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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.
Meetup #1: How to Livestream Your Soundscape (2 pm EDT)
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April 15, 2020, 2:00 pm
Online host location will be released to participants after registration.
General $10, Students FREE, Advance Registration - Free or $10 CDN.
Meetup #1: How to Livestream Your Soundscape (8 pm EDT)
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April 15, 2020, 8:00 pm
Online host location will be released to participants after registration.
General $10, Students FREE, Advance Registration - Free or $10 CDN.
Meetup #3: Streaming Your Soundscape on Locus Sonus (2 pm EDT)
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April 22, 2020, 2:00 pm
Online host location will be released to participants after registration.
General $10, Students FREE, RSVP Required. Fee is optional.
Meetup #3: Streaming Your Soundscape on Locus Sonus (8 pm EDT)
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April 22, 2020, 8:00 pm
Online host location will be released to participants after registration.
General $10, Students FREE, RSVP Required. Fee is optional.
Reveil
From May 2, 2020 at 0:00 to May 4, 2020 at 1:00 (-4 UTC)
Listen on NAISA Radio or any of the Sound Camp partner stations.
FREE

New Adventures in Sound Art is proud to be a partner in Reveil: a 24hr+ online broadcast by Soundcamp taking place May 2nd to 3rd.

REVEIL relays the sounds of live open microphones operated by streamers on the Locus Sonus Sound MapCyberforest programmeLIDO deep water hydrophone observatory,  Biom Open Microphone network, and elsewhere. It spans from formal research to domestic projects and commissioned broadcasts.

The Reveil schedule will bring together microphones from open windows, gardens and domestic spaces, as well as open microphones in remote areas, creating a day long audit of the earth in (un)common times. The broadcast works with the Locus Sonus Sound Map to share sounds, ecologies and atmospheres as part of an emerging Acoustic Commons.

Starting on the morning of Saturday 2 May just before daybreak in Rotherhithe near the Greenwich Meridian, the Reveil broadcast will pick up these feeds one by one, tracking the sunrise west from microphone to microphone, following the wave of intensified sound that loops the earth every 24 hours at first light.

New Adventures in Sound Art is participating by airing the Reveil broadcast on NAISA Radio which will happen between 12:00 am (-4 UTC) on May 2 and end 1:00 am on May 3. NAISA Artistic Director Darren Copeland will be part of the remix team during the Reveil broadcast. He will also be streaming the soundscape from his home west of South River on Locus Sonus. NAISA has been hosting online meet up workshops on live-streaming through the month of April in order to add more open microphone streams from around Ontario in the broadcast.

Reveil / Soundcamp in the UK is supported by public funds through Arts Council England and Southwark Neighbourhood Fund, and through private donations and volunteers. NAISA is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and Department of Canadian Heritage.

Reveil is made possible through the creative contributions of artists, researchers, activists, ecologists and others, who set up and share the live streams.

Reveil icon by Sam Baraitser Smith
Gesture and Transformation
By David Eagle and Jordan Wyshniowsky
May 30, 2020 at 8 pm
Online site will be issued to RSVP guests.
General $10, Students FREE, RSVP required. Admission price is optional.

An online concert of interactive electroacoustic soundscape compositions by David Eagle from Calgary. The concert will feature the premiere of Tactus for solo cello and interactive soundscapes performed by North Bay cellist Jordan Wyshniowsky. It will also include the world premiere of a new piece by David Eagle that uses the LeapMotion Sensor to control the live spatialization of soundscape textures. The concert will end with Eagle’s Passages and Scenes, Reflection and Memory, a historical reflection on the soundscape of Southern Alberta. Spatialization will be produced with Ambisonic binaural processing. Headphones highly recommended.
David Eagle composes chamber, orchestral and electroacoustic music, and explores interactive computer applications in composition, improvisation, multimedia and sound spatialization. In 2013 he was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He studied music at McGill University, at the Institut für Neue Musik, Staatliche Hochschule für Musik, Freiburg, Germany, and at the University of California, Berkeley (PhD 1992). Active as a composer and interpreter of interactive works, he has developed various approaches focusing on sonic transformation through gesture. With the aim of enhancing live expression in electroacoustic and interactive music, he performed an alternative controller called the aXiO. A major project was ‘one thousand curves, ten thousand colours’, a collaborative multimedia concert with composer Hope Lee and Ensemble Resonance, integrating live acoustic and electroacoustic music with computer-generated images. Eagle's work can be heard on New Concert Discs, Clef, UNICAL, isidorart recording, ARKTOS Recordings, MAPL, New Works Calgary and Centrediscs labels.
Jordan Wyshniowsky is principal cellist with the North Bay Symphony and is a strings instructor with the Symphony String School. He has studied with former Sudbury Symphony and North Bay Symphony conductor, Metro Kozak, and with National Arts Centre Orchestra cellists Amanda Forsyth and Margaret Munro Tobolowska. He is active in performing and recording music in the North Bay area. Recent projects have included performing with the Almaguin Strings and Hidden Roots Collective. He has recently released a recording of instrumentals called 'Jordan Music', featuring cello, guitar, and keyboards.
Gesture and Transformation
By David Eagle and Jordan Wyshniowsky
Available Online at NAISATube

On May 30, 2020 NAISA hosted its first online presentation over the Whereby web-conferencing platform. It consisted of three compositions by David Eagle from Calgary which blended instrumental music, interactive electroacoustics, fixed media and soundscape recordings. Also featured was North Bay cellist Jordan Wyshniowsky in the premiere of Tactus. David Eagle premiered a solo performance of Through Autumn Mist using the LeapMotion Sensor to control the live spatialization of soundscape textures. The concert ended with Eagle’s Passages and Scenes, Reflection and Memory, a historical reflection on the soundscape of Southern Alberta.
David Eagle composes chamber, orchestral and electroacoustic music, and explores interactive computer applications in composition, improvisation, multimedia and sound spatialization. In 2013 he was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He studied music at McGill University, at the Institut für Neue Musik, Staatliche Hochschule für Musik, Freiburg, Germany, and at the University of California, Berkeley (PhD 1992). Active as a composer and interpreter of interactive works, he has developed various approaches focusing on sonic transformation through gesture. With the aim of enhancing live expression in electroacoustic and interactive music, he performed an alternative controller called the aXiO. A major project was ‘one thousand curves, ten thousand colours’, a collaborative multimedia concert with composer Hope Lee and Ensemble Resonance, integrating live acoustic and electroacoustic music with computer-generated images. Eagle's work can be heard on New Concert Discs, Clef, UNICAL, isidorart recording, ARKTOS Recordings, MAPL, New Works Calgary and Centrediscs labels.
Jordan Wyshniowsky is principal cellist with the North Bay Symphony and is a strings instructor with the Symphony String School. He has studied with former Sudbury Symphony and North Bay Symphony conductor, Metro Kozak, and with National Arts Centre Orchestra cellists Amanda Forsyth and Margaret Munro Tobolowska. He is active in performing and recording music in the North Bay area. Recent projects have included performing with the Almaguin Strings and Hidden Roots Collective. He has recently released a recording of instrumentals called 'Jordan Music', featuring cello, guitar, and keyboards.