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Making Waves Radio Show on WGXC

Making Waves is a radio show about sound art produced by New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) for WGXC Wave Farm.  The show often features artist profiles and archival performances from NAISA’s sound art programming in South River, Ontario and (prior to June 2017) Toronto. Episodes are produced monthly and broadcast on the second Saturday of every month at 11 am and repeated the following Friday at 3 pm (UTC -4).

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    In this episode on AI and Modular Synths, we explore techniques – both new and old – used to produce sounds and images for two livestream performances taking place on October 17 and 24, 2020. In the first half Darren Copeland interviews Debashis Sinha, a Bengali Canadian composer and media artist about applying Artificial Intelligence to Veda scriptures to produce the sounds and images in his performance. In the second half, David Breckenridge interviews filmmaker and musician Robert Fantinatto, the creator of I Dream of Wires, a documentary film on the modular synth renaissance. In the interview Fantinatto relates his […]
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    On today’s edition of Making Waves we feature interviews with Bentley Jarvis and Teresa Connors. David Arthur met up online with Bentley Jarvis over rural internet connections to discuss Jarvis’ sound sculpture Constant Plancks which has been on exhibit outdoors at the NAISA North Media Arts Centre in South River, Canada. The sculpture consists of two tall cedar structures with built-in loudspeakers that respond to passing traffic with music based on the mathematical concept of Planks Constant. In the second half Darren Copeland interviews Teresa Connors about her approach to gathering data from the east coast of Newfoundland and using […]
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    As part of World Listening Day on July 18 NAISA hosted three online meet ups where participants produced soundscape recordings in their home environments inspired by a text score by composer Tina Pearson called Towards a Reciprocal Listening. Through this edition of Making Waves we will share the soundscapes collected by the participants along side their commentary reflecting on their experiences at the location and personal responses to the text score.The soundscapes heard in the program can be explored on Radio Aporee. In order of appearance are the following commentaries and contributions: 8 Wendigo Way, Toronto with Wendalyn Bartley; 26 […]
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    New Adventures in Sound Art is releasing a compilation on soundcloud for its Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art. Guest Host David Arthur explores a selection of the pieces on the release and offers his responses and perspectives. Included are pieces by Léa Boudreau, Matheos and Georgios, Christopher Lock, Barry Truax and Juan Carlos Vasquez.
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    A discussion about listening and recording with Matthew Rogalsky in reference to his installation “Octet" which will open at the NAISA North Media Arts Centre on June 25. At the end of the show we will re-visit NAISA’s May 30 performance with two works by David Eagle – "Through Autumn Mist" and “Tactus" (with Jordan Wyshniowsky, Cello).
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    Calgary composer David Eagle discusses with Darren Copeland his works that will be presented on the May 30, 2020 online concert hosted by New Adventures in Sound Art. David Eagle explains his intentions behind mixing different sound media and musical idioms in his compositions – soundscape recordings, oral archival recordings, instrumental ensembles, live electronics and solo cello.
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    In this episode of Making Waves NAISA’s Darren Copeland talks to Grant Smith, Maria Papadomanolaki and Dawn Scarfe. For the past six years they have been celebrating International Dawn Chorus Day in a truly unique way. As the collective Soundcamp they produce Reveil, which is a world-wide radio program that follows the sounds of daybreak from timezone to timezone through an open and parallel network of audio livestreams provided by volunteer streamers, field recordists and science researchers. Each hour produces a new awakening of sounds from a different part of the world. Reveil will be heard on Wave Farm Radio […]
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    Impressions of Place: Ayesha Barmania, Don Hill and Jeffrey Sinibaldi. NAISA invited Podcaster Ayesha Barmania from Peterborough Ontario to create a radio portrait of NAISA's home town of South River (and vicinity) using interviews collected by NAISA over the past 3 years with residents from the local community. The piece she made was called A Good Ways North. Also on the show is WRGO or What is Really Going On by Edmonton radio artist Don Hill and Disconnect by Niagara sound artist Jeffrey Sinibaldi.
