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

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.


OPPORTUNITY

2013 Call For Submissions UNDO / REDO


Deadline:
Sun Nov 10, 2013 23:59

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) invites artists of all ages and nationalities to submit works on the theme UNDO / REDO for consideration in New Adventures in Sound Art's 2014 programming in Toronto, Canada.

Errors in judgement, actions you'd rather not have made; or conversely that perfect moment you'd like to relive, or a future you'd like built from the foundation of past successes. What if you could apply a simple editing function to your life? What if with the magic of digital technology you are enabled to undo or redo an action or group of actions? What would that sound like?

Preference in programming will be given to works that respond in some way to the theme UNDO / REDO: revisiting the past and/or changing the future. Individual interpretations or variations on the theme are encouraged, but should be realized with sound as the primary component. NAISA would also like to encourage artists to submit works on the theme UNDO / REDO for performance, gallery exhibit, screening, webcast or audio stream, radio broadcast, network or translocal performance, mobile experiences and any other emerging formats that include sound as a primary element. Please complete in full the online submission form and upload your audio by midnight on November 15, 2013. Note: there is a $5 submission fee in order to defray the cost of processing the submissions. All works chosen for presentation will receive an artist fee.


EVENT

7th annual Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium (TES)


Dates:
Wed Aug 14, 2013 00:00 - Wed Jul 17, 2013

Location:
Toronto, Canada

$70/$35 student rate (price includes keynote, paper sessions, installations & concerts)
To register go to https://www.naisa.ca/eshops/esymposium.php

The Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium, presented by New Adventures in Sound Art and the Canadian Electroacoustic Community, includes a selection of refereed papers and presentations and concerts as well as a keynote lecture by Francis Dhomont. The proceedings will be published in a forthcoming issue of the CEC's online journal, eContact!. For more information, go to http://www.naisa.ca/soundtravels/symposium.html.