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Community Soundscapes (2023)

For the Springscapes Festival in 2023 local residents recorded their home soundscape using a Zoom H2n recorder mounted inside a bird feeder.  These recordings were played back on a multichannel system during an exhibition at NAISA and selections of them are available in a project sound map on aporee.org

1/ 24 Axe Lake Rd, Sprucedale, ON P0A 1Y0, Canada [listen] View details

Sand Hill Cranes (0:53 flyby and 21:58 loud calling), light rain, morning dove, distant roughed grouse drumming. Recorded by Merv Mulligan and Donna Brock with unsupervised Zoom H2n suspended in bird feeder on May 3, 2023 at 7:00 pm. Location close to Axe Lake Road and Highway 518.

2/WG48+4H Township Of Machar, ON, Canada [listen] View details

Peepers from across a lake and Canada Goose call reverberating. Recorded by Eli Singer at 2:23 am on May 22, 2023 using unsupervised Zoom H2n positioned inside bird feeder and resting on a lakeside dock.

3/PM26+RF Township Of Strong, ON, Canada [listen] View details

Peepers heard up close in a pond area. Recording made by Lee and Linda Somers using an unsupervised Zoom H2n. Zoom suspended in a bird feeder.

4/3785 Eagle Lake Rd, South River, ON, Canada [listen] View details

Unknown animal(s) chasing or being chased. Could be a fox. Recording was made at 2 am on April 19, 2023 at Warbler’s Roost, a rural property 22 KM west of South River, Ontario, Canada. Recordist was not on site at the time of the recording. Zoom H2n recorder was hanging from a tree near a flooded area of the forest in the spring.

5/286 Old Highway Rd, Magnetawan, ON, Canada [listen] View details

Rain pinging on metal bird feeder with peepers and white throated sparrow. Unsupervised recording by David Breckenridge for the Community Soundscapes exhibit by New Adventures in Sound Art.

Deep Wireless 17 RADIO ART online album (2023)

The Deep Wireless 17 Compilation Album is curated on the theme “Remote Connections”. The album includes a cross spectrum of radio and transmission art practices and includes work created for performances, gallery installations and online audio that brings together influences from documentary, poetry and electronic music among others. Compilation includes work by Michelle Wilson, Juro Kim Feliz, Faisal Karadsheh, Nicole Goodwin (GOODW.Y.N.), Anton Pickard and Prachi Khandekar.


1/ Forced Migration by Michelle Wilson [listen] View details

This work creatively communicates the transmission of bison bloodlines and blood knowledge across time and space. Forced Migration, also transmits stories of the past, present, and future with bison. In particular the movement of five bison calves taken into captivity in the 1870s and then the transfer of their descendants and kin from owner to owner over the following century.

The audio stories in Forced Migration take as their focal point men who tried to control the bison establishing themselves as ‘saviours’, the bison who lived in reciprocity with one another and the Land, and the colonial system of conservation itself. In creating these affective, sound-designed audio works Wilson extracts archival narratives from a white supremacist, patriarchal written tradition for critical purposes. Sound design is by Angus Cruikshank.

Michelle Wilson is an artist and mother currently residing as an uninvited guest on Treaty Six territory in London, Ontario. She successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation, Remnants, Outlaws, and Wallows: Practices for Understanding Bison in May 2022 at the University of Western Ontario.

2/ Kinalugarán by Juro Kim Feliz [listen] View details

The Filipino word ‘kinalugaran’ refers to the site where something is set in position. “Kinalugarán” highlights invisibility among inhabited places as it interrogates Filipino artists based in first-world diaspora: violinist Ramon Alfonso Soberano (Tempe, Arizona, United States); film composer Marie-Luise Calvero (Freiburg, Germany); and theatre creator Riley Palanca (Montreal, Canada).

“Kinalugarán” includes additional recordings of Philippine indigenous instruments (“Idaw,” “Dayaw”) by Jayson Palolan, used with permission. The creation of “Kinalugarán” is made possible with the support of the Ontario Arts Council.

After finishing studies at the University of the Philippines and McGill University, Toronto-based composer Juro Kim Feliz has premiered his work across Asia, North America, and Europe. Awards include the Goethe Southeast Asian Young Composer Award in 2009 and a “Highly Commended” distinction at the Ars Electronica Forum Wallis in 2018.. dissertation, Remnants, Outlaws, and Wallows: Practices for Understanding Bison in May 2022 at the University of Western Ontario.

3/ to be heard (soundwalk’in 2021) by Faisal Karadsheh [listen] View details

This work considers how bodies connect, congregate and organize themselves together. Paradoxically, the work was produced when governments regulated the proximity of social bodies, at a time when mass gatherings and protests were needed to facilitate social change. The protests addressed either national, transnational and international events as a way to connect, remotely, to a cause happening elsewhere.

The work is derived from a soundwalk project where listeners can experience the pieces by visiting the location and listening to the associated audio. For details go to: faisalkaradsheh.myportfolio.com/soundwalkin2021. In the soundwalk project the process of concentrating or suppressing “voices of protest”, as suggested by Hito Steyerl, is being explored formally. The site is composed of three distinct locations within a very specific region in Toronto. The three protests (Anti-Lockdown, Palestinian, Tamil) transpired at varying times during 2021, yet seem to align across a section of the city. The abstracted sound works examine the process of documenting and formally articulating protests, in connection to its position within the urban fabric and sonic landscape of the city.

Faisal Karadsheh is a Jordanian-born multidisciplinary artist. His oeuvre continually explores in-between spaces, where interior and exterior modalities can exist as one. By attempting to search for this mode of hybridized representation, different mediums unravel interrelated narratives, or imagined histories, revolving around the self and its body. As a result, these formal investigations into spatial possibilities always seem to be contingent on a somatic subject’s perceptions, as the producer or constructor of reality.

4/ Inner Spaces: Live From Quarantine by GOODW.Y.N. and Face Mason [listen] View details

Inner Spaces is born of a parallel world to ours. It is the voice of revolution in a society gone mad, the voice of hope for the hopeless. It is the audio creation of GOODW.Y.N. and Face Mason, set in a backdrop of much needed rebellion and praise for courage.

Nicole Goodwin (aka GOODW.Y.N.) is the author of Warcries, and the poetic sequel Warcrimes as well as the photographic essay book Ain’t I a Woman (?/!): I Give of Myself based on the five year iterations of Ain’t I a Woman (?/!). They are a finalist for the CUE Foundation’s 2022 Public Programs Fellowship, as well as the 2020 Pushcart Nominee, 2018-2019 Franklin Furnace Fund Recipient, the 2018 Ragdale Alice Judson Hayes Fellowship Recipient, 2017 EMERGENYC Hemispheric Institute Fellow and the 2013- 2014 Queer Art Mentorship Queer Art Literary Fellow. They published the articles “Talking with My Daughter…” and “Why is this Happening in Your Life…” in the New York Times’ parentblog Motherlode. Additionally, their work “Ain’t I a Woman (?/!): Poems,” was longlisted for The Black Spring Press Group’s The Christopher Smart-Joan Alice Prize for 2020, and their work “Desert Flowers” was shortlisted and selected for performance by the Women’s Playwriting International Conference in Cape Town, South Africa in 2015.

Michael Carr (aka Face Mason), is the Co-founder and Executive Producer of The Broheim Sydicate, Inner Spaces, an upcoming podcast series featuring Nicole Goodwin aka GOODW.Y.N. As a Digital Designer you can find some of his works featured on websites such as KNICKS ANONOYMUS.

5/ Sound Connections by Anton Pickard [listen] View details

Sound Connections is constructed from 3 distinctive sounds. They are all from technologies that used sound to provide human connection across long distances. The sound sources include morse code, a dial up modem “handshake” and a shortwave interval signal from Radio Canada International.

Anton Pickard is a multimedia practitioner who uses images, video and sound for personal expression and has been doing so in various forms for over 45 years. He continues to explore new ways of expression with the emergence of new media tools and techniques. Some of his work is available at his website.

6/ The Tracker by Prachi Khandekar [listen] View details

The Tracker is a binaural sound experience produced as part of the larger project “Circuits of Sand and Water.” The audio in this piece tells a story about a woman battling isolation in the pandemic. She starts watching her neighbours from her window. Soon, she is compelled to get closer and hacks into their devices. She witnesses each neighbour using their online presence as a salve for emotional wounds; they all indulge in mirages enabled by the very medium used to surveil them. The piece gives human form to the surveillance practices that exploit our desire for connection. It explores what it feels like to balance an animal urge for connection with the mechanical logic of progress.

Technology came to mediate every interaction in the pandemic. The intention of this project as a whole is to give a human form to surveillance practices that exploit our need for connection.

We give so much of our data over to multinational tech giants. What if a neighbour were to access our online activity? Most people would find it creepy. But why does spying through the window make us more uncomfortable than an abstract entity designed to extract and store our data forever? We make many tacit wagers for online connection, these were the starting point for the work of ambient literature I have developed.

The Voice in the piece is by Leni Parker and the sound design is by Julia Dyck.

Prachi Khandekar is a curator, designer, and writer. She conceives and creates exhibitions and multimedia projects. She examines our tech- and brand-driven culture, with a particularly interest in exploring the polarities of comfort and pain embedded in our digital interactions: laughter, isolation, nostalgia, anxiety, and everything in between.


SoundPortraits by Jørgen Teller (2022)

Soundportraits are impromptu electronic compositions by Jørgen Teller from Copenhagen, Denmark. They were created during a 3-day residency produced by New Adventures in Sound Art in South River, Ontario, Canada. Between August 4 and 6, 2022 Teller was located in a different location each day and interacted with passers by and created “sound portraits” of them using microphones, effects and many found instruments. The sound portraits were made outdoors in a tent at Mikisew Provincial Park, The Crystal Cave Mineral Exhibit and Artisan Village and the NAISA North Media Arts Centre. Thank you to the host sites for their generous support of the project, and of course, to the members of the public who trusted the process and helped to create these series of compositions.

1/ 1:53 Doug Wilson SoUNDPORTRAITS NAISA [listen]

2/ 2:55 John -boy2- SoUNDPORTRAITS NAISA [listen]


4/ 4:56 Basket Court SoUNDPORTRAITS NAISA [listen]

5/ 5:57 Keegan SoUNDPORTRAITS NAISA [listen]

6/ 6:59 Ivy and Otis SoUNDPORTRAITS NAISA [listen]



9/ 9:64 SoftBeat+Cars SoUNDPORTRAITS NAISA [listen]

10/ 10:61 Muddy Dog and NightingGh SoUNDPORTRAITS NAISA [listen]

11/ 11:65 James SoUNDPORTRAITS NAISA [listen]

12/ 12:66 Random Portrait SoUNDPORTRAITS NAISA [listen]


14/ 14:67 Ending SoUNDPORTRAITS NAISA [listen]

15/ 15:68 Norm SoUNDPORTRAITS NAISA [listen]

16/ 16:69 Craig SoUNDPORTRAITS NAISA [listen]

17/ 17:73 Darren SoUNDPORTRAITS NAISA [listen]

18/ 18:76 JoJo SoUNDPORTRAITS NAISA [listen]

19/ 19:78 Iris SoUNDPORTRAITS NAISA [listen]

20/ 20:79 Eli SoUNDPORTRAITS NAISA [listen]


Deep Wireless 16 RADIO ART online album (2022)

The Deep Wireless 16 Online Album was produced by New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) for the 2022 edition of the annual Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art. The works on the album are curated on the theme “Digital in Nature”. Artistic Director: Darren Copeland, Executive Director: Nadene Thériault-Copeland, Image Illustration: Prashant Miranda Deep Wireless 16 is not available for download, however you can listen to the entire album [here].

1/ Sonik Boom by Janet Rogers [listen] View details

“Sonik Boom” is a suite of three radio art pieces by Janet Rogers, which were presented in an online show for Deep Wireless in 2021. “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.” – Janet Rogers I. Stereo Ribbons 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 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 Two original poems revisiting the Haudenosaunee Creation Story, Sky Woman, with self-produced sounds and original music by Liv Wade. Janet Rogers is a Mohawk/Tuscarora writer from Six Nations of the Grand River. She was born in Vancouver British Columbia in 1963 and raised in southern Ontario. Janet is based on the Six Nations territory of the Grand River where she operates the Ojistoh Publishing label. Janet works in page poetry, spoken word performance poetry, video poetry and recorded poetry with music. She is a radio broadcaster, documentary producer and media and sound artist.

2/ Electromagnetic Nature by Anton Pickard [listen] View details

Electromagnetic Nature presents the sounds of the digital world. Electromagnetic energy converted into audio energy. This is the”nature” of the digital world that surrounds us. This piece incorporates electromagnetic sound recordings of electrical devices such as cell phones, tablets, keyboards, laptops, printers, hard drives, etc. Anton Pickard is a media artist and educator based in Tiny Township in Ontario, Canada. He has a background in photography, videography, animation, graphic design, computer game development, user-interface design, media production and management. He is currently expanding his work to include Virtual Reality, digital audio and soundscape recording.

3/ Speak(er) to the Land by John Hill [listen] View details

Speak(er) to the Land was produced by John Hill with editorial support from Aliya Pabani on behalf of the Constellations podcast series. Thanks to the University of Wisconsin Oneida Language Dictionary Project. “This piece is a prayer and poem which speaks directly to the ancestors and the future generations through language. A prayer and a promise. It’s goal is to send a message to generations passed and generations to come in the Oneida language, which is endangered by settler-colonial violence. The piece features two voices, the English voice, which is static and unmoving, and the Oneida voice, which moves in a counter-clockwise motion, representative of traditional Haudenosaunee dance practices. When Sky Woman, our great-grandmother, danced on the great turtle’s back, she did so in a counter-clockwise motion, and so the Haudenosaunee people do so to honour her. Haudenosaunee people understand our responsibility to the land that gave birth to us, and so this piece is an address to not only the generations that have long since returned to the land, but those who are set to inherit this land. Across Turtle Island, Indigenous people are fighting to protect their ways and the land, and this poem is a message, a promise, to the next seven generations that we will not stop fighting on behalf of the land and the water and the non-human beings. This piece is dedicated to Maria Hinton, the Oneida speaker heard at the end of the piece, and to Ima “Akoh” Johnson, Mohawk-Cayuga faithkeeper and language teacher. Without them, I would have no courage to speak. This piece is also dedicated to the land and its defenders everywhere.” – John Hill John Hill (he/they) is a queer artist and working class poet from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is of the Oneida nation and Turtle clan, from Six Nations of the Grand River. His work deals with themes of colonialism, enchantment, justice, solidarity and magic.

4/ EMF Turntable by Shaughn Martel [listen] View details

Grounding electronic and technological materials in nature, the EMF Turntable is an interactive sound sculpture by Shaughn Martel that amplifies the electromagnetic fields generated by mobile phones and other small electronic devices. By spinning the turntable and using the touch screens, Shaughn Martel modified the waveform of the electromagnetic field and the resulting sound material emitted from the EMF Turntable. Shaughn Martel is a Sudbury-born and Tkoronto (Toronto) based new media artist. Focusing in the performance of electricity, electronics and human collaborations with it. Their work extends to grounding the mystification of technology in natural phenomena and attempting to augment sensory perception of spaces and forces normally outside the faculties of the body.

5/ Colonial Conversation by Elizabeth Hill [listen] View details

Colonial Conversation is a sound art piece created to reflect Indigenous life before contact, during conflicts and changes, and what in our environment is still prevalent and relevant today. The piece was premiered at the Cold Waters Symposium, North Bay in 2019. Vocals were recorded in 2018 and are by Elizabeth Hill and Michelle McAfee. Elizabeth Hill is a songwriter, multi-disciplinary artist, and writer whose work has taken her to explore Indigenous lands and voices around the world. Exchanging songs, ideas, the power of sound, and stories to celebrate the beauty of the good mind upon the earth, she is an extremely powerful and dedicated artist.

6/ Sirens Dawn by Cecilia Tyrrell [listen] View details

Blurring the boundaries between land and sea, Sirens Dawn creates a seascape in constant flux with its identity—ever changing, always in motion. A sonic topography inspired and partly arranged from recordings made around a sound mirror on the South East coast of England (UK). The mirror, itself, stands dormant as it waits, facing outward away from land. Sound markers and siren warnings; still it listens, quietly detecting. This work aims to illuminate processes and frequencies that exist between the virtual and physical space surrounding a sound mirror on the South East Coast of England, a liminal space unnoticed by the human experience. The soundscape uncovers a dialogue woven through the natural and the man-made. Cecilia Tyrrell is an artist originally from London, UK. Her work explores virtual and physical space through online and video installation. She uses her interest in sound to illuminate processes and systems that go unnoticed by the human experience, drawing upon ecology and psychogeography to explore personal and historical memory archives.

7/ Un/box: What is to be done with all that remains? by Anna Friz [listen] View details

This is a recording of a solo performance by Anna Friz for voice, radiophonic instruments, cottage-built electronics, and various boxes with their stuff. The piece was created for an online presentation in March 2021 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of New Adventures in Sound Art. Anna Friz is a radio and transmission artist, composer, and media studies scholar. Since 1998 she has created self-reflexive radio for broadcast, installation or performance, where radio is the source, subject, and medium of the work. She also creates large-scale audiovisual installations and composes for theater, contemporary dance, and film. Anna is Assistant Professor of Sound in the Film and Digital Media Department of the University of California, Santa Cruz. nicelittlestatic.com


SOUND TRAVELS #2 Online Album (2021)

Online album of electroacoustic sound art, the second edition produced for the Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art, featuring fixed media works by four artists from across Canada curated by NAISA Artistic Director Darren Copeland on the theme of Digital in Nature. The Sound Travels Album is not available for download, however you can listen to the entire album [Here]

1/ Body Print – Listening To The City Shore by Zoe Gordon [listen] View details

This stereo audio piece is a self portrait that uses digital recording to show the changing state of body, emotions and consciousness that happen during the short but repeated visits to sit and listen to the shore where Zoe Gordon lives in Thunder Bay.

Zoe Gordon is a sound recordist and designer living in Thunder Bay Ontario. She contributes to media projects in collaboration with artists and directors and is currently focused on field recording and performance art as tools for transformation.

2/ Moth Transmissions by Keri Latimer [listen] View details

This work was originally created for a nature dance piece which explores the Underwing Moth (found all over North America inner mainland) and the Sand Verbana Moth (an endangered species found on Vancouver Island). One is being displaced by human activity and the other is plentiful but considered a pest. The soundscape is a digital exploration of imagined moth transmissions and the haunting sounds of disappearing habitats.

Keri Latimer is primarily a singer/songwriter based in Winnipeg, but it has been difficult to find inspiration to write lyrics and sing throughout the pandemic. She has therefore been exploring the Virtual Buchla Easel and playing the theremin more, which seems to be the perfect voice for her, and requires no words to convey what she would like to express. With her alt-folk group “Leaf Rapids” and previous band “Nathan” she has toured internationally for 15 years. Besides crooning about vultures and barbershop stabbings, she scores music for film and television and sings backup vocals in her home studio.

Career highlights include receiving a JUNO Award with her folk band, featured theremin performances with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, most notably for a premiere of Bjork’s composition, Family For Strings, and contributing music for films including Academy Award nominated Frozen River by Courtney Hunt, Only Dream Things by Guy Maddin, and Shelagh Carter’s feature film, Before Anything You Say.

3/ Surveillance Drone Hatchlings First Flight by Helena Krobath [listen] View details

What if birds really are space-age surveillance drones, covertly observing? What if reality is fiction? This composition senses the world in fringe theory terms. Although conspiracy theories can seem farcical, the act of accepting a distorted rather than ‘plausible’ explanation of reality is itself an act of profound meaning. This piece uses environmental field recording, home-made instruments, and digital audio processing to blend nature and simulacra, dragging each other — and listeners — into a speculative, destabilized paradigm.

Helena Krobath’s art practices include field recording, electroacousic composition, visual arts, storytelling, and live spatial practices such as soundwalking. She has exhibited narrative audio works and electroacoustic compositions, created and hosted radio programming, and produced academic work in audio format. She eagerly participates in community-based learning and creative education.

4/ Waves Of Fortitude by Lucille Kim [listen] View details

“Waves of Fortitude” is a desolate sound piece in which the artist searches for healing while losing connection with the ground under foot. Mechanical repetitions are heard from the beginning relating to how the digital world heavily intertwines or impedes the body as another form of nature.

Lucille Kim is a Cambodian-Canadian artist based in Hamilton. She received an HBA in Art & Art History from University of Toronto. Environment and language challenge notions of personal, familial, and national identities while past-present memories bring forth a history about violence and its effect upon the human body.


Deep Wireless 15 RADIO ART online album (2021)

The Deep Wireless 15 Online Album was produced by New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) for the 2021 edition of the annual Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art. The album celebrates the 20th Anniversary of both New Adventures in Sound Art and Deep Wireless and is comprised of past performances produced for the festival by New Adventures in Sound Art. Artistic Director: Darren Copeland, Executive Director: Nadene Thériault-Copeland, Image Illustration: Prashant Miranda Deep Wireless 15 is not available for download, however you can listen to the entire album [here].

1/ Imaginary Museum Visitor by Roughage [listen] View details

“A slow-burning visual and aural tapestry takes you inside an imaginary museum of transistor radios. The curator lounges on a red sofa, and silently extols the virtues of several items in his collection. An announcer babbles incoherently in Yiddish. and a lone laptop jockey coaxes out a series of androgynous landscapes.” – Zev Asher

Zev Asher (1963-2013) was a Montreal-born filmmaker and musician. He performed extensively in North America, Europe, and Japan with the duo Nimrod (with Tim Olive) and his improvisational project, Roughage. Both Nimrod and Roughage appeared on a number of recordings released on labels in Canada, the U.S., Japan, France, Croatia, and Russia. Zev Asher had also produced several documentaries that covered as subjects artists from the newly-formed country of Croatia, the Nihilist Spasm Band, and the artist Jesse Powers’ killing of a cat in an artwork, as well as the incomplete documentary Zev Asher:GVH.

2/ B – Radio – Voyage To The Forbidden Planet by NRRF [listen] View details

B-Radio is a series of radio shows mashing b- list genres with radio art. For Deep Wireless, the NRRF cosmo-noise-nauts voyage into uncharted territories of deep (radio) space. This piece is an excerpt from a May 2013 live telematic performance between collective members in Toronto and Chicago.

NRRF is a collaborative effort to make unlicensed translocal neighborhood radio art. NRRF mashes b-list film genres with radio art to structure the improvisational nature of its shows. The core group consists of Jonny Farrow, Anna Friz, Steve Germana, Jeff Kolar, and Peter Speer, with Sarah Knudtson (documentation). For more information on NRRF: https://wavefarm.org/ta/archive/artists/59pd5w

3/ Coppice: Multi-tonal AM Radio Theremin with Transmission by Gambletron [listen] View details

Gambletron’s multi-tonal AM RadioTheremin was created, tuned and played with during this live performance using many radios and boomboxes. Gambletron interacted with the instrument by adding electronics, musical saw and their voice into the ever-morphing, interactive, massive, polyphonic chord produced by the radios. This performance was transmitted live using a short-range transmitter and was accompanied by a video created by Johnny Forever Nawracaj. This recording is an excerpt of the performance from February 2016 at Trinity Square Video, Toronto. Gambletron is a Queer, non-binary, interdisciplinary sound/ performance artist and musician based out of Montréal. They are known for their noise-electronic improvisation, multi-tonal “AM Radio Theremin”, roving transmitted “Field Trips”, “Noise Karaoke.” and performance based media collaborations with artist Johnny Forever Nawracaj. Gambletron has toured internationally and participated in various festivals and residencies around the world.

4/ Tunguska By Christopher Stanton (with Darsha Hewitt, Hank Bull and Erin Gee) [listen] View details

Since the advent of the radio transmitter, human beings have been unintentionally broadcasting a record of their existence into space. These radio signals, as they travel across the universe traveling at the speed of light, will long outlast our time on Earth. “Tunguska” is a sonic journey, a chronicle of our desire to reach out to one another, an unwitting cry for help received millions of years too late, an accidental message-in-a-bottle sent by a civilization that didn’t know it’s dying. – Christopher Stanton. This performance of “Tunguska” was performed in May 2011 at Theatre Direct’s Wychwood Studio, Toronto by the multi-disciplinary ensemble of Christopher Stanton, Darsha Hewitt, Erin Gee and Hank Bull with dramaturgy and staging direction by Mark Cassidy.

A leader in the independent Theatre scene of Toronto, Christopher Stanton has been involved with ARC, The Room, and Unspun Theatre, among his many roles as a director, performer, sound designer, composer and producer. He has worked in Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Montreal, and internationally in New York, Bogotà, Munich, Brisbane, Dublin, and Vienna. Darsha Hewitt uses experimental electronics, radio-craft and aging technology for sound installations and performances. By handcrafting, rebuilding and cross-wiring basic electronics, she strips them of their commercial obligations and exposes them to the noisy and invisible ethereal realm. In addition to her art practice, Darsha teaches people how to build electronics. Erin Gee (Montreal) is an artist and composer inspired by the human voice as a conceptual object, linking the vibration of vocal folds to electricity and data across systems. She translates the materiality of the voice into zones of affect and biofeedback, and is best known for her work in choral composition, networked performance, ASMR, virtual reality, AI and robotics. Hank Bull is a multi-faceted artist recognized as an innovator in radio, telecommunications, performance and social practices. As curator, administrator and advocate, he has participated in the development of the Western Front and Centre A, the Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.

5/ Jeneen Frei Njootli by Herd [listen] View details

“Herd” is a performance which turns an ear to materials, such as caribou antlers, to sound the transmission of embedded and layered ancestral knowledge. This performance was aired live on NAISA Radio in a special Art’s Birthday broadcast on January 17, 2017 in Nipissing Territory from White Water Gallery in the the exhibition “wnoondwaamin | we hear them,” (curated by Lisa Myers). The exhibition called for the occupation of sound waves, exploring the capacity of these energies to access knowledge and memory. “wnoondwaamin | we hear them” was organized and circulated by Trinity Square Video with the support of the Ontario Arts Council. It is acknowledged that this recording took place in Robinson-Huron Treaty territory and that the land on which it took place is the traditional territory of the Anishnaabeg people and, specifically, the Nipissing First Nation. Jeneen Frei Njootli is a Vuntut Gwitchin artist and a core member of the ReMatriate Collective. Her practice concerns itself with Indigeneity-in-politics, community engagement and productive disruptions. She has worked as a performance artist, workshop facilitator and crime prevention youth coordinator. As one of the five finalists of the 2018 Sobey Art Award, Jeneen Frei Njootli’s work “wind sucked in through bared teeth” (2017) was included in an eponymous exhibition featuring the finalists at the National Gallery of Canada.

6/ Deep Wireless Comp Remix (excerpt) by iNSiDEaMiND [listen] View details

This is an excerpt from a May 2008 improvised performance at Gallery 1313 in Toronto for which iNSiDEaMiND was invited to remix and transform (with permission) selected tracks from the first five editions of the Deep Wireless Comp.

With the definition of the word DJ continually expanding, iNSiDEaMiND (Prof. Fingers and Steptone) are a two man scratch band from Toronto, further stretching artistic boundaries by performing live original compositions with vinyl. The ‘scratch musicians’, as they call themselves, bring for a unique angle to what a pair of DJ/Producers armed with instruments called turntables can create. By developing outside of the often limited ‘battle- oriented’ frame of mind that scratching is too often associated with, the crew brings new life to an ever evolving art form.

7/ The Wedding by Evalyn Parry (with Eric Leonardson, Chris Brookes, Anna Friz) [listen] View details

“another gay wedding. another scan through the radio dial. another christian radio station. another CBC cross country check up. another story of getting married when your right to do so is the issue du jour.” – Evalyn Parry Between 2004 and 2010 NAISA formed different ensembles of artists from various disciplines and genres to create live radio art performances. In this recording from May 2005 at The Drake Hotel in Toronto, the ensemble consisted of Evalyn Parry (storyteller), Eric Leonardson (Springboard instrument), Chris Brookes and Anna Friz (additional voices). The performances were collectively created with each member responsible for directing the content for a piece. Mark Cassidy provided dramaturgy and staging direction. Evalyn Parry is a Canadian Singer, songwriter, playwright and director who has toured and performed internationally. She has won numerous awards, including Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play, and KM Hunter Award for Theatre. She was most recently the Artistic Director of Buddies in Bad Times, an LGBT theatre company in Toronto from 2015 to 2020. Evalyn is also a distinguished musician, her unique combination of music and spoken word has been presented at folk festivals, theatres and campuses internationally. Eric Leonardson, a Chicago-based audio artist, is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Sound at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Leonardson performs internationally with the Springboard, a self-built instrument made in 1994 and often presents on acoustic ecology to new audiences. In Acoustic Ecology he serves as President for the World Listening Project, Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology, and the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology. Anna Friz is a radio and transmission artist, composer, and media studies scholar. Since 1998 she has created self-reflexive radio for broadcast, installation or performance, where radio is the source, subject, and medium of the work. She also creates large-scale audiovisual installations and composes for theatre, contemporary dance, and film. Anna is Assistant Professor of Sound in the Film and Digital Media Department of the University of California, Santa Cruz. Chris Brookes is an audio artist and documentary maker who has crafted audio features for three decades. His productions have won many international awards including the Peabody Award and the Prix Italia. He has also directed documentaries for Canadian network television, is a published author and playwright, and has taught documentary storytelling at workshops in North America and Europe.

8/ Radio Therapy by Martin Rodriguez [listen] View details

The fog of chemo and numbness of radiation. The brain surgery. Paralysis. The seizure that exposed it all. The sterile sounds of the hospital. One must find a way to heal.”Radio Therapy” expresses these sentiments by transforming the brutal sounds of Rodriguez’s MRI into a meditation on the healing process of his recovery from a cancerous brain tumor, creating both a soothing and battling ambiance of recovery & remission.”Radio Therapy” is produced by harnessing radio frequencies alongside a transmission of Rodriguez’s MRI brain scan through a transducer that is attached to a standalone guitar. The transducer forces the whole body of the guitar to vibrate. The resulting sound is a blend of musical notes, and scanned AM radio frequencies resonating through the body of the guitar and passing through a chain of manipulated sound effects. The performance was recorded in February 2017 at Geary Lane, Toronto. – Martin Rodriguez

Martín Rodríguez is a multidisciplinary artist and curator. His work draws connections between the intrinsic communications in sound to create experiences that engage in the present. His work utilizes unconventional techniques to expose the rhythms, harmonies, & melodies found in the cracks of the radio spectrum.

9/ Room by Michelle Irving [listen] View details

The piece “Room” combines room tones sampled from several films, sfx libraries, with field recordings of other rooms and spaces. These sound sources are processed to highlight the various inherent or imagined states of dramatic narrative possible with their acoustic properties. What are the unheard undercurrents behind the sonic atmospheres we inhabit and what meanings lie behind the boundaries that these “space containers”present? – Michelle Irving Michelle Irving is a Composer, DJ and Sound Designer living in Toronto. She has contributed her creative skills to a number of award-winning projects including Mark Achbar’s documentary “The Corporation,” Velcrow Ripper’s film “Scared Sacred” and The National Film Board’s “The 7 Interventions” directed by Katerina Cizek. Other releases include remixes for New York-based SSION. As a DJ Michelle Irving spins exclusively vinyl and is resident with Produzentin for a night called Hotnuts.