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    Continuing from the previous episode of Making Waves, NAISA features more from Michael Waterman and Mannlicher Carcano. Included in the mix is an interview that Darren Copeland did with Michael Waterman about Songs of Ice and his other transmission art installations as well as sounds from the Art’s Birthday telematic performance by Mannlicher Carcano from January 17, 2020.
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    Mannlicher Carcano started making experimental noise in Winnipeg in 1987 before dispersing to various cities and using community radio phone lines as a means to keep the group playing together. NAISA's Darren Copeland met up with Mannlicher Carcano member Michael Waterman (known as Porter Hall in MC-parlance) who is working on a new installation at NAISA. Michael is sharing with Making Waves an excerpt of the current episode from their radio show, which is aired every Saturday on CHMR in St. John's Nfld from 2:30 to 4:40 EST. https://chmrfm.weebly.com/saturday.html
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    Geronimo Inutiq is an electronic music producer, DJ and multimedia artist from Iqaluit, Nunavut who is now based in Montreal. He joins Darren Copeland from New Adventures in Sound Art to discuss his recent work which combines archival films of the Canadian North with electronic music.
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    This episode of Making Waves takes listeners on a tour of Gordon Monahan's installation Kinetic Transmissions. During the show Gordon Monahan explains his use of audio signals to drive small motors which pass the audio through resonant instruments and objects. He also explains how he uses this technique and other variations in his other works. Gordon Monahan's works for piano, loudspeakers, video, kinetic sculpture, and computer-controlled sound environments span various genres from avant-garde concert music to multi-media installation and sound art. As a composer and sound artist, he juxtaposes the quantitative and qualitative aspects of natural acoustical phenomena with elements […]
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    Making Waves re-visiting two artists featured two years ago who both create sound art with Saws – Sonia Paço-Rocchia and Alan Bloor. The first half hour of the show includes an interview with Paço-Rocchia about her installation Lames@NAISA and the second half hour has a performance by Alan Bloor that was recorded August 31, 2019 at the NAISA North Media Arts Centre.
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    Making Waves looks to the future with a sound art installation by Stephanie Castonguay made by children and in the second half of the show Making Waves gazes into the past with an interview with Alexis Bhagat on archiving audio art.
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    Garth Paine is an Australian composer and interactive media artist teaching at Arizona State University. Upon his first visit to Arizona he became fascinated with the soundscapes of the deserts of the American south west and from this interest he formed a community-engaged research team to study and document the soundscapes of national monument parks in close distance to Phoenix. One of the many outcomes of Listen(n) is a Virtual Reality sound installation which allows listeners to experience these unique soundscapes in a surprisingly life-like way with the simple combination of a 360 degree photograph and an ambisonic soundscape recording. […]
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    Darren Copeland interviews Udo Noll about the online sound mapping project Radio Aporee and the distinctive way in which it conceives of transmission art as an open-ended multi-user medium.
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    Andra McCartney in conversation with Darren Copeland talks about her two works created fifteen years apart. Both works were made from cross-Canada train trips. The first during the winter of 2003 and the second while the wild fires were happening last summer in Northern Ontario and British Columbia. Both works will be broadcast from NAISA on May 3 at 7 pm on NAISA Radio.
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    On today's edition of Making Waves we listen to two sound documentaries from the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art – Kime Ani by Edzi'u and Gateway by Benoit Bories. Both pieces are included on the Deep Wireless 14 online album. 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. A mixed race Tahltan-Tlingit electronic singer/songwriter and composer, Edzi’u mixes electronic music with classic songwriting […]
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    In advance of Josh Gumiela's visit to NAISA in February, Josh discusses how he uses the electromagnetic energy emitted from cellphones for the raw material of the music produced in his installation "Immobile Device."
