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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.

All programs are subject to being pre-empted by NAISA’s live performances and artist talks. Explore NAISA’s website for information on these events or subscribe to the NAISA Sound Channel e-newsletter.

00:00 – Radio Art Live

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

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 & 23:00 – Circadian Rhythm Radio

Recalling when radio was used as an alarm clock and left on until late at night, C. Lavender’s “Circadian Rhythm Radio” seeks to revive radio as a part of the sleep/wake cycle. By utilizing field recordings of nature as auditory clues with pure audio frequencies which manipulate brainwave states.

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 – Sonic Geography

Canadian and International radio art on the theme Sonic Geography. Program is curated and hosted by Kate Evans.

10:00 (Mon to Fri) – Words & Sounds

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

10:00 (Sat & Sun) – Soundscapes

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

11:00 – Radio in Transformation

Canadian and International radio art curated by NAISA in 2020 on the theme Transformation. Many of the works can also be heard on NAISA’s Deep Wireless Radio Art Compilation Albums.

15:00 – 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.

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.

19:00 – 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 often features artist interviews and archival NAISA performances from South River, Ontario and Toronto. Visit the show web page for archives.

20:00 – Long Form

Radio Art works from around the world that are over 20 minutes in length.

22:00 (Sun/Wed/Sat) – 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.”

22:00 (Mon/Tue/Thurs/Fri) – Nothing to See Here

Nothing to See Here is an Experimental Radio Art Show from Halifax, Nova Scotia produced by David Clark in collaboration with students at NSCAD University and special guests.