10/ Mask/Mirror by Alessandro Bosetti [listen] View details

A few months ago I wrote a note to myself: “Try to create a mask that that doesn’t have anything to do with anything.” I kept wondering what that could mean until I started to imagine Mask/Mirror. Mask/Mirror is a sampler that processes recordings of spoken language in real time. It uses samples of my own voice creating the ambiguous situation of being interrupted by myself all the time and of having to resort to all possible resources to keep making sense. The sampler follows both sound and meaning criteria in sorting, organizing and processing samples and formulating utterances. It randomly manages sample banks of words making it possible to determine the syntactic form of a phrase (for example noun – verb – noun) but not the actual words the phrase it’s made of. Mask/Mirror is a software tool based on Max/Msp that interacts with my own voice during performances. It also explores the sounding character of the voice/speech material through sound processing and pitch tracking. – Alessandro Bosetti

Alessandro Bosetti is a composer and sound artist. He works on the musicality of spoken words and unusual aspects of spoken communication and produced text-sound compositions featured in live performances, radio broadcastings and published recordings. In his work he moves on the line between sound anthropology and composition often including translation and misunderstanding in the creative process. Field research and interviews often build the basis for his abstract compositions along with electroacoustic and acoustic collages, relational strategies, trained and untrained instrumental practices, vocal explorations and digital manipulations. Since he’s curious about differences he travels. Just in 2006 he’s been living and working in West Africa, China, Taiwan, Holland, Scandinavia, United States , Germany and Italy.

11/ Fingering by Christof Migone [listen] View details

Christof Migone has been using contact microphones to manipulate gutted reel-to-reel machines in his live improvisations since about 1998. At first principally in the context of his work with Alexandre St-Onge in the duo undo, but also in all sorts of other configurations, with the groups Set Fire to Flames, l’oreille à Vincent, Fly Pan Am, Klaxon Gueule, Mecha Fixes Clock; and with individuals Tim Hecker, Martin Tétreault, Sam Shalabi, and Magali Babin. He usually does not like to title these types of live performances, but in 2004 organizers asked for a title, so “Fingering” came to mind, and he has been using that title or variations on it ever since. This performance of “Fingering” was recorded at the NAISA Space, Toronto on June 2, 2012 in an event curated for the Deep Wireless Festival by Nick Storring. Other performances of Fingering can be heard at https://christofmigone.bandcamp.com/album/fingering

Christof Migone is an artist, curator and writer. His work and research delves into language, voice, bodies, performances, intimacy, complicity, endurance. He co-edited the book and CD “Writing Aloud: The Sonics of Language” (Los Angeles: Errant Bodies Pres, 2001). He has released solo audio CDs on various labels (Avatar, ND, Alien 8, Locust, Oral) and has been the recipient of commissions from the Tate Modern, Dazibao, Kunstradio, Centre for Art Tapes, New Adventures in Sound Art, Radio Canada, New American Radio. He is a founding member of Avatar (Québec City). He currently lives in Toronto and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at Western University in London, Ontario.

12/ Le sable entre mes doigts by Martin Marier [listen] View details

Martin Marier performs an improvisation using “The Sponge,” an electronic musical instrument that he created. This improvisation was one among several he did for a performance that occurred at the NAISA North Media Arts Centre in South River on January 18, 2018 during NAISA’s Art’s Birthday celebrations. The sponge is an image that features prominently in Robert Filliou’s text “A Whispered Art History”. Martin Marier is a composer, performer and digital musical instrument (DMI) designer with a Doctoral degree in composition at Université de Montréal. His work focuses on electroacoustic music and digital musical instruments. Generally his work involves “The Sponge,” a DMI he invented and uses for most of his pieces. To read more about Marier’s instrument go to: http://www.martinmarier.com/wp/?page_id=12 and https://www.nime.org/proceedings/2010/nime2010_356.pdf

13/ The Kindest Heart by Debashis Sinha (with Andreas Kahre, Chantal Dumas and Kathleen Kajioka) listen View details

Every year from 2004 to 2010 NAISA formed a different ensemble of artists from various disciplines and genres to create live radio art performances. In this recording from May 2008 at the Ryerson Student Centre in Toronto, the ensemble consisted of Kathleen Kajioka on viola, Debashis Sinha, Chantal Dumas and Andreas Kahre on texts, percussion and electroacoustic sounds. The performances were collectively created with each member responsible for directing the content for a piece. Mark Cassidy provided dramaturgical and staging direction. In his notes about this piece, Debashis Sinha, writes, “The kindest heart is a live improvisation exploring the notion of kindheartedness. We explored our kindest heart. We start slow, find it, enjoy it, and release it into the universe.”

A percussionist with a distinctive voice and imagination, Debashis Sinha has long been a fixture on Canada’s creative music scene as an acoustic and electronic musician, exploring the many different ways traditional and contemporary tools can inform each other. He is well known as a performer and sound artist, making many appearances nationally and internationally. He is active in the Toronto theatre community as an award winning sound designer and composer. Andreas Kahre is an interdisciplinary artist and designer whose work combines images, sound and text in a variety of configurations. Born in Germany in 1959 and based on Gabriola Island, BC he has been working as a freelance artist, musician, writer and designer since the 1990s. His work encompasses interdisciplinary performances, audio art installations, and collaborations with theatre, dance and new media artists. Based in Toronto, Kathleen Kajioka is a violinist and violist. With a reputation as a musical multi-linguist, Kathleen moves between worlds with agility and uncompromising depth; including Classical music, World music, Early Music, New Music and Pop. In the world of radio, Kathleen is a host on Classical 96.3 FM.

14/ Objets oubliés / Objects left behind by Andrea-Jane Cornell [listen] View details

Andrea-Jane Cornell improvises with field recordings, radio waves, and object-instruments. For this live performance recorded at the NAISA Space, Toronto in May 2015, she worked mainly with objects and machines left behind and never reclaimed, coaxing out their resonant properties and squeaky parts populating a soundscape with a confluence of broken, and sometimes silent elements.

A gleaner of sonorities, Andrea-Jane Cornell has been transforming sonic material over radio channels, and in live performance since 2003. Her approach employs additive synthesis evolving over long periods of time interjecting the meditative with moments of rupture and détournement. She composes, designs, and mixes sound for film and video, and is a member of Le fruit vert, with artist Marie-Douce St-Jacques.


SOUND TRAVELS #1 online album (2020)

Online album of electroacoustic sound art, the first edition produced for the Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art, featuring fixed media works and live performance recordings on the theme of Transformation. A common thread throughout this collection is the use of the transformation of sounds through digital means to not only bend and change conceptions of reality, but to also blur distinctions for the listener between musical listening and imaginary planes of existence. Curated by Artistic Director: Darren Copeland The Sound Travels Album is not available for download, however you can listen to the entire album [Here]

1/ Quatre machines pour sauver le monde by Léa Boudreau [listen] View details

In January 2019, students from Jean-Baptiste-Meilleur Elementary School in Montréal took part in a little brainstorm: to imagine fantastic machines under the theme “Quatre machines pour sauver le monde” (Four machines to save the world). No limit, no other instruction, all ideas were welcomed. Based on their suggestions, I composed this piece, expressing with sound and music the devices thought out by the students but also their surrounding environment. The work is divided into four parts which respect the original titles given by the schoolchildren:

1- Une machine volante qui fonctionne à la pollution et qui la transforme en air pur (A flying machine that functions with pollution and turns it into fresh air) 2- Une machine-robot en forme d’animal pour sauver les animaux qui n’ont pas de maison et qui sont dans la rue (An animal-shaped robot-machine to save homeless animals that live on the street) 3- Une machine pour envoyer toute la neige qui tombe ici au pôle Nord pour ne plus que ça fonde (A machine to send all the snow falling here to the North Pole so it doesn’t melt anymore) 4- Une machine-bateau-sous-marin pour nettoyer les océans (A machine-boat-submarine to clean the oceans) Léa Boudreau is a composer, musician and sound artist based in Montréal. Now a final-year digital arts student, she nourishes a passionate relationship with sound since her teenage years. It was a time when she used to spend days as a hermit, listening and creating. Oh how few things have changed.

2/ Cauterize by Christopher Lock [listen] View details

“Cauterize” is about undergoing a traumatic experience and the process of overcoming and indeed transforming into a new person in its wake. Most of the material is based on three recordings of spoken text which have the upmost autobiographical significance to the composer but which are not disclosed in the piece. The recordings have been molded and torn apart as part of the process of overcoming and moving forward in life. An attempt at healing and starting over. The piece goes through periods of turbulence and resolve, struggle and detachment, a natural process of grief.

Christopher Lock (lock-music.com) is an electroacoustic composer and digital media artist based in Cambridge, MA. He creates textural masses of sound and video and populates them with imagery of digital phantasmagoria. He holds Bachelors degrees in Computer Music Composition and Viola Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. He is currently a Ph.D candidate at Harvard University studying computer music composition under Chaya Czernowin and Hans Tutschku.

3/ Changing One’s Mind by Matheos And Georgios [listen] View details

“Changing One’s Mind” is an attempt to sonically portray the effects of psychosis. The intent of this auditory exploration is to immerse the listener in two different acoustic spaces that evoke notions of deception and unfamiliarity. The intent of the artists is guided by themes of duality and space which confronts the listener by fracturing his or her’s sense of reality. With homage to Karlheinz Stockhausen’s directional sound in performance, the use of outdoor field and indoor multi-channel recordings are utilized in the piece in order to evoke a sense of the surreal. The artists frequently explored different forms of intervening with sound materials through the creation of this piece. They are interested in bridging human consciousness and sound art in order to bring attention to social awareness and mental health.

Matheos & Georgios is a partnership composed of two life-long friends who have multiple interests in sound design, acousmatic composition and sonic arts. Through their studies in Electroacoustics at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada), they have each acquired a different set of interests and passions. This includes avenues of exploration into sound research, performance, media manipulation, recording, sound practices, and technology. By merging their skills, they have ventured into projects connected and concerned with history, culture, society, and art history. A common theme through their works has been perspectives on past, present, and future. Their projects intertwine the old with the new. As a team, they view their art as a medium to present real-life issues or topics that concern the masses and areas of human experiences. This is to form an attempt of dialogue by involving the viewer physically and emotionally within their pieces. Their collective works reflect the preservation and continuity of knowledge, language and communication. Utilizing their friendship alongside their mixed media collaborations provides them with the ability to venture into large-scale projects and investigate issues relatable to each other or as a whole. This is also seen by the use of multi-layered ideas and functions of their art.

4/ Et Erit Lux Lunae Sicut Lux Solis by Massimo Vito Avantaggiato [listen] View details

“Et erit Lux Lunae sicut lux solis” is an electronic music work which combines concrete sounds that refers to aquatic world. A microcosm of sounds becomes the hyletic universe explored through various techniques in this piece. Heterogeneous sound materials are used: sound of bottles; water dispenser noises; water droplets; electronic wind sounds; chimes; gong; Granular accumulations. Just to name a few. The sounds are here combined in well-identifiable electronic gestures. Original sound materials are manipulated and transformed through different techniques and returned to the listener, trying to outline an ideal journey between earth and sky.

Massimo Vito Avantaggiato’s work revolves around research processes and combination of experimental video and experimental electronic music. He has studied electroacoustic composition, instrumental composition and sound engineering. He is interested in programming languages applied to audio and video and has written music for films, short films, video installations and ballets. He has been a finalist in many international composition and video competitions. Articles have been published by Università di Venezia and Cambridge Scholars Publishing and he has given concerts and lectures in the Americas, Asia and Europe.

5/ La ville de lumière by Camille Zhang [listen] View details

“La ville de lumière” is inspired by the halo of street lights, and by imagining that halo growing, flying and then enveloping the entire city. The raw materials of the piece are mainly the natural sound produced by tearing, squeezing and rubbing different types of papers. By using various editing and mixing techniques and blending the paper recordings with electronic instruments, I wanted to create with sound an image of the lights that are dazzling, flashing and blurring.

Camille Zhang is a contemporary composer, sound artist and visual artist. She started playing classical piano from the age of four years old and later she went to University of Paris to study musicology and computer music. She is now living in the United States. Her music has been heard in France and in the U.S.

6/ Whisper Bed by Sheridan Tamayo-Henderson [listen] View details

Whisper Bed is based on audio from a multi media installation featuring field recordings from Still Creek and poetic reflections. The piece attempts to balance the so-called natural world with the human presence. The creek, the big box stores that surround it and linguistic reflections are fluidly interwoven to negotiate authorship of the space.

Sheridan Tamayo-Henderson is an emerging filmmaker and sound artist who received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Northern British Columbia. She is interested in the politics of space and place-making through sensory, synesthetic and creative understandings of landscapes.

7/ The Garden of Sonic Delights by Barry Truax [listen] View details

“The Garden of Sonic Delights” invites the listener to enter an imaginary soundscape (one that R. Murray Schafer might describe as a “soniferous garden”) richly filled with sounds that may remind us of the actual sounds of water, wind, insects, animals and birds. Our visit will take us through the afternoon until the next morning, hopefully leaving us delighted and refreshed.

Barry Truax is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Communication and formerly the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University where he taught courses in acoustic communication and electroacoustic music.Truax’s multi-channel soundscape compositions are frequently featured in concerts and festivals around the world. His music is published on Cambridge Street Records and 50 complete stereo versions of his pieces are available on Sonus in recognition of his fifty years composing electroacoustic music.

8/ A Landscape Of Events by Juan Carlos Vasquez [listen] View details

“A Landscape of Events” is a piece heavily influenced by Paul Virilio’s homonymous book. The piece is a sonic reflection on how the perception of time is distorted by the pacing of life portrayed in contemporary media, always in constant acceleration. The piece, like the book, presents an amalgam of seemingly disjointed content, or “sets of contradictions in an accelerated and miniaturized world” (Moran, 2004). “A Landscape of Events” was composed at the Virginia Center for Computer Music using ambisonics and Ville Pulkki’s Vector Based Amplitude Panning for the multichannel spatialization.

Juan Carlos Vasquez is an award-winning composer, sound artist, and researcher from Colombia. His electroacoustic music works are performed constantly around the world and have been premiered in 28 countries across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. Vasquez has received creation grants and/or commissions by numerous institutions and his research has been published by the Computer Music Journal and presented at many conferences concerned with digital technology and music.

9/ August 2018 live performance by blablaTrains [listen] View details

This recording is from a performance that was recorded in August 2018 at the NAISA North Media Arts Centre in South River, Ontario, Canada. In this performance the duo blablaTrains create listening paths that range from animality to a robotic society, and from heaven to hell. They strive for a dialog between nature, industrial and electronic sounds. Their performance technique is a theatrical exploration of two instruments that require a ‘choreography’ to generate sound. To view a video of their performance at the NAISA North Media Arts Centre visit NAISAtube.

blablaTrains is a duo formed by Takuto Fukuda playing a DIY sensor instrument, and Ana Dall’Ara-Majek playing an extended Theremin. Respectively from Japan and France, they moved to Canada to study composition and to take the train. The duo develops new ways of combining narrative, theatricality and musical meaning using gestures idiomatic to their digital instruments. Both are composers and Max programmers, and in their respective careers create pieces with instruments and electronics for installations, performances, fixed media and multimedia projects.

Collective Listening Reflection (2020)

NAISA hosted a series of online meetups for World Listening Day 2020 facilitated by Tina Pearson and Darren Copeland. Tina Pearson provided a text score for soundscape field recordings – Toward a Reciprocal Listening. Her score was inspired by Katherine Krause’s thematic text for World Listening Day called The Collective Field. View details

There is something new afoot. The field itself is changing. The creature world knows.  The creative one does too. So what does it mean now to listen? How do we express what we know? Be alert. Individually and in concert, There is sanctity in it. Amid new conditions, travel the field and explore By call and response The rhythm within. How does your song fit Within the collective chorus?

Meetup participants responded to Tina Pearson’s text score with the following recordings hosted on a radio aporee project map as well as the texts and images found below.

1/ Sag Harbor Hills, Sag Harbor, NY, USA – Birds Water Machines by Viv Corringham [[listen]] View details

A garden, Sag Harbor Hills, Sag Harbor NY. Using Olympus LS12.

2/ Breakwater Point, Katarokwi/Kingston – Waves rolling in over stony landscaped beach by Matthew Rogalsky [listen] View details

Waves advance towards the shore, a stiff wind driving them. They are sharp-edged like Rocky Mountain ridges. As they arrive on the stony beach, unnaturally landscaped into existence on the edge of an ancient lake, they slowly rearrange it. I wonder where the stones were brought from, what homeland they might remember. Lisa C. Ravensbergen called them ‘Grandfather Stones’ in her performance work near here and gathered them with ceremony, making sure to return them to their new beach home afterward, with ceremony. Along this waterfront lived the Mississauga nation, before this land became the shared home of the Anishenaabe and the Mohawks, and the French and English descended upon them. I’m trying to imagine them here. Around the bend from this place there was once a village, and Mississauga graves were found there by the settlers. In 1816 it was mentioned in the local newspaper that the remains of “15 to 20 Indians, with beads, knives, etc. have been found … The bodies appear to have been severally wrapt in bark, the remains of which were found in close proximity to the undecayed portions of each skeleton”. I suppose the remains were relocated? Maybe more are still buried along there, under the ugly shoreline apartment buildings. While recording this I’m listening to two distinct layers of sound, the above-water continuous crashing of waves driven by the wind, and also a deeper rumble of stones being shifted around with the arrival of the larger waves that reach up the beach towards two geophones nestled under a few larger stones. They pick up the bubbling, rising sounds of the rocks being tumbled in each wave. It’s a grey, very windy day, a wonderful break in the humid, hot summer weather. Read more history of “Mississauga Point” here – https://www.lowerburialground.ca/history/other-burial-places-in-kingston/

3/ Mount Tabor, New Jersey, 07878 – Pond Life by Norman Lowrey [listen] View details

Audio track from the video on April 12, 2020,  made with iPhone 11 Pro with Zoom iQ7 mic at a little pond in Mount Tabor, New Jersey. The video documents activity at the pond, including two duck decoys, a turtle, a robin, a willow tree, accompanied by vociferous white-throated sparrows and robins. There is also the sound of a ubiquitous New Jersey Transit train passing the Mount Tabor stop. The video can be seen at https://vimeo.com/411857449. I have taken some liberties with the score via spatial/temporal imagination. Over the past several years, I made many videos near and around this pond, not only as a means for me to make connection with the place, to be with the pond life, but also to share with my partner, Liza, who was essentially bedridden for the last three years of her life. I recently moved to Kingston, NY, but retain close in memory and imagination to Mount Tabor, NJ, and the spirit of its environs.

4/ 2 Dubelohstraße 79, 33102 Paderborn, Deutschland – Fischteiche unter/ueber Wasser by Flo Krapoth [listen] View details

Mayor Franz-Georg when you imagined this place over a hundred years ago as the favourite walk of the people and the adornment of the town did you forehear the noise of the cars and the trains even deep down in the lake? What are the swans, the geese and the ducks dreaming about?

What were you doing up there in the elm and what did you hear when you fell? Can you hear me?

5/ In den Fürstengärten 18, 33102 Paderborn, Deutschland – Paderinsel unter/ueber Wasser by Flo Krapoth [listen] View details

A hidden place An island in the river the city is all around still the river is listening to what is thrown into it to people long ago and far away to the one who came to listen alongside even to you

6/ Ottilienquelle 1, 33102 Paderborn, Deutschland – Ottilienquelle unter/ueber Wasser by Flo Krapoth [listen] View details

a fountain of reciprocity back and forth appreciating every offer of yours never complaining about one of your moves or moods a place for swimming out in the open sky

7/ Stolbergallee 20, 33102 Paderborn, Deutschland – Unter/ueber Wasser am Rothebach by Flo Krapoth [listen] View details

where you are not supposed to go but unter the most beautiful play of water and light a bridge between pleasure and pleasure even the dogs won’t notice you

8/ Wendigo Way, Toronto, ON M6S 2T9, Canada – Wendigo Creek by Wendalyn Bartley [listen] View details

Wendigo Creek is located on the north west side of High Park in Toronto, Ontario. High Park is the largest park within the city, and the creek eventually flows into Lake Ontario. I chose 4 different locations in the same area from which to record, using my ZOOM H5 recorder. This was created following a score entitled “Toward A Reciprocal Listening” by Tina Pearson created for World Listening Day, July 18, 2020. The recording is 9’15” in length and includes some sonic intervention with voice and hands on the ground cover greenery from 4:04 – 5:30. The four locations include: Creek Shoreline (1:00-2:02); Tree Trunk (1:47-3:45); Ground Greenery (3:28-6:47) and Ground Stream Source (6:26-9:15). Recording made by Wendalyn Bartley Early maps show the main stream of Wendigo Creek beginning north of Bloor Street, now on land inhabited by residential homes. It flowed southeast through a deepening ravine towards present-day Bloor Street where it changed direction and crossed into what later became High Park. From there, Wendigo Creek flowed into a bay or lagoon on Lake Ontario. I discovered a small ground stream not far from my original recording location at the end of my session. This stream emerges from the ground and is a remnant of the original creek and this is the area for Recording Location #4. It flows into a culvert and the water exits from this culvert into the constructed creek bed. Wendigo Creek gradually widens as it makes it way south, becoming increasingly a marsh area until it widens into Grenadier Pond. The direct connection to Lake Ontario was destroyed in the 1850’s when the railway was built along the lakeshore. The water still exits to the Lake, however, via a long pipe to the Humber River a few kilometres west of High Park.

9/ 26 Denison Square, Toronto Ontario Canada M5T1K8 – 43°3914.5N 79°2407.1W, July 17, 8am by Francisca Duran [listen] View details

This recording is part of a broader inquiry into the limitations of archiving and the visual strata of the places we call “home”. I have been documenting the curated and uncurated other-than human beings found in my front garden located in Kensington Market across the street from a well-used park. “The Market” is a commercial/residential neighbourhood in traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples covered by Treaty 13 and the Williams Treaty. It has been home to settler, working class and immigrant humans through the past decades, and is known to resist change by residents through participatory democracy. Because of rising rents, food sellers are being pushed out and Kensington is becoming Toronto’s new entertainment district. The pandemic has heightened the neighbourhood’s overlapping historical and contemporary complexities. I placed my Tascam recorder on a flat rock in my garden facing the park.

10/ 1245 E Cherokee Dr Youngstown, Ohio, 44511, USA – Summer Thunder by Abby Wendle [listen] View details

I’m visiting my parents during the Covid-19 pandemic, sleeping in my childhood bedroom which has a porch off the back that faces Mill Creek Park. I loved listening to thunderstorms as a kid. So when one started, I set up my shotgun Mic and hit record. I believe I also caught the call of a Great Horned Owl and a bird I don’t know. Katherine Krause writes, in part, “There is something new afoot. The field itself is changing. The creature world knows. The creative one does too. So what does it mean now to listen? How do we express what we know? Be alert.” Youngstown, where I made my recording, isn’t officially in a drought, but my mom said it hadn’t rained here in nearly a month. I went for a walk down by the creek behind my house where I grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, to check it out. The creek bed was just rocks. And there were baby acorns all over the ground – oak trees drop them in droughts. I came home from my walk pretty sad about it. And woke up the next morning to one of my favorite sounds. A thunderstorm.

11/ Casco and Shepley Streets, Cumberland Avenue, Portland, ME 04101, USA – Drip by Claudia Newell [listen] View details

A rocky ledge peeks out between apartment buildings and parking lots, disappearing underground and emerging again on the opposite side of the street grid. It invites us to imagine this place before settlement, making a paradox of all the no trespassing and no loitering signs that adorn the structures that surround it. Trees and other plants embrace the surface of the ledge; a small sapling receives the intermittent drip of an air conditioner on its leaves. Zoom H5 recording.

12/ 1358 35th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA – Bird and Bell Sunset Duet by Brenda Hutchinson [listen] View details

dailybell is an ongoing project (since 2008) dedicated to the observation of the sun every time it crosses the horizon and to sharing the awareness of that moment with others (i.e. ring a bell). Since mid-March of this year, I have been dragging a large cast-iron bell to the street to slowly toll at the day’s end. Every night reveals a sonic record of the changes occurring in response to the COVID19 shelter in place mandate. While sirens and helicopters have replaced distant traffic, we hear many more birds now at sunset. And for a few weeks, one tiny bird with a LOUD voice showed up nightly and sang along with the bell. She was often waiting on a telephone wire above the bell or she would zoom up the street an join in once we began. She is gone now and we miss her. I offer this moment of what felt like inter-species communication to Tina Pearson’s Toward A Reciprocal Listening. Recording: It’s generally pretty windy in the evenings and the bell is really loud, so I walk down the street away from the bell and duck behind a bush to shield the mic from the wind. It looks like lurking, but the location is perfect.

13/ Trefaldighetsdalen, Sollefteå, Sverige – Trefaldighetsdalen by Björn Eriksson [listen] View details

Listen! Follow the steep trail into the ravine For each step the ravine embraces you Breath new air! Follow the red iron brook Listen! Birds, insects, fern leaves rustle Step the footbridge, sit down on it near the well Healing powers over centuries Still now? Listen! They drank the water and washed their bodies here Wells water´s totally clear, cool,
flowing north joining iron brook water Listen, and feel the water! Breathe in! Breathe out! Welcome to the well now! Sit down! Put your hands in the water and wash yourself! Then follow the brook down to the river

14/ Cattle Point Tidal Pool, Lekwungen Territory, Victoria, BC, Canada – Reciprocal Listening – Barnacle Pool by Tina Pearson [listen] View details

Lekwungen lands and waters, the Salish Sea. Listening for hidden sounds Intimate sounds Old sounds Inside my body Inside layers of rock Ancestors Under the water Water licking rock as the tide ebbs, low tide, no wind Barnacle casings. Under the surface, though, life. Rhythm of scurrying, eating, crunching. The way language forms from these sounds Guttural gurgling wet unfolding. Resonating from deeper in the chest. From below the feet
From being encased in these rocks. Changing how I think of my speech. Listening from the perspective of a barnacle.

15/ Schützenpl. 1007, 33102 Paderborn, Deutschland – Wassersprenger_Schützenhof_Paderborn by Flo Krapoth [listen] View details

strange rhythms someone is trying to tame you will we let them? find your answer here or don’t we could just as well listen

16/ 4574 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Westmount, QC, Canada – looking for silence in the park by Micheline Durocher [listen] View details

Can there be silence in city park? Dark quiet hot Summer night, sitting by an artificial lake. The lake features is a small constructed waterfall. Fireflies are dancing in the grass, flicking their light “on” “off”. To my delight, they surround me. The cooling effect of large old trees is felt, a few people socially distancing are relaxing. Because of the pandemic activity is reduced. In the distance a motorbike, and the on-going rumbling of traffic. It is quiet, and in this quietness, the sounds and constant humming of the city (buildings, buses, etc.) is even more apparent.

17/ Simcoe Park Bioswale, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, Canada – Caring For the Waters by Elizabeth Chitty [listen] View details

I sat beside a linden tree and the fluttering plastic caution tape surrounding a newly-built bioswale in Simcoe Park in the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. The rocks and plants of the bioswale filter stormwater runoff to help the water discharged into the Niagara River and Lake Ontario. The breeze is strong and the park is so beautiful! I usually avoid this town, but the pandemic has kept the tourists away and opened listening space. I’m grateful to those who laboured for this bioswale. I made my way the short distance to the discharge site and the mouth of the river at the lake. I could see Fort Niagara across the international border, one of the sites where the Treaty of Niagara and Covenant Chain was negotiated in 1764 among 24 sovereign, Indigenous Nations and the British. I thanked the waters for the life they continue to give and like the child in the park ask, “Are you ok?”






Fort Niagara

18/ Taylor Creek Park – Sounds from the creek by James Bailey [listen] View details

The recordings were made during the afternoon of July 10th, 2020 in Taylor Creek Park, Toronto This is an area has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. I was born a fifteen minute walk south, and spent most of my youth in the area. Though it has been “developed” over the years, I still have memories of when it was fairly wild and a delightful escape from city noise. I also recall that many times over the years, after learning some history of the area, wondering what it was like and how it looked when the only human inhabitants were the original natives. How did it look several thousand years ago? What sounds were heard? From what animals? Likely sounds like those caused by wind through trees has not changed much, but all else has no doubt changed immensely. I have often thought of sounds like young children playing and splashing in the water, when it was safe to do so before contamination from industrialization of European settlers. Though the descendants of some bird species can still be heard, how many have fallen silent? What could be heard from water flowing over and around rocks? While contemplating my surroundings prior to recording, I noticed several damsel flies flitting about the area. Their willingness to perch temporarily on both myself and my recorder I took as a positive sign of acceptance. The arrival of a small fish, of unknown species, as I sat on my chosen rock in the stream seemed also to be an indication of welcome. I then set my recorder on another nearby rock and proceeded to preserve the audible environment of that moment. Another method of recording employed a couple of empty beverage cans with contact microphones wedged into the opening to act as a form of hydrophone. This required filling most of the cans with water to act as ballast and prevent them from floating away readily when situated upright on the riverbed. This resulted in two distinct sounds; on one side an occasional pinging from movement of water around the can and surrounding rocks, and on the other a continuous rattle from small stones near the can. I gave thanks to the stream as I returned the water I had borrowed and prepared to leave. While doing so however, the sound of green frogs in a pond off the side of the creek caught my ear, so I decided to preserve their emanations also. I hope they didn’t mind.

19/ Taylor Creek Park – Hydrophone recordings of creek by James Bailey [listen] View details

Though it sounds like two distinct mono recordings – which in one sense it is – both channels were recorded at the same time on the same device (Zoom H4n). Sounds were picked up using piezo-element contact microphones on the tops of beverage cans placed into the water. The left channel has a continuous sound from what seems to be a pebble on the creek-bed being rolled about by the current, whereas the right has only occasional sounds of water movement caused by the can. Both channels also pick up ambient sounds from the air such as red-winged blackbirds, dogs, and people.

20/ Taylor Creek Park – Frogs & Dogs by James Bailey [listen] View details

Recording from the creek near a pond populated with green frogs (Rana clamitans), which much of the time are able to outdo the dogs (though to be fair, those are probably further away).


Deep Wireless 14 RADIO ART online album (2019)

Deep Wireless 14 Online Album was produced by New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) for the 2019 edition of the annual Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art. The contents of the album were curated by NAISA from an international call for submissions on the theme Off the Beat(en) Track. Curated by Artistic Director: Darren Copeland;CD Illustrations: Prashant Miranda Deep Wireless 14 is not available for download, however you can listen to the entire album [Here]

1/ Machine In The Shell by Jullian Hoff [listen] View details

The work is questioning the interactions between an autonomous generative device that produces the musical material for 16 channels with the hyperactivity of a computer system and the composer in his role of formatting and supervising the syntax. Sound materials used explores different kind of machine’s sounds archetypes like pure sounds, noises, glides, glitches, mechanical iterations and so on with perfect parametric control on every aspect as well as some anthropomorphism of the machine as imagined by my human ears influenced by popular and sci-fi culture trying to giving it a language.Finally, some on-board conversations of the Apollo 11 crew were used (NASA, public domain). I’m fascinated by space and those people who explores the unknown. The piece is largely inspired by the sci- fi literature and space conquest is a prolific field of how human dreams can be fulfilled by relying on machines. – JH

Jullian Hoff’s creative fields are divided between works for media (acousmatic and videomusic) and multimedia comprovisations (mixed music, musical algorithm, generative audiovisual devices, physical interfaces). His inspiration derives from lyrical abstraction, surrealism, the human element of technology, technoculture and post-humanism.