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    The Deep Wireless radio art album is available for listening at https://soundcloud.com/naisa/sets/deep-wireless-14/ In this episode of Making Waves we listen to four of the pieces from the album – Tapping the Air by Sebastiane Hegarty; Ways of Listening by Zoe Gordon; Tsikatsi by Edgardo Moreno; and I Dreamt This Was My Home by Helena Korbath. The Hegarty piece times with the 118th anniversary of Marconi's first 'over the horizon' wireless transmission.
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    Jane Tingley on anyWare, an interactive distributed sculpture. Darren Copeland interviews Canadian media artist Jane Tingley on her interactive distributed sculpture called anyWare, which will be on exhibit at NAISA North Media Arts Centre in South River, Ontario, Canada from January 17 to April 1, 2019.
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    In this edition we go back to a lecture by Aaron Labbe speaking in July 2018 at the NAISA North Media Arts Centre in South River, Ontario. The show concludes with Richard Lainhart’s White Night, which is a landmark piece that predates Ambient Music and that was completed in Albany during a snowstorm in 1974.
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    On the October 2018 edition of Making Waves Darren Copeland interviews two artists using Virtual Reality from completely different backgrounds. Lisa Jackson is an Anishinaabe cross-genre filmmaker from Toronto and Christine Webster is a composer and media artist from Paris France. Making Waves is produced monthly by New Adventures in Sound Art in South River, Ontario, Canada. Lisa Jackson's film Biidaaban: First Light is on exhibit in October and November 2018 at the NAISA North Media Arts Centre and Christine Webster's The Empty Room will be shown on October 27 as part of the presentation A Listening Voyage Through Gaming […]
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    This episode of Making Waves features two very different methods for creating interactive and collaborative sound art works. In the first half Darren Copeland interviews Mario van Horrik. He is one half of a collaborative team with Petra Dubach that have been active as a multidisciplinary duo since 1983. They will be guests of NAISA September 28-30 with their installation Waves Playground and live performance Table Piece. In the second half of the show we will listen to a performance by BlablaTRAINS that took place recently on August 4 at the NAISA North Media Arts Centre in South River. Blablatrains […]
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    Alexis O'Hara performs her work The City of Sighs and discusses her live performance practice with Darren Copeland. The City of Sighs is a piece for solo vocals and live electronic processing. In it O'Hara randomly selects a poster-sized cue card that serves as both a cue for changing the sections of her performance and as a trigger for emotional states associated with the act of sighing that are explored in each section of the piece. The performance was recorded at the NAISA North Media Arts Centre in South River, Canada on July 28, 2018.
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    The July edition of Making Waves celebrates World Listening Day. In the first half hour Darren Copeland interviews Victoria Fenner and Stefan Rose about their audio-visual collaboration Seeing Sound that ponders why to add visuals to sounds. In the second half we go on a walk with South River nature recordist Glenn Hubert. We will learn how he records wolf howls on his property about 30 kilometres from the nearest paved road. You can Listen to Glenn’s wolf recordings at https://www.gmhcafestore.ca/products/wolves-of-algonquin and listen more to the interview with him on the NAISA soundcloud page. NAISA’s World Listening Day events can […]
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    "Jana Winderen and the art of underwater recording." Darren Copeland interviews Jana Winderen about her approach to sound recording and her motivations for exploring underwater sound in particular. Included in the show is her piece "The Noisiest Guys on the Planet" available on Touch's Bandcamp page – https://janawinderen.bandcamp.com/album/the-noisiest-guys-on-the-planetThis monthly program is produced by New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA). The program features selections from the NAISA archives and is produced by Darren Copeland, NAISA Artistic Director. NAISA is a South River-based Canadian organization that presents performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art. The objectives […]
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    Grant Smith and Maria Papadomanolaki discuss the Reveil sound camp project and look back at its five year history of broadcasting the soundscapes of daybreak from around the world. At the end of the program NAISA shares a multi-location soundscape recording made at Warbler's Roost during the Sound Camp held in South River, Canada.
