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Performances presented on 2020

Art's Birthday Performance
By Michael Waterman
January 17, 2020, 2:00 pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
Admission by Donation

Michael Waterman will perform at NAISA as well as interact with an online live stream. He will use ice instruments that were built collaboratively with Jesse Stewart for the Songs of Ice exhibition at NAISA North Media Arts Centre. You can experience the performance at NAISA from 2 to 4 pm or tune in online (and also contribute your own sounds and images!) and listen in to Art’s Birthday events from around the world throughout the weekend on the Art's Birthday Website.

Michael Waterman is a Canadian visual and audio artist whose work focuses on sound installation, improvisational performance, and radio art. His sound installations have been presented in galleries and festivals throughout Canada and the United States and have been featured at the Guelph Jazz Festival, Sound Symposium in St. John's and at both CAFKA and Open Ears Festivals in Kitchener. In 1997 Waterman created the Mannlicher Carcano Radio Hour at Trent Radio in Peterborough where he was artist-in -residence. The weekly show links participants from Los Angeles, Berkeley, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, Guelph, Peterborough and Sarnia via tele-conferencing and web streaming to perform live weekly audio improvisations. He has given artists talks, offered instrument building and sound workshops for youth and adults as well as facilitated sound art jam sessions.
A Good Ways North
By Ayesha Barmania
February 29, 2020, 2:00 pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River
Admission by Donation

A Good Ways North is an experimental documentary by Ayesha Barmania exploring the perspectives of residents of South River, Ontario, the sounds of the space, and the connections between imagined and real remoteness, incorporating ideas of place-based inquiry, imagined communities, and identity. Ayesha Barmania will also give an artist talk that explores place through interviews & sound.
Ayesha Barmania is an emerging audio artist, journalist and documentary maker, based in Peterborough, Ontario. Their work explores connection to place and identity utilizing interviews and field recordings. Ayesha is the founder of Peterborough Independent Podcasters, and produces two podcasts: Sounds Like Life and Peterborough Currents, in addition to independent productions and consulting.