2/ Sleep No More by Bernard Clarke [listen] View details

A vision of Macbeth in life and death: four dying gasps release a torrent of sound. In part one we meet the man of evil, a rich setting. The second part presents the eternal Macbeth, now he is a she, tormented by self hatred. The end returns the beginning.

Bernard Clarke (1967). Radio broadcaster by day, radio creature by night.

3/ Summer Stillness by Monica Kidd [listen] View details

Stillness invites the act of listening. Life on an island does this, too. Instead of moving through the world, living on a small island gives one the sense of having the world move through oneself. Monica Kidd does this every summer when she travels to her family’s cabin on a small island in the Bay of Exploits, Newfoundland. There is no electricity or running water, and the world, except for the water and weather, is very still. “Summer Stillness” is a soundscape from that time and place. – MK

Monica Kidd is a writer and audiophile in Calgary, Alberta. She formerly worked as a reporter for CBC Radio, and for ten years has run a website for found sound called curiaudio.com.

4/ Ways of Listening by Zoe Gordon [listen] View details

A self portrait reflecting on interviews about listening with seven women artists and colleagues working in Thunder Bay, Ontario during a six month period recording and considering my relationship to the place I live in. – ZG

Included in this piece are the voices of Ardelle Sagutcheway, Michelle Derosier, Leanna Marshall, Jean Marshall, Elizabeth Hill, Jayal Chung, Kerri White and Tracie Louttit.

Zoe Gordon is a media artist living in Thunder Bay, Ontario. She is also a sound recordist and designer for independent film and video with her boutique production company, Cricket Cave.

5/ I Dreamt This Was My Home by Helena Krobath [listen] View details

This wordless narrative takes place in logging and recreation forests around the former missionary project and railroad settlement of Mission, British Columbia. Reconsidering nature and enclosure, I compose electroacoustic land-and-memory-scapes. I use vehicles as recording media and bodily prosthetic; place myself in friction with park design and flow; listen beyond visual frames; and trouble spatial narratives. – HK

Helena Krobath uses sound to explore phenomenology of place. She participates in soundwalks and gives workshops in aural poetics for research-practitioners and storytellers. She co-hosts the Soundscape Show on Vancouver Co-op Radio and recently worked with the Still Creek Salmon Sounds project to sonically document a rehabilitated urban salmon run.

6/ Gateway by Benoit Bories [listen] View details

Gateway invites listeners to feel the ecological and social changes affecting the Kiewa Valley and High Country in Australia. It is created by little stories that describe the relationship between people and their environment. Gateway is a sound art project produced by the Bogong Center for Sound Culture. Fieldwork was made possible with the assistance of B-CSC’s supported residency program, French Institute and the municipality of Toulouse.

Benoit Bories is a sound documentary maker and acousmatic composer. He creates works for radio (France Culture, Arte radio, RTBF, RTS, live performance and theater. He has won several prizes and mentions in international festivals (Prix Phonurgia, Prix Europa, Prix Bohemia, Prix Italia, Sheffield Audio Award).

7/ Tsikatsi by Edgardo Moreno [listen] View details

Tsikatsii. A large grasshopper with a loud percussive wing flap. Original field recording of Tsikatsii made on Blood reserve Kainaii, Southern Alberta.

Edgardo Morneno is a Chilean born musician and composer who dabbles in film, documentary, contemporary dance scores. He lives in Hamilton Ontario. www.musicamoreno.com

8/ Kime Ani by Edzi’u [listen] View details

Kime Ani are words in the Tahltan language, translated to mean “home coming” or also “let’s go home.” Included here is a seven part electronic work created from a selection of vintage audio samples from Edzi’u’s three generations of grandmothers and matriarchs, recorded as early as 2017 and as late as 30 years ago. A mixed race Tahltan-Tlingit electronic singer/songwriter and composer, Edzi’u mixes electronic music with classic songwriting sensibilities, exploring texture and narration, and sampling vintage recordings from many generations of her grandmothers. Her voice and music fully encompass her life and colonial inheritance as a twenty-first century Indigenous woman.

9/ Depiction of sounds – pray to buddha and gods by Kazuya Ishigami [listen] View details

At the end of the year, I hear the bells on New Year’s Eve. In order to wash away all the bad things of the year. And, as next year will be a good year, I wash out the heart. New Year, I will pray to the shrine. – KI Kazuya Ishigami is a composer, sounds performer and sound engineer born in 1972 in Osaka, Japan. He studied electroacoustic music composition at INA-GRM in 1997. His pieces were performed at DR(DeutschlandRadio/Germnay) ,WDR(westdeutscher rundfunk/Germany), FUTURA(France), MUSLAB(Mexico), ICMC(2015_USA/TEXAS) and others.

10/ Time Anomaly by Petri Kuljuntausta [listen] View details

Time has different meanings. We have our own biological time and psychological time. The working time measures our daily routines. Mass and energy warps space and time. Quantum theorists studying the fourth dimension propose that time can bend, allowing us to glimpse the future. ‘Time Anomaly’ is influenced about the concept of time and the work is a study about the common time machine, the clock. The sound source of the work is just one clock and its ticking sound (60 bpm) which is manipulated with the help of granular synthesis. Petri Kuljuntausta is a composer, improviser, musician, and sonic artist. He has performed underwater music for an underwater audience, improvised with the birds, and made music out of whale calls and the sounds of the northern lights. As an artist he often works with environmental sounds, live-electronics, and installation art. Kuljuntausta has performed or collaborated with Morton Subotnick, Atau Tanaka, Richard Lerman, David Rothenberg, and Sami van Ingen, among others. He has made over 100 recordings for various record labels in Australia, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, India, Sweden, UK and the USA. Star’s End and Inner Space radio shows selected Kuljuntausta’s ”Momentum” as one of the most significant CD releases of the year. Kuljuntausta has published three books on Sound Art and Electronic Music. In 2005 he won an award, The Finnish State Prize for Art, from the Finnish government as a distinguished national artist.

11/ Tapping the Air: weak signals for six radios at nightfall by Sebastiane Hegarty [listen] View details

A recording of a live micro-FM transmission performed at the Lizard Wireless Telegraphy Station, Cornwall: site of Marconi’s first ‘over-the-horizon’ wireless transmission in 1901. The composed transmission is based on field-recordings collected on the Lizard Peninsular, a landscape littered with the architectural remains of listening and communication. Haunted by the did-dit-dit of Marconi’s test signal tapped out on the towers and blast walls of these architectural ghosts, the emerging soundscape mingles local sounds with others recorded on the Isle of Wight, from where Marconi’s original signal had arrived. The transmission begins as the first illuminated arc of the Lizard Lighthouse signals nightfall. Sebastiane Hegarty is an artist, writer and lecturer. His research explores the perceptual geographies of sound and listening, through field-recording, live radio transmissions and the production of phonographic objects and actions. Sebastiane has exhibited, performed and broadcast across the UK and Europe, including works for BBC Radio 3, Radiophrenia (Glasgow/Bergen) and IMT Gallery (London).

12/ Qu Extensions by Seth Rozanoff [listen] View details

Qu-Extensions is an arrangement of found sounds, and their processed counterparts; I view this arrangement as a type of ‘slow improvisation’. For the work’s construction, my setup in the studio was adapted from a previous performance system, which had initially generated seemingly meditative and tranquil sonic forms. – SR Seth Rozanoff’s work tends to manage musical dialogue through combining a range of scores, studio techniques, and live electronic systems. He enjoys performing with software instruments, in addition to working with drum-machines, and synths. His work has been heard throughout the US, UK, Korea, Japan, and Europe.


Deep Wireless 13 RADIO ART online album (2018)

Deep Wireless 13 Online Album was produced by New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) for the 2018 edition of the annual Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art. The contents of the album were curated by NAISA from an international call for submissions on the theme Sonic Reflections. Curated by Artistic Director: Darren Copeland;CD Illustrations: Prashant Miranda Deep Wireless 13 is not available for download, however you can listen to the entire album [Here]

1/ Visiting Grandpa by Parisa Sabet [listen] View details

Visiting Grandpa is a multi-channel soundscape based on my memories of my grandfather. It was written when I learned that the Iranian revolutionary guard demolished the historic cemetery of Baha’is in Shiraz (Iran), where my grandfather’s remains were buried as well as those of many other Baha’is’. I’d like to thank my husband, Kamran Fallah, for the translation of the original text into English; Nika Khanjani, for her powerful narration of the story; and Roya Sepehri, for creating a serene atmosphere by chanting prayers beautifully in Persian.

Parisa Sabet is an Iranian composer based in Toronto. Parisa’s compositions have a unique and lyrical quality that stems out of blending elements of Eastern and Western’s musical languages. Her compositions have won various competitions and have been performed in different venues in North America.

2/ Sferics by Maggi Payne [listen] View details

Voyager 1 and 2 plasma wave instruments detected whistler-like activity when passing Jupiter in 1979. I celebrated Juno’s 2016 arrival at Jupiter by composing Sferics using NASA’s recordings of whistlers, sferics captured by my VLF receivers, white and pink noise generators from Moog IIIP and Aries synthesizers and my shortwave radios.

Maggi Payne composes music for concert presentation, video and dance, and is a video artist, recording engineer, and Co-Director, Center for Contemporary Music, Mills College, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her works appear on Innova, Lovely Music, Aguire, Starkland, Asphodel, New World (CRI), Root Strata, Ubuibi, and other labels.

3/ Sight Unseen by Michael Lukaszuk [listen] View details

Sight Unseen can be thought of as a series of songs and interludes that explore the theme of information literacy. This piece is about conveying an emotional reaction – to express the frustration and confusion that come with not being able to trust or understand the validity or context of information.

Michael Lukaszuk creates fixed works, improvisations for laptops, pieces for acoustic instruments with live processing, and algorithmic systems in which computers generate music in a venue. He is an Instructor of Composition at the University of Cincinnati. Michael\’s music has been played events such as ICMC, TIES, SEAMUS and NYCEMF.

4/ Caught Between Two Worlds (Seen Off Scarborough) by Sarah Dew [listen] View details

Caught Between Two Worlds (Seen Off Scarborough) is a new take on the myth of the ‘selkies’: the seal people. The work combines the artist’s narrative with field recordings of the sea (at Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK); recordings of family members discussing the selkie myth; original music and sound art.

Sarah Dew is a songwriter, composer, sound artist, singer, pianist, penny whistler, music teacher, choir leader and performer. Currently she is studying for Masters in Music degree (MMus) at Hull University, UK. Her work is inspired by her local coastline, where she records people and places of personal significance, adding credibility and an archival angle to the immersive experience of her creations.

5/ Misophonia: Oral Oddities & Other Annoyances by Carlo Patrão [listen] View details

Misophonia is a chronic condition characterized by highly negative emotional responses to auditory triggers such as chewing, lip smacking, breathing, sniffling, coughing or slurping. This radio piece explores the world of bodily sounds and reflects the ways in which this health issue has been covered by the media. Can we perceive misophonic trigger sounds as music?

Carlo Patrão is a Portuguese radio producer based in New York City.

6/ wonted by Julia Mermelstein [listen] View details

“wonted” explores habitual sounds from daily routines, usually experienced as background. These sounds become the focus through warped and distorted perspectives until they are gradually revealed in their environment. There’s a juxtaposition between these activities and electronically sculpted sonorities that create underlining emotions behind the tasks at hand, invoking what might be there subconsciously.

Julia Mermelstein is a Toronto-based composer originally from Halifax. Her music deals with sound textures and subtle changes in timbre that reveal a sense of duality, creating seamless interactions between acoustic and electronic sound worlds. Julia’s compositions explore concepts of human connection and behaviour, buddhist philosophy, dance and movement throughout her work.

7/ Conversations with Billy Proctor by Jenni Schine [listen] View details

An intimate audio work based on conversations between Billy Proctor, a lifelong resident of the Broughton Archipelago area in B.C., and Jenni Schine, a sound artist based on Vancouver Island. As an elder who has witness the transformation of B.C.’s coast, Billy is known as an important knowledge keeper and “the heart” of his settler community called Echo Bay.

Jenni Schine is a sound artist, broadcaster, and community-engaged researcher. Excited about public engagement and collaborative projects, she has extended her work into film, radio, electroacoustic composition, and installations. Jenni is a proud member of The Kingcome Collective, a place-based art initiative that creates art for Indigenous Peoples and non-Aboriginal society. She is passionate about bringing art and science together, and teaches Acoustic Ethnography and Science Storytelling at the Bamfield Marine Science Centre. Jenni loves hanging around boats and currently serves on the board of the Salmon Coast Field Station, where she is developing an Artist-in-Residency Program.

8/ Hyvät matkustajat by James Andean[listen] View details

‘Hyvät matkustajat’ began as a “sonic postcard from Finland”, using soundscape field recordings from around the country. The original material was later further developed as material for sonic exploration and spectral transformations. Everything in ‘Hyvät matkustajat’ is made from the original field recordings that first gave birth to the piece James Andean is a musician and sound artist. He is active as both a composer and a performer in a range of fields, including electroacoustic music, improvisation, sound art, and audiovisuals. He is a lecturer at the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre of De Montfort University.

9/ Urban Gardens by Pierre-Luc Senécal [listen] View details

Urban Gardens was composed with recordings from a trip in Europe, where one can discover public gardens, as well as their urban equivalent: airports, train stations, malls, etc. I was inspired by the inexhaustible energy of those objects and locations, in stark contrast to the twenty World War 2 museums and memorials that I’ve visited.

Composer and Sound Designer Pierre-Luc Senécal is curious and passionate about sound. His compositions for concert, theater, dance and film bear his fondness for rock, pop, heavy metal and electronic music. His Masters degree at Université de Montréal under the supervision of Robert Normandeau focused on the mixing of acousmatic music. His work has been presented in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Monaco, Germany, Russia and South Korea. His piece “Schrei” is a composition on the theme of the Nazi genocide has been presented during the San Francisco Tape Music Festival 2014 and the soundLAB – soundCollective exhibition project. His piece “Urban Gardens,” which is featured here, has been awarded the JTTP 2017 3rd Prize and will be presented during the MA/IN Festival 2017.

10/ Projet Archipel by Guillaume Campion & Guillaume Côté [listen] View details

Projet Archipel is a cross-media work comprised of a 29-minute sound documentary (Archipel, 2016), an interactive website (www.projetarchipel.com) and a mobile soundwalk app, available on iPhone and Android devices. Driven by a desire to address concrete informative facts through the poetry of electroacoustic music, composers Guillaume Côté and Guillaume Campion tackle the complex relationship between the archipelago of Montréal and its surrounding waters, mainly focusing on the St.Lawrence River, a majestuous stream strongly symbolic of the history and identity of Québec’s metropolis. Interviewees for the sound documentary (in order of appearance) : Richard Bergeron, Alexandre Joly, Claude Cormier, Simon Lebrun, Jean-François Parenteau, anonymous fisherman, Jean Desjardins, Denis Coderre, Chantal Rouleau. Thanks to the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the arts, Code d’accès, Montreal Contemporary Music Lab (LMCML) and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT). The collaboration between composers and sound artists Guillaume Côté and Guillaume Campion began during their master degree studies in electroacoustic music at the University of Montreal. In 2016, the duet launched Projet Archipel, a multi-platform work halfway between radio documentary, interactive media and electroacoustic music. From the basis and aesthetics of this first co-creation, Côté and Campion formed the collective Trames (www.tramesaudio.com), aiming to regroup their various projects in sound art, interactive media and cultural mediation.

11/ o perioadă de cincizeci de ani by Stefana Fratila [listen] View details

“o perioadă de cincizeci de ani”, translated from Romanian as “a period of fifty years”, interrogates the relationship between memory across distance (space/time) and between generations (collective/individual). A year and a half ago, my entire family returned to Romania to celebrate my grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary. It was our family’s first reunion since my parents and I immigrated to Canada in 1995. Through a sonic interplay of field recordings, I ask the listener to consider how emigration from our place of birth impacts our understanding of intergenerational memory and our ability to receive/pass down stories. For this project, I collected recordings of my family during our two weeks together, collaged amidst the sounds that have surrounded me each summer that I’ve returned on my own: church bells, crickets, dogs barking, wedding parties passing by, or building a fire to the sound of the local station playing off a radio my grandpa built under communism using a spare car battery. The recordings act as testimonies assembled in the shape of a ‘sonic’ photo album, denoting the consequences of immigration, namely the sensation of continuously missing loved ones and feeling perpetually uprooted and isolated, while also drawing on the paradoxical nostalgia for communism experienced across Eastern European states.

Stefana Fratila is a Romanian-born composer, performer and sound artist based in Toronto, Canada via Vancouver, Canada. Over the years, she has received critical acclaim for her sounds by various media outlets, including: Exclaim, The FADER, Vice, and xlr8r. Most recently, she released the audio-visual project, Dancing, written in protest of the often suffocating and unsafe environment within male-dominated art and music scenes.

12/ The Edible Pet by Zoë Irvine [listen] View details

The Edible Pet was created by Zoë Irvine and her son Logan, with contributions from family and friends in Edinburgh Scotland, Northern Ireland and South West France. It is a story that travels from pet keeping to dining table, taking in some back garden ethics, pet psychology, trans-species music making, dramatic mishaps, life, death and recipes. There are some scenes of a graphic nature, this programme may not be suitable for vegetarians. Original music – Zoë Irvine & The Galloanserae Experimental Ensemble. The music you hear in the programme is derived from the calls and sounds of Jackie, Diamond and Tweed, the pets featured in the programme, transposed into musical notation. With the exception of these additional songs – Le Poulette Grise – Alan Mills; Ain’t Nobody Here but us Chickens – Louis Jordan. Zoë Irvine is an artist primarily working with sound, exploring voice, recorded conversation and field recording. She seeks humour and playfulness in documentary making and enjoys bringing listeners into the making process. She also works as a sound designer, establishing Eggbox Audio, a sound studio which explores new models of working and is aimed at affordable sound for early career and independent filmmakers and radio producers. Zoë lives and works in Edinburgh Scotland.

Deep Wireless 13 is not available for download. Community and public radio or internet broadcasters should contact NAISA directly for access to the works for airplay. Contact naisa@naisa.ca for more information.



Deep Wireless 12 RADIO ART online album (2016-7)

Since 2002, the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art has played host to many wonderful performances in Toronto. For the 12th edition of the Deep Wireless radio art compilation, we are traveling back in time to re-visit a selection of these performances. Curated by Artistic Director: Darren Copeland;CD Illustrations: Prashant Miranda Deep Wireless 12 is not available for download, however you can listen to the entire album [Here]

1/ Bugs, Bardo, Radio by Gregory Whitehead [listen] View details

On May 29, 2004 Gregory Whitehead performed a solo set of radio art cabaret at the Latvian House in Toronto. “Bugs, Bardo, Radio” was among the pieces he performed that night.

GREGORY WHITEHEAD has created more than one hundred radio plays, essays and acoustic adventures for the BBC, Radio France, Deutschland Radio, Australia’s ABC, NPR and other broadcasters. Often interweaving documentary and fictive materials into playfully unresolved narratives, Whitehead’s aesthetic is distinguished by a deep philosophical commitment to radio as a medium for poetic navigation and free association.

2/ Philosophie Zoologique by Jocelyn Robert [listen] View details

Jocelyn Robert performed this work at the Wychwood Theatre in May 2011 during the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art.

“Philosophie Zoologique is a typical 21st century product : a bit of this and that, hard to decide, trying to do it all but unable to choose. It is the result of a human being’s attempt to be friends with the world and ending up waiting at one end of the line while at the other one a soft machine voice whispers press 9. I would hope it could be some sort of a melting pot homage to Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744-1829).” – Jocelyn Robert Jocelyn Robert lives in Quebec City. He works in audio art, performance art, installation, video and writing. He published about fifteen solo cds, and participed in over twenty others. His visual arts work has been shown in Canada and around the world. He is the founder of the art centre Avatar, in Quebec City. He teaches at l’École des arts visuels et médiatiques de l’Université Laval, Quebec.

3/ Deep Wireless Performance by Tonic Train (Sarah Washington and Knut Aufermann) and Peter Flemming [listen] View details

On May 22, 2015 Tonic Train (Sarah Washington and Knut Aufermann) teamed up with Peter Flemming in a live improvisation combining the instrumentation used in their performances from that same night.

Peter Flemming performed with the instrument/sculpture from his piece “VibWav” which explores the natural resonant frequencies of a variety of objects. For Tonic Train Sarah Washington had a complement of homemade circuit-bent instruments while Knut Aufermann used a feedback mixer and together they coaxed out unintended sounds from their electronic technology. Tonic Train is the long-standing experimental electronics duo of Sarah Washington and Knut Aufermann (aka Mobile Radio). The combination of Sarah’s homemade circuit-bent instruments and Knut’s feedback mixer creates a rich spectrum of fundamental electronic noises. They combine two methods of electronic music production: the appropriation of electronic circuits to make components produce otherwise unwanted sounds and the improper use of audio equipment to make it feed back. This includes a specific interest in radio technology, and micro transmission is an important part of the sound field they create. Peter Flemming is a full-time artist, part-time professor and some-time curator in Montréal. Research interests include ad hoc architecture, informal physics, electromagneticks, radio, neuromimes/neural networks, solar power, saunas. Flemming’s work considers natural and technological ecologies, in site-specific installations and performance that are resolved intuitively and experimentally.

4/ Hear Now Here by James Bailey, Allison Cameron & Dan Tapper [listen] View details

At the Deep Wireless Festival in May 2015, the opening concert included the works “Inverness to Edinburgh: Sonic Memories and Geographies” by Dan Tapper; “Canadian Radio Trilogy” by James Bailey; and “Field Recordings” by Allison Cameron. For the second half of the show the three artists improvised a collective remix drawing from the sounds of these pieces.

James Bailey is an improvising sound artist living in Toronto. His main practice involves found objects and/or electronics as well as standard instruments played in unconventional ways. He is, and has been, involved with several small performance groups during the last twenty years but had been recording solo works for nearly twenty years before that. Allison Cameron is a composer, performer and improvising musician in Toronto. She has been commissioned in Europe and North America by many ensembles and festivals. Since 2000, she has also been an improviser performing on electronic keyboards, ukulele, banjo, piano, mini amplifiers, radios, crackle boxes, cassette tapes, miscellaneous objects and toys. Dan Tapper explores the sonic and visual properties of the unheard and invisible. From revealing electromagnetic sounds produced by the earth’s ionosphere, to exploring hidden micro worlds and creating imaginary nebulas made from code. His explorations use scientific methods alongside thought experiments resulting in rich sonic and visual worlds.

5/ Space: The Vinyl Frontier by Trade Mark G [listen] View details

In 1977, NASA launched the two Voyager spacecraft to explore the outer solar system and beyond. The spacecraft also contained a message: a golden record, with 80 minutes of music, pictographic instructions on how to build a turntable, and a needle. For whom? In this performance recorded at the 2008 Deep Wireless Festival at the Ryerson Student Centre, TradeMark G. and The Evolution Control Committee explore this ultimate desert island disc and a future race of alien DJs who try to make sense of the last record in the universe.

TradeMark G. (aka Mark Gunderson) is a musician and artist perhaps best known as founder of the band The Evolution Control Committee in 1986. He is also behind Burning Man’s BMIR 94.5 FM radio and its internet spin-off Shouting Fire. In its 20 year history The Evolution Control Committee’s copyright-defying reputation has earned a cease & desist order from CBS for sampling newscaster Dan Rather, but also earned The ECC credit for creating the “Mash-Up” (aka Bastard Pop) genre of music. BMIR broadcasts only one week a year to the 50,000 attendees of the Burning Man festival in the remote and often harsh Black Rock desert of Nevada. TradeMark recently spearheaded the creation of BMIR internet spin-off called Shouting Fire, which broadcasts year-round.

6/ Open C by Kathleen Kajioka with the Deep Wireless Ensemble [listen] View details

In May 2008 at the Ryerson Student Centre, NAISA’s Deep Wireless Ensemble performed this work by Kathleen Kajioka. The Ensemble is an ad hoc grouping of artists from various disciplines and genres that was curated by NAISA Artistic Director Darren Copeland and directed by Mark Cassidy from 2004 to 2010. In this recording the ensemble consisted of Kathleen Kajioka on viola, Debashis Sinha, Chantal Dumas and Andreas Kahre on texts, percussion and electroacoustic sounds. The performances by the Deep Wireless Ensemble were collectively created with each member responsible for directing the content for a piece.

In her notes about this piece, Kathleen Kajioka, says: “What is the difference between a viola and an onion? Nobody cries when you cut up a viola. Overshadowed by the violin and bogged down by mockery, the viola is the underdog of the orchestra. Open C is a compassionate portrait of the heart and life of this dark beauty.” Kathleen Kajioka – Based in Toronto, Kathleen Kajioka is a violinist and violist. With a reputation as a musical multi-linguist, Kathleen moves between worlds with agility and uncompromising depth; including Classical music, World music, Early Music, New Music and Pop. In the world of radio, Kathleen is a host on Classical 96.3 FM. Andreas Kahre is an interdisciplinary artist and designer based in Vancouver and Gabriola Island, BC. His work combines images, sound and text in a variety of configurations including interdisciplinary performances, audio art installations, and collaborations with theatre, dance and new media artists. Chantal Dumas – Sound artist, Chantal Dumas explores the medium of sound through the production of audio fiction and docu-fiction, sound installation, composition and sound design. Her work includes a participatory dimension. She has produced over 30 narrative works. Her work has received various awards, including the Opus Prize in music (Montreal) and the Bohemia and Phonurgia Nova prizes in radio. Debashis Sinha’s creative output spans a broad range of genres and media. Sinha has developed his creative voice by weaving together his own experience as a 2nd generation south Asian Canadian, his training with master drummers from various world music traditions, a love of electronic and electroacoustic music and technology, and a desire to transcend the traditional expectations of how these streams might intersect and interact. His unique take on the place of sound in storytelling places him in demand as a composer and sound designer for theatre and contemporary dance.

7/ Live Radio Art Performance at Rivoli by Susanna Hood [listen] View details

Susanna Hood performed a solo set with voice, looping pedals and a radio tuner at the second Deep Wireless Festival which took place at the Rivoli in May 2003.

Based in Montreal since 2010, Susanna Hood is a compelling and virtuosic performer in dance and music and was the artistic director of her interdisciplinary performance company hum dansoundart from 2000 till 2013. She began her career as a member of the Toronto Dance Theatre from 1991 through 1995. Independently, she has performed the works of various Canadian choreographers, composers, and filmmakers (including Tedd Robinson, John Oswald, Nilan Perera, Scott Thomson and Phillip Barker) and has performed widely as an improviser both in dance and music. For close to two decades, she has been synthesizing voice and movement into a dynamic practice through which she creates intimate, raw and sensual performance work. Her choreography, compositions, and interdisciplinary collaborations have been presented locally, nationally, and internationally on stage and film since 1991. Among other awards, in 2008 Susanna was the recipient of the Canada Council’s Victor Martin Lynch-Staunton Award for Outstanding Achievement in the field of Dance. Since the fall of 2015, Susanna has recently completed (2015-2016) an unaccredited masters in choreography with a special focus on the various ways through which music and dance can be brought into synergistic relation in the Pilot #2 of the Research Studios at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, Belgium. susannahood.ca

8/ Induction 03 by Tetsuo Kogawa & Hector Centeno [listen] View details

Toronto sound artist Hector Centeno performed in May 2012 using a trans-feedback circuit alongside the performance video entitled Induction 03 by Tetsuo Kogawa (made especially for Deep Wireless 2012). While Tetsuo Kogawa became involved in critical writing of literature, philosophy, and media politics, his consistent enthusiasm for DIY handwork of electronics led him to a radical mix of free radio, performance art and radio art. He has been challenging unusual experiments of airwaves in various cities of the world. His website: radioart.jp Hector Centeno is a sound artist, music composer and multimedia producer (video/web/graphics). He first composed exclusively for instrumental music ensembles but since 2004 his work has been devoted to the sonic arts, transforming soundscapes and other recorded sounds. He also works doing sound design for film, soundscape recording and multichannel sound diffusion and mixing.

9/ Deep Wireless Translocal Mashup by iNSiDEaMiND [listen] View details

On May 8, 2008 NAISA hosted a translocal mashup performance to open Deep Wireless that took place in three locations simultaneously which listeners could visit and tune into through a mini-FM narrowcast. One of those performances featured the Toronto turntable duo iNSiDEaMiND.

Incorporated into their performance are manipulations of selections from past Deep Wireless radio art CD comp numbers 1 to 5 – naisa.ca/media-archive/compactdiscs/ Having shared the stage or collaborated with artists such as Kid Koala, RJD2 and Daedelus among others, iNSiDEaMiND also brought their finely tuned turntable performance skills to the theatre. Their sound is often described as “listening to a movie” and their cinematic sensibilities have been geared towards 4 successful releases as well as soundtracking films, television, and theatrical performances. Some past shows and venues played include: Nuit Blanche, The World Wide Short Film Festival, Toronto Fringe Festival, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Metro Hall, The Music Gallery, San Francisco Asian Arts Museum and the Royal Ontario Museum to name a few. iNSiDEaMiND has received grants from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and the Canadian Arts Council.

Deep Wireless 12 is not available for download. Community and public radio or internet broadcasters should contact NAISA directly for access to the works for airplay. Contact naisa@naisa.ca for more information.


Deep Wireless 11 RADIO ART online album (2015)

The Deep Wireless 11 online album produced by NAISA as part of the 14th edition of the annual Deep Wireless Festival was curated by Darren Copeland from the submissions received in the fall of 2014. Curated by Artistic Director: Darren Copeland;CD Illustrations: Prashant Miranda Deep Wireless 11 is not available for download, however you can listen to the entire album [Here]

1/ Basketball glitch by Sebastien Lavoie [listen] View details

Basketball is one of the most played sports on the planet today. Its practice consists in throwing, dribbling and passing the ball, which produces lots of recognizable sounds. These sonorities are very rich and fertile in order to generate a “cinema for the ear”. The sound recordings, done on the Basketball court, have been manipulated and denaturalized through excessive digital transformations, thus creating some glitches on the original sounds.

In 2014, Sebastien has started his PhD research and he is currently working on the hybridization of electroacoustic and electronic dance music with his research director Monty Adkins at the University of Huddersfield, in the UK. Sebastien is a 2014 winner in the CEC’s annual JTTP project. To listen: @sebastienlavoie1

2/ Psygeio by James Andean [listen] View details

“This piece is composed from a recording of a refrigerator in the Old Jesuit Monastery in Ano Syros, Greece, during a residency at the Syros Sound Meetings in summer 2013.

James Andean is a musician and sound artist, active as both composer and performer in a range of fields, including electroacoustic composition and performance, improvisation, sound installation, and sound recording. He is a lecturer at the Centre for Music & Technology of the Sibelius Academy/University of the Arts Helsinki.

3/ What The Ear Hears by Dennis Siren & Penn Kemp [listen] View details

The piece surrounds the listener in an aural medium where beauty ripples, reverberates, resounds upon itself and out, beyond performance into presence.

