Adventures in Sound Art is pleased to launch the 17th edition of the SOUNDplay Festival, September 28 to November 25, 2018. SOUNDplay is a meeting point for experimentation in sound art and new media, encouraging new avenues for exploration. SOUNDplay 2017 features an interactive installation by James Kirkpatrick, works Myriam Boucher and Hyperboreal (Dermot Wilson and Jason Brock) and workshops and concert of works by visiting UK/Norway artist Natasha Barrett.
“As artists have access to a broader range of tools that allow them to incorporate multiple disciplines and multi-sensory experiences, the question becomes not which discipline these artists work within but rather how they integrate various elements from multiple disciplines into their works. With this year’s edition of SOUNDplay, the presentations feature artists integrating both visual and sound practices into a cohesive and personal artistic language.” – Darren Copeland, Artistic Director, New Adventures in Sound Art.
By Gordon Monahan
October 4, 2019 to January 6, 2020, Open 10 am to 4 pm everyday except Tuesdays and Wednesdays
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
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This installation from 2016 uses audio signals to create kinetic movements in motors. The audio vibrations are transmitted through the motors and into resonant objects such as drums, which amplify the audio recordings. At the same time that the audio recordings are transmitted and amplified into the drums, they also cause other motors to tremble and shake in kinetic gestures. These audio-induced movements, in turn, provide kinetic motions that result in percussion events, such as motors that have bells or sea shells attached to them, or wires that play wine glasses or drums as percussion objects. The piece exists as a gallery installation that becomes an immersive kinetic audio environment that the audience can enter to experience.