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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Cross Waves #3 concert : Radio with Everything at Hand: the early years of 24 Hours of Radio/ART, 1992 - 1996


Dates:
Fri Jan 16, 2015 20:00 - Fri Jan 16, 2015

Location:
Toronto, Canada

New Adventures in Sound Art Presents:

Cross Waves #3 concert : Radio with Everything at Hand: the early years of 24 Hours of Radio/ART, 1992 - 1996
With performances by: Peter Courtemanche (Absolute Value of Noise) and Anna Friz
January 16, 2015, 8:00 pm @ the NAISA Space (#252), 601 Christie St
$10 Admission

Peter Courtemanche (Absolute Value of Noise) and Anna Friz will perform in a live "radio show concert" starting with Michele Frey's journey to Art's Birthday and "24 Hours of Radio Art" in 1996. The show will provide a brief historical introduction to the early editions of "24 hours" followed by a radio jam that recreates the style and feel of the shows from that era. The performance will end with a mix by Bobbi Kozinuk from the last hour of "24 Hours" in 1994.

The Program Includes:

I. Michele Frey 1996 (7:58) Michele was a sound artist and radio show host on CFRO Vancouver Co-operative radio. She was doing an artist-residency at the Western Front. She recorded her journey from Gastown to the Western Front for Art's Birthday 1996.

II. Radio IDs and brief selections from the history of "24 Hours."

III. A live radio jam with Absolute Value of Noise and Anna Friz.

IV. The Last Show 1994 (5:25) by Bobbi Kozinuk. Bobbi bought a Sony walkman-style cassette recorder and a binaural microphone setup that she could put in her ears so that it looked like she was wearing headphones. She carried it everywhere - on walks, on journeys to different parts of the world, and to concerts and events. This mix features the sounds of a Survival Research Laboratories show that took place outdoors in Seattle. Bobbi plays with a sound effects record that is mixed on top. This was the last show of 24 Hours on Private Radio 89.3 MHz in 1994. Bobbi was one of the producers of the early editions of "24 Hours" and is also a proponent of do-it-yourself pirate radio transmitters.


EVENT

SoundScary (SOUNDplay installation)


Dates:
Sat Oct 25, 2014 17:00 - Sat Oct 25, 2014

Location:
Toronto, Canada

Part of the Boo! at the Barns event
The Covered Street, Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St.

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).


EVENT

Hive (2.0), A sound sculpture by Hopkins Duffield (SOUNDplay installation)


Dates:
Sat Oct 04, 2014 13:00 - Sat Nov 01, 2014

Location:
Toronto, Canada

open as part of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
Fridays 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Saturdays 10:00 am to 3:00 pm - Sundays 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (except Nuit Blanche: 7pm - 7am)
NAISA Space, 601 Christie Street #252
FREE

Hive 2.0 explores convergences between technology and nature by employing wasp architectures created from found and fabricated technological parts and scraps. Hive (2.0) is an empty sculptural entity that replaces insects with sound, creating an organismic, instrument-speaker hybrid.


EVENT

New Music 101: Reference Library Mobile Performance (SOUNDplay Performance #5)


Dates:
Mon Nov 03, 2014 19:00 - Mon Nov 03, 2014

Location:
Toronto, Canada

FREE Admission

Works from past NAISA performances will be the basis for exploring the acoustics of the Toronto Reference Library with a mobile performance walk using Audio Spotlight directional speakers.


EVENT

Terminal Noise (SOUNDplay Performance #4)


Dates:
Sat Nov 01, 2014 20:00 - Sat Nov 01, 2014

Location:
Toronto, Canada

General $10

A program of sound art works considers the links between the deceased and the living in this All Saint's Day concert followed by a noise art performance by the live electronics duo Mugbait. Featured is Gelded Eyes performed by Mugbait, and works by Norah Lorway, Dan Tramte, Vanessa Sorce-Lévesque and Nick Storring.