Dennis won “Most Original Film” in 2010 and 2nd place for best editing and best use of the required elements in 2011 at the London Fringe 62-Hour Film Contest. He has worked with poet Penn Kemp and visual artists as documenter and collaborator. YouTube Channel “The Art of STREAMING” hosts a great number of Dennis’ art and music. Activist poet, performer and playwright Penn Kemp is the inaugural Poet Laureate for London Ontario, a Life Member of the League of Canadian Poets, and a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee medal. She has published twenty-six books of poetry and drama, had six plays and ten CDs produced as well as award-winning video-poems.

4/ 4’33” (Cave) by Julien Champagne [listen] View details

This track is taken from an in-process album of experimental music inspired by the work 4’33’’ by John Cage. Each song on this album is entirely composed using a “silent room tone” that was previously recorded in a space that we collectively consider as calm or silent: anechoic chamber, mortuary, library, church, cave, etc.

Julien Champagne is a Canadian visual artist, composer and art historian. His practice tends to explore the malleability of sound, landscape and everyday life objects, while often referring to the canonical works of the 20th century. His work has been shown in Canada, the United States, France and Australia.

5/ Abstracted Journeys by Andrew Hill [listen] View details

A playful journey through the sounds of a modern city. The work seeks to playfully explore the sonic textures present within audio recordings, transporting the listener on a surrealistic journey in sound. The sounds were recorded in external locations around Liverpool and Leicester, before being transformed, edited and montaged. Abstracted Journeys was commissioned as part of the \’EARS2\’ / \’Compose with Sounds\’ project and was premiered in Paris at the Groupe de recherches musicales (GRM), Akousma festival, January 2013.

Andrew Hill (1986) is a composer of electroacoustic music, specialising in studio composed works both acousmatic (purely sound based) and audio-visual. His works have been performed extensively across the UK, as well as in Europe and the US. His works are composed with materials captured from the human and natural world, seeking to explore the beauty in everyday objects.

6/ Come This Way by Valerio Debonis [listen] View details

A voice suggests the listener to follow him through a special sound path. Thus, COME THIS WAY!

Valerio De Bonis has received a Mention at the Gaudeamus Prize (Amsterdam 2008), at DIGIFESTIVAL (Firenze 2008), at the 36°Concours de Bourges (France 2009) and 1° prize at the DIGIFESTIVAL.net 2009. His works have been selected in festivals like NYCEMF (NY 2009), ECU (Paris 2009), ICMC (Australia 2013) and Synchresis (Spain 2013).

7/ Casting by Olivia Lori [listen] View details

Three Stories: Notes to the Casting Agent, Riverside Railing, and Hound Man are written and read by Olivia Lori; music & audio produced in collaboration with Erik Ingalls.

Olivia Lori is an artist, writer and illustrator from Windsor, Ontario, Canada. She explores idiosyncrasies & the small gesture and is working on her first graphic novel.

8/ Magnetosphare by David Jason Snow [listen] View details

Very low frequency (VLF) radio emissions from the earth\’s atmosphere cast a hypnotic spell when converted into audio. Das Lied von der Magnetosphäre incorporates naturally occurring ”sferics,” “tweeks,” and “whistlers,” as well as artificial radio transmissions, to emotionally connect the listener to the invisible physics of the planet.

The compositions of David Jason Snow have been performed in concert by the Ensemble Intercontemporain, the New Juilliard Ensemble, the American Brass Quintet, the Harvard Wind Ensemble, the Yale University Band, and other artists and ensembles in the United States, Europe, Asia and Africa.

9/ Canadian Radio Trilogy by James Bailey [listen] View details

CRT is a combination of three different recordings. Opening and closing sections were recorded from a car radio (AM) while driving around a multi-story car park in 2011 . The pure tones that occur are completely mysterious. These sections are unaltered. The central segment, recorded in the late ’70s (FM) are, so I have been told, a test signal used for transmitter set-up prior to a station going “on the air”. This was recorded on an open-reel recorder at three different speeds altered by panning and EQ on a small mixer. The concept, and punning title, were inspired by the Gordon Lightfoot song Canadian Railroad Trilogy. It’s a rather challenging listening experience but can favourably reward with close attention.

James Bailey is a sound artist whose practice is based almost entirely on improvisation. Originally working strictly in electronics, acoustic sources increasingly infiltrated his oeuvre to the point where they now enjoy an essentially equal status. A member of several ensembles in the Toronto area, he has performed internationally both as a solo artist and with others.

10/ Ghost Train by Eric Boivin [listen] View details

One minute field recording experimental piece based on a sound of a train arriving in a station.

Eric Boivin is a field recording and sound artist originally from Montreal. His main interests are in phonographic arts, sound manipulation, transmission and sound art. He generally uses field recording tracks to create atmospheric sound collages and transmission art pieces.

11/ Aviary by Hannah M. Brown [listen] View details

A Corrupted Aviary is a piece intended to portray the claustrophobic human existence as it relates to the wild and chaotic natural world. I created recordings on a busy street and at a fast food restaurant, capturing the strangeness of human speech and everyday sounds. These sounds are contrasted by bird and frog song processed in a variety of revealing ways.

Hannah M. Brown is a music student born in Canmore, Alberta. She has a particular interest in animal and other natural sounds, as well as the sounds of human spaces.

Deep Wireless 11 is not available for download. Community and public radio or internet broadcasters should contact NAISA directly for access to the works for airplay. Contact naisa@naisa.ca for more information.


Deep Wireless 10 RADIO ART online album (2014)

The Deep Wireless 10 online album produced by NAISA as part of the 13th edition of the annual Deep Wireless Festival was curated by Darren Copeland from the submissions received in the fall of 2013. Curated by Artistic Director: Darren Copeland;CD Illustrations: Prashant Miranda Deep Wireless 10 is not available for download, however you can listen to the entire album [Here]

1/ Dry Haze (excerpt) by Werener Cee [listen] View details

In the disastrous “year without a summer” 1816, caused by a volcanic eruption, Lord Byron wrote his poem “Darkness”. Modern geo-engineering scientists intend to use the very effect of atmospheric haze to cool the planet. Dry Haze is the soundtrack to their shadowed world. Featuring “The Unthanks”, voices, Werner Cee, electroacoustic ch’in. Dry Haze was commissioned by the Klangkunst program of Deutschlandradio Kultur. Dry Haze is part of the sound art triptych “The Anthropocene”.www.theanthropocene.de Werner Cee, 1953, studied fine arts; He has produced sound art for more than 25 years, mainly as a freelance composer for German radio, but also as a live musician. He has been teaching sound art at Swiss and German Universities; further aspects of his work are audiovisual installations and photography.

2/ Outgribe by James Andean [listen] View details

“Outgribe” is a sound miniature that incorporates recordings of the mechanical and electrical apparatus of various radio and telecommunications exchanges, abstracted and ‘aestheticized’, and layered with ‘distance communication’ resources from both the natural and musical worlds. It is sculpted from materials from a longer work from 2008 titled “Outgribing.” James Andean is a musician and sound artist, active as both a performer and a composer in a range of fields, including electroacoustic composition and performance, improvisation, sound installation, and sound recording. He has performed throughout Europe and North America, and his works have been performed around the world.www.jamesandean.com

3/ Turning by Aynsley Moorhouse [listen] View details

In 2010, five years after my father’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis, I created a sound exploration of his mind. In it, I celebrated his embodied experience of the world without reference to the past or future. By 2012, I had become disturbed by disruptions in his relationship with the world around him. This piece represents a synthesis between my past framework and a newly-provoked understanding of his life. While it deals with difficult subjects, it is ultimately a piece about love and resilience in the face of memory loss. Aynsley Moorhouse (MFA, MSW) is an artist and writer living in Toronto. She recently graduated with her Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto, in a collaborative program in Aging and the Life Course. Her artistic practice is focused on aging, old age, and the processes of memory. aynsleymoorhouse.com

4/ Nankai by Alexandra Spence [listen] View details

Nankai is an electroacoustic composition inspired by the beautiful, monastic region of Koyasan, Japan. Based upon a field recording of the nankai line train snaking its way up the mountain, Nankai is an attempt to recreate the space and spirituality of Koyasan. It is a subjective representation of a journey I took, and my subsequent experiences and memories. It is also an appropriation, placing borrowed and foreign sounds in a new context. Subsequently, Nankai is an attempt to redo the experience unique to a particular person in a particular place and time. ALEXANDRA SPENCE is an electroacoustic sound artist and improvising clarinetist from Sydney, Australia. She works within the fields of improvised and experimental music, electroacoustic composition and audiovisual installation. Alex currently lives & works in Toronto, Canada.

5/ A bit closer to home by Brona Martin [listen] View details

This piece featuring the aural recollections of Tiernan Martin explores the sounds of the past that are long gone but remain vivid in our memories. Aural memories connect us to a specific time and place in our lives. Changing soundscapes can tell us a lot about the history of a place and how it is has changed over time. The sounds may have changed due to industrial engineering and economic developments. As composers we can create virtual soundscapes that can document the sounds of the past and and recreate it. Brona Martin is an Electroacoustic composer and sound artist from Banagher, Co. Offaly, Ireland. Brona is currently finishing her PhD in Electroacoustic Composition under the supervision of Professor David Berezan at NOVARS Research Center, University of Manchester. Her research interests include narrative in Electroacoustic music, soundscape composition and acoustic ecology.

6/ Emotion Machine by Donika Rudi [listen] View details

The only sound source of the work is the human voice that speaks, cries, shouts, sings. Emotional crisis. Explosion, anger, surprise. Tension. Different images that come and go, approach, leave, deform and transform quickly and concisely. Each image shows, expresses an emotion but in the end, all are connected, sometimes also parallel, followed by a mass, number of layers, memories, from the past to the present, then from the present to the future. Schizophrenia. Hysteria. Madness. Fear. It’s machine, which produces emotion, a mechanism in destruction. Donika Rudi is an Albanian composer of instrumental and acousmatic music. She finished her postgraduate studies in Royal Conservatory of Mons with Annette V. Gorne. Her compositions have been broadcast on Radio Spain, France Musique, Dutch National Radio, and Portugese National Radio.She has served as Artistic Director of the International Festival “ReMusica” Prishtina, since 2010. Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/Donika.Rudi; Youtube Page: www.youtube.com/noisecenter

7/ Novel in Glass (excerpt) by Antje Vowinckel [listen] View details

German sound and radio artist Antje Vowinckel visited Orhan Pamuks museum in Istanbul and transferred the idea of chance encounters of people and objects behind glass into a sound art piece. She uses glass frequencies which alter some of the sounds to create the idea of Turkish sound vitrines. Orhan Pamuk destroyed (undo) the plot of his novel Museum of Innocence by arranging the objects of the novel (redo) in a museum, where they lie in vitrines and tell something else. Antje Vowinckel picks up the idea of objects in vitrines and transfers (redo) it in the acoustic dimension. Novel in Glass was commissioned by HESSISCHER RUNDFUNK and SÜDWESTRUNDFUNK. Antje Vowinckel is a sound artist, radio artist. Compositions for radio stations such as WDR , DRadio, SWR. Her piece Call me yesterday has been broadcasted and presented in sixteen countries. Awards: Prix Europa, Karl-Sczuka-Förderpreis, Ferrari recouté“(ZKM), Ars Acoustica RNE Madrid, Honorary mention Prix Ars Electronica Linz, Residencies: Los Angeles, Rom, Paris.

8/ Shades of Life: Negative Space by Ioannis Andriotis [listen] View details

Negative space is the third piece of the Shades of Life series. It is an imaginary site where the unconscious clashes with reality. It is the place where our true desires, thoughts, and feelings fight for domination against daily strains on an effort to become part of our real world. Ioannis Andriotis (b. 1983, Greece) is currently pursuing his DMA in music composition at the University of Oklahoma. Andriotis focuses mainly on the concepts of human relationship and interaction, as well as the symbolic representation of music in our life. His works have been presented around Europe, USA, and the Middle East.

9/ Short Horizon by Anna Friz & Kristen Roos [listen] View details

Short Horizon considers the otherwise invisible interpenetration of objects and frequencies moving in urban space. Featuring acoustic field recordings from the Toronto area and electro-magnetic instruments, this was recorded from a performance at the 2013 Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art. Anna Friz is a Canadian sound and radio artist who specializes in multi-channel transmission systems for installation, performance, and broadcast. She has performed and exhibited widely across North America, South America, and Europe, and her radio art/works have been heard on the airwaves of more than 20 countries.www.nicelittlestatic.com Kristen Roos – Whether working with micro radio projects, massive arrays of low frequencies, or sampled and sequenced rhythmic construction, Kristen Roos demonstrates that there is more to sound than just audibility. His work introduces a sense of reorientation and reconstruction of objects from their usual state into objects with multiple possible meanings. Roos draws on history, urban and rural sound ecology, and the capabilities of his means of transmission to suggest new or hidden realities in relation to the subjects he investigates.www.kristenroos.com

10/ Reification by Ian Jarvis [listen] View details

Reification is a fixed media piece that is the initial result of explorations into performance techniques that simultaneously combine algorithmic processes, live coding, and DIY digital instruments – the live coding of interaction. Ian Jarvis is a Sound Artist, Composer, and Researcher living in Toronto. His creative practice includes Live Coding performance, DIY digital instruments/interfaces, and fixed media composition, motivated by research into the implications of [digital] technology on creative practices with a particular focus on Live Coding.

11/ Chance by Sarah Boothroyd [listen] View details

Turn right and you meet the man or woman of your dreams. Turn left and you get hit by a car. Much of life is a matter of being in the right place at the right time, or the wrong place at the wrong time. This impressionistic audio work explores randomness, chance, and luck through the microcosm of the racetrack. The audio work of Canadian Sarah Boothroyd has been featured by broadcasters, festivals and galleries in over 25 countries. She has won awards from New York Festivals, Third Coast International Audio Festival, the European Broadcasting Union, and La Muse En Circuit. Her website iswww.sarahboothroyd.com.

12/ Now by Veronica Simmonds [listen] View details

Now News undoes and redoes the CBC hourly news as an audio collage. Four segments of CBC radio newscasts are reconstructed using only the words uttered that relate to time. I was inspired by the theme UNDO/REDO to undo the CBC hourly news and redo it as a comment on the media\’s relationship to time. I undid the linear content of the news and cut it into an audio collage, retaining only those words relating to time. Veronica Simmonds is a radio producer, writer, and media artist based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her work has aired on CKDU, CBC and various NPR stations. She is currently coordinating a story-telling project with Halifax Public Libraries called StackStories. And is a Media Art Scholar at the Centre for Art Tapes.

13/ The Golem of Hereford by Emmanuel Spinelli & Tom Mudd [listen] View details

Myth and history are malleable stories – they evolve with time and depend upon how often the story has been told and who is telling it. With each narration, part of it is lost while new elements emerge. Using thousands of interview fragments reorganised in real-time alongside multichannel field recordings, the Golem interrogates our perception of the past. Emmanuel Spinelli is a composer and music lecturer. He has been involved in electro-acoustic composition and live electronics since 1998. His work explores acoustic ecology, psychogeography, narrative and history, through the manipulation of disembodied voices and the sonic environment. Tom Mudd is a London based musician who writes software to allow him to harness electronic sounds for live performance. His research around this focuses on mapping techniques for physical controllers and generative tools to aid live improvisation.

14/ Disconnect by Jeffrey Sinibaldi [listen] View details

The chopped-up voice(s) of a debt collector contrasted against a sound-loop pastiche of audio from the demolition of the Lakeside Steel plant (Page-Hersey Tubes/Stelco) in Welland, Ont. This audio work denotes a costly &long-drawn-out personal error in judgment juxtaposed against the physical undoing of a City’s long-lost industrial past. Jeffrey Sinibaldi is a Niagara-based sound artist/musician whose interests include creative and experimental music, radio, literature, etc.

15/ F451 by Eric Boivin [listen] View details

F451 is a composition based on the classic novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. The piece feature tracks from field recording, contact microphone, different audio sources and sample from the 1966 film adaptation by Francois Truffaut. This is a very personal interpretation of the book and his themes, done in an eclectic mix of experimental sounds and sonic sound scape. Eric Boivin is a field recording and sound artist originally from Montreal. His main interests are in phonographic arts, sound manipulation, transmission and sound art. He generally uses field recording tracks to create atmospheric sound collages and transmission art pieces.

Deep Wireless 10 is not available for download. Community and public radio or internet broadcasters should contact NAISA directly for access to the works for airplay. Contact naisa@naisa.ca for more information.


Deep Wireless 9 RADIO ART online album (2013)

The Deep Wireless 9 online album produced by NAISA as part of the 12th edition of the annual Deep Wireless Festival was curated by Darren Copeland from the submissions received on the theme Sonic Geography in the fall of 2012. Curated by Artistic Director: Darren Copeland;CD Illustrations: Prashant Miranda Deep Wireless 9 is not available for download, however you can listen to the entire album [Here]

1/ Bora by Vanessa Sorce-Lévesque [listen]View details

“Bora” is inspired by a catabatic wind of the Adriatic sea, the bora. Elaborated with many sounds from different travels around Europe, and South America in the year of 2011. «Travel is like a wind: you run off, and come home as if a squall had taken over your life». Vanessa Sorce-Lévesque entered the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal with Yves Daoust and completed her bachelor’s with Martin Bédard. She currently is finishing her master’s, where she is currently working on developing her own language, very much inspired by travel and Northern spaces.

2/ Diskonacht by Greg Dixon [listen] View details

Diskonacht (2011) is a companion piece to another one of my works, Disconnect (2009). The compositional process in both of these works involves mining recordings from my past. These samples are then edited, processed, and recontextualized into a new stylized work. Disconnect employed a very broad time period of samples from over 10 years, while Diskonacht utilizes recordings made within approximately 2 years (2009-2011). A few samples from Diskonacht were created by several of my colleagues at the Orford Sound Art Workshop in 2009. This work fits with the theme of Sonic Geography in many ways. The work explores combining sound sources from various times, places, and contexts and blending them together to create a new and surreal sonic environment. Sounds and space are also manipulated by utilizing varying approaches to mic placement. For example, some sounds are closely miked and we get to hear them in a \”microscopic\” sense, while others are miked at a distance to convey an ambient soundscape. Greg Dixon holds a Ph.D in music composition from the University of North Texas where he specialized in computer music. From 2006-2010 he worked at UNT as a composition teaching fellow, recording engineer, and technical assistant for the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia (CEMI). He received his bachelor’s degree in Music Engineering Technology from Ball State University in 2003, followed by a master’s degree in composition in 2005. His music has been performed internationally at conferences including ICMC, SEAMUS, PdCon, EMM, and performed as part of ÉuCuE’s and Vox Novus’ concert series.

3/ XRF by Karin Senff [listen]View details

Composed from the sounds generated by an X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometer, “XRF” creates a conceptual model of the sub-atomic interactions that take place during sample analysis, where the action of an electron splitting from its atom can be read as a vital fracture of the most fundamental bonds of life. Karin Senff graduated from the University of Technology Sydney with a Bachelor of Sound and Music Design and is a core member of Sydney media-arts collective Triangulate. With a keen interest in soundscape ecology, bioacoustics and spatial audio practices, her work focuses on multi-channel electro-acoustic composition and interactive design. triangulate-collective.com/

4/ Her Deepness by Sarah-Leith Izzard [listen]View details

Inspired by oceanographer Sylvia Earle’s record breaking deep-sea dive in 1979, ‘Her Deepness / And Then She Stepped Into The Abyss’ combines manipulated field-recordings sourced from deep sea research units, and acousmatic sound sources, to explore the tradition of sonic storytelling – creating a ‘cinema of the mind’ without the traditional verbal cues. The intention of this piece is to evoke an intense and immersive sense of place – both real and imagined, physical and psychological. From the surface the listener descends alone into darkness, bioluminescent creatures appear and a psychological transformation occurs as ‘she’ goes deeper. Lyrics from The Tempest by W. Shakespeare. Sarah-Leith Izzard was born in New Zealand and is now based in Sydney, Australia. A graduate of both the Elam School of Fine Art in Auckland New Zealand, and the University of Technology Sydney, her work focuses on using sound, spatialization and interactivity to challenge and extend perceptions of reality. For more information go to triangulate-collective.com

5/ Bruno, September by Dominique Ferraton [listen]View details

“Bruno, September” was completed during a month-long residency at the Bruno Arts Bank in Saskatchewan. Wandering the streets, fields and gravel roads in and around Bruno, I collected sounds every day and spoke to residents about noises they like and dislike. Using a combination of field recordings and voice, this piece recreates and interprets the soundscape of a small agricultural town while investigating how sounds affect us and how they can change our perception of a place. Dominique Ferraton is a multidisciplinary artist based in Montreal. Her work explores our environment and our relationships with it: how we transform the places we inhabit, how we are affected by them, and the correspondences or contradictions between “natural” and manufactured landscapes. www.dominiqueferraton.ca

6/ Braden Reputation by Carmen Braden [listen]View details

“Reputation” is centred on a belief that when a particular set of temple bells are rung, the reputation of the ringer spreads as far as the sound. The sounds are transformed through frequency isolation as the listener goes deeper into layers of metal, voice, and weather. This work explores the soundscape of my travels to Thailand. The rich, colourful sounds evoke a sense of place, from the thunderstorms and chanting monks to the ever-present gongs and tourists. Human sounds, natural sounds, and out-worldly sounds attempt to bring to the listener a feeling of the heat, history, and sonic image of Thailand. Carmen Braden is a composer and performer from Yellowknife, NWT. She writes contemporary music for traditional instruments as well as electroacoustic works. Carmen has a passion for environmental sound, acoustic ecology, jazz and choral music.

7/ Rabble Rousers by Sarah Boothroyd [listen]View details

Touching on ethics, justice, democracy, and global citizenship, “Rabble Rousers” explores the notion of protest as a spontaneous installation of improvised music in public space. Supported by the Ontario Arts Council, “Rabble Rousers” features field recordings of protests from around the globe – including many culled from the Occupy Movement – as well as Creative Commons contributions from Random Coil, Pleq, Papercutz, Carlos Lemosh, Marcus Fischer, Upsteria, Erstlaub, Aurastore, Aos Crowley (Matt Dean), Pocka (Brad Mitchell), Matthias Kispert, and the Prelinger Archives. The audio work of Canadian Sarah Boothroyd has been featured by broadcasters, festivals and galleries in over 25 countries. She has won awards from Third Coast International Audio Festival, New York Festivals, the European Broadcasting Union, and La Muse En Circuit. Her website is www.sarahboothroyd.com.

8/ Tramóia by Heitor de Souza Dantas Neto [listen]View details

“Tramóia” – This is a cliche thing: sound is universal. What do you see when you hear? What do you hear when you see? What did you hear that is still here? Asking all these questions will help you to see the true (instead the cliche) thing: we are made of sound. This piece was created using sound icons. Each of this icons represents a specific space and sound and connecting all together we have the human being. Heitor de Souza Dantas Neto started his career as a musician and teacher of guitar and music theory in 2001.In 2004, he joined the Federal University of Bahia studying composition. In 2007 he launched independently his disk “sour Studies Vol I” which placed second in Prix London Burning (RJ). In the same year he completed the course Fundamentals of Audio and Acoustics in IAV (SP) and since then he has been producing, recording and mixing albums, soundtracks for dance, theatre and cinema advertising and making live PA events.

9/ Daughter of the Wind by Lin Culbertson [listen]View details

“Daughter of the Wind” is composed of various field recordings created during the height of Hurricane Sandy in New York City October 2012. The recordings of hurricane winds have been filtered and layered to form a violent polyrhythmic sound rendition of the forces of nature. The destruction wrought by the storm is described by various television broadcasters as the events unfold in real time. Daughter of the Wind portrays a collision of man and nature in the form of soundscape, and highlights the dangers of extreme weather in our rapidly warming environment. This piece was recorded in New York City during Hurricane Sandy. It is tied to a specific time and place and uses field recordings of the actual event. Lin Culbertson is a musician and sound composer based in New York City. She is a founding member of the improvisational unit White Out and has performed and recorded with a wide range of artists including Jim O’Rourke, Thurston Moore, Nels Cline, William Winant, and C Spencer Yeh among others.

10/ Transmitter/Receiver by D. Burke Mahoney [listen]View details

“Transmitter/Receiver” – As static, frequencies, signals and transmissions are layered on top of one another they create a landscape that is almost as desolate as it is populous. D.Burke Mahoney is a Montreal born, Toronto based sound artist. All of his work is recorded live.

11/ Annapurna Pastoral – One Hundred Springs by Iain Armstrong [listen]View details

“Annapurna Pastoral – One Hundred Springs” Opening – Ascent – One Hundred Springs – Turning the Wheel of Dharma – Closing ‘Annapurna Pastoral’ is a meditation on the Himalayan soundscapes of Annapurna. The work, a loose narrative of a pilgrimage to Muktinath (also known as Chumig Gyatsa the site of ‘One Hundred Springs’), tries to capture the peaceful, pastoral nature of these remote locations while referencing the deep-rooted spiritualism that the Himalaya inspire. Subverted references to the musical pastorale can be heard in the sound of the bansuri, sarangi and the use of drones. The field recordings were made in the Annapurna region, Nepal 2007. Iain Armstrong is a composer, sound artist and performer based in Birmingham, UK. He creates works for fixed media that receive presentations at concerts and festivals both in the UK and internationally. He is a co-director of SOUNDkitchen, a composer collective dedicated to promoting artists working in the field of sound.iainarmstrong.net soundkitchenuk.org

12/ ES6 by Devin Ashton-Beaucage [listen]View details

“ES6” was conceived in 2009, in Montreal. The prime objective of the piece was to explore spatialization. Recordings of small and discrete sounding objects were made to contrast with much wider and recognizable soundscapes taken from Quebec’s Charlevoix region. By trying to smoothen the transitions between these two very different sources, the piece became a sort of study of morphological comparisons. The piece attempts to associate very small sounds, recorded up close, with much wider sounding sources. Devin Ashton-Beaucage is a Montreal based composer. He has earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Montreal where he has studied instrumental and electroacoustic composition. He has worked as a composer, sound designer and editor on various film and video projects.

13/ Chants Migratoires by Jullian Hoff [listen] View details

“Chants migratoires” is inspired by surrealism. Its journey contrasts aerial views with terrestrial activity, mechanical monsters with tiny singers (witnesses to the tumult). Across the vast spaces it suggests, these elements transform, mimic, quarrel and harmonize with each other. Jullian Hoff was born in Metz, France, in 1980. He developed his first writing electroacoustic techniques using digital tools since 1997. Later, he studied jazz and classical guitar and finally electroacoustic composition at the University of Montreal, the city where he has lived since 2009. He was awarded at the JTTP competition of the C.E.C and at the Musicacoustica competition (Beijing).

14/ Liçoes dos Antepassados (Lessons from the Ancestors) by Steve Peters [listen]View details

“Liçoes dos Antepassados (Lessons from the Ancestors)” is a meditation on memory, time, place, and language in a network of small villages in the Magaio region of the Gralheira Mountains of Portugal: those who came before, those who named things (and the things they named), who lived and worked on the land, and who returned to rest beneath it. The work was created in July 2011 during a three-week Binaural artist residency in Nodar, Portugal. It was presented in the village chapel as a four-channel audio installation. Thanks to all Binaural staff and performers. You hear: chapel bells from the villages of Nodar, Sequeiros, Além do Rio, Ameixiosa, Covas do Monte, Macieira, Rompecilha, and São Martinho das Moitas; whispered names found in village cemeteries; spoken common names of local flora and fauna, and their sung Latin names; field recordings corresponding to the liturgical hours. Speaking voices: Luis Costa, Ines Henriques, José Henriques, Carina Martins. Singing voice: Manuela Barile. Bells, field recordings, production: Steve Peters Steve Peters creates music and sound for many occasions and contexts using field recordings, found objects, electronics, instruments, and voices. He is a member of the Seattle Phonographers Union and runs the Wayward Music Series at the Chapel Performance Space in Seattle.

Deep Wireless 9 is not available for download. Community and public radio or internet broadcasters should contact NAISA directly for access to the works for airplay. Contact naisa@naisa.ca for more information.


Deep Wireless 8 CD (2011)

Deep Wireless 8 Compilation 2-CD set was produced by New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) in 2011 as part of the annual Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art. The contents of the CD were curated by Darren Copeland from the submissions received on the theme About Time from the September 2010 call for submissions. Deep Wireless 8 is for radio use only and not for re-sale Audio Mastering: Darren Copeland; Design: Nadene Theriault-Copeland; CD Illustraions: Prashant Miranda CD 1

DW8CD1/ All in Time by Sarah Boothroyd 24:58 View details

Guided by science and science fiction, All In Time traverses the timeless mystery of time itself. Thanks to physics maven Peter Watson; clock collector Georges Royer; Morgantj and Dokashiteru for Creative Commons samples; and Himan and Melina Brown for permitting the use of CBS Radio Mystery Theatre clips. Commissioned through the Luc Ferrari Broadcast Arts Competition.

The audio work of Canadian Sarah Boothroyd has been featured by broadcasters, festivals and galleries in over a dozen countries. She has won awards from New York Festivals, Third Coast International Audio Festival, the European Broadcasting Union, and La Muse En Circuit.

2/ relatively loud tones from terra subfónica by Daniel Blinkhorn 3:45 View details

This work focuses on auditory icons of relative shapes and lengths, designed to communicate a vast array of meanings, from summons to prayer to evacuation alarms. It was created using recordings on a soundwalk in a ship as it was forced to evacuate passengers and crew. Additional sounds were captured on a sea port soundwalk in Trinidad.

Daniel Blinkhorn is an Australian composer and digital media artist currently residing in Sydney. His music and audiovisual works have been performed and cited at numerous international festivals, events and loci. For more information please visit his website at: www.bookofsand.com.au

3/ Phone in Phone in from Radio Spots by Paul Collins 1:00 [listen] View details

Phone in Phone in from Radio Spots uses material recorded from the radio in France and Canada for use in the live, improvised soundtrack of my 2008 silent road movie, Four Sisters (made with John Armstrong, commissioned by ScotiaBank Nuit Blanche). I have now recomposed these recordings into a suite of 20 one-minute, stand-alone radio spots.

Paul Collins is a visual artist and musician based in Paris and Toronto. He recently showed at MoCCA, Toronto, as part of Contact 2010. He is represented in Toronto by General Hardware Contemporary. www.johnandpaul.ca. He teaches intermedia practice at l’Ecole Supérieure des Arts et Médias in Caen, France. www.myspace.com/minutemusic.

4/ Dallas by Mike Vernusky 11:06 [listen] View details

Pulling directly from the interrogation transcripts of the Kennedy Assassination Investigation, Dallas revolves around Clint Hill, the Secret Service agent immortalized on the Zapruder film of the 1963 Presidential Motorcade. Sitting in a greasy spoon diner, Clint Hill attempts to gain an understanding of what has transpired by reliving his interrogation with the FBI. Additional text by Greg Romero.

Mike Vernusky is a composer living in Austin. He writes music for concertized, theatrical, and filmic environments, primarily through the use of electronic media. Vernusky is published on MIT Press and Quiet Design. Greg Romero is a Philadelphia based playwright and theater artist.

5/ Elements of Time by Ian Jarvis 2:32[listen]  View details

Water and Sand, early markers of time. Squished and stretched, leave a mark on the mind. The history of form holds the space to be filled. Just a moment in time as the mind fills the void.

Ian Jarvis is a Sound Artist and Music Producer living in Toronto.

6/ Noise by Chris Trimmer 3:00 [listen]  View details

Noise is a personal account of Hendrick’s adjustment to a hearing impairment, causing him to navigate a world of unwanted sound, arranged with interviews of two friends recounting a noisy concert experience. The piece fosters a psychological perspective of what it’s like to live behind a wall of noise.

