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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"Tracings" by Nataliya Petkova includes "[x]Tensions" and "Geophonies"


Dates:
Sat Oct 26, 2013 00:00 - Wed Jan 01, 2014

Location:
Mississauga, Canada

Hours: M, T, W, F 10am to 5pm; Thur 10am to 8pm; Sat & Sun 12pm to 4pm.
Tel: 905-896-5088
agm.connect@mississauga.ca
Admission: Free

"Tracings" by Nataliya Petkova consists of two works - "Geophonies" and "[x]Tensions" - being presented at the Art Gallery of Mississauga`s XIT gallery and co-presented with New Adventures in Sound Art. Petkova describes "Geophonies" and "[x]Tensions" as being part of an ensemble of instruments for territorial readings and sound performances that strive to shift our everyday environmental perceptions and assign sound characteristics to visual geography. Using steel needles, as in phonographs, they translate immediate territorial texture into aleatory and unrepeatable sound compositions.


EVENT

"Whispering Rain" installation by Kathy Kennedy


Dates:
Sat Nov 09, 2013 00:00 - Wed Oct 30, 2013

Location:
Toronto, Canada

Thurs/Fri – 1 to 4 pm; Sat – 10 am to 3 pm
Admission PWYC

"Whispering Rain" is an audio installation that displays a sonic, geographic dream. Three different terrains are represented by three separate field recordings, each played through a directional speaker. These are carefully placed in close enough proximity to each other (on the ceiling) for spectators to experience each terrain only a footstep or two from each other. This installation is presented in a darkened room with only a small and brightly lit, hand drawn map to represent this otherworldly topography.


EVENT

NAISA SoundScary Events


Dates:
Sat Oct 26, 2013 17:00 - Sat Oct 26, 2013

Location:
Toronto, Canada

The Covered Street @ at the NAISA Space (#252), Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street
Part of the Boo in the Barns event

NAISA is once again delighted to be part of the Boo in the Barns event for another year. This year's SoundScary events include a chance for adults and children alike to turn their voice into something devilishly scary (look for the NAISA SoundScary table in the Covered Street) as well as to try their hand at moving sounds around a NAISA Space haunted with spine-chilling sounds (upstairs in the NAISA Space Studio #252).


EVENT

SOUNDplay Series


Dates:
Sat Oct 26, 2013 00:00 - Wed Jan 01, 2014

Location:
Toronto, Canada

SOUNDplay is a meeting point for experimentation in sound art and new media encouraging new avenues for exploration. The 2013 edition features installations, workshops and performances which fuse the artistic boundaries between auditory and visual media, and introduce audiences to an all-Canadian program with artists from coast to coast.

"As artists have access to a broader range of tools that allow them to incorporate multiple disciplines and multi-sensory experiences, the question becomes not which discipline these artists work within but rather how they integrate various elements from multiple disciplines into their works. With this year’s SOUNDplay, the works presented focus on two of the senses: the visual and the auditory and in particular how a visual gesture has auditory repercussions. Many of the works also use the theme Sonic Geography as a starting point. I invite you to journey with us in uncovering experiences in which the visual and the auditory become so blended that they become parts of one essence or central meaning." – Darren Copeland, Artistic Director, New Adventures in Sound Art.


EVENT

Nuit Blanche events


Dates:
Sat Oct 05, 2013 19:00 - Sun Oct 06, 2013

Location:
Toronto, Canada

This Place is No Place by Lawton Hall
http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/project.html?project_id=1265

This Place is No Place is a night-long intermedia installation that creates an ever-shifting aural-visual topography of found images and mechanical sounds, using digitally-controlled vintage 35mm slide projectors to create an immersive multi-sensory experience. Three times throughout the night, Lawton Hall transforms this imaginary landscape into a dynamic musical instrument, performing alongside some of Toronto's finest improvising musicians. Based upon the idea that "The nostalgic desires... to revisit time like space, refusing to surrender to the irreversibility of time that plagues the human condition." (Stevlana Boym), This Place is No Place delves into the past through captured images and the noisy, mechanical processes that reinforce (or create) our collective memory. This Place is No Place will run as an installation from 7pm Oct 5 to 7am Oct 6 with the following exceptions: Performances using the installation as a musical instrument are scheduled to happen at: 9pm, 11pm and 1am. Lawton Hall creates music and intermedia art that explores perception, memory, and communication.