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

Instant Places - Elastic Planets Live


Dates:
Mon Jun 10, 2013 20:00 - Mon Jun 10, 2013

Location:
Toronto, Canada

NXNE Art (Performance)

416-652-5115
Admission - $5

This performance takes place inside the Elastic Planets multichannel sound field and deals with similar source materials and processes. The difference is that in the performance decisions about event types and timings are made by us, in the installation these decisions are made by the generating machine. Instant Places is Ian Birse & Laura Kavanaugh Through the 1990's Ian Birse made performances for altered guitars, spoken words, and analog video. He has been making tools for virtual visual sonics since the turn of the century. Laura Kavanaugh is an improvisor who works between music, noise, light, and the shapes of things. She was active in interdisciplinary circles in Edmonton and Calgary, making performance works for samplers, overhead projectors, piano and voice, before taking Instant Places on the road with Ian for five years.


EVENT

Instant Places - Elastic Planets


Dates:
Tue Jun 11, 2013 00:00 - Sat Jun 22, 2013

Location:
Toronto, Canada

NXNE Art (Installation)

Jun 11 to 16, 12-4 pm (M-F); 10-3 (Sat)
June 20 to 22, 12-4 pm (Thurs-Fri); 10-3 (Sat)
416-652-5115
Admission by donation

ELASTIC PLANETS is an audiovisual machine that generates infinitely varied digital paintings in concert with a multichannel soundscape. Layers of morphing spheroid colour fields spawn halos of afterimage traces, as the audio score composes itself from colliding harmonics that mesh into a
saturating sound field. Instant Places is Ian Birse & Laura Kavanaugh Through the 1990's Ian Birse made performances for altered guitars, spoken words, and analog video. He has been making tools for virtual visual sonics since the turn of the century. Laura Kavanaugh is an improvisor who works between music, noise, light, and the shapes of things. She was active in interdisciplinary circles in Edmonton and Calgary, making performance works for samplers, overhead projectors, piano and voice, before taking Instant Places on the road with Ian for five years.


EVENT

Nataliya Petkova - [x]Tensions


Dates:
Thu Jun 06, 2013 20:00 - Thu Jun 06, 2013

NXNE Art (Installation and Performance)

Call 1-877-225-4246 or 416-979-6648
Advance Tickets: $12 / $10 AGO Members
At the Door: $15 / $13 AGO Members

[x]Tensions is a group of two small boxes in Plexiglas with a built-in audio circuit and a mounted steel needle. Once the circuit is activated, this same needle can be applied on all surrounding surfaces in order to « read » and amplify their sound characteristics, performing a territorial sound reading. Nataliya Petkova is born in Bulgaria. She holds a bachelor degree from École de Beaux-Arts de Marseille, France, as well as a master degree in visual arts from University Laval, Canada. She has had the opportunity to present hew work in France, Canada, Bulgaria, Hungary and the United States.


EVENT

Live Coding Workshop and the Laptop Orchestra Jam by Ian Jarvis


Dates:
Sun May 26, 2013 10:00 - Sun May 26, 2013

Location:
Toronto, Canada

The last Sunday of each month
May 26, Live Coding Workshop 10 am - noon, $10/person + Laptop Orchestra Jam noon-2pm, $5/person
Those attending the morning workshop get in free for the laptop jam

Come learn about music, digital sound, improvisation, laptop orchestras, and the programming language ChucK, with the basics of live coding workshop. Following the workshop will be an open form Laptop Orchestra Jam. No prior experience necessary - all ages and levels of experience welcome. The Workshop runs from 10-12, the Orchestra Jam will be from 12-2. Come for one or both, whatever suits your fancy. Note: those attending the morning workshop get in free for the afternoon jam. Bring your own laptop. Ian Jarvis is a Sound Artist Composer, Song Writer, and Media Producer from Toronto. He currently spits mad live code with the newly conceived group extramuros.


EVENT

Barns by Eleanor King


Dates:
Fri May 17, 2013 00:00 - Sat Jun 01, 2013

Location:
Toronto, Canada

Thursdays and Fridays noon-3pm & Saturdays 10am - 2pm
Admission by Donation

Working directly with live sounds from the vicinity of NAISA's Christie St location, Eleanor King will create a new site-specific audio installation which will shift and change over the duration of the exhibition. With many radio receivers tuned to one low powered FM radio signal, multiple mono speakers make for a nuanced sonic experience.