Chris Trimmer is an independent radio documentary producer, sound artist & experimental musician based in Kingston, ON. He holds an M.A. from Queen’s University in Music Psychology, and produces the show Cognitive Dissonance, a documentary-style, sound art-infused radio program focusing on the psychological and cultural aspects of music.

7/ On the other hand of time by Dennis Siren and Penn Kemp 3:33 [listen] View details

Our collaboration of like minds in difference harmonized in the resonant space heard between the big picture, Time, and the mythos behind every unnoticed minute. The poem from the sound opera “Dream Sequins” expands a moment into the archetypal realm, transporting the listener into a larger spaciousness beyond ordinary experience.

London’s Poet Laureate and acclaimed performer/activist, Penn Kemp has published twenty-five books of poetry and drama, produced six plays and ten CDs with Canada’s first poetry CD-ROM and several award-winning videopoems. As UWO Writer-in-Residence (2009-10) she created Luminous Entrance with Dennis Siren. See www.mytown.ca/pennletters. Dennis Siren works in partnership with his wife Wendy Saby in Saby Siren Productions London Ontario. He has experimented in binaural sound recording since the 70’s and a free form, streaming approach to sound and musical composition. He recently won Most Original in the Fringe 62 hour film contest, thanks.

8/ Platform by Kent Butkovich 1:00 [listen] View details

This piece represents the passage of time in a metaphorical and psychological form. Recordings were taken on the Toronto subway system. I always feel like traveling and moving objects and the sound of passing trains and motion of any passing sound is deeply connected to the idea of time in an abstract sense.

Kent Butkovich is a multi instrumentalist, engineer, DJ, and producer, who has worked in Toronto for the past two decades creating electroacoustic, ambient, and electronic music. He has contributed music for short films, plays and various CDs. Recently he works as one half of electronic group Ziplock as well producing his own solo work.

9/ Reunion by Tom Tenney 5:03 [listen] View details

Reunion is an audio document of Tom Tenney’s 25th high school reunion, and a reflection on aging, home, and friendship.

A performer, writer and producer, Tom Tenney is a graduate of Ringling Brothers’ Clown College, an M.A. student in the New School’s Media Studies program, and the director of the RE/Mixed Media Festival, held each year in Brooklyn, NY. Additional work can be heard on his website: http://inc.ongruo.us

10/ That Ol’ Time Religion Again from Radio Spots by Paul Collins 1:01 [listen] View details

That Ol’ Time Religion Again from Radio Spots uses material recorded from the radio in France and Canada for use in the live, improvised soundtrack of my 2008 silent road movie, Four Sisters (made with John Armstrong, commissioned by ScotiaBank Nuit Blanche). I have now recomposed these recordings into a suite of 20 one-minute, stand-alone radio spots.

Paul Collins is a visual artist and musician based in Paris and Toronto. He recently showed at MoCCA, Toronto, as part of Contact 2010. He is represented in Toronto by General Hardware Contemporary. www.johnandpaul.ca. He teaches intermedia practice at l’Ecole Supérieure des Arts et Médias in Caen, France. www.myspace.com/minutemusic.

11/ L’instant en vain by Dominic Thibault 8:12 View details

Time is dust. A handful of sand that runs out of my grip. That grain that falls is already part of our memory. The present moment instantly becoming past. Why are we obsessed by time?

After studying jazz guitar in college, Dominic Thibault (Howick, Québec, 1984) completed a Bachelor degree and a Master degree in composition (University of Montreal) under the supervision of Jean Piché and Robert Normandeau. He has recently moved to Huddersfield (UK) in order to undertake a Ph.D. with Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, researching the creative possibilities of technologies in the context of the multimedia opera.

12/ You and I by Katie McMurran 1:00 [listen] View details

This is a piece about reconciliation in relationships. It focuses on two voices, at once accusing, and then ultimately asking – who is really to blame?

Katie McMurran is a sound artist and composer currently based in Los Angeles. Her sound art pieces have been exhibited with Sound Café, New Town Arts, and Radio Village Nomade. Her compositions have been performed as a part of 60×60 and the Microscore Project.

13/ Abridgements by Brian Schorn 2:47 [listen] View details

Using two distinctly different texts referring to the lack of time (a novel and a medical study), an abridgement occurs by taking a single word from the uppermost corner of each page. The distinct vocabularies mesh while 600 pages of text is evoked in three minutes.

Brian Schorn received an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College where he studied with Pauline Oliveros, Fred Frith, Alvin Curran, Maggie Payne and Chris Brown. His graphic scores have been published in the anthologies Notations21 and Deep Listening Anthology II. Schorn’s music has been performed throughout Europe and the US.

14/ Disconnect by Greg Dixon 4:33 [listen] View details

Disconnect is based upon disparate recordings from more than a decade of my life (1997- 2009). These sounds all came from older pieces that I have made, improvisations with friends, and various recording sessions. I tried to create a cohesive piece out of these seemingly disconnected sonic materials from my past.

Greg Dixon is currently working towards a doctorate in composition at University of North Texas where he specializes in computer music. From 2006-2010 he worked at UNT as a composition teaching fellow, recording engineer, and technical assistant for the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia (CEMI).

CD 2

1/ About Time by Yves Daoust 8:30 [listen] View details

I put together this self-portrait with an old tape recorder, which seemed only natural for this project, considering how crucial this machinery had proven to be in my musical evolution. Made from overlaps of different layers of times and situations, it goes from working on the piece, to the abstract resulting from transformations of my voice.

Yves Daoust’s music bears witness to his past endeavors in music for the cinema. He uses mostly sounds from day-to-day life, using the microphone as a camera, catching and freezing moments of life, trying to reveal the emotional and metaphoric values of these sound images. A visual music, eagerly evolving on the boundaries of musical genres.

2/ toy bagatelle – i from terra subfónica by Daniel Blinkhorn 3:38 View details

This is the first of two miniatures using the name bagatelle in both its incarnations; Firstly, to portray a light, playful music work, and secondly the piece uses sounds recorded of children playing the actual game of bagatelle.

Daniel Blinkhorn is an Australian composer and digital media artist currently residing in Sydney. His music and audiovisual works have been performed and cited at numerous international festivals, events and loci. For more information please visit his website at: www.bookofsand.com.au

3/ The piano tuning by Chantal Dumas 14:20 [listen] View details

A piano being tuned, an apartment and each of its rooms heard by way of their acoustics. A story is being written, and things happen there that one would not encounter elsewhere. The Piano Tuning speaks of attentive listening all the while making one hear the space of the premises.

Chantal Dumas is a Montreal based sound artist who explores the medium of sound through radio art production or documentary-fiction, electroacoustic music and sound installation. Listening to her work can be likened to a walk through different spaces: mental or physical, architectural and urban, natural or cultural.

4/ Your Voice is a Suspension of Time by Anja Kanngeiser 1:00 [listen] View details

This is an except from a letter written to a former radio activist, articulating the desires and radical imaginings such radio inspires through time – the continual resonance it has for dreams of dialogue and revolution. It speaks of a longing for moments passed, of political echoes and faded incitations. Your Voice is a Suspension of Time is a collaboration with sound artists and designers Daniel Jenatsch and Arthur Swindells.

Anja Kanngieser is a human geographer and radio maker, who works at the cross sections of radical politics, the voice, radio, and creative resistance.

5/ and this is my voice (cancerspace #4) by Jonathan Sterne 10:49 [listen] View details

This is a work of time-lapse phonography. I expected to register the audible disintegration of my voice over seven weeks of radiotherapy to my neck. Instead, my voice ebbs and flows. The recordings capture different modes and feelings (exhaustion, rushing, contemplation) which are then rendered as a sonic mosaic.

Jonathan Sterne is a scholar, musician and sound artist who lives in Montréal. His audio work explores the thresholds that separate everyday and extraordinary experience, and the plasticity of time and space inside recordings.

6/ Subharmonics by Lin Culbertson 4:27 [listen] View details

Subharmonics is an audio journey composed of various noises recorded in the NYC subway. The jarring sounds emanating from trains in motion are transformed through the use of filters into resonating pools of swirling frequencies. This sonic metamorphosis reveals the latent beauty just beneath the surface of an everyday experience.

Lin Culbertson’s experience as an improviser greatly informs her sound work. Her compositions are comprised of synthesized sounds and field recordings that are combined using semi-random systems. She is co-founder of the improvisational unit White Out and has performed and recorded with a wide range of artists.

7/ Qurazymoto by Kent Butkovich 1:06 [listen] View details

The idea for this piece was to create something musical and in time using disparate and random elements recorded from the radio that have nothing to do with each other. The result is something up to date and post modern sounding (of this time) – Electroacoustic Hip Hop.

Kent Butkovich is a multi instrumentalist, engineer, DJ, and producer, who has worked in Toronto for the past two decades creating electroacoustic, ambient, and electronic music. He has contributed music for short films, plays and various CDs. Recently he works as one half of electronic group Ziplock as well producing his own solo work.

8/ Happy/accident by Chris Trimmer 4:10 [listen] View details

Happy/accident features samples of oral history interviews layered to create a story through voice and harmonic accompaniment. By utilizing an audio exploration technique (i.e. the ‘happy accident’) to promote exciting & surprising results, this piece uncovers the serendipity inherent in an improvised mixing process.

Chris Trimmer is an independent radio documentary producer, sound artist & experimental musician based in Kingston, ON. He holds an M.A. from Queen’s University in Music Psychology, and produces the show Cognitive Dissonance, a documentary-style, sound art-infused radio program focusing on the psychological and cultural aspects of music.

9/ That Ol’ Time Jazz Again from Radio Spots by Paul Collins 1:01 [listen] View details

That Ol’ Time Jazz Again from Radio Spots uses material recorded from the radio in France and Canada for use in the live, improvised soundtrack of my 2008 silent road movie, Four Sisters (made with John Armstrong, commissioned by ScotiaBank Nuit Blanche). I have now recomposed these recordings into a suite of 20 one-minute, stand-alone radio spots

Paul Collins is a visual artist and musician based in Paris and Toronto. He recently showed at MoCCA, Toronto, as part of Contact 2010. He is represented in Toronto by General Hardware Contemporary. www.johnandpaul.ca. He teaches intermedia practice at l’Ecole Supérieure des Arts et Médias in Caen, France. www.myspace.com/minutemusic.

10/ May I ask you to…? by Ivan Elezovic 7:24 [listen] View details

The main approach of the piece leaves the listener in an unexpected and confused state produced by interactions among the characters of the piece. The appearance of ignorance and sometimes irony causes communication to be very difficult, and in some instances impossible. The mixture of hesitated questions, observations, and attempts at clarification produces even further confusion with occasional comical events.

Dr. Ivan Elezovic allows a number of materials and ideas to influence the approach and method for each new work. His compositional style demonstrates both a dedication to craftsmanship and a ceaseless pursuit of innovative conceptual goals. Presently, Dr. Elezovic is teaching at Palm Beach Atlantic University.

11/ Time off by Mat Gabo 1:08 [listen] View details

Why take risks when you can take a vacation? This short piece has been made specially for the NAISA project. It was made by connecting the output from three radios to a multitrack tape recorder with prepared tape.

Born in 1972 in France, Mat Gabo (aka Mathieu Gaborit) is a self taught musician, known also as Ayato. He creates and performs live soundtracks, music, radio creations, DJ sets, and studio productions. He has been working with the HAK lo fi Record collective since 2001 and is a sound designer for the photographer Malik Nejmi (using field recordings). http://hakrecords.blogspot.com/

12/ At the tone by Eric Boivin 00:58 [listen] View details

At the tone is a simple short deconstructed piece based around a speaking clock and plays with the notion of time through repletion and deconstruction. Only in the end can we hear the final message of the clock, the basic task of which is telling time.

Eric Boivin is a field recording and sound artist from Montréal, Canada. He graduated from Concordia University with Baccalaureates in Fine arts and Film Animation. His main interests are field recording, Phonography, sound manipulation, transmission and sound arts. He’s a regular contributor on the Montreal Sound Map project and framework.productions.

13/ Cronicas del Tiempo by Diego Losa 14:52 [listen] View details

Cronicas del Tiempo is a transcription of acoustic souvenirs, from a traveler’s past, present and future history. The music delivers a citizen’s mental representation in double exposure of the collective memory of Argentina. It is a reflection on an unconscious level of sensations from original sounds of the city of Buenos Aires recorded at different times (1980 -1996), then transformed.

Born in Buenos Aires in 1962, Diego Losa studied music in Argentina obtaining a masters degree in orchestral practice as a music performer. He later specialized in sound engineering techniques and is a member of the GRM (Groupe de recherches musical) Paris. Diego also taught electronic music composition techniques at the University of Córdoba and Rosario-Santa Fe. Diego composes pieces for dance, contemporary circus, and films.

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Deep Wireless 7 CD (2010)

Deep Wireless 7 was produced by New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) in 2010 as part of the annual Deep Wireless festival in May, a month-long celebration of radio art. Deep Wireless 7 is for radio use only and not for re-sale. NAISA is a non-profit organization that produces performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art. CD 1DW7CD

1/ can you say haa? by Reena Katz 13:29 [listen]View details

Sound artist Reena Katz uses the metaphor of cartography to layer linguistic, familial and cultural narratives of Palestine and Zionist history. In this impressionistic piece, Katz critically engages the question of multiple truths in a single geography. can you say haa? won the Best New Artist award in the 2003 Third Coast Festival/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation competition and was commissioned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for the 2003 Deep Wireless / Outfront residency.

Reena Katz uses recorded sound, handmade electronics, wood and live performance to create diverse listening spaces. Her work explores gender, ethnicity, migration and anachronism with a constant reference to collectivity and oral archive. Katz’s compositions, installations and performances have been exhibited at galleries, festivals and on radio internationally, including Toronto, Montreal, New York and Berlin.

2/ Natural Opera by Alex Cannon 03:39 [listen]View details

Natural Opera is a soundscape piece related to home by using the natural sounds of Earth. It transcends the idea that people can own a part of the world and in turn call that small part home. It looks at the bigger picture of the entire planet as the home which is shared by everything which exists on Earth.

Alex Cannon was born in 1991 in Toronto, Canada. He is currently finishing high school and working to become an audio engineer and general sound technician for theater shows and festivals around the city.

3/ Tombak by Madjid Tahriri 04:51 [listen]View details

Tombak is an Iranian percussion instrument, capable of performing very complex rhythms. My piece tries to discover new playing techniques for the Tombak, which usually aren’t playable on it (such as pitch changes, sustained notes, etc.) The basic idea of the composition is a conversation between three different Tombak each having its own character (low, middle, high register).

Since 2006 Madjid Tahriri has studied instrumental and electronic composition at the Folkwang University Essen. His music is performed internationally. In 2009 Madjid Tahriri obtained the Folkwang Prize in the composition category.

4/ Through a door by Sarah Boothroyd 07:47 [listen]View details

Commissioned in 2007 by CBC Radio and New Adventures In Sound Art, this is a soundscape piece about the Nicholas Street Jail in Ottawa, a structure described by a jail inspector in 1946 as a monstrous relic of an imperfect civilization where cells are medieval, incredibly cramped, with conditions far below the limits of human decency.

Sarah Boothroyd’s work has been featured on CBC Radio, BBC Radio, Resonance FM, WFMU, and Chicago Public Radio. Her sound art has been presented in Spain, China, Ireland, Denmark, Bulgaria, Portugal, South Korea, Switzerland, and Nairobi. Boothroyd has won awards from the Third Coast International Audio Festival, the Canadian Association of Journalists, and the European Broadcasting Union.

5/ Chronostasis (excerpt) by Andreas Bick 05:07View details

In Chronostasis, the sound of time becomes audible via the many-voiced ticking of a wide array of antique clocks. The simplest rhythmic information, the pendular motion of a clock mechanism, gives rise to a complex tangle of overlapping patterns and pulses. For a moment, in the ritual of constant repetition, time seems to stand still.

Andreas Bick is a producer and composer of radio art, his works have received many international awards including a World Silver Medal at the New York Festivals Award 2009 and the Phonurgia Nova prize 2008, among others. He also writes film scores for German TV and cinema productions and composes music for radio plays and dance theater choreographies.

6/ cave_music preview by Erik Ross 11:00View details

cave_music preview is from a project that was conceived by the Contemporary Keyboard Society (Katelyn Clark and Xenia Pestova) and composed by Erik Ross. The text in this version was written by Sierra Love and Erik Ross and was read by Katelyn Clark, Joanne Mitchell, Xenia Pestova and Erik Ross. It was initially designed for the Bonnechere Caves in Eganville, Ontario.

Dr. Erik Ross composes for all media. His works have been performed in Canada, the US, Mexico, England, Japan, Thailand and Australia. www.erikross.com. The Contemporary Keyboard Society was formed in Montreal in 2006 by Katelyn Clark (harpsichord) and Xenia Pestova (piano) to encourage and promote the performance of new repertoire for keyboards. www.contemporarykeyboardsociety.blogspot.com.

7/ My Path Today by Matteo Pogo and Valeria Merlini 02:23 [listen]View details

This piece is a sound miniature celebrating life’s energy and its secret springs in the holy areas of Home. The basic sound material was originally thought of as music for choreographer Giulia Mureddu’s Follow Me, a dance performance presented in June 2009 in Amsterdam.

Penates is JD Zazie and Mat Pogo. JD Zazie is a sound artist, field recorder and turntablist. Mat Pogo is an experimental vocalist, improviser and comic artist. He is founding member of the Burp Enterprise collective and runs the related label Burp Publications. http://www.burpenterprise.com/burp/system-files/units/penates/

8/ Homespun (topophilia) Alexander Baker 11:14 [listen]View details

Topophilia: …the fondness for a place….because it’s a home and incarnates the past… (Yi-Fu Tuan). Old piano, radio filtered through housework; local ritual and play; river and wide meadows…childhood memories spun out, framed by the resonant frequencies of my present home. Sounds recorded on location, but thanks to acclivity (playground, prayer), Greg Baumont (saw), nicStage (top) of freesound for lost echoes.

Alexander Baker is a former script writer, musician, and teacher who now works with sound. http://solublefisherman.wordpress.com http://idlequietist.wordpress.com

9/ Where Is Home? by Viv Corringham 00:57 [listen]View details

Much of my work is concerned with people’s relationship to familiar places and home. For this piece, I asked friends and family the question: Where is Home? Their answers float over my singing of the word Home and my own reflections on the question.

Viv Corringham is a British sound artist, vocalist and composer currently based in Minneapolis, USA. She has given concerts and exhibited sound installations throughout Europe, North America, Brazil, Turkey, Russia, Mongolia, Canada and Australia.

10/ The Rocket by Richard Sebastian Lavoie 04:22 [listen]View details

Hockey has always been a fascinating and inspiring sport for me. Having grown up in Montreal, the legacy of the Canadiens is undoubtedly very strong in me, especially since I spent several years on the ice practicing and dreaming about hockey. For me, many of these sounds associated with hockey have a vivid and pleasant memory attached to them.

Sébastien Lavoie discovered the works of Jean-Claude Risset and Francis Dhomont at the notable concert series Rien à Voir. That was the foundation that led him to study electroacoustic composition at L’Université de Montréal with Robert Normandeau. Sound explorer, Sébastien travels through the diverse avenues of noise and music in order to capture and compose novel sounds.

11/ A deux voix moments (Moments for Two Voices) by Andrea Cohen and Wiska Radkiewicz 11:12 [listen]View details

Our piece features the sounds we have recorded in our respective adopted homes (Paris and New York) and was composed in a process of exchanging these sounds via the internet. Each sound ‘depicts’ a moment; the composed ‘moments’ convey nostalgia and the quest for a ‘real’ home.

Wiska Radkiewicz, PhD in music composition, Princeton University. She works in various fields: electroacoustic composition, radio art, video, pedagogical studies and creative writing. She lives and works in Roosevelt, New Jersey, USA. Andrea Cohen, PhD, Sorbonne University. Since 1985 she has been a radio author and producer at Radio France. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she lives and works in Paris, France.

CD 2

1/ In My Language I Am Smart by Dragan Todorovic 08:27View details

Learning a new language is like having a new coat of paint: a series of foreign words is superimposed onto mother’s tongue. One has to go through a mutation that is both painful and funny. In My Language I am Smart, which presents this process, was commissioned by the CBC for the 2005 Deep Wireless / Outfront residency.

Dragan Todorovic is a writer living in England. He has published 8 books, written and directed several radio plays and 2 TV documentaries. His non-fiction work The Book of Revenge was awarded by Writers’ Trust and his latest book, Diary of Interrupted Days was short listed for two awards.

2/ I wish by Steven Naylor 09:45View details

I wish is a portrait of unattainable longings, ambiguous desires, and persistent fears. The piece is constructed from a few vocal and instrumental fragments taken from a recording of a simple song of lament — titled Home, and performed by Nova Scotian singer Rita Rankin — which I composed and recorded several years earlier.

Halifax-based artist Steven Naylor composes for concert performance, professional theater, television, film and radio. Naylor’s personal work is presently centred on both radiophonic and acousmatic composition. He completed a PhD in musical composition, supervised by Jonty Harrison, at the University of Birmingham, UK.

3/ Miutes Tessituras by Andrea-Jane Cornell and Emilie Mouchous 12:25 [listen]View details

Fed by electrical frequencies whose current enables us to fill our homes with familiar yet unlikely sounds from our instruments, this composition is the result of edited excerpts from several improvisation sessions. Hogs lamenting, homemade oscillators, various ambiences and watery textures are woven together to create an organic and synthetic composition.

Andrea-Jane Cornell and Emilie Mouchous/Gmackrr met to perform in CKUT’s on-air studio before they began infusing the spaces of each other’s houses with their composite sounds.

4/ No Place Like Home by Martin Williams 01:01 [listen]View details

Plundered collage around the theme of home.

Martin Williams is a maker of features, soundscapes and documentaries for radio. He has made and produced regular programmes for london art radio station Resonance FM including a long-running weekly programme called Unknown Country. He has also created and produced several features for BBC radio.

5/ Sustenance (excerpt) by Nichola Scrutton 11:30 [listen]View details

Sustenance explores human interaction with the objects and processes that make up our daily existence. The sound materials progress through sections, each defined by a specific sonic/material character drawn from the utensils and processes of cooking. At a higher level of structure, the work traces a general transformation from dry to wet, reflecting decay.

Nichola Scrutton is a composer/performer and teaching fellow at Glasgow University, where she completed her PhD in electroacoustic composition in 2009. Performances have included Festival Futura (Crest), DAW(Zurich), ICMC (New Orleans), DMRN (London). Recent projects include a sound installation for theatre (The Garden of Adrian), music for Sarah Tripp’s short film Move Mood, and a radiophonic work Hold Your Breath.

6/ What if? from the collection Out of House And Home by Nicole Grutter 01:18 [listen]View details

Stuff. We work hard to obtain it, keep it, and rid ourselves of it. We feel great emotion towards it. I examined my ever-growing pile of stuff and realized my possessions had created a negative hold on my time and my home, hence, my life. These recordings reflect the emotional overhaul the metamorphic process of purging my belongings evoked.

Nicole Gruter’s work incorporates elements of performance,voice, video, installation, and sound. Her work often relies upon interactive exchanges with the public. With subjects ranging from political satire, family immigration, obligation, hoarding, operatic arias, Dutch butter cake, and time management, Gruter combines humor with political and personal issues.

7/ Homespun by David Hindmarch 14:00 [listen]View details

The music shows the transformation of everyday domestic objects from the physical to the atomic level. Everyday domestic objects that I recorded evolve from referential to abstract form. The resonant and tonal attributes, which are added to the sounds, represent the move into the atomic world.

David Hindmarch is 44 years old and totally blind. He taught himself electroacoustic music from 2000-2006 when he joined BEAST composers at Birmingham University and began a four-year PhD with Professor Jonty Harrison.

8/ Kaliash (excerpt) by Debashis Sinha 05:09View details

Kailash is a work that imagines the unknown sound world of the abode of the Hindu god Shiva, on the summit of this earthly mountain on which no human has set foot. Kailash was commissioned as the winning piece of the XVI Concurso de Creación Radiofónica 2009.

Debashis Sinha is becoming increasingly known as an artist with a fierce commitment to re-interpreting what it means to express and be influenced by one’s life in/between cultures. His creative output ranges from solo audiovisual performance projects on the concert stage to the interior spaces between 2 headphones.

9/ Canciones de las Madres by Cherie Moses 13:24 [listen]View details

This audio work is based on the dialogs of three women representing three generations of one family who immigrated to Canada from Chile. The audio has been done in both languages as each woman constructed her own script with cues only. The emphasis was on what they wanted to say to their children for memory.

Cherie Moses is a visual artist who has exhibited internationally in a wide range of media. Canciones de las Madres was inspired by her long-standing friendship with one of the participants whose stories of courage and adaptability as a refugee to Canada were a catalyst for the dialogs.


Deep Wireless 6 CD (2009) Deep Wireless 6 Compilation 2-CD set was produced by New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) in 2009 as part of the annual Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art. The contents of the CD were curated by Darren Copeland from the submissions received on the theme Ecology: Water, Air, Sound from September 2008. Audio Mastering: Darren Copeland; Design: Nadene Theriault-Copeland; CD Illustraions: Prashant Miranda. CD 1

1/ The Ugliest Sound in the World by Richard Marsella 8:19 [listen] View details

In 1964, Dr. Ronald Gutt set out on a 10-year quest to find and capture the ugliest sound in the world. He documented his hunt with a small tape machine that the BBC recently discovered in Dr. Gutt’s secret archives. The “ugliest sound” was played once by Dr. Gutt at a conference in 1977, and the entire audience was hospitalized shortly after. Richard Marsella is a composer from Georgetown, Ontario. Mr. Marsella has composed background music for 3 seasons of MTV’s The Tom Green Show. He is the leader of the 10-piece cabaret ensemble The Lollipop People. Rich resides in the small 10meg suburban website www.friendlyrich.com. Friendly Rich recently produced a children’s radio pilot for CBC Radio entitled Dr. Calamari’s Cabinet.

2/ Forest to Desert by Sarah Boothroyd 2:34 [listen] View details

Forest and Desert is an audio doodle about this phrase: “Humankind is preceded by forest, and followed by desert.” This piece was selected as a winner in the Third Coast International Audio Festival’s 2008 ShortDoc competition. Sarah Boothroyd’s work has been featured on CBC Radio in Canada, on BBC Radio 4, Resonance FM in London, WFMU in New York, and Chicago Public Radio. Her sound art has been presented at conferences, festivals, and exhibitions in Ireland, Denmark, Bulgaria, Portugal, South Korea, Switzerland, and Nairobi. Her work has won awards from the Third Coast International Audio Festival, the Canadian Association of Journalists, and the European Broadcasting Union.

3/ Still Voices by Pete Stollery 6:17 [listen] View details

I have become fascinated by the power that I have as a composer working with technology and fixed media to preserve sounds which will soon no longer exist. Workers at the Glendronach Distillery in North-East Scotland were told in 2004 that the plant was to move from coal-fired to a more ecological manufacturing process. This piece uses many of those “disappeared” sounds and weaves them in with others recorded in the distillery. Pete Stollery composes electroacoustic music where there exists an interplay between the original “meaning” of sounds and sounds existing purely as sound objects. In his music, this is achieved by the juxtaposition of real (familiar) and unreal (unfamiliar) sounds to create surreal landscapes. His music is published by empreintes DIGITALes.

4/ DR. NAUT, an audible comic book by Jobina Tinnemans 28:19 [listen] View details

After a research abroad, Dr. Naut has returned to Earth as a different person. But is she now grounded after her infinite explorationþ Watch her discover a new world – in this half hour science fiction radioplay. Music by Blatnova (aka Jobina Tinnemans) establishes a magical biotope where ’50s optimism, functionalism, UFOs, Sixties design, Sci Fi and ecology can peacefully live next to each other. This is a complete recipe. The ingredients Blatnova is using to cook make a weird alchemy – while you’re listening you will discover there’s a little door in the speakers of your soundsystem. You pass and enter a new universe.

5/ Waterpipe 1 by Ambrose Pottie 1:00 [listen] View details

Waterpipe 1 is a one minute urban soundscape featuring a series of resonant heating and circulation pipes situated near an active sewer drain. The recording was made using a pair of hand-held omni-directional microphones in a Jecklin disc array. With the exception of a fade in/out, no editing or processing was done to this recording. Ambrose Pottie, born in 1959, is a Toronto based musician, phonographer and graphic designer. Primarily self taught, he has recorded and/or performed with Parmela Attariwala, Bob Becker, Anne Bourne, Eugene Chadbourne, Crash Vegas, Andrew Cyrille, Fred Frith, Bill Grove, Guy Klucevsek, Evan Lurie, and The Polka Dogs.

6/ Champs de fouilles (Excavations) by Martin Bedard 10:35 View details

Commissioned by the ensemble Erreur de type 27 for the Québec City 400th anniversary (1608-2008) celebrations. Excavations is a homage to the history and unique character of Québec City (Canada). In the piece, I explore the cohabitation of electroacoustic media and sound culture, which I identify as being the unique sound heritage of a community or area. Martin Bedard earned his master’s degree in electroacoustic composition under the direction of composer Yves Daoust and Andre Fecteau at the Conservatoire de musique de Montreal, graduating with honours. His keen interest in film language and sound culture should provide him ample new creative avenues to explore for future projects. He is currently a lecturer and a PhD student in electroacoustic composition with composer Robert Normandeau at Université de Montréal. He also teaches at the Conservatoire de musique de Montreal in the electroacoustic composition class.

7/ Peak Experience by Diana McIntosh 1:00  [listen] View details

Peak Experience flows from my many mountain climbing adventures – hiking up and down valleys and glaciers and struggling up to summits. The mystery, the excitement, the beauty, the exhaustion are all part of the struggle to reach high places. This little 60-second slice of high altitudes was created using a Synclavier digital synthesizer, some sampled concrete sounds done on a keyboard sampler, and recording my own breathing while hiking in the mountains. Diana McIntosh has a dual career of composer and performer. She has been commissioned to write for orchestra, chamber ensemble, vocal, choir, instrumental soloists, dance, mime, electronics and theatrically-oriented music. As a performer, she has travelled throughout Canada, widely in the USA, in Britain, Ireland, France, Portugal and Kenya.

8/ Radio Ghosts by by Mike Vernusky & Greg Romero 11:02 [listen] View details

A father tries to speak to his lost son through radio waves. A woman carrying a wool blanket appears and shatters the world. A physician tests his imagination with a patient who continually falls into fires. A widow speaks to her lost lover through the waves of the Pacific ocean. Greg Romero is a playwright and a theatre artist, originally from Lousisina, and currently living in Philadelphia, Pa. Mike Vernusky is a freelance sound artist from Austin, Texas.

9/ 10 Below by Sarah Peebles 0:59 [listen] View details

10 below (Celsius) is the perfect Winter temperature. Sarah Peebles is a Toronto-based composer, improviser and installation artist. She has been spending a lot of time with bees lately, and her ongoing collaboration “Resonating Bodies”, can be viewed at http://resonatingbodies.wordpress.com Her music is available on various recordings and on the net (sarahpeebles.net). Special thanks to Lindsay Apieries, Matthew Leonard, Radio New Zealand, Veronica Meduna, and Dean Hapeta and family.

