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Are – Sommes Sonnes presented by Avatar as part of You And I Are Water Earth Fire Air Of Life And Death

Organized by Christof Migone and Curated with Myriam Lambert and Alexandre St-Onge
December 12, 2023 – 12 pm to 11:59 pm
Listen to audio broadcast on NAISA Radio. Watch Video Livestream on YouTube.

The audio from the 12 hour event “You And I Are Water Earth Fire Air Of Life And Death” will be aired on NAISA Radio and the video will be streamed on YouTube. The Second Life performance of Kelly Ruth’s “Threads of an Unwritten Future” will be broadcast at 2 pm.

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You And I Are Water Earth Fire Air Of Life And Death began simply as a modest 12-word text piece and then quickly became a 12-year long media broadcast event. Each year focuses on one word of the sentence and manifests into a yearly 12-hour event on December 12 from 12 noon to 12 midnight. So far, this sprawling curatorial endeavor has featured 89 artists from 11 countries across 5 continents.

The main host for the first edition, You (2020), was Resonance Extra (London, UK). Arraymusic (Toronto) hosted the next two editions, And (2021) and I (2022). This year’s edition, Are (2023), will be held in Québec City and Avatar will be the main host institution who are celebrating their 30th anniversary. The entire 12 hours will live streamed as well as screened at the Cinéma Beaumont in Québec-City’s Méduse complex.

As mentioned, this year the word is ‘Are’, consequently the focus will be on plurals: multiplicities leading to infinities, polymorphs and polyglots, surrounded sounds, layers upon layers, etceteras upon etceteras. New this year is the inclusion of a subtitle: (Sommes Sonnes)—this translates from the French simply to ‘are sounds’. Also new this year, Myriam Lambert and Alexandre St-Onge are joining Christof Migone on the curatorial side.

2023 Schedule

Hour 1 – 12.00 p.m.
Incursion: Magali Babin
FADO presents Tanya Mars
FADO presents Ronnie Clarke
FADO presents Olga Prokhorova
FADO presents Liina Kuittinen

Hour 2 – 1.00 p.m.
Incursion: Émile Morin
Cronica presents Pedro Tudela, Miguel Carvalhais & Rodrigo Carvalho

Hour 3 – 2.00 p.m.
Incursion: Pierre-André Arcand
NAISA presents Kelly Ruth

Hour 4 – 3.00 p.m.
Incursion: Philip Gagnon
Resonance extra presents Agnès Pe & Milo Thesiger-Meacham

Hour 5 – 4.00 p.m.
Rhizome presents Maud Joiret, Alexandre Berthier & Catherine Bélanger

Hour 6 – 5.00 p.m.
Incursion: Carole Siciak
Spira + Antitube / David B. Ricard
FADO presents Nadège Grebmeier Forget

Hour 7 – 6.00 p.m.
Incursion: Guillaume Côté & Félix Tremblay
Université Laval / Alexandre St-Onge
FADO presents Adriana Disman

Hour 8 – 7.00 p.m.
Incursion: Renée Gagnon & Mylène Lauzon
Rad’Art presents Myriam Lambert

Hour 9 – 8.00 p.m.
Incursion: Gilles Arteau
Université Laval / Agences Augmentées (Lé, Juan David Molina Velasco, Max St-Pierre)
FADO presents Alice De Visscher & Evamaria Schaller

Hour 10 – 9.00 p.m.
Incursion: Nathalie LeBlanc
Avatar presents Diane Landry
FADO presents Alice De Visscher & Evamaria Schaller

Hour 11 – 10.00 p.m.
Incursion: Chantal Dumas
Avatar presents Christof Migone

Hour 12 – 11.00 p.m.
Incursion: Mériol Lehmann
FADO presents Amélie Laurence Fortin
FADO presents Georges Azzaria
FADO presents Caroline Gagné
FADO presents Jocelyn Robert
Incursion : Laetitia Sonami

NAISA Radio Schedule

Open Calendar View

00:00 – Radio in Transformation

Canadian and International radio art curated by NAISA in 2020 on the theme Transformation.

02:00 – Cross Waves

Cross Waves is a Canadian Sound Art series of internet radio programs curated by eight media artists representing various regional and cultural perspectives in Canada. Editions are curated by Chantal Dumas, Steve Bates, Peter Courtemanche, Janna Graham, Christof Migone, and Anna Friz.

07:00 – Words & Sounds

Canadian and International radio art curated and hosted by Canadian media artist Victoria Fenner.

08:00 – Undo-Redo

Canadian and International radio art curated by NAISA in 2014 on the theme Undo-Redo. Many of the works can also be heard on NAISA’s Deep Wireless Radio Art Compilation Albums.

09:00 (Mon-Wed) – The Place of Sound

The Place of Sound is a radio show/podcast produced by Dr. Vincent Andrisani that explores the idea of ‘place’ through the ears of students. It is produced in the Communication and Media Studies program at Carleton University, it airs bi-weekly on CKCU FM (Carleton campus radio), and is available as a podcast. The show launched in February 2021 and since January 2022 the production has been student led. It often features soundscapes and radio documentaries reflecting on the theme of Home.