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    Making Waves episodes for January through April, 2018 feature artists from the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art presented by New Adventures in Sound Art. Today's show includes performances and discussion with Martin Marier, which was recorded on January 17 and 19, 2018 during Art's Birthday at the NAISA North Media Arts Centre in South River, Ontario. Martin Marier is a composer and digital music instrument builder. He created the instrument 'The Sponge.' Given the mythology behind Art's Birthday, it is certainly an appropriate instrument for celebrating the birthday of Art.
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    An artist talk by Andrew O'Connor recorded on February 2, 2018 at the NAISA North Media Arts Centre in South River, Ontario. Andrew O"Connor is a Toronto radio and transmission artist. He talks about his past installations, documentaries, and radio theatre performances.
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    Today's show features an Artist Talk by Andrew O'Connor recorded on February 2nd at the NAISA North Media Arts Centre in South River, Ontario. Andrew O"Connor is a Toronto radio and transmission artist. He talks about his past installations, documentaries and radio theatre performances. This monthly program is produced by New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA). The program features selections from the NAISA archives and is produced by Darren Copeland, NAISA Artistic Director. NAISA is a South River-based Canadian organization that presents performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art. The objectives of NAISA are […]
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    Making Waves for January through April, 2018 will be featuring artists from the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art presented by New Adventures in Sound Art. Today's show features an interview with Alexis O'Hara, whose interactive installation SQUEEEQUE will be exhibited at NAISA North Media Arts Centre in South River, Ontario from February 16 to April 16, 2018. In the second half of the program, NAISA previews works from the upcoming Deep Wireless 13 radio art compilation available at http://www.soundcloud.com/naisa/
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    This month on Making Waves Nadene and Darren go on a guided tour with Canadian artist James Kirkpatrick to learn about his circuit-bent sound sculptures on exhibit at NAISA North Media Arts Centre. Intermixed with their conversations are excerpts from Kirkpatrick’s performance at NAISA as Thesis Sahib, which conclude with a humorous take of his home town of London, Ontario. For photos of the artwork visit NAISA’s facebook.
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    This month: On Making Waves NAISA presents an August 2017 recording of a performance from the Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art with Sonia Paço-Rocchia from Montreal and Alan Bloor from Toronto. They both used saw blades as the focus of their sound exploration. Paço-Rocchia's performance of Scies used saws automated with celloloids and transformed with live signal processing. Alan Bloor's performance called Dual Abrasives combined his two projects Pholde and Knurl. It used analog effects treatments of saws.
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    In this month's Making Waves, Brian Connolly speaks with Chantal Dumas and Sonia Paço-Rocchia, both of whom are featured artists at the Sound Travels event that has been taking place this week at the Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium. Brian speaks to both sound artists about their journey from their earliest involvements in sound art to their creative approaches today. Chantal outlines the influence of geology in the presentation of her work 'Nazca Plate', while Sonia discusses her piece 'Scies' in which the resonance of saw blades and other industrial tools is explored.
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    This Making Waves broadcast features an interview with media artist David Rokeby about his seminal 1992 interactive work Very Nervous System, installed through September 4, 2017 at the new NAISA North Media Arts Centre in South River, Ontario. Video documentation of David Rokeby playing Very Nervous System is available at https://instagram.com/p/BV-VuDvl52n/.
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    Last weekend Wave Farm featured dawn chorus recordings from around the world as part of Reveil 2017. NAISA in South River also participated in Reveil with a 24 hour broadcast of the soundscape from Warbler's Roost, a rural property 22 km west of South River. This show features a recording that condenses the 24 hour period prior to the Dawn Chorus time-frame, which this year was dominated by rain. The first half of Making Waves consists of a lecture by Matthew Rogalsky and Laura Cameron from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. Their talk recorded at NAISA North Media Arts Centre […]
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    The April 2017 edition of Making Waves finishes our coverage of the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art in Toronto. In this program we feature fixed media radiophonic works by Parisa Sabet, Joan Schuman and a live electronics work by Martín Rodríguez.