10/ Écologie Matérielle by Adam Basanta 0:59 [listen] View details

Between the natural enviroment and the consumer product derived from it (paper/plastic/wrappers/foil) lies a sonic and metaphoric continuum. Within this scope, I expore variations on the themes of extraction and re-depostion between opposing sound-images, investigating an evolving musical interplay between the ecological organiation of characteristics of each sound world. Adam Basanta is a Music major at SFU’s School of Contemporary Arts, studying electroacoustic composition with Barry Truax. In his compositions, Adam tries to preserve a connection to the real world while engaging with acousmatic techniques. He is particularly interested in semiotic approaches to electroacoustic composition, compositional use of sound phenomenology, as well as found sound environments. His compositions have been performed at concerts and festivals throughout North America, and have been recipients of national awards. www.myspace.com/adambasanta.

CD 2

1/ Lack of Proper Words by Sarah Boothroyd 0:59  [listen] View details

Lack of Proper Words is a study of the sounds people make to fill silence. The work incorporates reiterations, hesitations, and various verbal crutches. Sarah Boothroyd’s work has been featured on CBC Radio in Canada, on BBC Radio 4, Resonance FM in London, WFMU in New York, and Chicago Public Radio. Her sound art has been presented at conferences, festivals, and exhibitions in Ireland, Denmark, Bulgaria, Portugal, South Korea, Switzerland, and Nairobi. Her work has won awards from the Third Coast International Audio Festival, the Canadian Association of Journalists, and the European Broadcasting Union.

2/ Taking the Bridge by Christian Nicolay 7:50  [listen] View details

Taking the Bridge is an attempt to resurrect abandoned and obsolete objects by amplifying and constructing their sounds, re-inventing their function into instruments for contemporary dialogue. Using a multitude of various pick-ups, guitar pedals, and amplifiers the collection of sounds from an unauthorized climbing of Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver are constructed together on broken tape recorders to further explore the gritty, linear qualities of analogue tape and accentuate this exploration of erosion and abandonment. The bridge is not only an instrument, but also a way to cross over into places you would not know how to get to through logical investigations. Christian Nicolay has been the recipient of several visual and media arts awards, artistic director, and curator of various projects, including collaborations with artists from various fields in video, performance, sound and installation. He has given several lectures about his work, and has exhibited and performed in numerous spaces worldwide including Public, Commercial, and Artist Run Art Galleries.

3/ EnvironMentally Sound by Pierre Desmarais 0:58 [listen] View details

This composition is a reflection on our gasoline/car obsessed society, and how this obsession is threatening our natural environment. Pierre Desmarais received a Masters in Composition at l’Université de Montréal in 1999. His thesis, a composition for string orchestra and percussion entitled Le cri, d’après Edvard Munch, was performed by I Musici de Montréal. His music, which is inspired by images and visual art, navigates through a great variety of genres.

4/ Mechanical Magpies by Risto Holopainen 17:09 [listen] View details

Pink noise from the brook pollutes the air and water and fills the woods. What makes us prefer that to traffic noiseþ Traffic is an organic fluid flowing in the city’s blood vessels. Imagine a collective of agents: Friends and enemies. Surveillance and so on. Incredible intelligence. Artificial stupidity. We have artificial creatures living in nesting-boxes. Can they suck the fluid out of the city’s blood vesselsþ Risto Holopainen was born in 1970 in Sweden. He studied composition at the Norwegian State Academy of Music with Lasse Thoresen and others, followed by studies in musicology. Currently he pursues a PhD project on adaptive synthesis at the University of Oslo. His compositions include both electroacoustic and instrumental music for concert, dance and radioplays, but he has also made computer animation and video. His Garbage Collection has appeared on Mere records.

5/ Telegram from Space by Richard Désilets 0:59  [listen] View details

The idea was to shake, flap, tear and to screw up different pieces of paper. Then I recorded the different textures of paper and added one more synthetic sound. I imagine the work as a message from outer space. Richard Désilets is a freelance composer. He finished his Masters degree in composition from the University of Montreal in 1987. His experience in music realization ranges from composing operas to multimedia music production with some research in experimental and contemporary music. He is a pianist but now his principal instrument is the computer and its music-processing tools.

6/ Small Boy by sylvi macCormac 1:02 [listen] View details

Cree Nation, Small Boy, speaks about Nepi / Water and tells us that Aski means Earth; Yoten means Wind. Paddle in Lake was recorded by David Murphy – www.SFU.ca. Small Boy, South Indian Stringed Instrument & Male Vocalist, was recorded with permission at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival and composed for 60×60. ‘Small Boy’ will be part of the VFMF Soundscapes 1999-2009 – www.thefestival.bc.ca sylvi macCormac received honourable mention at IMEB, France (1999) and co-produced Uts’am / Witness CD (2004) including Buffy Sainte-Marie, Bruce Cockburn, Barry Truax and Squamish Sp’ak’wus Slúlum / Eagle Song Dancers. sylvi started WHEELS Soundscape: with Voices of People with Dis Abilities (1997).

7/ Gotlandic Miscellanea by Scott Wilson 8:04  [listen] View details

Gotlandic Miscellanea was created at a residency at the Visby International Centre for Composers on Gotland in Sweden. The material is a random collection of sonic flotsam, some recorded around the island, some using found objects. It is dedicated to my friend and colleague Jonty Harrison. Scott Wilson was born in Vancouver, Canada and studied in Canada, the U.S., and Germany. He currently lives in the U.K., where he works with BEAST (Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre) and teaches at the University of Birmingham.

8/ If it hurts, you breathe faster by Fereshteh Toosi 2:59 [listen] View details

Buffalo, NY resident Kathy Mecca has been resisting a proposed expansion of the Ontario border Peace Bridge that threatens to destroy residential homes, architecturally important buildings, and mature trees in the neighborhood that has higher then average rates of asthma. This piece uses the following sound files from Freesound (http://www.freesound.org): dog panting from dobroide and dog walking from FreqMan. Fereshteh Toosi is an interdisciplinary artist working in video, sound, performance, and public intervention. Fereshteh lives in Chicago where she is working on a sound walk about environmental justice in central New York. You my find samples of her work at http://fereshteh.net

9/ Wasserhalf by Sean O’Neill 4:18  [listen] View details

Wasserhalf focuses on micro-granular movements and the expansive potential of emergent gestures. The sound sources consist of environmental field recordings treated using digital manipulation and real-time processing. Sean O’Neill works with textural elements of field recordings, envnironmental/urban impressions and found sound. He is interested in the acoustics of structural spaces and natural ambience, incorporating electronics and interactive mix-media. His recordings have been used for performance, installation, and radio, including 404 Festival, Spark, and the Ice Hotel Sweden.

10/ Folded and Broken by Victoria Fenner 7:06  [listen] View details

Folded and Broken consists of recordings from Hogs Back Falls, Ottawa Ontario. Hogs Back is both wild and civilized .. a city park in a landscape which looks natural but is highly engineered. “A wild place in the midst of an orderly cityscape” — nature by consent .. wilderness tamed. Victoria Fenner is a radio producer and environmental sound artist living in Hamilton Ontario. She has over twenty years experience in radio production as a producer, journalist, documentarian and technician and has worked for CBC Radio and community stations in Canada and the United States. She has also produced syndicated radio programs with Earth Chronicle Productions, a company that focuses on the environment and sustainable development. In addition to her work in programming, Victoria also organizes and teaches training workshops in radio skills and sound art.

11/ Worldcup by François Girouard 0:59  [listen] View details

Worldcup is made with edited recordings of the party in the streets of Little Italy, Montreal, resulting from the victory of Italy in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. François Girouard is a composer, guitarist, drummer and videographer born in Joliette, Canada. He studied electroacoustic composition at the University of Montreal and has created several works for dance and theatre. He has played guitar in many bands (The Frootfly, Serial Numbers, Mortabelle) and can also be found behind the drums performing with Dynamo Coléoptera. His video-music works have been presented in international festivals including the Pärnu International Film & Video Festival in Estonia, SOUNDPlay in Toronto, Outer Limits in New York, ISEA 2000 in Paris and Elektra in Montreal.

12/ …and along came the railroad by Cameron Catalano 4:22  [listen] View details

As a 5 year Vancouver resident, one of the first things I recognize upon visiting my hometown of Williams Lake is crickets chirping. Their calming ambiance is unfortunately muffled or absent in the city. This composition is a commentary on unanticipated ecological impacts that occur due to technological advances. Cameron Catalano has recently completed 3 commissioned compositions for NAV CANADA. He is a member of the Vancouver musical collective Eunoia. He also participates in Degenrelization – a series of sonic experiments conducted at Gladgnome Studios. In 2008, he completed his undergraduate degree in Communications at Simon Fraser University.

13/ Toronto Island Contrasts by Elainie Lillios 0:59  [listen] View details

This soundscape postcard portrays the multifaceted nature of Toronto Island. I had the opportunity to visit during one of their air show weekends and was amazed by the sonic contrasts between technology and nature. Elainie Lillios’ music is influenced by her fascination with listening, sound, space, time, immersion and anecdote. Influential mentors include Jonty Harrison, Pauline Oliveros and Larry Austin. Sonic experiences available on Empreintes DIGITALes, StudioPANaroma, La Muse en Circuit, New Adventures in Sound Art and SEAMUS labels, plus online at www.elillios.com

14/ snowSongs by vivienne spiteri 19:58 [listen] View details

the inuit have many words for snow. do the different snows also have different voices, make different soundsþ curious, i went to nunavut to find out. the piece, in seven continuous parts (in the beginning, two clumps of earth, snowSongs, sister sun brother moon, shaman, qallunaat, swanSong) traces the sounds of snow as experienced through the ancient inuit life cycle and their complex mythology, to today’s environmental deterioration. vivienne spiteri is an independent instrumental artist (harpsichord) whose work centres on music of our time. in 2003, she composed her first electroacoustic work (anahata, for ‘tape’ and harpsichord interior) that explores silence as positive space, thresholds of in/audibility, and aural illusion.


Deep Wireless 5 (2008)

CD 1

1/ Seconds by Dorothy Hindman 00:59 [listen] View details

Seconds is a musique concrète work based on source material recorded during a single dinner with the family. 96 separate sonic events, each one second long, were combined and processed using ProTools to create a 5.0 surround file. This is the stereo version of that file. Seconds was composed and realized at the Visby International Centre for Composers’ Studio Alpha in June, 2005. Seconds was first published on the 60 x 60 (2005 edition) www.voxnovus.com/60×60.htm. Critics have called Dorothy Hindman’s music intense, gripping and frenetic, sonorous and affirmative and music of a terrific romantic gesture. Each piece explores her ongoing interest in issues of musical perception, beauty, timbre, contextual meaning and profundity. Hindman teaches music theory and composition at Birmingham-Southern college.

2/ Creatures of the Ice by Eldad Tsabary 04:39 [listen] View details

Unlike Katherine Norman’s Real-World Music, in which abstract and imaginative sounds enhance the experience of certain aspects of reality, this piece incorporates an absolutely fantastic story into the truthful field recording and could be described as a sonic tall-tale. The recording is made underneath the ice in the colony of the ice ants at Tasiujaq. Honestly! The works of Montreal-based composer Eldad Tsabary have been presented at Carnegie Hall, ISCM and CCRMA, among others, recorded by the Bulgarian Philharmonic and published by Editions BIM. Eldad has won prizes at several competitions including Bourges 2007, Madrid Abierto 2007, ZKM’s Shortcuts:Beauty 2006, and Harbourfront Centre’s New Canadian Sound Work 2006. He is a professor at Concordia University’s music department.

3/ Rough Cuts from a Harsh Land: Tarset 2007 by James Wyness 11:35 [listen] View details

Tarset is a remote valley in Northumberland, England. It is austere in its beauty and strong in community. This piece portrays the character of Tarset, its land, people and history. It uses environmental sound, the spoken word and the poetry of Basil Bunting read by the author himself. James Wyness is a composer and sound artist living in Southern Scotland. He works as a composer in the acousmatic tradition and as a sound artist in the fields of documentary and archive.

4/ Jubilate with the help of garbage by solublefish 01:21 [listen] View details

Kurt Schwitters – poems, prose, plays, paintings, performance, collages, sculpture. Flight from tyranny, poverty, ill health; yet by all accounts, constant creativity, dada jubilation. A merz portrait using material to hand and mouse: my voice, computer voices, text fragments, samples from abandoned projects, iLife f/x, building work next door… solublefish (Alexander Baker) – Freelance writer for television and radio (mostly comedy). Free jazz/improv percussionist (mostly comedy). A few years teaching children (7-11) – drama, art, music, maths, PE…(mostly comedy). Two years ago began to play with ProTools Free (mostly not comedy, but working on it).

5/ Parcelles 1 (movements # 5,6, & 7) by Christian Bouchard 05:30 View details

I have always been fascinated by the magical moments found in any sound environment, when from what appears to be chaos, sounds organize themselves and create a music I am often the only one to hear. I wanted to share these incredible moments. I recorded them. Then, I asked them to pose for me, just as if I were painting — landscapes, abstract forms, or by numbers. These pieces (ie. Parcelles 1 & 2) illustrate the results. But they also illustrate: the sound environment of a particular time, the chaos of the world, the rural calm, the urban swarms, the energy of the living. They imitate the mechanics of things, the hazards of life, the workings of luck. Fragments of moments. (c) 2002-03 Christian Bouchard (SOCAN) / 2004 YMX MéDIA (SOCAN). www.electrocd.com/en/cat/imed_0474 Parcelles 1 (Fragments 1) was realized in 2002-03 at the composer’s personal studio in Montreal and premiered on February 14, 2004 as part of the Rien à voir (15) concert series presented by Réseaux at Espace GO, in Montreal. Thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts. [English translation: François Couture, i-04] Christian Bouchard completed his master’s degree under Yves Daoust and received the Prize in Electroacoustic Composition at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal. He received several awards in composition: the SOCAN Young Composers Competition (Canada, 1998); the Canadian Electroaocustic Community’s competition Jeu de temps / Times Play (CEC, Canada, 2000); the biennial acousmatic composition competition Métamorphoses 2002 (Brussels, Belgium). Bouchard recently won the Priz Opus for concert of the year with the electronic quartet Theresa transistor.

5.5/ St-Malo/Intra muros; Va vient du midi 5.6/ Paril/le Concorde; En attendant le Boeing 5.7/ Tout près de mes microphones; À tous les passants, merçi!

6/ All Over Again by Sandeep Bhagwati 00:59 [listen]View details

All Over Again is an aerially foreshortened view of a poem with the same title by Louis MacNeice, read by another poet, Ulrike Draesner, and it excerpts just one strand on MacNeice’s longer poem, an imagined love-story. The music in the background is my own, lifted from other pieces, cut and dried. All Over Again was first published on the 60 x 60 (2004 edition) www.voxnovus.com/60×60.htm. Sandeep Bhagwati was born in Bombay, India and moved to Europe at the age of six. His artistic work spans music, theatre and art and has been performed by many leading ensembles and orchestras worldwide. He is also a prolific writer. He was artistic director of several festivals: RASALILA, KlangRiffe and A*Devantgarde, as well as Composer-in-Residence at CalArts, IRCAM and Beethoven Orchestra Bonn. He currently is Canada Research Chair for Inter-X Art at Concordia University Montreal.

7/ AWOL by Roberto Santiguido 10:47 View details

When I was fifteen years old, I ran away from home. I set my sights on the Atlantic coast, and, outside of Drummondville, I started hitchhiking. In Moncton, New Brunswick, I had a fifteen-minute conversation with a woman in her rec room. After ten years, I’ll try to find her. Since receiving his BFA in film production from Montreal’s Concordia University, Roberto Santaguida has divided his time between microfiction, documentary filmmaking and his tabbies.

8/ W.B.Q. by Julia Norton 00:57 [listen] View details

When I wrote this piece my son was a toddler. From him I continue to find inspiration, joy, harmony and purpose in my work; but at the time, there was also a sense of frustration because I felt like I never had enough time to simply sit and write. I chose to reflect the different desires of my son and I, by having us singing in different time signatures. My frustration is reflected in the highest pitched vocal line. My feeling is, however, that the overall tone of the piece is one that is melodic and harmonious. W.B.Q. was first published on the 60 x 60 (2004 edition) www.voxnovus.com/60×60.htm. Originally from England, Julia Norton lives in the San Francisco Bay area where she composes vocal music for theatre and solo voices. She draws her inspiration from the emotional heart of a subject and uses extended vocal technique to seek out the edges of discomfort, irreverence and harmony. She found she had to somewhat limit her voice as a singer of folk, rock or even jazz, but in using her voice as a compositional instrument she has found the vocal freedom she always craved.

9/ Jazvuk by Andre Bartetzki 09:37 [listen] View details

The sound sources used in this piece are a recording of the Czech tongue twister Strc prst skrz krk and recordings of the streets of Prague. I’ve decomposed these words consisting of almost only noisy consonants into single phonemes, which were treated by granular methods to develop various little sound scenes with different characters. The real-life street sounds, which are mainly characterized by the multilingual buzzing of the tourist’s voices, get shifted over and over into surreal soundscapes made out of the phonemes. Andre Bartetzki studied sound engineering at the Musikhochschule Hanns Eisler in Berlin, where he founded and led the studio for electroacoustic music until 2002. From 1999 to 2004 he taught at the Musikhochschule and at the Bauhaus university in Weimar. He currently works as a programmer and sound engineer for contemporary music, sound and media art. Since 1997 he has been developing his own compositions, sound installations and video art and has collaborated with musicians, dancers and video artists. Bartetzki has received scholarships at the ZKM Karlsruhe and the Künstlerhaus Ahrenshoop. www.bartetzki.de.

10/ Dididahdit by Solange Kershaw 00:59 [listen] View details

Dididahdit was created for 60×60, repeating the word s-I-x-t-y in morse code and having a little fun building itself around the emerging pattern. Dididahdit was first published on the 60 x 60 (2004 edition) www.voxnovus.com/60×60.htm. Solange Kershaw is a composer based in Australia and works mainly in radio, theatre and sound art installations.

11/ ExobiologY by Raphaël Neron 09:29 [listen] View details

The place: Earth. The time: 3.7 billion years ago. ExobiologY is a multidisciplinary field utilizing physics, biology and geology as well as philosophy to speculate about the arising of life on Earth. Raphaël Neron has completed a Bachelor’s degree in electroacoustic composition at the Univeristé de Montréal. His main interest is investigating the formal possibilities of electroacoustic music. His work Toons has been awarded second prize at the JTTP 2006 contest and his work La nouvelle idole, received the Prix Marcelle Deschêsnes 2005.

12/ Power Play (excerpts from Deep Wireless 2006) by Anna Friz, Richard Lee, Christine Duncan and Richard Windeyer 17:12 [listen] View details

Each year, New Adventures in Sound Art assembles an eclectic group of performers with skills in a number of arts disciplines for a blind date with live radio performance. Together they craft a show that interweaves improvisation and prepared material, performing it in front of the Deep Wireless festival audience. In 2006, the group consisted of Richard Lee, Christine Duncan and Richard Windeyer as the expert mediums who channeled the ‘Spirits of Radio’s Past,’ and Anna Friz as the ‘Fabulous Host.’ The concept for this edition came from a series of performance instructions written for the group by Gregory Whitehead called the Power Plays. Radio Theatre 2006 was directed by Mark Cassidy, who guided the improvisation process through the rehearsals to give the performance its extra edge. Anna Friz is a sound and radio artist who divides her time between Montreal and Toronto. Since 1998, she has predominantly created self-reflexive radio for broadcast, installation or performance, where radio is the source, subject, and medium of the work. She creates dynamic, atmospheric works equally able to reflect upon public media culture or to reveal interior landscapes. Richard Lee is always grateful to be immersed in the wonderful world of sound. Richard is a sound designer and also works in theatre as a Fight Director and primarily as a Performer. Christine Duncan has been singing professionally since the age of 15. She began performing on stage when she was 5 years old, with her family The Duncans and toured North America extensively until the age of 19. Richard Windeyer creates music, sound and visuals for experimental theatre, radio, film, and integrated media projects. He is a member of the Dora Award-winning experimental performance collective Bluemouth Inc. Presents (www.bluemouthinc.com), and collaborates with a laptop music trio called Finger. His work has been heard across Canada, Europe, the UK, and over the Internet.

13/ The One Minute Piece That Took Me Ages To Do And Which Is Really Impressive** by Moritz Eggert 01:00 [listen] View details

Note: contains some strong language. The One Minute Piece That Took Me Ages To Do and Which Is Really Impressive was first published on the 60 x 60 (2004 edition) www.voxnovus.com/60×60.htm. German composer Moritz Eggert has covered all genres in his work – his oeuvre includes 8 operas and works for dance and music theatre, often with unusual performance elements. His column in the major German music magazine NMZ (titled Bad Boy Of Music) – has resulted in murder threats by some insulted old avant-gardists, whose clichés he loves to make fun of.

14/ End of Dinner by Paul Collins & Jean-Jacques Palix 03:51 [listen] View details

This piece, extracted from Collins and Palix’s 2004 CD, Wipe Out!, started out as a recording of a conversation with French poet/philosopher, Marc Moret. We were eating in a restaurant. Music plays softly on the radio. Wine is poured. Out of the taped interview, Paul took a 2 bar sequence and riffed on those bars, using different instruments-settings on the synthesizer, to create a canon-like effect as more and more voices come into play. Palix riffs on the fork and knife cutting through dinner. We mixed down the knife scraping on the plate so that it is not quite nerve-wracking; it merely has an edge it. Before moving to Paris in 1982, Paul Collins lived in Toronto where he worked at the Coach House Press, exhibited at A Space, YYZ, and Mercer Union, and played ‘no wave music’ at The Cabana Room. Upcoming projects include a solo piano concert at Museum London, a giant video projection in Toronto’s Nuit Blanche 2008, and a CD with Paris-based Ultradig. Jean-Jacques Palix is a composer for the stage, a compiler and field recorder. Founding member of Radio Nova, in 1981, he works now with contemporary dance, art, film, video, fashion and other events. He has published several records and has produced vocal concerts, noise events and sound installations in Art Schools and Art Galleries. More info: http://jjpalix.free.fr/bio-Palix.htm

** Note: The One Minute Piece That Took Me Ages To Do And Which Is Really Impressive contains some strong language. CD 2

1/ Parcelles 2 (2003) Movement # 11 & 12 by Christian Bouchard View details

Parcelles 2 (Fragments 2) was realized in 2003 in the composer’s personal studio, in Montreal, and premiered on October 18, 2003 as part of the Rien à voir (14) concert series presented by Réseaux at Espace GO, in Montreal. Parcelles 2 was commissioned by Réseaux with the help of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. Thanks to Rachmiel, Timothy Lamb, and Polimorf for their Reaktor instruments. (c) 2003 Christian Bouchard (SOCAN) / 2004 YMX MéDIA (SOCAN) www.electrocd.com/en/cat/imed_0474/ See CD1 #5 for additional programme notes and for a bio of Christian Bouchard.

1.1/ Bouldevard St-Laurent; Brazil wins 1.2/ Orly; Quleque chose de la solitude 06:36

2/ Hsintein, Santa Barbara by Hong-Kai Wang & Ben Gerstein 02:40 [listen] View details

Using old family cassettes recorded in the 1970s and 80s in Santa Barbara, California, this piece has been assembled by combining it with more recent ambient sounds from a marketplace in Taiwan. The English speech and activity with the casual chattering in Chinese merge naturally to become as musical and rhythmic as the percussive life sounds of the market. Hong-Kai Wang is a sound artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Ben Gerstein is a trombonist / artist living and working in New York City.

3/ Du libe tu? By Elsa Justel 02:11 View details

The Gods have become machines. And machines think. They do, therefore they are; they build, therefore they act; they act, therefore they live. They have the movement, breath and style of journey, the only thing that matters is courage, imagination, and intelligence; where Man shall stop, tired, uneasy with all his conquests; where he shall remember that a single word — the key to comprehension — means both to listen and to understand. That musician will make anything his own, be it God, table or toilet. With the same musical ear, he will spy on the nightingale’s modulations, the breath of machines; and from tropical birds, he will be able to create his own score. —Pierre Schaeffer, excerpt from the conference «Retour aux sources», Festival de la Recherche organized by RTF, Paris (France), May 26, 1960. To you, o great provocative man, o boy looking for trouble, I answer back with the same breath of machines — those capricious Gods — untroubled by my foolish witticisms, because you gave me the crazy courage that carried the imagination, this boldness allowing me to create illusions, without restraint nor compromise. The title Du libe tu? is an anagram on the title of Pierre Schaeffer’s work Bidule en ut, of which parts of the theme are quoted herein. – [English translation: François Couture, viii-07]. Du libe tu? was first published on the empreintes DIGITALes label on the CD Mâts in 2007 (http://www.electrocd.com/en/cat/imed_0785/). (c) 1996 Elsa Justel (SACEM) / 2007 YMX MéDIA (SOCAN) Du libe tu? was realized in 1996 at the composer’s studio in Paris (France) and was premiered in 1996 during the Tombeau de Pierre Schaeffer concert at the Synthèse Festival in Bourges (France). The work was commissioned by the Institut international de musique électroacoustique de Bourges (IMEB) for the anniversary of the death of Pierre Schaeffer. The recorded voice of Pierre Schaeffer was taken from the archives of the Institut national de l’audiovisuel (Ina). Elsa Justel (Argentine-France) studied composition and electroacoustics in Buenos Aires, then she received her Doctorate in Aesthetics, Sciences and Technologies of Arts at the University of Paris. She has received composition awards in the Netherlands, France, Austria, Italy and Argentina.

4/ Lift (2006) by Sarah Peebles 03:18 [listen] View details

Lift is dedicated to the remaining indigenous plants and pollinators (both avian and insect) of Aotearoa – New Zealand, and was inspired by my experiences on Kapiti Island, in Paparoa park and the Wellington area. Lift is a reduction of a larger fourty-minute work entitled Clear Dawn, created for RPM/Radio New Zealand and which will be released on Pogus in the upcoming year. You can’t have flight if you don’t have lift. (Special thanks to Frank Lindsay, Matthew Leonard, Veronica Meduna, Dean Hapeta and John and Sue Barrett.) (c) 2006 Sarah Peebles ASCAP for the World except Canada / SOCAN for Canada. Sarah Peebles is a Toronto-based composer, improviser and installation artist, originally from Excelsior, Minnesota. Much of her work explores alternative performance settings and found sound manipulated via computer and physical objects, often combined with shoh (Japanese mouth-organ). Information about recordings, The Pollinator Series and other work can be found at www.sarahpeebles.net.

5/ There Must Be Silence by Karen Hay & Helen Newall 11:57 [listen] View details

There Must Be Silence is a sonic portrait of tinnitus, something which can drive sufferers to distraction. Using a fusion of the spoken word and electroaocustic music, the piece portrays some of these noises (and some are mesmerisingly beautiful), and the visions, images and landscapes that the synaesthetic brain constructs. Works created by The Olmo Collective have been performed at conferences and showcases in the UK, Barcelona and Prague. The Collective consists of Karen Hay, a composer/sound artist, and Helen Newall, a writer, both of whom work at the experimental end of their fields.

6/ White Noise / Neige de fond by Dominque Ferraton 03:52 [listen] View details

Concrete sounds and voice are layered to create a soundscape with the properties of snow and ice. Underneath the visual background noise of white, small elements stand out and subtle changes become visible. But with shifts in temperature, the muffled quiet of snow gives way to the clarity and sharpness of water and life above ground. Dominique Ferraton is a multidisciplinary artist based in Montreal, Quebec. Her recent photography and sound work explores our relationship with and perception of our environment, focusing in particular on the natural world. She creates work for radio because of the intimacy it provides with the listener and the subjective and varied listening experiences it allows.

7/ Summer BBQ** by Wendy Atkinson 01:19 [listen] View details

Summer BBQ is a story about my mother and her humourous and outrageous way of defending my sister against an over-bearing mother-in-law. Using just voice and ebow on an electric bass I wanted to evoke the tension in a family dinner. Note: contains some strong language. Wendy Atkinson’s explorations of the low-end world of bass have charted on radio across North America and been reviewed in Canada, US, China and Germany. She has performed at the New forms Festival, Olympia Experimental Music Festival, Ambient Ping, Western Front, Access Gallery’s John Cage Celebration and was selected for the Sonic Landscapes sound art exhibit (Michigan) and twice for Art in the Air audio art festival.

8/ Maple Memory by Laurie Taylor 07:42 [listen] View details

Quebec City – captured as a magical place to engage in French culture. It’s heard by a first time middle-aged tourist, who adores the French language, but her tune is not so sweet… Laurie Tyler is new to recording sound effects, but had fun doing this. She is a French teacher and thought it would be amusing to get a friend who is learning…and capture her excitement at trying to be understood.

9/ Song of the Brewery (excerpt # 5,6, & 7) by Jean-Phillipe Renoult & DinahBird 11:52 [listen] View details

Song for the Brewery is a radio art piece inspired by the Beamish and Crawford brewery, Cork, Ireland. Using the built environment of the brewery as both the set and the inspiration for the installation, the piece sought to offer the public a subjective sonic portrait of the plant. Jean-Phillipe Renoult and DinahBird are radio producers and sound artists based in Paris. Together, and independently, they make radio programmes, audio publications, installations and sound tracks. Recent collaborations include Public Works, an audiovisual work (with Anne Cleary and Denis Connolly) that looks at the urban regeneration of Northern Paris. www.radio1001.org & www.jeanphilipperenoult.com

10/ Glassminute by Lydia Ayers 00:56 [listen] View details

Glassminute explores the potential of shrinking, stretching and transposing a bowed glass sound. Glassminute was first published on 60 x 60 (2005 edition) www.voxnovus.com/60×60.htm. Composer Lydia Ayers has explored the possibilities that electronics, computers, traditional Pan-Asia Pacific acoustic and synthesized instruments such as the gamelan, Chinese, Native American and Australian instruments, the human voice, and in a word, anything capable of producing music has to offer to the creative artist.

11/ Les deux églises de Montmorillon, 9 pm by Christopher DeLaurenti 05:01 View details

The small French community of Montmorillon has two churches, one in the center of town, the other across a river. With no edits, processing or overdubs, Les deux églises de Montmorillon, 9 pm captures both sets of bells at the (relatively) sleepy hour of 9 pm. One set is distant, per haps nostalgic, while the other is close-up, mechanical, and aggressively present. Christopher DeLaurenti (1967-2071 USA) is a composer, improviser and phonographer. His solo work encompasses field recordings, electroacoustic and acousmatic music, text-sound scores, free-improvised low-tech electronics, and compositions for acoustic instruments. Christopher’s music resides at www.delaurenti.net along with many music-related essays and articles.

12/ Windowsill by Françoise Doherty 01:37 [listen] View details

Windowsill is a haunting yet beautifully intimate story of a woman encountering a person breaking apart her windowsill. It is part film score, part song. Françoise Doherty is a media artist whose work integrates critical fact with fiction. As a sound designer, musician and filmmaker her works have been played/shown in North America, Europe and Asia. She has taught at both Concordia University in Montreal and the University of Windsor. She received her MFA from Cal Arts in Los Angeles.