09:00 (Thurs-Sun) – Sonic Geography

Sonic Geography is a hour of sound art curated in 2013 by Kate Evans on the theme of Sonic Geography.

10:00 – conscient

conscient on NAISA Radio combines all of the episodes from the conscient podcast by composer Claude Schryer. conscient is made through a personal learning journey and knowledge sharing exercise that features conversations, newsletters, monologues and/or creations about art and the ecological crisis. Season 1 (May – October 2020) was about awareness and action. Season 2 (March – August 2021 ) explored perceptions of reality and ecological grief. Season 3 (October 2021 – February 2022) investigated radical listening. Season 4 (1 January – 31 December 2023) is called ‘sounding modernity’ and explores what modernity sounds like, how it affects us and how to ‘create the conditions for other possible worlds to emerge in the wake of what is dying’ as suggested in ‘Preparing for the end of the world as we know it’ article by the Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures collective. For subscription options see : https://www.conscient.ca/subscribe/.   The conscient podcast follows up on his previous podcast simplesoundscapes which airs at 1 pm on Sundays on NAISA Radio.

Le balado conscient est un voyage d’apprentissage personnel et un exercice de partage des connaissances du compositeur Claude Schryer qui présente des conversations, des bulletins d’information, des monologues et/ou des créations sur l’art et la crise écologique. La saison 1 (Mai – Octobre 2020) portait sur la sensibilisation et l’action. La saison 2 (Mars – Août 2021) a exploré les perceptions de la réalité et le deuil écologique. La saison 3 (Octobre 2021 – Février 2022) a porté sur l’écoute radicale. La saison 4 (1er Janvier – 31 Décembre 2023) s’intitule ‘Sonder la modernité’ et explore ce à quoi ressemble la modernité, comment elle nous affecte et comment ‘créer les conditions pour que d’autres mondes possibles émergent dans le sillage de ce qui est en train de mourir’, comme suggéré dans l’article ‘Preparing for the end of the world as we know it’ par le collectif Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures. Pour des options d’abonnement voir: https://www.conscient.ca/sabonner/?lang=fr  Le balado conscient fait suite à son précédent balado paysagesonoresimples, diffusé à 13 heures le dimanche sur NAISA Radio.

11:00 (Mon-Fri) – Soundscapes

Canadian and International soundscape compositions curated and hosted by Canadian media artist Victoria Fenner.

11:00 (Sat-Sun) – simplesoundscapes

This hour features simplesoundscapes by Claude Schryer, which are short 3-minute soundscape recordings without narration beyond a one-word title and a short poem. They were made between September 7, 2017 and July 7, 2019. The  audio recordings are presented ‘as is’ (creative work takes place during the recording process). This time slot also includes  from time to time Schryer’s simplesoundscapes afield, which are three 57 minute radio compositions written for the framework radio program. The versions for framework add narration by Schryer along with added narration by his son Riel, wife Sabrina and daughter Clara. The second episode is inspired by the late indigenous writer Richard Wagamese. In particular the passage from his unfinished novel Starlight, ‘she focused on that tiny point of light and pushed her hearing out through it’. Special thanks to Patrick McGuinley from framework.

12:00 (Mon-Wed) – Long Form

This program provides an outlet for more extended sonic explorations and deeper dives into subjects.

12:00 (Thur-Sun) – Constellations

NAISA is honored to share radio art works made for the Constellations podcast series. Constellations is a sound art and experimental narrative collective co-founded by Michelle Macklem and Jess Shane. They feature a wide-range of audio works in their series that unravel the distinctions between experimental documentary, sound art, soundscapes, fiction, and music. The pieces they air encourage listeners to expand their conception of narrative, musicality and attention.

13:00 (Thurs-Sat) – Digital in Nature

Canadian and International radio art curated by NAISA in 2021 on the theme of Digital in Nature. Many of the works can also be heard on NAISA’s Deep Wireless 16 Radio Art Compilation Album.

13:00 (Sun) – Café Acousmatic

Café Acousmatic: the finest blend of electroacoustic music, sound art, and 3D immersive audio. Hosted by Don Hill, musician, broadcaster, man about the planet, Café Acousmatic is your entre to the aural pleasures of electroacoustic music and sound art of every sort. Complemented by interviews with music-makers, contemporary composers, and sonically pleasing new & vintage releases, Café Acousmatic is a special treat for headphones and walkabouts. Life is smoother at Café Acousmatic.

14:00 – Remote Connections

Canadian and International radio art curated by NAISA in 2023 on the theme Remote Connections. Many of the works can also be heard on NAISA’s Deep Wireless 17 Radio Art Compilation Album.  For the months of February and March 2013 the program begins with recordings and segments from Northern Virtual Broadcast Service and Geronimo Inutiq’s ongoing project Uvattini Uqaalajunga – J’ Appel chez nous – I Am Calling Home.

15:00 (Mon-Fri) – Making Waves

Making Waves is a monthly radio show about sound art produced by New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) for WGXC Wave Farm.  The show features artist interviews and archival NAISA performances. Visit the show web page to access individual show episodes.

