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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Art's Birthday Celebration By Alexandre Quessy and Eric Powell, Co-presented with Music in the Barns and Children's Art Studio


Dates:
Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:30 - Sun Jan 19, 2014

Location:
Toronto, Canada

Craving a Sunday afternoon with lots of cake and fun things to do in Toronto? New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) proudly presents Art's Birthday in the Covered Street, Artscape Wychwood Barns.

January 19th is the perfect day to make and enjoy Art in the Covered Street at the Artscape Wychwood Barns. Art’s Birthday is a celebration of ART of all kinds and from 12:30pm to 4:30pm, there will be hands on art-making, interactive activities, and performances. Events in the Covered Street include: ongoing interactive sonic and visual art making using Alexander Quessy’s installation Synthesthesia; performances by Carol Gimbel from Music in the Barns; create your own found sound composition; create your own birthday card for Art with the Children's Art Studio; or visit the NAISA Space upstairs to explore the interactive installation Flash Orchestra by Eric Powell. Happy One Million and Fifty-first Birthday Art! And yes there will be cake!!


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Synthesthesia by Alexandre Quessy, Darsha Hewitt, Nelly-Eve Rajotte and Claudette Lemay


Dates:
Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:00 - Sat Jan 18, 2014

Location:
Toronto, Canada

Collaborate with Alexandre Quessy in the Farmer's Market from 10 am to 12:30 pm to make unusual sounds made from arranging black and white paper cut-outs using his installation Synthesthesia. The cut-outs form visual collages that are analyzed by the computer software in order to generate sounds that you can explore in an interactive and fun way. To check out what it is about go to: http://vimeo.com/48440319/


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Art's Birthday NAISA Space Broadcasts with special guest performance by Alexandre Quessy


Dates:
Fri Jan 17, 2014 14:00 - Fri Jan 17, 2014

A special live-to-air performance featuring a performance by Alexandre Quessy using the Synthesthesia open source software as well as a special remix created by Darren Copeland and Ian Jarvis throughout the afternoon of the Art’s Birthday celebrations from radio stations and art galleries around the world. A listening experience best enjoyed with Cake! www.naisa.ca/naisa-radio/


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NEW ADVENTURES IN SOUND ART PRESENTS ART’S BIRTHDAY


Dates:
Fri Jan 17, 2014 00:00 - Sun Jan 19, 2014

Location:
Toronto, Canada

Part of an international celebration of Art

January 17, 2014, 2 - 5 PM on-line at www.naisa.ca/naisa-radio/
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 10am - noon @ the Stop's Farmer's Market, Artscape Wychwood Barns
January 19, 2013, 12:30 - 4:30pm at the Covered Street @ the Artscape Wychwood Barns (601 Christie St)
Admission is free and for all ages. BYOK - Bring your own Kazoo!


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Toronto Artist Soirée with D. Andrew Stewart


Dates:
Sat Dec 14, 2013 20:00 - Sat Dec 14, 2013

Location:
Toronto, Canada

Digital Musical Instruments: Design & Performance

What would you play if your musical instrument could produce any imaginable sound? D. Andrew Stewart explores new ways of making music with unique sensor-based control surfaces known as digital musical instruments. Stewart will be demonstrating and performing excerpts of “T-Stick” music that he has commissioned from composers in Canada and The USA, in addition to presenting selections from his own completed works.

D. Andrew Stewart is a composer, pianist and digital musical instrumentalist. His practice centers around three areas: combining acoustic instrument and digital instrument composition, establishing performance practices for digital instruments and developing class curricula for teaching in the area of music technology