13/ Rajasthan Post by Thom Blum 05:48 [listen] View details

Rajasthan Post is a short abstract travelogue. It is a rendering of my wanderings in Rajasthan, India spanning a week before and after the year 2000 Millennium. It moves at walking – sometimes running – pace through the territory and culture it explores. Thom Blum has been composing electroacoustic music since 1972. His works have been presented in concerts, festivals and radio broadcasts internationally. Residing in San Francisco since 1978, he was an Associate Editor for the M.I.T. Press Journals’ Computer Music Journal and a co-founder of the International Computer Music Association. He forms one-fifth of the San Francisco Tape Music Collective.

14/ Nightmare by Mary Keily 02:42 [listen] View details

It made me physically sick to work with this piece over and over again. Such cruelty. I have met women from many countries who have similar stories, this one being from Melbourne. I wanted to create a mood for the words/actions to enhance the sadism, resignation and fear described – eg. the tearing sound of tape pinning her to the bed and the birdcage – denoting eventual freedom. Mary Keily studied sound design in Melbourne, Australia and moved to Canada over a year ago. She has designed sound for short films and animation and has also worked as a sound recordist on many short films and a feature film in Toronto. She is now making her own documentaries, with sound and image equally sharing the spotlight. One, of a quirky elderly woman in Oakville who raised enough money to buy a house, but saved an old oak tree instead; and another of hundreds of soldier’s letters from WW2 found in a drawer in a Toronto antique shop.

15/ The Sands of Memory by Martin Desloovere 10:44 View details

The Sands of Memory is a ‘binaurally field-recorded’ radio play, inspired by certain aspects of the story of the one-act play entitled MISTY ROOMS which I wrote and directed in the early 1990s. This soundwork presents a miniature story, interweaving the evocation of a particular place with emotions and thoughts about its symbolical and metaphorical ‘potential,’ about memories and how people try (not) to deal with them, about the spaces beyond the places… Martin Desloovere (Gent, Belgium, 1963) studied English literature & Linguistics at the University of Gent. In 1994, after working as the head of educational projects and assistant to the dramaturge at the National Theatre in Gent, he set up his own touring theatre company & arts education organization De Verwondering, working as a director, writer, dramaturge, designer, technician, etc. Over the years his interest in sound art, installation art, video & photography has been leading to an increasing presence of those media in his theatre productions, recently resulting in separate activities and projects within those fields as such, presented under the banner/moniker Rite of Wondering.

** Note: Summer BBQ contains some strong language. Top

Deep Wireless 4 (2007)

CD 1

1/ Figures de la nuit / Faces of the night by Francis Dhomont (26:52) [listen] View details

Including the voices of Loïc Baumans, Artur Bergeron, Suzanne Binet-Audet, Ned Bouhalassa, Pierre Daboval, Jean-François Denis, Francis Dhomont, Myriam Fabijan, Jacques Lejeune, Cécile Le Prado, Myriam Lombard, Pierre Louet, David Olds, Justice Olsson, Marie Pelletier, Laurie Radford, Françoise Schmitt et Claire-Isabelle Vauconsant. To Inés Wickmann Jaramillo Sleepless night, ink-dark night, soft night, or deep night: transfigured night… So many faces of the night. The night is my friend. “Figures de la nuit / Faces of the Night” was composed for the late- night show “Transfigured Night” by David Olds on CKLN-FM. The title was inspired by Verklaerte Nacht (Transfigured Night) by Arnold Schoenberg. It was commissioned with funds from the Canada Council for the Arts and was premiered on June 3, 1991 in Toronto on “Transfigured Night” on CKLN-FM. “Figures de la nuit/Faces of the night” was first released on the CD SON 1.I, Sonopsys, Cahiers musique concrète / acousmatique #1, Ed. Licences, Paris. (translation: Frank Koustrup). Francis Dhomont was born in Paris, 1926. From 1980 to 1996 he taught Electroacoustic Composition at the University of Montréal. For 26 years, he shard his activity between France and Québec. In 2000 the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec awarded him a presigious career grant. He has received many important awards for his work: Prix Ars Electronica 1992, Magisterium prize at Bourges 1988, 1st prize at Bourges 1981.Convinced of the originality of acousmatic art, his production has been, since 1960, exclusively made of tape works. He is now living in Avignon, France and pursues an international career.

2/ Transform by Linda Rae Dornan (0:49) [listen] View details

“Transform” is about the process of aging, peeling away vanity and fears, and accepting one’s accumulated experience. Words, sounds and rhythms are collaged and processed digitally. Linda Rae Dornan is an interdisciplinary artist creating performance, video and audio art about interior spaces and processes of being. She lives in Sackville, New Brunswick and has had her work shown in North and South America, and Europe. She has an audio art show every week on CHMA 106.9 FM, the campus/community voice of the Tantramar marshes.

3/ Transtyle by Joel-Aimé Beauchamp (5:21) [listen] View details

Is it rock music? Is it electroacoustic music? Is it elevator jazz music? No, it’s my new post-moderne transtyle piece! Joel-Aimé Beauchamp is currently finishing his masters at Le Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal and doesnt want to work in publicity anymore.

4/ Transitive Property of Equality (excerpt) by Martine H. Crispo (3:45) [listen] View details

Transitive property of Equality: for any quantities a, b, and c, if a = b and b = c, then a = c. Sound artist Martine H. Crispo has been working in live radio art since the mid 1980s. She has participated in numerous performance festivals in Canada and in Europe, both performing solo as well as creating sound for dance and theatre. She hosts a biweekly emission on CKUT radio in Montreal to present live performances. Her recent radiophonic works integrate the digital sounds of circuit-bent vintage educational toys. And for listeners who don’t appreciate her radio art, she has a fabulous voice for reading public announcements.

5/ Glass Cutter by Christian Banasik (11:15) [listen] View details

This piece was composed with everyday table-ware, such as glasses, cups, some saucers and some kitchen sounds. The rhythms of these original short actions have an influence on the development of the form and the electronic manipulations. The idea was to create a short miniature consisting of real-life daily events which are strongly manipulated on the musical level. The calculated algorithmic patterns control the development and position of the short sampled “house movements” during the piece and the change of single sound parameters. Christian Banasik was born in 1963 in Siemianowice (Poland) and has lived in Germany since 1974. He studied composition with Gunther Becker and Dimitri Terzakis at the Robert Schumann Acedemy of Music in Dusseldorf and with Hans Zender at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt. His instrumental and electronic pieces have been featured in concerts and radio programs throughout Europe. (BBC London, SFB Berlin, HR Frankfurt, WDR Cologne, NDR Hamburg, VPRO Radio Holland, VRT Radio Belgium, Polskie Radio and Swedish National Radio as well as in the Americas, Asia, and Australia). Banasik was the artistic director of the ensemble “go ahead” and organizer of multimedia events with new music, literature and fine arts as well as concerts of electromusic music. He has received national and international music awards and scholarships. Beside live electronics and computer music, Benasik has produced works for tape, radio plays and film soundtracks.

6/ TranSextreme by Ailís Ní Riaín (5:08) [listen] View details

A woman trapped by her troubled past – where space is continuously oppressing. Comprised of voice, harp, prepared piano, and electronics. Text and sound by Ailís Ní Ríain. Born in Cork, Ireland, Ailís Ní Ríain (www.ailis.info) combines her interests as a composer, sound-artist and writer to produce works which challenge, provoke, and engage. She is a joint first prize winner of the ISCM World Music Days for Streetsong in 2006. She represented Ireland in Culture 2003 in Italy and Greece.

7/ mattermater prelude by Penn Kemp & Chris Meloche (1:04) [listen] View details

Electroacoustic music composer Chris Meloche recorded poet Penn Kemp reading phrases from her book Trance Form (Pendas 2006). He manipulated her voice electronically, creating the 40 minute sound opera Darkness Visible. “mattermater: prelude” leads off the piece with the repetition of this single word juxtaposing itself. A study of trans-ience and trans-formation, contemplating death and renewal. Chris Meloche: Electroacoustic composer and diffusionist who has been working in this field for over 25 years. Currently half of the Outward Sound Ensemble with Herb Bayley. Penn Kemp: Author of 25 books and ten CD’s, Penn edits Pendas books/cds. Poet, performer of Sound Operas on line and live: pennkemp.ca, myspace.com/pennkemp, www.mytown.ca/pendas/.

8/ Pay No Attention to that man behind the curtain by Sarah Boothroyd (5:54) [listen] View details

This collage mixes printing press rhythms and spoken word with interview scraps that would usually be edited out of a journalistic radio segment, including material that draws attention to the technical and interpersonal machinations of reporting. It’s a behind-the-scenes view of journalism, which is a process of editing and selecting, rather than transmitting a complete record to the public. Sarah Boothroyd’s audio work airs frequently on CBC Radio, and has also been presented on BBC Radio 4, at the International Features Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, and at the True/False Film Festival in Columbia, Missouri. She’s an artist-in-residence for New Adventures In Sound Art and Outfront for 2007.

9/ Orange Juice by Paul Burnell (1:03) [listen] View details

Orange Juice: The transglobal nature of drink production. Paul Burnell (b Ystrad-Rhondda, 1960) is a British composer, a member of COMA, percussion quartet Brake Drum Assembly, and a member of the Burnell-Hunt duo. Many of his compositions are featured on the album Leaving the Party on Pluto.

10/ Transit by Anne-François Jacques (1:15) [listen] View details

A phone call from somewhere, from somebody between locations, you were not there to take the call. A feeling that something slightly changed in the transit – you listen to the message again. Anne-Françoise Jacques: Audio artist living in Montréal, member of the electroacoustic duo Minibloc, also have some solo projects. Bike mechanics and occasional ice cream eater. (www.le-son666.com).

11/ Postcards from the Summer by Robert MacKay (12:51) [listen] View details

Transportation is the theme for this piece. Work began at Slovak Radio during the summer of 1998 as a result of receiving a Prix Résidence at the Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Competition (1997). The piece is inspired by various soundscapes of the different places I visited in Europe during that summer, from a farm in North Wales to the cities of London, Bratislava, Prague and Munich. Robert Mackay is a composer and sound artist based in the UK. He is currently lecturer in creative music technology for the University of Hull – Scarborough campus. Awards include Bourges, Ear99, Confluencias and La Muse en Circuit along with regular international performances and radio broadcasts.

CD 2

1/ Mr. Right by Inge Hoonte (2:47) [listen] View details

From a collection of personal ads developed Mr. Right, an interpretation of the exhausting search for the ideal partner. Dutch multi-disciplinary artist Inge Hoonte received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has appeared internationally at Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland; TENT., Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Overlook Park, Cleveland; MessHall, Athenaeum Theatre and MCA, Chicago; White Box Benefit, New York; Neighborhood Public Radio, San Francisco; SCN, and Deep Wireless, Toronto, Canada.

2/ Art Gallery Transposed by Peter Sant, Katheryn Ind, and Katherine Tingley (2:06) [listen] View details

Art Gallery Transposed was created with contributions by Katheryn Ind and Katherine Tingley. Taking a selection of well known art works, the artists attempted to recreate the imaginary incidental sounds of the works in question solely through the use of the human voice and limbs. Art Gallery Transposed was produced in 2006 at the South London Radio Arts Summer Workshop . Peter Sant: a long history of using sound as my primary medium, I am currently in my second year of Sonic Arts BA. Other sound ventures include experimental music and sound for experimental video.

3/ Transatlantischezeitzonen by Robert Hoare and Steve Sauvé (9:54) [listen] View details

A series of ambient recordings from Berlin and Toronto, synchronized to Greenwich Mean time. The arbitrary nature of the samples was then tempered with manipulations and juxtapositions. Whenever possible, we strove for human-made sounds, and an urban palette. Saxophonist, composer and lyricist, Robert Hoare has worked in a variety of dance, theater, installation, film and recording projects. His music has been performed at various festivals in Canada and Europe. As a songwriter his lyrics have been recorded by such diverse artists as Till Broenner, Mark Murphy, Rammstein and Zeraphine. (www.robhoare.de) Steven Sauvé has been creating music electronically since first getting his hands on a 2-track reel-to-reel. Now heavily involved with computers and virtual synthesis, he is also a member of the live electronic and experimental improv scene in Toronto.

4/ Translunar Standstill (excerpt) by Inferno Speed Gown aka Susan Chafe (2:40) [listen] View details

This is an excerpt from a piece about the extreme slowness of things that survive for a very long time. It includes transmissions from satellites. Inferno Speed Gown plays from a Winnipeg living room.

5/ transFORM or Zuang for 4 (excerpt) by Thomas Gerwin (3:00) [listen] View details

This piece was made entirely of the voice of actor Florian Müller-Mohrungen. 1001 variations of a short text from Zuangzi, the Taoist Book of Wisdom were recorded. The composer then processed this material in the studio in many analog and digital ways. The 4-channel version of the piece was commissioned and broadcast in 2002 by SFB/ ORB radio station in Berlin, Germany. Channels 1-2 came from the radio and channels 3-4 from the internet. Each listener who owned a radio AND a computer with an internet connection could listen to the piece with quadrophonic sound. Thomas Gerwin is a classically educated composer. He came into the field of electroacoustic music very early and he subsequently worked intensively on soundscape composition and radio art. In his studio in Berlin he composes for radio and concert performances (instruments, acousmatic, multi-channel, and live electronics) and creates sound and multimedia installations. His works are performed and shown worldwide and have received international prizes and stipends. (www.thomasgerwin.de)

6/ L by Elsa Justel (13:53) View details

“L” is a Trans-versal relation of ideas referring to epicurean theories about the concept of “element”. Starting by fragments of “De rerum Natura” of Lucretio, you will find the nature of things through an insomnia-giving blend of parallel quotations: Michael Serres, Umberto Eco, Francis Wolf and myself. The piece was commissioned by La Muse en Circuit, France and WDR Köln, Germany. Elsa Justel studied composition and electroacoustics in Buenos Aires and received a Doctorate degree in Aesthetics, Sciences and Technologies of Arts at the University of Paris. She received International composition awards such as: Prix Ton Bruynèl 2005, Prix Phonurgia Nova 2001, Prix Ars Electronica 1992, and Bourges 1989.

7/ Transparent by Nicolas Dion (1:01) [listen] View details

This piece was created using only a glass bowl and a glass marble as sound sources. Both are transparent. First they meet and get to know each other, then they go out dancing. They made a baby: it’s this piece. They are parents now. Nicolas Dion is a member of the electro-acoustic duo Minibloc and the experimental trio Intercom, staples of the independent micro-label Le Son 666. His solo work is under the “Darcin” pseudonym, oscillating between abstract sound work and up-tempo electronic music. His first release, entitled “Parc”, is available on the Panospria netlabel. Nicolas has played at the Mutek festival, MEG festival, Pop Montreal, Suoni per II Popolo, Textures, Vague Terrain…

8/ Experimental Train Traffic Controls are in Effect (MacMillian Yard Remix) by Michael Dobinson (9:01) [listen] View details

Rail transport; still important after hundreds of years… train yards; noisy and squalid yet compelling… rail work; tedious yet vital… trains; wheels on rails like a drum in the night… Incorporating the sounds of a rail freight yard, this remix is an aural image of a freight train’s route. Michael Dobinson frequently explores the collision of nature and technology in his music. His works have been heard in cities across Canada and into parts of the USA. Most recently, his piano work “Lost Rails” was published and premiered by the Canadian Conservatory of Music. He appeared at the Newfoundland Sound Symposium in 2004. His recent percussion trio, “Only Fools”, was broadcast on CBC Radio.

9/ Sonnet of the Pronoun Event by Stephanie Rowden and Anne Carson (1:22) [listen] View details

Sonnet of the Pronoun Event is an excerpt from a larger project; Possessive Used As Drink (Me): A lecture in the form of fifteen sonnets written and performed here by Anne Carson. The trans here is it. Transit. Passage from one event to another. Stephanie Rowden is an installation artist with a special interest in sound. She is a professor at the School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan. Anne Carson is a poet, essayist, and translator, as well as a professor of classics and comparative literature at the University of Michigan.

10/ Your list of Transcendant Experiences by Katie McMurran (1:00) [listen] View details

In this piece, my hope was to express transcendence as something extraordinary, and as something that is beyond human physical experience. It is structured around a voice reading a list of activities that can be extraordinary, which are then in turn sonically described. The ultimate emphasis of the piece though, is on silence – or the absence of any thing, any physical experience. Katie McMurran is a musician, composer and recording technician currently living outside of Los Angeles. She studied Music at the University of California, Berkeley and Music Technology at the California Institute of the Arts.

11/ Well, listen… by Charlotte Scott (29:00) [listen] View details

The soundscape of Toronto Island, in mixed conversation with Island residents, inspires a contemplation of subjective notions of noise and silence. Charlotte Scott plays music and makes radio magic in Montreal.


Deep Wireless 3 (2006)


1/ Pedestrian Hitch-hiker with a chair (excerpt) by Christian Nicolay 2:25 [listen]View details

On July 15, 2000 at 9:10am, I headed out from Kelowna BC hitch-hiking with a wooden chair across Canada to Laval Quebec. This is an excerpt of a sound diary of the performance. It was recorded with a handheld tape recorder which I carried at all times. The sounds were collected then edited on computer…the sounds of hitch-hiking with a wooden chair across Canada…trying to move while sitting. Christian Nicolay works with performance art, drawing, installation, sound recording, and video – often simultaneously exploring the relationships between order and chaos, and the unity of opposites. His performance pieces have ranged from street corners to saloons to desolate highways, often involving viewer participation in the process of creating and finishing a work. He has exhibited in numerous spaces across North America including public, commercial and artist run art galleries.

2/ The Queen of Bees by Victoria Fenner 6:02 [listen]View details

A dark fantasy. An exploration of power dynamics in organizations using the beehive as a metaphor. It explores themes of power sharing – who has power, who thinks she has power? Though it looks like the queen has all the power, the reality is that she serves at the pleasure of the hive.

Victoria Fenner is a radio producer and environmental sound artist. She has worked in all aspects of radio for over twenty years as a producer, journalist, documentarian and technician for CBC Radio and community stations in Canada and the United States. She has also produced and contributed to several syndicated radio programs which have been broadcast around the world. In addition to her work in programming, Victoria also organizes and teaches training workshops in radio skills and sound art, with a particular focus on participatory community media and art making.

3/ Wait Late by Penn Kemp & Anne Anglin 2:21 [listen]View details Happily waiting, unhappily waiting, falling asleep waiting. Waiting through the alphabet, wading through obsession till sound shifts to sense in the final phrase.

Sound poet Penn Kemp performs in festivals around the world. Penn has published twenty-five books of poetry and drama, had six plays and eight CDs produced as well as Canada’s first poetry CD-ROM. In performance collaborations, Penn pushes text and aural boundaries. Anne Anglin is a Dora Award winning actor as well as director and painter, well known in Toronto and nationally for appearances on stage and television. She has performed in and directed many of Penn’s plays and Sound Operas, most recently Trance Dance Form Live at Artword Theatre in Toronto.

4/ Almost There by Ivan Elezovic 6:27 [listen]View details

The clusters of words and syllables that we are exposed to every day introduce many possibilities for an entirely new way of communication, creating a basis for a new language. This piece is an example of the above comments based on my personal experience.

Ivan Elezovic has matured as a composer, a theorist and a teacher and has consistently demonstrated a seemingly endless thirst for information, experience and opportunity. His compositional approach has demonstrated both good craftsmanship and an interest in pursuing innovative conceptual goals. He is not set on a single style. Instead he has allowed his materials and subject matter to influence the style and method of each new work. Currently Mr. Elezovic is a Lecturer in the University of Illinois School of Music and Foreign Language Department.

5/ Apricot Wensleydale by Jill Summers 14:27 [listen]View details

Apricot Wensleydale is excerpted from Cohabitation, a collection of radio play inspired vignettes surrounding inhabitants of a fictional Chicago greystone. Text and music were written and performed by Jill Summers; co-produced and select tracks by David Whitcomb. Recorded at Stray Dog Recording Co. in Chicago. Copies of Cohabitation available at www.straydogrecordingco.com. Note: contains some strong language.

Jill Summers loves stories and the way words sound aloud. She has a bachelor’s degree in music performance and a masters of fine arts in interdisciplinary book and paper arts, and she merges the two by creating narrative audio works of strange fiction and original music. She runs a small recording studio, Stray Dog Recording Co., in Chicago with her husband and sound engineer, David Whitcomb.

6/ Soundroam (Halifax) excerpt by Eleanor King & Stephen Kelly 6:14 [listen] View details

In Nova Scotia the Ministries of Tourism and Culture are linked together. Funding often goes to cultural projects which enhance tourism profits by reflecting stereotypes of Nova Scotia: bagpipes and fiddles, lobsters and fishing. But what about contemporary art? What affect do these constructed East Coast customs have on contemporary arts and culture?

Eleanor King and Stephen Kelly are interdisciplinary artists working in Halifax, NS. Their art works and installations utilize audio, video, found objects, radio and D.I.Y. electronics. They have exhibited in Canada and abroad, most recently traveling to Norway as artists in residence for a group audio exhibition, The Idea of North.

7/ The Day Before by Guiseppe Rapisarda 6:03 [listen]View details

The idea of this composition was born while I was watching TV. The television was broadcasting Tony Blair’s discourse to the UK Parliament, asking the agreement to the participation to the war against Iraq. Then my mind started to imagine something that had not happened yet.

Giuseppe Rapisarda was born in Catania in 1972. He graduated in Piano, Electroacoustic Music and Music Composition in Catania (Italy). He took part in masterclasses with Barry Truax, Giacomo Manzoni, Alexander Chaikovsky and Trevor Wishart. His compositions have received honors and/or have been performed in several festivals in Italy, New Zealand, Australia, Greece, Argentina, Belgium, Korea, Germany, France and the United Kingdom. His reviews have been published in Computer Music Journal and SAN Diffusion. He teaches Electroacoustic Music at Conservatory of Music “V. Bellini” in Palermo (Italy).

8/ Other Music by Eric Leonardson 9:01 [listen] View details

Other Music was created with Anna Friz, Evalyn Parry, and Chris Brookes, who performed on handheld cassette recorders, used as “musical instruments” to alter their recorded speech sound. Leonardson improvised with the ensemble on Springboard, an electroacoustic instrument he made in 1994 from familiar and readily available materials. (www.subliminal.org/eleon). This piece was recorded live at the Deep Wireless festival on May 27, 2005.

Eric Leonardson is an audio artist with a background in visual arts. He teaches in the Department of Sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where in 1983 he received his MFA degree in Time Arts. He composes and performs with Plasticene, Chicago’s foremost experimental theater company.

9/ Starship Majora: The Shape Shifter by Michael Townsend & Dan Bernard 23:46 [listen]View details

Exploring a mysterious planet, the crew of the Majora encounters a seductive entity able to take on the form of each of their deepest fantasies in this improvised radio comedy directed by Dan Bernard and produced by Michael Townsend for It Is To Laugh, WMPG, Portland, Maine. Note: contains some strong language.

It Is To Laugh is a half-hour radio comedy series-—heard weekly on WMPG in Portland, Maine, USA (90.9 FM, 104.1 FM and wmpg.org)—featuring improvised plays such as The Starship Majora as well as scripted, politically-charged comedies written and directed by Dan Bernard. The series also offers an unpredictable mix of other radio comedy and soundart pieces selected and edited by producer Michael Townsend, whose trippy, anarchic collage Dad’s New Slacks aired on WMPG for 11 years.

CD 2

1/ it was without a beginning by mark mclaren 2:48 [listen]View details

it happens all the time. sometimes I do. Please don’t tell him you were here. I’ve put my fingers underneath. He said everything before. If you stay, you must be quiet. I can’t tell you.

mark mclaren was born in 1972. He works with text and sound.

2/ Water Power by Dallas Simpson 6:42 [listen]View details

A phonographic binaural sound collage for headphones using recordings of the sea, a boiling kettle and steam traction engines. The work contains sonic allusions to the natural power of the sea, steam engine power, and the drip of water under gravity indicating hydroelectric power.

Dallas Simpson is a location performance binaural sound artist who has been making environmental recordings since the 1970’s. He has released work through several record companies in the UK and USA, and his work is regularly broadcast on Resonance 104.4 FM in central London.

3/ The Book of Worm by the Church of Harvey Christ 5:24 [listen]View details

The Church of Harvey Christ unearths a tale from the little-known Book of Worm. Is the Great Delerium a sport for libertine worms, or a harbinger of the last days to come? Recorded live from Deep Wireless 2005, featuring Rev. Norm, Rev. Anna Montana, Rev. Randy Peters, Rev. Joalien, with Sister Nancy on piano.

The Harvey Christ Radio Hour is a live weekly radio show produced by a motley band of Reverends and heard on CKUT 90.3-FM in Montreal since October 2000. The core group of Rev. Randy Peters, Rev. Anna Montana, Rev. Norm and Rev. Joalien are also the authors of “The Dead Beat Scrolls: The Incomprehensible Teachings of Harvey Christ”– a fully-illustrated compendium of Harvey Christian lore published (with CD) in 2005 by Cumulus Press, Montreal. www.geocities.com/harvey_christ

4/ Night Orchestra by Penn Kemp and Bill Gilliam 3:17 [listen]View details

Who controls our nights, our private space? The noisy intrusion ofother people’s air conditioners! Turned on, the power of the electric grid impinges upon silence, willy-nilly, drowns the natural world in monotonous, insistent hum. Mechanical appliances commodify our minds, day and night, to conform to a single, banal note.

Sound poet Penn Kemp performs in festivals around the world. Penn has published twenty-five books of poetry and drama, had six plays and eight CDs produced as well as Canada’s first poetry CD-ROM. In performance collaborations, Penn pushes text and aural boundaries. Bill Gilliam moved to Toronto after completing studies in jazz composition and film scoring at Berklee College of Music. Three of his new music and electroacoustic compositions were premiered in a Music Gallery Deceptive Moves concert in fall 2005 in Toronto as part of a Composer Now Face to Face series.

5/ Some Sort of Dark Force by Sarah Boothroyd 4:55 [listen]View details

Is signing up for “J School” the equivalent of joining a dark force? This short soundscape grapples with that question and weighs the power of media through a mix of field recordings and spoken word.

Sarah Boothroyd has long loved sculpting oddities out of words and sound. This singer-turned-broadcaster learned the radio ropes at CJSF in Burnaby, brought those skills to CKCU in Ottawa, and is now a regular contributor to CBC Radio’s Content Factory, a Masters of Journalism student at Carleton, and conference coordinator for the 2006 National Campus and Community Radio Conference.

6/ Electromagnetic Journey by Keith De Mendonca 3:00 [listen]View details

A recording of the electromagnetic field surrounding the motor of a London Underground train – as it travels between Pimlico and Victoria. The signal was picked up with a coil transducer.

Keith De Mendonca is a sound artist who lives and works in London, England. He is a regular contributor of sound experiments and artist interviews to radio Kinesonus – a Japanese internet radio station. He has also curated shows on Resonance-FM in London.

7/ Killing Fields by Genevieve Robertson and Jayson Ellerbeck 5:12 [listen]View details

Killing Fields is a recount of my experience in Phnom Phen, the capitol city of Cambodia. There, I spent a day visiting the Killing Fields and prison camp S21, where the Kymir Rouge, a communist guerilla group led by Pol Pot, carried out the interrogation, torture and brutal execution of approximately two million people from 1975 to 1979. This experience effected my profoundly. It changed the way I perceive human nature – the power of mass mentality became very clear to me. In a more subtle way, I was affected by the position I was in as a tourist. As the death camp has become one of the ways Cambodia generates income, I found it strange to pay a very poor country for a chance to witness the remains of the relatively recent genocide. The experience of paying to walk on exposed human bones will stay with me always.

Genevieve Robertson resides in East Vancouver and has just graduated from the Capilano College Studio Art program. Much of the work she does is informed by her interest in human behavior, both individual and collective. Although much of her inspiration comes from living and working in her community, She is also very influenced by her experiences traveling abroad. Jayson Ellerbeck lives in Mission B.C. and spends much of his time making electro-acoustic music. He has published a book of poetry called the curse of the industrial speedway and the telephone booth. He is currently working on his first album called Lullabies of a lost world, which is being released this spring. He also enjoys petting his little cats, traveling and marveling at is extensive stamp collection.

8/ Help Children if Necessary by James Wyness 13:37 [listen]View details

Help Children if Necessary is a dramatization of a deconstructed remedial language lesson based on phonetic skills. It refers to concepts such as power, control and domination by allocating parts of the script to different characters and by the use of real intonation and careful processing.

James Wyness is a composer and sound artist living in Southern Scotland. His electroacoustic music and field recordings have been played throughout the UK and Europe and in Canada and North and South America. He is currently studying towards a PhD in electroacoustic composition with Peter Stollery at Aberdeen Universty.

9/ Grip Radio: A Specific Scandal by Stephen Lategan 31:41 [listen]View details

Behind every ambition is a thirst for power in some form. This underlying theme is reflected by the major event upon which the play is based. Set in 1872 Ottawa, during the height of the controversy surrounding the CPR contract, varying degrees of ambition motivate every character.

Stephen Lategan is a graduate of Ryerson Radio and Television Arts, he’s produced several radio plays, including a Worldmedal winner at the New York festivals. He published a satirical magazine in addition to contributing to Frank, has recently written an on-line documentary series for the CBC, and is in post-production for a short film.


Deep Wireless 2 (2005)

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1/ Deep Deep Wireless (an intro) by Gregory Whitehead 0:20 View details

This is an excerpt from a live performance at the Deep Wireless festival in 2004.

2/ As We Know by Gregory Whitehead 2:25 [listen] View details

These past several years have seen the emergence of a truly great nonsense poet. His name of course is Donald Rumsfeld and he has contributed several truly exceptional works in a special genre of nonsense verse — he calls them “press conferences.” I have selected one, based on a speech in February 2002, in which he gives a little soliloquy on the deep epistemology of an American dystopia called: Gee Dubya Bushland. This version of As We Know was recorded live in Toronto at the Deep Wireless festival in 2004. For close to two decades, Gregory Whitehead has been exploring — and occasionally collapsing — the boundaries between fact and fiction, creating a new kind of radio play, often staged via imaginary research entities such as the International Institute For Screamscape Studies and The Laboratory for Innovation and Acoustic Research (LIAR). While these works often venture into American schizopolitics and noir philosophy, they are always infused with the spirit of play. Many of these works are archived on the ubuweb at www.ubu.com. Awards include a Sony Gold for his play The Loneliest Road; a Prix Futura BBC Award for his performed manifesto Shake, Rattle, Roll; and a Prix Italia for the Australian screamscape documented in Pressures of the Unspeakable. Gregory is also the co-editor of Wireless Imagination: sound radio and the avant-garde, and the author of numerous essays and stories that investigate and inhabit the odd psychic and aesthetic space of radiophony.

3/ Losing It (excerpt) by Katharine Norman 4:15 View details

Losing It …….a remixed Insomnia. Katharine Norman is a British-born composer, sound artist and writer who lives on Pender Island, in British Columbia. She has some work out on CD (London on NMC and Transparent things on Metier) and she is currently experimenting with more interactive net-based work. Her recent book of experimental essays, Sounding Art: Eight Literary Excursions through Electronic Music was published by Ashgate in 2004, and is not really about electronic music at all. For much more information visit her web page at www.novamara.com. For works and music scores (where relevant) contact the Canadian Music Centre or the British Music Information Centre.

