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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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TransX Transmission Art Symposium performances


Dates:
Fri May 22, 2015 00:00 - Sat May 23, 2015

Location:
Toronto, Canada

May 22 & 23 @ 8 PM @ the Wychwood Theatre, 601 Christie #176
Each night: $15/$10 student or FREE with TransX Symposium registration


The first night of the TransX Transmission Art Symposium features performances by keynote speakers Knut Aufermann and Sarah Washington who are artists in residence during Deep Wireless co-presented by NAISA and the Goethe-Institut Toronto. They will be joined by Peter Flemming performing with a new sound sculpture he had been developing. The second evening will include works by Doug Van Nort, Elliott Fienberg and Sarah Boothroyd.

May 22 - Tonic Train (Knut Aufermann & Sarah Washington)
& VibWav by Peter Flemming


Tonic Train is the long-standing experimental electronics duo of Sarah Washington and Knut Aufermann (aka Mobile Radio). The combination of Sarah's homemade circuit-bent instruments and Knut's feedback mixer creates a rich spectrum of fundamental electronic noises. They combine two methods of electronic music production: the appropriation of electronic circuits to make components produce otherwise unwanted sounds and the improper use of audio equipment to make it feed back. This includes a specific interest in radio technology, and micro transmission is an important part of the sound field they create.

VibWav by Peter Flemming - All materials have a natural resonant frequency. VibWav is a sound performance based on this simple but intriguing phenomenon. Heavily improvised with makeshift instrumentation, a variety of objects are brought in and out of resonance over the full range of the audible spectrum.

May 23 - A dispersion of elements by Doug Van Nort, Audible Conversions by Elliott Fienberg & Castles in the Air by Sarah Boothroyd

A dispersion of elements by Doug Van Nort intersects the open airwaves nature of transmission arts with the distributed potential of telematic music performance. Audible Conversions by Elliott Fienberg uses a wind sensor that in turn controls an AM/FM radio which is then further processed inside a computer. Castles in the Air by Sarah Boothroyd explores: Death and reason; Dark matter and dreams; Black holes and belief; Fear and infinity.


EVENT

Introducing Leslie to the Stop Farmer's Market performances by Knut Aufermann & Sarah Washington


Dates:
Sat May 09, 2015 10:00 - Sat May 09, 2015

Location:
Toronto, Canada

May 9, 2015, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
@ The Stop Farmer's Market
The Covered Street, Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street
FREE


Leslie is the severed head of a mannequin that can transmit what it hears in surround sound quality. Sarah Washington and Knut Aufermann of Mobile Radio will take Leslie on a tour of The famous Stop's Farmers' Market at Wychwood Barns introducing the vendors and their wares like Joseph Beuys would have done with a dead rabbit. They bring along talking points in the form of sweet produce from their Mosel valley home in Germany. Listeners can follow their tour from stall to stall via the deep wireless radio stream - listening on headphones will unlock the binaural quality of Leslie's transmissions.


EVENT

H E A R N O W H E R E performances by Allison Cameron, Dan Tapper and James Bailey


Dates:
Sat May 02, 2015 20:00 - Sat May 02, 2015

Location:
Toronto, Canada

May 2, 2015, 8:00 pm
@ the NAISA Space, 601 Christie #252, $10


The first half of this show will include three performances each using sounds captured in the electromagnetic realm and from the terrestrial soundscape: Inverness to Edinburgh: Sonic Memories and Geographies by Dan Tapper; Canadian Radio Trilogy by James Bailey; and Field Recordings by Allison Cameron. The second half will include a group improvisation using the material heard in the first half.


EVENT

SOUNDwalk with Susan Aaron, to celebrate Jane's Walk


Dates:
Sun May 03, 2015 13:30 - Sun May 03, 2015

Cedarvale Park/Ravine -Sounds of Nature and Community Growing
Meet at Heath Street Entrance to St. Clair West Subway
FREE


In a SOUNDwalk, the listening "audience" moves through a place and the environment "performs." The walking listener and the environment create a unique piece together that can only occur during the time of the walk. In a SOUNDwalk we take the time to hear the environment: we are its true ear witnesses. What do you hear when you walk in a city? A guided SOUNDwalk with discussion through Cedarvale Park led by Susan Aaron as part of Jane's Walk Toronto. Participants should be sure to wear appropriate footwear and clothing for any weather condition.


EVENT

Body of Water by Veronica Simmonds & Katie McKay


Dates:
Sat May 02, 2015 00:00 - Sun May 24, 2015

Location:
Toronto, Canada

May 2 - 24, 2015, Fridays 1-4pm, Saturdays and Sundays 10am - 3pm

Body of Water is an invitation to feel the full sensory experience of a lake swim. A rich watery soundscape will plunge the audience into the all encompassing sonic moment of entering water. The beauty of swimming is truly unexplainable. In creating "Body of Water" we attempted to capture the feeling of a lake swim. Ear first, we grasped at this evocative soundscape and now are inviting people to swim through its abundance, hearing the here of the water. This installation is an adaptation of the parallax web project: www.bodyofwater.ca — VS and KM