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Springscapes

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) is launching a new series entitled Springscapes at the NAISA North Media Arts Centre in South River, Ontario.

This first annual Springscapes Series includes media art workshops at the South River Public school, the outcome of which will contribute to an interactive exhibition by Sandy McLennon. There will also be a concert performance and a weekend workshop intensive with visiting artist David Eagle, as well as a 24 hour online broadcast.

“The transformation of the natural soundscape from winter to spring is a distinguished feature of living in the Almaguin Highlands. NAISA’s new Springscapes series is inspired by this dramatic shift and provides artists with a context within which to engage in the creation of art works that not only focus on natural sounds but expresses this transformation in insightful ways.”  – Darren Copeland, Artistic Director, New Adventures in Sound Art.

Springscapes Installations

My Place Here and Now by Sandy McLennan

Apr 16 – June 1, 2020, Thursday to Monday, 10am – 4pm, Pay by Donation
Opening Reception – Friday April 17 at 7 pm, FREE
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River, Ontario

“My Place Here and Now” is a touch-activated soundscape and pinhole photography installation created by Port Sydney photographer and filmmaker Sandy McLennan through workshops with Grade 7 students from South River Public School.

24 hour South River Springscape

Apr 16 – June 1, 2020, Thursday to Monday, 10am – 4pm, Pay by Donation
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River, Ontario

Immerse yourself in a multi-channel listening lounge to hear some distinctive voices in the local soundscape, such as peepers, geese, and the roughed grouse.

Springscapes Special Events

Hand-made Muskoka Films

April 18, 7 pm, $10
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River, Ontario

Sandy McLennan presents a screening of his unique hand-made 8mm and 16mm films that portray life in the Muskoka region.

Gesture and Transformation

May 2, 7 pm, $10
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River, Ontario

A concert of interactive electroacoustic soundscapes by guest composer David Eagle from Calgary. The concert will feature the premiere of Tactus for solo cello and interactive soundscapes performed by North Bay cellist Jordan Wyshniowsky.

Sound Camp Soundscape Workshop Intensive

May 1-3, 2020
$200 with accommodation / $100 without accommodation
Advance Registration required before April 17, 2020

Springscapes culminates in a weekend event occurring during International Dawn Chorus Day with a concert, workshop intensive and a 24 hour soundscape broadcast.