15:00 (Sat-Sun) – Sound as Art / Art on Air

Darren Copeland curates archived broadcasts from the Sound as Art program, which picked up and continued the Art on Air show at CKLN Radio in Toronto until the closure of the Ryerson University-based FM station in 2011. Sound as Art and its predecessor included interviews with artists in the Toronto community and also included in-studio sound improvisations. Sound as Art was collectively produced with contributions by Darren Copeland, Andrew O’Connor, Katie Kotler, Ansley Moorehouse and EC Woodley.

16:00 (Mon-Thurs) – Frequent Mutilations

Andrew O’Connor curates a selection of archival broadcasts from the Frequent Mutilations radio program on CKMS in Waterloo, Ontario. Frequent Mutilations was one of the longest running live radio art shows on Canadian campus/community radio.

16:00 (Fri-Sun) – The Conduction Series

A core group of sound and transmission artists from Boulder (CO), Santa Cruz (CA), Buffalo (NY), Vancouver (Canada), and Buenos Aires (Argentina) come together with other remote participants to create a monthly live radio series using the platform “Mezcal” developed by August Black. The Conduction Series airs on NAISA Radio as archived performances originally broadcast on Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM Radio for Open Ears in New York’s Upper Hudson Valley. For more information, visit https://conduction.wavefarm.org/

17:00 – Off the Beat(en) Track

Canadian and International radio art curated by NAISA in 2019 on the theme Off the Beat(en) Track. Many of the works can also be heard on NAISA’s Deep Wireless Radio Art Compilation Albums.

18:00 (Mon-Fri) – Radio Art in Discussion

NAISA hosted annual radio art conferences and symposia from 2003 to 2014. This program includes keynotes, lectures and panel discussions from the Radio Without Boundaries Conference and the TransX Transmission Art Symposium.

18:00 (Sat-Sun) – iMMERSE!

iMMERSE! is a replay of a podcast series by Charlie Morrow that is about spatial sound and immersive forms of art presentation. Episode highlights include two documentaries about Ambisonics founder Michael Gerzon along with many insightful interviews with distinguished artists, scientists, programmers and engineers from many different fields who all approach the topic of sound immersion in their uniquely individual ways.  iMMERSE! is a great primer for newcomers to spatial sound and also has lots of deep back story for those who are already immersed. The podcast series is produced by Charlie Morrow, Sean McCann and bart plantenga for MorrowSound (Vermont and Helsinki) and Recital Edition (Los Angeles).

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Charlie Morrow, host and producer of iMMERSE, is a composer, sound-artist and founder of MorrowSound. Prize winning pioneer in immersive productions with patents for immersive sonic method in real and virtual worlds. Composes. designs and produces opera, streaming events, podcasts, sound environments for hospitals, workplaces, business spaces and public locations. He lives in Barton, Vermont and Helsinki, Finland.

bart plantenga, co-producer, editor and mixer of iMMERSE, is the author of numerous novels, several short story collections & wander memoirs. His
books YODEL-AY-EE-OOOO: The Secret History of Yodeling Around the
World & Yodel in HiFi plus the CD Rough Guide to Yodel have created the misunderstanding that he’s the world’s foremost yodel expert. He’s also a DJ & has produced Wreck This Mess in NYC–Paris–Amsterdam–Rotterdam since forever. He creates a monthly topical mix for Truthdig called Dig•Scape. He lives in Amsterdam.

Annea Lockwood, program announcer of iMMERSE! podcast, is a New Zealand born American composer and sound artist. She lives in Crompond, New York.

Sean McCann, mastering engineer of iMMERSE, is a composer, sound engineer and publisher of Recital. A unique curator of music and sound poetry, he has travelled the world for top Hollywood directors as technician for digital editing systems. He works as a sound editor/mixer for TV / film projects, and also as mastering engineer for recordings and soundtracks. In 2022 he produced a two day event Chorus: A Sound Poetry Festival at Artists Space in New York. He lives in Glendale, California.

20:00 – Radio Art Live

NAISA digs into its performance archives going back to 2001 to share performances by Canadian and international artists that have been performed at NAISA in Toronto and South River.

22:00 – EBFN Radio

Erik Belgum’s EBFN Radio is a fiction variety show influenced by neurological and psychological research protocols, Robert Ashley, Ernie Kovacs, speech pathology, Second City Television, noise music, P.T. Barnum, test patterns, Vic and Sade, and William Burroughs. Writes Belgum, “If my timing feels way off, well, that’s on you. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll feel like you’re going to throw up for hours and hours, but in a good way. In any case, it’s a win-win for me.”

23:00 – Almaguin Community Soundscapes

One hour of spring soundscape recordings made in the Eastern part of Parry Sound District of Ontario or what is locally known as the Almaguin Highlands. In the spring of 2023 NAISA invited local residents to place a bird feeder on their home property. Inside that bird feeder was an audio recorder that captured the overnight soundscapes of spring. You will hear many of the key voices of the local soundscape in our region – peepers, woodpeckers, Canada geese, and other more surprising sounds. Visit the aporee sound map to experience more recordings from Almaguin Highlands Community Soundscapes.