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Making Waves – WGXC Radio Show

Making Waves is a monthly 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.

To Listen you can subscribe to Making Waves on your favourite podcast player or follow these links from WGXC.

Making Waves: Jane Tingley: Dec 8, 2018

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.

Making Waves: Aaron Labbé on Composing Music from Brainwaves: Nov 10, 2018

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.

Making Waves: Two Different Approaches to Virtual Reality Lisa Jackson and Christine Webster:  Oct 13, 2018

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 which is part of a VR 3D Audio workshop weekend at NAISA North.

Making Waves: Interacting with Waves featuring Mario van Horrik and BlablaTRAINS:  Sep 8, 2018

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 are a Montreal duo consisting of Ana Dall’Ara Majek and Takuto Fukuda. They play digital instruments that use theatrical physical gestures in order to control sound and to communicate with each other on stage.

Making Waves: The City of Sighs by Alexis O’Hara: Aug 11, 2018

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.

Making Waves: World Listening Day Edition with Victoria Fenner, Stefan Rose and Glenn Hubert:  July 14, 2018

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 be found at https://naisa.ca/festivals/sound-travels/

Making Waves: Jana Winderen: Jun 9, 2018

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 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 forms of expression.

Making Waves: Reveil Revealed: May 12, 2018

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.