BIO
New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) is a non-profit organization, based in Toronto, that produces performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art. Included in its productions are: Deep Wireless, Sound Travels, Arts Birthday and SOUNDplay. The objectives of NAISA are to foster awareness and understanding locally, as well as nationally and internationally, in the cultural vitality of experimental sound art in its myriad forms of expression. This objective will be achieved through the exploration of new sound technologies in conjunction with the creation of cultural events and artifacts.
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EVENT

Cross Waves Sound Art series


Dates:
Thu Jan 01, 2015 00:00 - Sat Jan 31, 2015

Location:
Toronto, Canada

Radio with Everything at Hand: the early years of 24 Hours of Radio/ART, 1992 - 1996" curated by Peter Courtemanche
launches with a concert January 16, 2015, 8 PM with performances by Peter Courtemanche and Anna Friz
@ the NAISA Space, 601 Christie St #252, $10

Cross Waves is a Canadian Sound Art series that includes performances and internet radio programs curated by eight media artists representing different regional and cultural perspectives in Canada. The series is taking place between July 2014 and June 2015. The content is contextualized by the curators through commentaries and essays and draws attention to Sound Artists from across Canada. The third in the series is "Radio with Everything at Hand: the early years of 24 Hours of Radio/ART, 1992 - 1996" and is curated by Peter Courtemanche. Courtemanche's series will launch on January 16th with a concert featuring live performances by Anna Friz and Peter Courtemanche.The first two programs in the series (Room Tone by Chantal Dumas and Nothing (Repeated) by Steve Bates, are currently being aired on NAISA Radio everyday at noon, 8pm and 4am on NAISA Radio (www.naisa.ca/naisa-radio). The remaining upcoming series' will be curated by Jason Ryle, Janna Graham, Christof Migone and Anna Friz.


EVENT

ART'S BIRTHDAY PERFORMANCE


Dates:
Sat Jan 17, 2015 20:00 - Sat Jan 17, 2015

Location:
Toronto, Canada

Peter Courtemanche & Anna Friz
January 17, 2015, 8pm, $10
NAISA Space, 601 Christie Street #252
also streaming live on NAISA Radio www.naisa.ca/naisa-radio

Following their tribute to past Art's Birthday celebrations at CITR (see the Cross Waves #3 performances at NAISA on Jan 16th Concert: 24 Hours of Radio/ART), Peter Courtemanche and Anna Friz will improvise with the noises and hubbub from Art's Birthday streams that are happening throughout the day and from around the world in this special Art's Birthday performance. For more information on the celebrations happening around the world go to http://www.artsbirthday.net


EVENT

ART'S BIRTHDAY INSTALLATION - Playing with Gertrude, 2015


Dates:
Sat Jan 17, 2015 00:00 - Sun Feb 15, 2015

Location:
Toronto, Canada

An interactive sound installation by Ellen Moffat
January 17 - February 15, 2015
co-presented with Charles Street Video
Fridays 1-4 pm; Saturdays and Sundays 10am-3 pm (plus Family Day)
NAISA Space, 601 Christie Street #252
Join the artist for a performance demonstration on January 18, 1-4 pm

Playing with Gertrude is an interactive installation for sound and image creation inspired by Gertrude Stein’s writing. Moffat's approach to Stein's work is to use objects, materials, punning and spatial relationships to reveal or obscure Stein's text Tender Buttons, combining Dadaist, conceptual and theatrical elements with analogue and digital techniques. Participants perform the installation through direct contact, actions and interactions, triggering spoken word recordings and creating experimental sound through extended techniques. The core objects – chair(s), a table, a book - are simultaneously props, players and audience. Additional objects and materials connect to the text with delay, reverb and spatialised sound. The artist would like to thank the Saskatchewan Arts Board for their financial support.


