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.
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Making Waves: Martin Marier: Mar 10, 2018
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.
Making Waves: Andrew O’Connor: Feb 10, 2018
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. The February edition of Making Waves 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.
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/
Making Waves: James Kirkpatrick: Oct 14, 2017
Nadene and Darren from NAISA 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.
Making Waves: Sonia Paço-Rocchia, Alan Bloor: Sep 9, 2017
On this edition of 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.
Making Waves: Chantal Dumas, Sonia Paço-Rocchia: Aug 12, 2017
In this month’s Making Waves, guest host Brian Connolly speaks with Chantal Dumas and Sonia Paço-Rocchia, both of whom are featured artists at the Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art. 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.
This edition 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/.
On May 6, 2017, WGXC Wave Farm broadcast 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 discusses the work of WH Gunn, a pioneering sound recordist from the 1950’s and 60’s who recorded soundscapes in Algonquin Park, which has an access point 22 KM east of South River. Gunn published those recordings as a form of advocacy and education and the recordings included in this lecture were published under the title “A Day in Algonquin Park.”
The April 2017 edition of Making Waves finishes our coverage of the 2017 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.
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.
Making Waves: Instant Places: Jan 14, 2017
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 launched on January 17th a new online installation for the Deep Wireless Festival called Carbon Air Sugar.
Making Waves: SOUNDplay: Dec 10, 2016
The December 2016 edition of Making Waves features a selection of performances from NAISA’s 2016 SOUNDplay series in Toronto.
To showcase the SOUNDplay festival 2017 in Toronto and the Canadian Sound Art Caucus meetings, Bekah Simms interviewed sound artists from across Canada – Shawn Pinchbeck in Edmonton, Amanda Dawn Christie in Moncton and Myriam Bleau in Montréal.
For the October 2016 edition of Making Waves, we are playing soundscape pieces by Dan Tapper, James Bailey, Nimalan Yoganathan, Nico Arnáez and Michelle Macklam. These pieces are based on natural environmental recordings from around the world – the Amazon, Iceland, and the near north region of Ontario. They were presented in the SOUNDplay festival produced by New Adventures in Sound Art.
Making Waves: Wende Bartley, Lisa Conway: Sep 10, 2016
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.
Making Waves: Paul Dolden: Aug 13, 2016
Udo Noll and David Jensenius: Jul 9, 2016
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).
Making Waves: John Oswald: Jun 11, 2016
On the June 2016 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.
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.
Making Waves: First Nations: Mar 12, 2016
Making Waves: Gambletron: Feb 13, 2016
Making Waves: December 2015: Dec 12, 2015
Making Waves: November 2015: Nov 14, 2015
Making Waves: June 2015: Jun 13, 2015
Making Waves: May 2015: May 9, 2015
Making Waves: April 2015: Apr 11, 2015
Making Waves: March 2015: Mar 14, 2015
Making Waves: February 2015: Feb 14, 2015
Making Waves: January 2015: Jan 10, 2015
Making Waves: December 2014: Dec 13, 2014
Making Waves: November 2014: Nov 8, 2014
Making Waves: 20141011: Oct 11, 2014
Making Waves: September 2014: Sep 13, 2014
Making Waves: 20140809: Aug 9, 2014
Making Waves: July 2014: Jul 12, 2014
Making Waves: Yodel EA OH: Jun 14, 2014
The June 2014 episode of Making Waves featured performances from the Yodel EA OH telematic performance broadcast 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.
Making Waves: Anja Kanngieser, Jessica Thompson: Apr 12, 2014
The April 2014 episode of Making Waves features interviews with Anja Kanngieser and Jessica Thompson. These interviews were prior to their keynote addresses at the TransX Transmission Art Symposium in May 2014 in Toronto.
Making Waves: NAISA Sound Bash Series: Mar 8, 2014
The premiere broadcast of “Making Waves” featured selections from NAISA’s Sound Bash Series, which took place in March 2014. During this month-long series, NAISA’s Toronto installation space became an interactive participatory environment filled with everyday objects selected for the interesting sounds they made when struck or played. This offered visitors a chance to play with sound and manipulate it live.