4/ Night Ascends From the Ear like a Butterfly by Hideko Kawamoto 8:12 [listen] View details

Night Ascends from the Ear like a Butterfly, composed in 1999 and dedicated to my grandmother, Tami, was inspired from Haruo Shibuya’s poem, Coliseum in the Desert. The words Shibuya uses in this poem such as night, a time of music, rain, black fountain, piano string, useless choir and butterfly gave me compositional ideas. These images were developed in my imagination separately from Shibuya’s poem, and they were transformed into music. To me it is very interesting that once one finishes a piece, it leaves the creator, and it flows inside somebody on its own, maybe or maybe not the same as the creator’s mind. The piece has its own life. I hope my piece has left me… Hideko Kawamoto was born in Japan and started piano study at the age of nine. She studied composition with Phil Winsor and piano with Joseph Banowetz at the University of North Texas followed by post-doctoral studies at the Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Acoustique/Musicque (IRCAM) in Paris. Her international awards include Concorso Internazionale “Luigi Russolo” (1st Price, Italy), Pierre Schaeffer International Computer Music Competition (2nd Prize, Italy), Bourges International Competition of Electroacoustic &Sonic Art (Mention Award, France), Ear 01 International Electroacoustic Music Composing Electronic Music Art (composition awards, USA). She explores her sound imagination in instrumental, electronic and mixed media. http://homepage.mac.com/hk0008

5/ Pants on Fire / Liar Liar by Marjorie Chan 13:17 [listen] View details

Pants On Fire: A deconstructionist attempt to detecting lies. Liar Liar: A radio theatre fairy tale for the modern age. This piece was recorded live at the Deep Wireless festival on May 29, 2004. Performers include Marjorie Chan, Evalyn Parry, Susanna Hood and Nilan Perera. Marjorie Chan is a writer and performer based in Toronto and working in stage, screen and radio. Her debut as a playwright was the acclaimed drama China Doll. Plays for CBC Radio include In a Heartbeat, Rabbit Box and Spring Arrival. Marjorie is the recipient of a Dora award (Outstanding Performance) as well as the prestigious K.M. Hunter Artists Award in Theatre.

6/ Walking in Bad Circles by Joan Schuman 3:26 [listen] View details

Walking in Bad Circles follows the geographies of a long-lost Mexican man, caught throwing stones at a city police car, his schizophrenic ramblings revealing bits and pieces of a nomadic history. The short excerpt is part of Travels in Stasis, an exploration of the nomad in mind, geography and art. Joan Schuman has been making radio documentaries since 1986 and audio art since 1992, exploring such themes as the nomad, ambiguity, violence, language, silence and sound, and taboo dreams. She produces sound-texts and documentaries for international radio programs and has worked in community broadcasting on both US coasts. Her radio and sound works have appeared on the air, online, in galleries and performance spaces in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia. She works as an independent producer, writer, sound artist and teacher in the Southwest US desert.

7/ J’apprivoisie La Rue Saint-André by Andrea-jane Cornell 7:20 View details

This composition accompanied an acoustic ecology research project on the sonic environment present on Saint André Street, and my desire to cultivate a sense of belonging to the public space, a through-way between brick and stone buildings. I wished to apprivoise the street, thus creating a give and take relationship with a dynamic space, making it my own, while giving it a piece of me. Andrea-jane Cornell has two ears which she often engages in the act of Focused listening to the unfathomable boundaries of her immediate environments. She is presently pursuing her Masters in Media Studies at Concordia University where she has embarked on a quest in search of the Sharawadji effect in the natural soundscape.

8/ Tuning In (Section 1) by Linda Okeeffe 9:02 [listen] View details

First I recorded the sound of radio waves from space, quasars etc. pulsars and planetary sounds, then I interlaced this with a composition I had written. Under the sounds of spatial particles a sound eerily like voices out of sync could be heard. It was about the millions of sounds floating around us that if we could record it would contain multiple layers of known themes, that would be understood globally. Linda OKeeffe just finished her Masters in Fine Art, virtual realities. For the past several years she has worked towards a goal of making sound sculpture and has had two shows this year in Ireland.

9/ The Harvey Christ Radio Hour presents: The Big Baptizing! 13:36 [listen] View details

Live baptism in the genuine bath water of Harvey. Miracles performed in studio. Lick your radio and taste the zeal! Recorded live at CKUT radio, Montreal, on June 29, 2004. The Harvey Christ Radio Hour is a live weekly radio show produced by a motley band of Reverends and heard on CKUT 90.3-FM in Montreal since October 2000. The core group of Rev. Randy Peters, Rev. Anna Montana, Rev. Norm and Rev. Joalien are also the authors of The Dead Beat Scrolls: The Incomprehensible Teachings of Harvey Christ– a fully-illustrated compendium of Harvey Christian lore to be published in spring 2005 by Cumulus Press, Montreal. www.geocities.com/harvey_christ

10/ Soul of the City by Eldad Tsabary 7:58 [listen] View details

The musical glue of this piece is not the development of the sounds themselves (voices, traffic, machines, etc.), but rather the way in which they are processed. Although the effects themselves change – sweep delay, mega-trancer, chopper, and ring modulator – the effect automation-patterns remain recognizably similar – representing the life-force of the city to which the sounds belong; this makes for a rather abstract listening experience. Israeli-Canadian Eldad Tsabary composes instrumental, electroacoustic and experimental ambient music, performed worldwide at venues such as Carnegie Hall and CCRMA, published by Editions BIM and released by ERMMedia, Capstone Records, JAZZIS and Infinite Sector. His music was performed and recorded by Philharmonia Bulgarica, among others. Eldad received his education at CUNY’s GSUC, Mannes, Rimon School (Israel) and Musitechnic (Montreal). He studied composition under David Loeb, David Del Trdici, David Olan, and Tim Brady.

11/ FREEDOM HIGHWAY by Emmanuel Madan 6:46 View details

In September 2002, I went on a road trip through the United States. In ten days I covered 3000 miles, burning tank loads of cheap American gasoline, surveying the mono-form landscape the U.S. interstate system has inscribed onto the American landmass. I sat alone in my car, sharing the road with truck drivers, commuters, vacationers and highway police troopers. Without a particular destination in mind, my goal was to listen to and record programming in the radio format known as talk radio. Thus began the FREEDOM HIGHWAY project, an exploration of mass media and American public discourse in the post-9/11 context. Emmanuel Madan is a musician, composer and sound artist based in Montreal. Apart from FREEDOM HIGHWAY, his main focus for the last six years has been an artistic collaboration with Thomas McIntosh known as [The User]. With this collaboration, he has produced two major projects: Symphony for dot matrix printers, an audiovisual composition for obsolete office equipment, and Silophone, the inhabitation of an abandoned industrial building using internet technology and sound.

CD 2

1/ Soundbite Society by Milena Droumeva 10:05 [listen] View details

This piece explores my fascination (obsession) with the sounds of cell phones when I first moved to Canada in 1999. In it I discuss the various connotations and reactions that this world produced in me, and the humorous situations that may arise from it. Milena Droumeva is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Interactive Arts & Technologies at Simon Fraser University and she is interested in the cultural and ecological implications of soundscape and audio display design for interactive systems.

2/ redo / speaking song by Debashis Sinha 4:49 [listen] View details

redo and speaking song were created separately but made for each other, an exploration of the many dualities that manifest themselves in my life: musician/technician, South Asian Canadian, ancient/modern, dust and concrete. Debashis Sinha is a percussionist who specializes in the instruments of the Arab world, Greece, Turkey and Persia. One of the emerging new wave of Canadian trans-cultural musicians, he is a member of Juno nominated world music groups Maza Mezé and autorickshaw, and has appeared with many of the foremost traditional/post traditional world music ensembles across Canada. His continued interest in improvised music and sound design finds expression through his solo recorded work, with his own group Ima Ensemble, and with a variety of dance and theatre artists in Toronto and across Canada. www.debsinha.com

3/ Arctic Sun Arctic Wind by Audrey Churgin 4:46 [listen] View details

Arctic Sun Arctic Wind is a reflection of nature and events encountered by a woman-artist traveling alone on the summer’s solstice in Canada’s Arctic territory, Nunavut. It is an experience of sound and diary, an audio painting of her attempt to briefly cross into the Inuit art world. It is a trackless paradox; its only bridges are barriers, beautiful and stark. Audrey Churgin is represented by Gallerie St.Laurent-Hill in Ottawa. Her work is an extensive collection of pastel paintings, graphite drawings, and collaborative audio and visual works produced with young children. Art that is precious and sophisticated, is juxtaposed with the playful naivety of a child’s artwork and writing.

4/ Esquizofrénia (Schizophrenia) by Alexis Perepelycia 9:59 [listen]View details

I had the idea of writing a piece of music inspired by the behavior of the human mind, trying to find a connection between music and Psychology. I began creating this piece after reading an analysis on a soldier diagnosed Schizophrenic when returned from war. My first reaction was fear. This was reflected by noises in my head, situations sonically unpleasant and other atmospheres that I’ve tried to reflect as precisely as I could. I’ve used just generated sounds using Max/MSP to represent the environment and to contrast, I did micro sampling of trash sounds, glitches, clicks and clips to try to represent the errors or mistakes that happen in an schizophrenic’s mind. Born in 1979, San Nicolás, Bs.As., Argentina, Alexis Perepelycia received his Bachelor Degree in Music, (U.N.R.) in 2004. He has studied with Carmelo Saitta (Aesthetics), Dante Grela (Composition), Gabriel Data (Harmony), Francisco Colasanto (Max/Msp), and Pedro Rebelo (Electroacoustic Composition). His music has been premiered at major festivals in Argentina, France, USA and Northern Ireland. In 2002, he founded “hiss?” a live-electronics duo and is also a founder of the arts collective “knob,” which combined different artistic expressions like dance, acting, video and music with new technologies. He is currently doing a Masters in Sonic Arts at S.A.R.C. in Belfast, Northern Ireland. www.alexisperepelycia.com

5/ Loud is Paramount by Lisa Gasior 6:01 View details

Let’s take a walk through one of Montreal’s largest movie theatres. I will lead you through the box office, lobby (stopping for popcorn, of course!) and to your seat. From there, you will be transported into the projection booth and other places you never see, hear or feel. Enjoy the low frequencies, vibrations and other voices of the Paramount, Montreal. Lisa Gasior has been hearing since birth but started listening about four years ago. She is cur rently pursuing a Masters in Media Studies at Concordia University and she devotes spare time to sound design for film and finding beautiful soundscapes wherever she goes.

6/ In Silent Time by Richard Windeyer 12:21 [listen] View details

In Silent Time is a sonic portrait of two contrasting personalities – an extroverted Uncle who played drums in a 1920’s silent movie house, and a shy nephew who used drumming as a means of escape. In this family portrait, drumming and silence become an unspoken inheritance. Composed in loving memory of Margaret and John (‘Pete’) Windeyer. Richard Windeyer creates music, sound and visuals for experimental theatre, radio, film, and integrated media projects. He is a member of interdisciplinary performance collective Bluemouth Inc. Presents, and collaborates with a laptop music trio called Finger. His work has been heard across Canada, Europe, the UK, and on the Internet.

7/ Pop Titles ‘You’ by Pamela Z 3:42 [listen] View details

Pop Titles ‘You’ is a 1986 found text work created entirely from listings on one page of the Phonolog Report (a large yellow catalog found in most record stores before the advent of the now prevalent computer-based catalogs.) This version was recorded live in Toronto at the Deep Wireless festival in 2004. A studio version (which includes a layer of whispered artist names) is available on my solo CD A Delay is Better on the Starkland label. Pamela Z is a San Francisco-based composer/performer who’s work combines a wide range of vocal techniques with electronic processing, and sampled sounds. Her audio works and performances have been presented in Europe, Africa, Asia, and throughout the US in concerts, festivals, and exhibitions including Bang on a Can, Other Minds, the Venice Biennale, and the Dakar Biennale. She is a recipient of numerous awards including a 2004 Guggenheim Fellowship. For information visit www.pamelaz.com

8/ Rocket by Aura Bogado 6:20 View details

Where is freedom? And can a girl get there on a rocket? Aura Bogado is a journalist for Pacifica Radio. In her spare time, she records noises for pieces like this, and contemplates the Los Angeles River.

9/ 9.17.2003 by Mike McFerron 4:47 [listen] View details

For this composition, I invited the Lewis University community to contribute to my orchestra of sounds. I placed a microphone in a busy hallway at Lewis University and recorded sound for twenty-four continuous hours. This work was composed using only the sounds recorded from that installation. For me, this reflects the attitudes, emotions, and interactions of this day – a summary that documents September 17, 2003 at Lewis University. Mike McFerron is Composer-in-Residence at Lewis University and founder of the Electronic Music Midwest Festival. His compositions have been featured around the world on various concerts and radio broadcasts. www.bigcomposer.com

10/ Blacktop by Jay Needham 12:41 [listen] View details

Blacktop is a narrative work for radio and its winding narrative structure is intended to mimic a journey on the road, taking us to places both new and old. We all seek inclusion, to be a part of something greater. This story describes a trip of dreams, one in which the character is searching to find meaning in his words and travels. Jay Needham is a media artist, writer and composer who’s work has been exhibited globally. He embraces a multi-disciplinary approach to arts practice. Jay is a faculty member in the Program in Audio, College of Mass Communication and Media Arts at Southern Illinois University Cabondale.


Deep Wireless 1 (2004)


1-3/ Little man in the ear (excerpts) by Chantal Dumas/Christian Calon [listen] View details

(excerpts: Austin, MB; The princess of the stars, and Stampede) chantal_dumas Summer July 9 ­ September 9, 1999 20,000 km on Canadian roads and trails. calon_smFrom Montreal across the Prairies to the North-Western Arctic, down to the Pacific and back through the Badlands. The Mercury minivan took to the road, loaded with recording equipment, tools, DAT cassettes, tent, Coleman burner, sleeping bags and cooking apparatus, spare tires, beer and camera, boots, books and maps. In The little man in the ear, materials are presented with little transformation. Only to better the listening clarity did we apply some processing. On the other hand, we took at times the liberty of radically transforming the original sound materials. Thanks to Mike Krutko, Lillian Ireland, Rob Dramer and to all the anonymous voices who inspired us to create this sound travel. 1./ Austin, MB ­ 2:00 Plane and children games at the 45th Annual Threshermen’s Reunion and Stampede; wind in trees and leaves at the Medicine Wheel, Spirit Sands, Manitoba; wind in a corn field near Austin, Manitoba. 2./ The princess of the stars 2:19 Ambience, voices, and fiddle competition in Austin, Manitoba. 3./ Stampede 2:29 Carriage race and voice at the Stampede in Austin, Manitoba. Production Mario Gauthier for L’espace du son, Radio Canada. Realization Studio Blue Moose, Montreal. Received Grand Prix du documentaire Phonurgia Nova 2001. Note: Austin, MB; The princess of the stars, and Stampede are part of a larger work called The little man in the ear which has been published on the double CD radio roadmovies (326music CD 006-007). Christian Calon is a sound artist who lives in Montreal. His projects include sound installation, radio and concert works. Performed worldwide, he is renown for his original approach to sound shapes and narration. He has been honored in major international competitions. His works can be found on the emprientes DIGITALes label (www.electrocd.com). Audio and radio artist Chantal Dumas uses sound to explore new possibilities for narration. Since 1993 she has produced over 23 works for radio as a freelancer; her “stories” have been broadly broadcasted on public radios and at festivals. She has received awards including EAR International Competition (Hungary) and Phonurgia Nova International (Fr.). Her works can be found on OHM editions (http:www.meduse.org/avatar) and on 326music (Fr) (www.326music.com).

1/ Austin, MB 2:00

2/ The princess of the stars 2:19

3/ Stampede 2:29

4/ Railway Lines by sylvi MacCormac 7:52 [listen] View details

Sylvi_MacCormacA Canadian story about coming home along poetic-aural-historic Railway Lines. This composition includes the recorded sounds of the Royal Hudson, an 1888 Steam Engine from the World Soundscape archives at SFU and an Antique Miniature Train. Voices: sylvi macCormac & Gordon Cobb. Guitar: sylvi macCormac (c/p) 1998 sylvi & see through publishing sylvi macCormac works with voices, instruments and environmental recordings from her own library as well as the archives of the World Soundscape Project at Simon Fraser University, where she studied composition with Barry Truax. In 1999 sylvi received the Marcia Award for Electroacoustic Art at SFU and honourable mention at the 26e Concours International de Musique Electroacoustique in Bourges France for Waves of Kokoro.

5-7/ Six Silk Purses (excerpts: As I Stand, A Day, She Dreams of Wild Horses) View details

Six composers were commissioned to each compose a new work using as source material recordings of the poems of Fortner Anderson. The composers were given carte blanche to do as they pleased. Fortner Anderson wrote all texts and performed the voice in all recordings. Fortner Anderson’s poems are found on several CD compilations (see www.wiredonwords.com), and have been published in Poetry Nation (Vehicule Press, 1998) and the Short Fuse anthology (Rattapallax, 2002). His own CD sometimes I think appeared in 2000 (WOW). Recent performance venues have included the Banff Centre (Alberta), Cabaret (Montreal), the Rivoli (Toronto), St-Mark’s Church (New York), and Genoa, Italy where he opened the 8th edition of the Genoa International Poetry Festival. His new CD recording project, Six Silk Purses will appear in the spring of 2004. 5/ As I Stand 7:45 Voice and Text: Fortner Anderson Music composition: Alexander MacSween Known for his music for dance, Alexander MacSween’s work as a percussionist has ranged from alternative rock to musique-actuelle. He has worked extensively creating music for theater. His performance work has been with a number of Montreal groups including Detention, and Bionic amongst others. 6/ A Day 10:32 Voice and text: Fortner Anderson Music composition and Oud: Sam Shalabi Ney: Ali Ashtiani Sam Shalabi is a central node in Montréal’s free improv scene. He is a member of countless groups, but he is best known as a founding member of Shalabi Effect. This group has recorded two albums on Alien8 Recordings, which have earned praise from critics and music enthusiasts alike. Apart from Shalabi Effect, he is also part of a number of bands, among which are Detention, Molasses, Balai mécanique, Po, “Gypt Gore, and a trio with David Kristian and Alexandre St-Onge. He is also known for his three solo albums, Luteness (Squint Fucker Press, deleted), On Haschisch (Alien8), and Osama (Alien8), his investigation of arabophobia in a “post-9-11 world.” His style ranges from freeform psychedelic rock to the most oddball abstract performance. Although mostly known as a guitarist, the highly versatile Shalabi also performs on oud and a variety of other instruments. 7/ She Dreams of Wild Horses 7:00 Voice and Text: Fortner Anderson Music Composition: Michel F. Côté A composer, improviser, producer and director, Michel F. Côté approaches his art from a number of angles simultaneously, creating music for dance, theater and film. He collaborates regularly with playwright Robert Lepage (Ex Machina), and has composed and performed the music for the play Les sept branches de la rivière Ota (1995­97), the music for the film Nô (with Bernard Falaise, 1998), and for the play La Géométrie des Miracles (with Diane Labrosse, 1998­99). He also worked on the sound design and score (which he also performed) for Zulu Time, Lepage’s new cabaret-theater, which had its international premiere in Zurich in August 1999. Côté founded the musical group Bruire and has since 1989 directed the group in all of its different forms. To date four recordings have testified to this craziness: Le Barman a tort de sourire, (1989); Muss Muss Hic!, (1992), which was commissioned jointly by Radio-Canada, Montreal and WDR, Cologne; Les fleurs de Léo, (1992); and L’âme de l’objet, (1995). In recent years he has been involved in a phenomenal number of varied projects, in theatre, dance, radio and film.

5/ As I Stand by Fortner Anderson/Alexander MacSween 7:50 [listen]

6/ A Day by Fortner Anderson/Sam Shalabi 10:39 [listen]

7/ She Dreams of wild Horses by Fortner Anderson/Michel Côté 7:00 [listen]

8/ Waiting…for love by Nicholas Longstaff 2:53 [listen] View details

nick_smallWaiting…for Love is an excerpt from a 6-channel audio installation. Each voice is my own, altered in pitch to create the illusion of different personalities. Nicholas Longstaff is a Toronto-based composer and audio artist who has created works for stage, screen, installation and stereo. His music and sound designs have been played across Canada and the U.S. on CBC, CIUT, CKLN, and CanStage.

9/ Time Tells You by Kristiana Clemens 10:35 [listen] View details

KristianaCThis piece contrasts sonic experiences of rural and urban anglo-Canadian culture. The hypnotic, timeless qualities of quiet exchanges with family and the experience of nature in rural, western Canada are set against the urgency and immediacy of urban voices and sounds from the Toronto area. As we move between these realms, our experience of time changes, telling us not only where we are, but who we are. Kristiana Clemens is a community radio worker, DJ, writer, artist and media activist. Born in Winnipeg, she currently lives in Toronto.

10/ Generational Echoes (excerpt) by Audrey Churgin 4:51 [listen] View details

audrey_churginGenerational Echoes is a collaborative audio play that has been musically composed to intersect with the text written for the play. The central character’s thoughts of memory, from a variety of life stages, interacts with other voices, juxtaposed, emphasizing content, or destroying cohesiveness, as the composition demands. The parts were played by Nellie Brannan (the Mother), Shaina Dubé (Child, Baby), The play, Generational Echoes, was written, produced and directed by Audrey Churgin. (Technical production also done by Audrey Churgin) The song, Double Yous, was musically composed, and lyrics written by Shaina Dubé. Performed by Audrey Churgin; Throat Singers: Celina Kalluk, Ainsley Walton. Audrey Churgin is represented by Gallerie St. Laurent-Hill in Ottawa. Her work is an extensive collection of pastel paintings, graphite drawings, and collaborative audio and visual works produced with young children. Art that is precious and sophisticated is juxtaposed against the playful naivety of a child’s artwork and writing.

11/ Hello by Nik Beeson 6:45 [listen] View details

Bélo’s fourth birthday was a rock ‘n’ roll party. Bélo, Leena, Jacob, Dhyani, and Sergei were let loose for about 40 minutes. Hello is a remix of these five children (and, on occasion, their parents) experimenting with various music making devices, and wondering at hearing their own voices looped and processed. All processing is by the children during the recording. Nik Beeson has a variety of interesting pasts. He hitchhiked 70,000 miles, planted 1,000,000 trees, was caretaker for an observatory, was a civilly disobedient student of Theology, lived with monks and Christian anarchists, wrote a trail of essays on addiction and consciousness, spent a decade in palliative, street and mental health-care work, then dance, sonic and physical theatre. And at present is a web conductor, writer, music composer and producer, performer, an amour and a Poppa.


1/ Municipal Pier (summer 2001) by Andra McCartney 2:25 [listen] View details

andraCondensed using chance operations from excerpts over one summer. The piece begins with excerpts from two remarkable days of extreme weather change in the spring. On April 13, the region came close to flooding, with water thudding against the pier overpass. The next morning, ice pellets were thrust against the shoreline by the wind and filled holes between the big rocks, waves making baroque melodies as they crashed through. This is a piece from the soundwalk installation Journées Sonores, canal de Lachine, which was at Musée de Lachine, from September to December 2003, supported by the Fonds Québecois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies. Andra McCartney is a Soundwalk artist, whose work includes extensive field recordings, often done in collaboration with other artists and researchers. Current soundscape research, gallery and web installations focus on the area surrounding the Lachine Canal in Montreal. Andra is principal researcher for the “In and Out of the Studio” project, which focuses on the working practices of women sound producers and artists in Canada. She teaches sound in media for Communication Studies at Concordia. For more information, please visit andrasound.org.

2/ Sifted Mass by Carey Dodge 4:05 [listen] View details

Sifted Mass is essentially an exploration into my fascination with the sound of large crowds of people: how so many people can make a sound almost like running water or wind rustling leaves but then individual voices pop out and snippets of a conversation bring the listener back to recognition, like looking at clouds and seeing animals. I was also playing with the idea of being alone in a crowd and how sometimes one can feel more alone in a crowd than by oneself. Carey Dodge has recently finished his BFA at Concordia University and is involved in various sound design and composition projects through Concordia. He has a strong interest in community and acoustic ecology. His sound art reflects his love for these things and his love of movement in the moment.

3/ The Culture of my Voice by Marian van der Zon 9:18 [listen] View details

Marian_van_der_ZonThis sound piece reflects on my personal relationship to both my singing and spoken voice. It traces the culture of my voice from childhood through to present day. Thanks to Eloisa Aquino, Dierdre Brown, Stevie Dam, Susan Day, Felix Odartey-Wellington, Janis Pereira, Asta Vanderzon, and Alex Witvoet for your voices. Also thanks to the karaoke crew: Helen, John, Kevin, Linda, Mike and the ‘Raging Girlies.’ A closeted shower singer for the past 30 years, Marian van der Zon is a multi-disciplinary artist who delves into sound art, sound documentary, writing, and spoken word performance. She is currently completing a Masters degree in Mass Media Studies at Concordia University and has a background in Women’s Studies. She has recently completed a residency with Deep Wireless 2004, and continues to explore the possibilities of sound and radio.

4/ Radio what do I do? by Chandra Bulucon 5:05 [listen] View details

ChandraI have taken a 45-minute phone conversation discussing my questions and concerns around my hosting and producing capabilities for my (at the time) radio show, Quick Stop Art Spot. I then edited the conversation into a 5-minute piece that excludes all the content and leaves only the hesitations. You are left with an evolved conversation with no conversation. Sole proprietor of audio production company Puppy Machine Productions, Chandra Bulucon is also an interdisciplinary artist and musician and integrates these practices with her strong background in community work. Chandra finished a five-year term as producer and host of radio show Quick Stop Art Spot in 2003. She has been showing her work for almost ten years in places such as the AGO, Art Metropole, and the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts in Montreal, and has given talks at Transmissions sans Frontièrs and Mercer Union. She is a member of LIFT and is on the board of directors of FADO. Chandra is currently creating a new body of work for which she received her first grant from the Toronto Arts Council. Chandra would like to thank New Adventures in Sound Art for their continued support and interest in her work.

5/ Pas Avec Espoir, Pas Sans Espoir by Richard Windeyer 20:42 [listen] View details

Richard_WindeyerPas Avec Espoir, Pas Sans Espoir was created in the wake of 9/11, as part of an audio-visual poem by Toronto performance group Bluemouth Inc. Presents. Commissioned for the Theatre Centre’s production of Body Geometry – The Seventh Angel (2002), this work is a sonic meditation on the underlying atmosphere and emotional aftermath of these events. The text fragment was written by Bluemouth Inc. collaborators Stephen O’Connell and Sabrina Reeves (voice), in the style of W. H. Auden. Richard Windeyer creates music, sound and visuals for integrated media and performance projects. He currently collaborates with experimental theatre group Bluemouth Inc. Presents, a laptop trio called ‘FINGER’, and the Open Ears Music Festival. In 2000, he co-directed The Toronto Sound Mosaic with Darren Copeland.

6/ As It Happens by dreamSTATE/Lynn Harrington 2:41 [listen] View details

Thoughts and emotions are triggered through time and space by radio broadcasts about “The Montreal Massacre” in this merging of poetry and soundscape. Poet Lynn Harrigan’s most recent projects have included collaborations with musicians and visual artists from haiku/art exhibits to a forthcoming multimedia installation. Ambient soundscape artists dreamSTATE (Scott McGregor Moore and Jamie Todd) are best known for Between Realities (a recording of their ambient installation), for their many live soundscape performances and for curating The Ambient Ping, Toronto’s long-running weekly live ambient and experimental music event. Lynn_Harrigan_with_dreamSTA

7/ Cambridge Bay Soundscape by Victoria Fenner 7:47 [listen] View details

Victoria_FennerIn September 2003 Victoria Fenner visited the town of Cambridge Bay. The town is on the southern shores of Victoria Island, far above the Arctic Circle. This recording captures the essence of the soundscape in this small remote town. In it you hear the people, the music, the sounds, and the environment of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Harmonica, Fiddle, and singing included in the soundscape were recorded on site and feature Anthony and Ashley Otokiak, two local teenagers. Drum Dances, song, and associated commentary were by teacher Julia Ogina. victoria_fennerVictoria Fenner is a Canadian audio artist who has spent the past two decades exploring the medium of sound. Her interest in Audio Art began in 1982, at Vancouver Cooperative Radio where she produced the “newsounds gallery,” an exploration of the artistic possibilities of radio. Since that time, she has produced many pieces of her own, as well as curating the nationally distributed Canadian audio art radio series Radiant Dissonance, now in its second edition. She also has worked for CBC Radio in many capacities, most recently as researcher for Ultrasonique, a special series on the audio art of Quebec for the Radio One program “Outfront.” She was also the creator of the annual Full Moon Audio Art Camp, which has been held each year in Canada since 1999. www.magneticspirits.com.

8/ WITNESS: ROUND JOURNEY (excerpt) by sylvi macCormac 7:10 [listen] View details

Journey from Vancouver to Squamish and beyond into the heart of wilderness where spirits of the forest and voices of conscience speak with Squamish Spirit, Journey and Honour Songs. This is my attempt at an expression of the essence of Witness through sound. Wilderness Soundscapes and Voices were recorded around the Elaho River, the Carnegie & Roundhouse Community Centres Vancouver BC Canada 1997-99. Voices : Telálsemkin Siyám, Nancy Bleck Slhalnãy Sp?ãkwus, John Clarke Xwexwsélkn, Amir Ali Alibhai, Paul Hundal, Joan, Drew Leetham, William Nahanee, Aaron Nelson-Moody, Shel Neufeld, a young english boy, Marie Preissl, Bob Turner, Cease Wyss and a young Squamish girl et al. Huy chewx a / Thank you … for the honour and for listening … Witness Project: www.utsam-witness.ca / wepbc.ca / nancybleck.com with thanks to Barry Truax www.sfu.ca/~truax and www.richmondsounddesign.com. Songs & voices used with permission (c)(p) 2000 sylvi & see through publishing. sylvi macCormac works with voices, instruments and environmental recordings from her own library as well as the archives of the World Soundscape Project at Simon Fraser University, where she studied composition with Barry Truax. In 1999 sylvi received the Marcia Award for Electroacoustic Art at SFU and honourable mention at the 26e Concours International de Musique Electroacoustique in Bourges France for ‘Waves of Kokoro’.

9/ Surface Documents (excerpt from Pacific Side) by Chantal Dumas/Christian Calon 7:20 View details

Minimalist, hyperrealistic, Surface Documents glides over the surface of the earth, very close as would a zoomed in camera, or on the contrary in wide panoramas, that is where narrative dissolves in the sound material. Production : DeutschlandRadio Berlin, Künstlerisches Feature, Dr. Robert Matejka (Surface Documents: Pacific side excerpt) Evening train, Goldstream Provincial Park, BC; Pacific Ocean, Capilano Beach, Vancouver Island, BC; Fog Horn on the Pacific, Bella Pacifica Beach, BC. Note: Pacific Side is part of a larger work called Surface documents which has been published on the double CD radio roadmovies (326music CD 006-007). Christian Calon is a sound artist who lives in Montreal. His projects include sound installation, radio and concert works. Performed worldwide, he is renown for his original approach to sound shapes and narration. He has been honored in major international competitions. His works can be found on the emprientes DIGITALes label (www.electrocd.com). Audio and radio artist Chantal Dumas uses sound to explore new possibilities for narration. Since 1993 she has produced over 23 works for radio as a freelancer; her “stories” have been broadly broadcasted on public radios and at festivals. She has received awards including EAR International Competition (Hungary) and Phonurgia Nova International (Fr.). Her works can be found on OHM editions (http:www.meduse.org/avatar) and on 326music (Fr) (www.326music.com).