EVENT

Art's Birthday Celebration


Dates:
Sat Jan 17, 2015 00:00 - Sun Jan 18, 2015

Location:
Toronto, Canada

Interactive installation FREE, Performance $10

New Adventures in Sound Art will once again participate in the Arts Birthday celebrations this year and will feature an interactive installation by Ellen Moffat and performances by Peter Courtemanche and Anna Friz. Happy One Million and Fifty-second Birthday, Art!


OPPORTUNITY

TransX Symposium Call for Submissions


Deadline:
Sun Feb 01, 2015 00:00

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) is pleased to announce the 2015 edition of the TransX Transmission Art Symposium
May 22 - 24, 2015
http://naisa.ca/opportunities/calls-for-submissions/trans-x-call-for-submissions/

We are now inviting submissions for papers, performances and workshops/tutorials:
For More Information http://naisa.ca/opportunities/calls-for-submissions/trans-x-call-for-submissions/
To Submit: https://naisa.ca/trans-x-submission-form/

The proceedings from the 2013 TransX Transmission Art Symposium are here: http://naisa.ca/symposia/trans-x/transx-2013-proceedings/
To listen to the presentations from the 2013 TransX Transmission Art Symposium go to: http://naisa.ca/media-archive/audio-archives/

The TransX Transmission Art Symposium, part of the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art, will focus on Transmission Art, with particular interest in contributions that summarize, examine or reframe traditions and histories of transmission art practices, technology, education and pedagogy. Additionally, we are very interested in presentations that go beyond the local contingent to give a sense of how new technologies of international transmission activity might be experienced. Proposed presentations and performances that combine the themes of Transmission Art and “ Hear n o w Here” are also especially welcome (see submission details below)!

Rooted in the earliest experiments with radio, Transmission Art has continued to flourish into the 21st Century with experiments using wireless communications technology over the past 100 years, including the exploration of a variety of mobile-based platforms and lesser-known forms of transmission, such as VLF. The terrain of transmission art is dynamic and fluid, always open to redefinition.

The symposium will take place in Toronto at the Wychwood Theatre and NAISA’s facilities at the Artscape Wychwood Barns, from 22-24 May 2015.
As in preceding years, the symposium will include workshops, installations and performances also part of the annual Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art. At the heart of the symposium will be keynote lectures by Knut Aufermann and Sarah Washington.

All symposium contributions will be webcast live, and text proceedings will be published after the symposium on the NAISA web-site. Go to http://naisa.ca/symposia/trans-x/transx-2013-proceedings/ for the proceedings from the 2013 edition of the TransX Transmission Art Symposium. To listen to MP3s of past symposiums go to http://naisa.ca/media-archive/audio-archives/.

Please see below for specific guidelines on paper and performance submissions. We look forward to seeing you, your colleagues, collaborators and students in Toronto in May!

Important Information
1 February Deadline for receipt of proposals @ 11:59 PM EST
28 February Notification of acceptance
15 March Attendance confirmation
31 March Symposium registration and submission of final materials.
22 May Symposium opening reception and performances
22–24 May Symposium sessions
23 May Deep Wireless Festival performance

Fees
Symposium registration fees (General): $70
Symposium registration fees (Student): $40
(both rates include admission to all performances)
Questions and requests for further information can be directed to:
Nadene Thériault-Copeland - transx@naisa.ca

Organisation
TransX Transmission Art Symposium Co-Chair: Nadene Thériault-Copeland
TransX Transmission Art Symposium Co-Chair: Darren Copeland

Review Committee:
Steve Bates, Independent artist
Anna Friz, radio artist and media studies scholar
Galen Joseph-Hunter, Executive Director Wave Farm
Katie Kehoe, independent artist
Tetsuo Kogawa, Radioartist, Media Critic, Director of Goethe Archive Tokyo
Eric Leonardson, School of the Art Institute Chicago
Christof Migone, University of Waterloo
Jim Ruxton, Director of Programs, Subtle Technologies Festival
Don Sinclair, York University
Jessica Thompson, University of Waterloo
Helen Thorington, Co-Director of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc
Gregory Whitehead, radio artist, co-editor of Wireless Imagination
Elisabeth Zimmermann, Kunstradio