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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Sound Visions (SOUNDplay Performance #3)


Dates:
Sat Oct 25, 2014 20:00 - Sat Oct 25, 2014

Location:
Toronto, Canada

General $10

Sounds can evoke many different things for different people, even when the sounds are not intentionally referential. In this performance, abstract sound materials evoke for the sound artists visual sensations while works with video on the program suggest symbiotic connections between their visual and auditory elements. Sound Visions features The Inevitability of Objects performed by Ian Jarvis, sound art works by Sarah Peebles, Linda Antas and Joao Pedro Oliveira, as well as screenings of works by VTR (Wiktor Podgorski) and John Kamevaar.


EVENT

Life Revisited (SOUNDplay Performance #2)


Dates:
Sat Oct 18, 2014 20:00 - Sat Oct 18, 2014

Location:
Toronto, Canada

General $10

Through video music screenings, interactive mobile performances and live electronic improvisations, Life Revisited contemplates the relentless cycles of life: the spontaneity of invention and re-birth, as well as its impermanence. Life Revisited features Crowdscoring an interactive performance of by Elliott Fienberg, untitled/revisited performed by Eric Boivin and fourthousandblackbirds, and screenings by Rick Sacks and Dominic F Marceau/Eric Boivin.


EVENT

Polyphtong by Jaap Blonk (SOUNDplay Performance #1)


Dates:
Fri Oct 10, 2014 20:00 - Fri Oct 10, 2014

Location:
Toronto, Canada

General $10

NAISA is delighted to host a performance by world renowned Dutch sound artist Jaap Blonk who will present his multichannel performance work Polyphtong realized at CCRMA at Stanford University in 2012. In Polyphtong spatial placement and movement are extended by electronic means. The phonetic concepts of diphthong and approximant are an important focus in the more meditative sections of the work. It also uses the techniques of Blonk's cheek synthesizer: many kinds of stereo mouth sounds driven by sheer air, ranging from very low to extremely high pressures.


EVENT

Nuit Blanche events


Dates:
Sat Oct 04, 2014 19:00 - Sun Oct 05, 2014

Location:
Toronto, Canada

Hive 2.0
http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/project.html?project_id=1470

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. Kyle Duffield is a Toronto based intermedia artist who works in a range of mediums, such as painting, interactive installation, and video.
Daniele Hopkins is a multi-disciplinary Toronto artist who takes a surrealistic approach to audio/video compositions.


EVENT

NAISA Cultures Days Activities


Dates:
Sat Sep 27, 2014 00:00 - Sun Sep 28, 2014

Location:
Toronto, Canada

SOUNDwalk led by Susan Aaron, begins 1PM, Sept 27
Sound Sculpture by Hopkins Duffield, Sept 27 & 28, 10am - 3pm
@ the NAISA Space, 601 Christie St #252
FREE

NAISA celebrates Culture Days with a SOUNDwalk at 1pm on September 27 and a sound sculpture running on Sept 27 & 28. In a SOUNDwalk, the listening "audience" moves through a place and the environment "performs." Join us at 1pm for a SOUNDwalk led by Susan Aaron, exploring sound environments in the area of the Artscape Wychwood Barns and ending at Nordheimer Ravine. Participants should wear appropriate footwear and clothing for current weather conditions. The sound sculpture Hive, by Hopkins Duffield, will run from 10am-3pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Hive is a sound sculpture that explores convergences between technology and nature using wasp architectures created from found and fabricated parts, and is suitable for all ages.