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

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


EVENT

H E A R N O W H E R E / Listening to Warbler's Roost


Dates:
Fri May 01, 2015 20:00 - Sat May 02, 2015

May 1, 24-hour broadcast beginning at 8pm
Broadcast live on NAISA Radio http://naisa.ca/naisa-radio , WGXC (http://www.wgxc.org/)
as part of Sound Camp 2015 - http://soundtent.org/2015/streams/streams_2015_UTC-5_toronto.html


From 8 pm on May 1st to 8 pm on May 2nd, the soundscape at Warbler's Roost will be in the midst of the transition of Springtime. The calm silence of winter will have slipped into memory. The birds will not be in full swing yet, but we anticipate the frogs to take centre stage. A drumming partridge might interject with its sub-audio beats. Some ravens, hawks and crows may help to articulate the spatial topography with their calls. Various land animals will be searching and rummaging for food. It will be the weekend, so humans will interject occasionally with their vehicles – cars, ATVs, and a few airplanes. But then again, it could rain ... which will change everything. In a soundscape free of urban hum, we look forward to sharing the soundscape of Warbler's Roost - through participating in Sound Camp/Reveil - with listeners around the world. It is your piece because you are listening to it – enjoy.


EVENT

DEEP WIRELESS 11 ONLINE RADIO ART COMP


Dates:
Fri May 01, 2015 00:00 - Fri May 01, 2015

http://www.soundcloud.com/naisa

NAISA celebrates radio and transmission art with the launch of its Deep Wireless 11 Online Radio Art Compilation on soundcloud that includes works selected from its call for submissions on the theme H E A R N O W H E R E.


EVENT

TransX Transmission Art Symposium registration now open Register on-line Now!


Dates:
Fri May 22, 2015 00:00 - Sun May 24, 2015

Location:
Toronto, Canada

May 22 - 24 @ the Wychwood Theatre, #176
http://naisa.ca/symposia/trans-x/
$70 / $40 (students)
https://naisa.ca/trans-x-registration/

This year, the TransX Symposium includes a full day of soundhacking workshops!!!

NAISA is pleased to announce the 4th edition of the TransX Transmission Art Symposium featuring the keynote address: What we've learned so far - 10 years of Mobile Radio by Knut Aufermann and Sarah Washington (co-presented with the Goethe Institute). The symposium will also include panel discussions, paper presentations and performances as well as a full day of soundhacking workshops as part of the annual Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art. Performances/presentations/papers/workshops included by: Dan Tapper (UK), Sarah Boothroyd (BC, Can), Doug Van Nort (ON, Can), Elliott Fienberg (ON, Can), Knut Aufermann/Sarah Washington (Berlin, Germany), and Peter Flemming (QC, Can).

On the final day (May 24) from 10am - 4pm will be a full day of soundhacking workshops including Experimental Electromagneticks by Peter Flemming (creating an improvised loudspeaker along with a found-object resonators); Magnetic Signals and Radiophonic Soundscapes: VLF Workshop with Dan Tapper, Micro-Radio Transmitter workshop with Michael Postma and Radio Hacking with Mobile Radio (hacking portable transistor radios to uncover their possibilities as musical instruments). Symposium registration also gets you into the two evening performances.