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NAISA Radio

NAISA Radio broadcasts radio art 24/7 from the NAISA North Media Arts Centre in South River, Ontario, Canada.

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The Wire – Adventures in Sound and Music included NAISA Radio in their 100 essential radio stations: “The broadcasting wing of New Adventures in Sound Art organization presents round-the-clock broadcasts of soundscape works, electroacoustic composition, field recordings, sound art, collage, and other extra-musical trips exploring new adventures in listening.” – The Wire (Issue 449), July 2021 

What’s New

Music, or Noise? – A new show mixed especially for NAISA Radio by Bepi Crespan from CITR Radio airs every Saturday and Sunday.  Click Here for weekly on-demand audio and weekly playlist updates.

 

 

 

Turntable arm is placed over a gold image of the earth with a rocket ship passing by. Center of image reads Probes.Probes by Chris Cutler – From April 1 to July 9, NAISA Radio is airing Chris Cutler’s informative series Probes. In this series he provides an alternative understanding of the mechanisms of musical development over the last 140 years, a period of successive waves of experimentation.  Probes comes courtesy of Radio Web MACBA where you can listen to the series as a podcast. Radio Web MACBA is a production of Research podcast series at the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona.

 

logo image for The Moderns podcast.The Moderns – Monday to Friday from 8 to 11 pm NAISA Radio will be airing episodes from The Moderns – Contemporary music from everywhere with host Kevin Press. Electronic music, sound art, new classical, free jazz and more. The program’s emphasis is on new releases and artist interviews. Presented courtesy of Radio Regent and themoderns.blog.

 

NAISA Radio Schedule

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00:00

Radio in Transformation

 

01:00

 

02:00

Cross Waves

 

03:00

 

04:00

 

05:00

 

06:00

 

07:00

Words & Sounds

 

08:00

Undo-Redo

 

09:00

The Place of Sound

Sonic Geography

 

10:00

conscient

 

11:00

Soundscapes

simplesoundscapes

 

12:00

Long Form

Constellations

 

13:00

Digital in Nature

 

14:00

Remote Connections

 

15:00

Making Waves

Sound as Art / Art on Air

 

16:00

Frequent Mutilations

The Conduction Series

 

17:00

Off the Beat(en) Track

  18:00

 

Probes

iMMERSE!

  19:00

 

20:00

The Moderns

 

 

 

 

 

Music, or Noise?

 

22:00

EBFN Radio

 

23:00

Almaguin Community Soundscapes

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 (until March 31 and after July 8)

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 (Mon-Fri) – Probes (April 1 to July 9)

Probes is a series made by Chris Cutler that proposes an alternative approach to understanding the mechanisms of musical development over the last 140 years, a period that has seen successive waves of experiments that set out, in the face of crisis, to explore the possibilities of new musical resources and to propose new principles for the organisation of sound – an imperative shared by fringe communities across musical genres. These are the pioneers and visionaries who set the course from pitch to timbre and changed the grammar and vocabulary of sound.

The main programmes in Probes trace the story by topic rather than timeline, making them more useful for close research; while the second hour of the show includes the Auxiliaries segment that collects further sound examples of the main topic, segued together for listening pleasure.

Probes comes to NAISA Radio courtesy of Radio Web MACBA where you can listen to the series as a podcast. Radio Web MACBA is a production of MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona and the Research podcast series from Radio Web MACBA includes lots of informative interviews and explorations into contemporary art and sound art.

Consult the Radio Web MACBA website for transcripts, notes and Auxiliaries playlists.

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 (Mon-Fri) – The Moderns with Kevin Press

Contemporary music from everywhere with host Kevin Press. Electronic music, sound art, new classical, free jazz and more. The program’s emphasis is on new releases and artist interviews. Presented courtesy of Radio Regent and themoderns.blog.

20:00 (Sat-Sun) – Music, Or Noise?

From Vancouver Bepi Crespan brings you a two hour snapshot of the latest in experimental composition, field recordings, and sound exploration from Canada and around the world. Also don’t miss Bepi Crespan Presents on CITR Radio every Friday at 11 am EST for Difficult music, harsh electronics, cut-up/collage and general CRESPAN© weirdness.

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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.