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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NEW ADVENTURES IN SOUND ART CELEBRATES 13 YEARS! NAISA SOUND BASH CONCERT SERIES Performance by Ambrose Pottie


Dates:
Sat Mar 15, 2014 20:00 - Sat Mar 15, 2014

Location:
Toronto, Canada


In March, 2012 New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) turns 13! Back by popular demand, the NAISA Sound Bash returns. On March 12, 2001, New Adventures in Sound Art became a not-for-profit organization, expanding its programming that year from one festival (Sound Travels) to 3 and committing to providing year-round sound art programming for all ages.

For the month of March, NAISA's installation space will be filled with everyday objects especially selected for the interesting sounds they make when struck or played, offering you a chance to play with sound and manipulate it live. NAISA's Sound Bash Concert series includes performances on this evolving instrument / sound installation. Join us for four evening Saturday performances March 8, 15, 22, 29 and a chance to join in afterwards. Evening concert performance by artist Ambrose Pottie.

Ambrose Pottie is a Toronto based musician and graphic designer. He studied design and photography at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. A primarily self taught musician, he has recorded and/or performed with Parmela Attariwala, Bob Becker, Anne Bourne, Eugene Chadbourne, Crash Vegas, Andrew Cyrille, Fred Frith, Bill Grove, Guy Klucevsek, Evan Lurie, John Millard, Tom Walsh, Rick Sacks, Andrew Staniland and Bob Wiseman. He has also worked with former Lloyd Cole guitarist and composer Neil Clark, and has recorded urban and rural soundscapes and field recordings.

General $10


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NEW ADVENTURES IN SOUND ART CELEBRATES 13 YEARS! NAISA SOUND BASH CONCERT SERIES Performance by Glen Hall


Dates:
Sat Mar 08, 2014 20:00 - Sat Mar 08, 2014

Location:
Toronto, Canada


In March, 2012 New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) turns 13! Back by popular demand, the NAISA Sound Bash returns. On March 12, 2001, New Adventures in Sound Art became a not-for-profit organization, expanding its programming that year from one festival (Sound Travels) to 3 and committing to providing year-round sound art programming for all ages.

For the month of March, NAISA's installation space will be filled with everyday objects especially selected for the interesting sounds they make when struck or played, offering you a chance to play with sound and manipulate it live. NAISA's Sound Bash Concert series includes performances on this evolving instrument / sound installation. Join us for four evening Saturday performances March 8, 15, 22, 29 and a chance to join in afterwards. Evening concert performance by artist Glen Hall.

Glen Hall is a composer/improviser/multi-instrumentalist Glen Hall studied Gyorgy Ligeti, Mauricio Kagel and Joel Chadabe at Berklee College of Music. He has recorded with arranger Gil Evans, trombonist Roswell Rudd and Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo. Hall has done residencies for live electronic music at STEIM (Amsterdam) and the Electronic Music Foundation (New York).
General $10


EVENT

NAISA SOUND BASH INSTALLATION a sound installation that you Play


Dates:
Sat Mar 01, 2014 00:00 - Sun Mar 30, 2014

Location:
Toronto, Canada

In March, 2012 New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) turns 13! Back by popular demand, the NAISA Sound Bash returns. On March 12, 2001, New Adventures in Sound Art became a not-for-profit organization, expanding its programming that year from one festival (Sound Travels) to 3 and committing to providing year-round sound art programming for all ages.

Since its inception in March 2001, New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) has provided a home for the sonic imagination in Toronto, a place where anyone can explore art through sound. As NAISA turns 13, we encourage you to join in the celebration as you discover the potential for music in everyday sounds. There is a musician and sound artist within us all. Let the NAISA Sound Bash open that creative door.- Darren Copeland, NAISA Artistic Director

For the month of March, NAISA's installation space will be filled with new selection of everyday objects especially selected for the interesting sounds they make when struck or played, offering you a chance to play with sound and manipulate it live. Open every Saturday in March, 10am - 3pm or by appointment with added times during the March Break Fun Fair. The 2014 edition of the NAISA Sound Bash installation will be designed by McMaster interns Ben Barrett-Forest and Mackenzie Ewing.


EVENT

MARCH BREAK FUN FAIR


Dates:
Sat Mar 08, 2014 00:00 - Sun Mar 16, 2014

Location:
Toronto, Canada

This year, NAISA has developed special March Break family-friendly activities. Drop-in during our scheduled times March 8 - 16 (or email naisa@naisa.ca for private bookings). Children big and small will enjoy the many fun fair activities which are designed to connect everyday activities with fascinating sounds including fishing for sounds, bucket toss, recycled bowling, toonie toss (use your admission fee), spin the wheel and other sound inspired activities. As well they can play, strike, pluck, or tap a collection of found objects that are amplified and modified to reveal unusual sounds that they didn't think were possible.


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DIY digital instruments using Arduino + SuperCollider by Ian Jarvis


Dates:
Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:00 - Sun Feb 16, 2014

Location:
Toronto, Canada

DIY digital instruments using Arduino + SuperCollider by Ian Jarvis
February 16th 2014, 10am – 5pm, $100
@ NAISA Space (#252), 601 Christie St

Learn the basics of building your own DIY digital instrument using an Arduino microcontroller and SuperCollider. Topics to be covered include: coding, transducers, basic electronics, Arduino microcontrollers, serial communication, digital audio, SuperCollider, and digital signal processing. The workshop will consist of explanations and demonstrations from the instructor concurrent with hands on development of a personal digital instrument. The workshop is designed around the trajectory of information from the real world through a sensor to the arduino, through serial communication to a computer (SuperCollider), mapped to digital signal processing functions and finally to the resulting sound via a speaker.

Option to purchase the Arduino board + accessories for additional $60 following the workshop.
Pre-registration required - go to https://naisa.ca/education/register/ to register