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    Bekah Simms interviews Ian Birse and Laura Kavanaugh of Instant Places about their approach to making generative and long form installations and performances. Instant Places launches on January 17th a new online installation for the Deep Wireless Festival at http://carbon.naisa.ca/
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    The February 2017 edition of Making Waves profiles the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art. Darren Copeland interviews Nichola Feldman-Kiss and members of SubZeroArts about their respective installations Bread and Circuses and Transmissions. The show concludes with an excerpt of a 2008 performance by Toronto turntable duo Insideamind, which is taken from the Deep Wireless 12 Radio Art compilation now available on the NAISA Soundcloud page.
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    Today's show for Making Waves features a selection of performances from NAISA's 2016 SOUNDplay series in Toronto.
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    To showcase the SOUNDplay festival in Toronto and the Canadian Sound Art Caucus meetings, Bekah Simms interviews sound artists from across Canada – Shawn Pinchbeck, Amanda Dawn Christie and Myriam Bleau.
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    This month on Making Waves we are playing soundscape pieces by Dan Tapper, James Bailey, Nimalan Yoganathan, Nico Arnáez and Michelle Macklem that visit natural environs around the world – the Amazon, Iceland, and the near north region of Ontario.
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    This month: Interviews with Wende Bartley and Lisa Conway. They are part of Silo Solos a sound installation made for the in/future exhibit at Ontario Place in Toronto. This monthly program is produced by New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA). The program features selections from the NAISA archives and is produced by Darren Copeland, NAISA Artistic Director. NAISA is a Toronto-based organization that presents performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art. The objectives of NAISA are to foster awareness and understanding locally, as well as nationally and internationally, in the cultural vitality of experimental […]
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    In this month's edition of Making Waves Bekah Simms interviews composer Paul Dolden about his work featured in the Sound Travels festival in Toronto.This monthly program is produced by New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA). The program features selections from the NAISA archives and is produced by Darren Copeland, NAISA Artistic Director. NAISA is a Toronto-based organization that presents performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art. The objectives of NAISA are to foster awareness and understanding locally, as well as nationally and internationally, in the cultural vitality of experimental sound art in its myriad […]
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    In advance of World Listening Day, Bekah Simms interviews Udo Noll and David Jensenius about their respective locative soundscape apps Radio Aporee and Found Sound. This monthly program is produced by New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA).
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    On this edition of Making Waves, Bekah Simms interviews John Oswald on his early analog work Vertical Time, his seminal plunderphonic work Dab and his large scale sound installation for the Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum.
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    The April 2016 episode of Making Waves features past performances from NAISA’s Deep Wireless festival in Toronto, which presents radio and transmission art from around the world. We will present three pieces on today's show: Martin Messier and Jacques Poulin-Denis's The Pencil Project; NRRF's B-Radio: Voyage to the Forbidden Planet; and Jocelyn Robert's Philosophie Zoologique. This monthly program is produced by New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA). The program features selections from the NAISA archives and is produced by Darren Copeland, NAISA Artistic Director. NAISA is a Toronto-based organization that presents performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic […]
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    Knut Aufferman and Sarah Washington are interviewed on this month's "Making Waves" from Darren Copeland from New Adventures in Sound Art. Washington and Aufermann, from Uerzig, Germany, run Mobile Radio.
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    The June 2014 episode of Making Waves features performances from the Yodel EA OH that took place during the NAISA's Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art on May 3, 2014. Yodel EA OH was a six hour telematic performance that brought together artists from around the world. Artists performed from their own personal studios wherever in the world they were located and their contributions were mixed together in real time by Eldad Tsabary and Regynald Guzman at Concordia University using the application tube plug to create the network connections.
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    The April 2014 episode of Making Waves features interviews with Anja Kanngieser and Jessica Thompson. Both of them will be keynote speakers at the upcoming TransX Transmission Art Symposium this May in Toronto.
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    The premiere broadcast of "Making Waves" features selections from NAISA's Sound Bash Series, which takes place in March. During this month-long series, NAISA's Toronto installation space becomes an interactive participatory environment filled with everyday objects selected for the interesting sounds they make when struck or played, offering visitors a chance to play with sound and manipulate it live.