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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OPPORTUNITY

2014 Call For Submissions HEAR n o w HERE


Deadline:
Sat Nov 15, 2014 23:59

Categories: Transmission Art/Radio Art, Electroacoustic Music/Sound Art, Interactive Installation Art

Go to http://naisa.ca/opportunities/calls-for-submissions/naisa-general-call-for-submissions/ for full information and on-line application

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) invites artists of all ages and nationalities to submit works on the theme HEAR n o w HERE for consideration in New Adventures in Sound Art's 2015 programming in Toronto, Canada. Go to https://naisa.ca/naisa-general-submission-form/ for the on-line application

sharawadji is defined as "An aesthetic effect that characterizes the feeling of plenitude that is sometimes created by the contemplation of a sound motif or a complex soundscape of inexplicable beauty." in the list of sonic effects proposed by Jean-François Augoyard and Henry Torgue in their book Sonic Experience: A Guide to Everyday Sounds (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2005). HEAR n o w HERE is meant to contemplate on this idea of sharawadji, on the ephemeral quality of that moment in sound, never to happen in quite the same way ever again. Being sometimes full of promise, sometimes quite shocking, often of unknown origins and being of irregular form, it is that sonic experience that cannot quite be described in the same way as it is experienced. But you can try.

Preference in programming will be given to works that respond in some way to the theme HEAR n o w HERE. 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 HEAR n o w HERE 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, 2014. 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

Cross Waves Sound Art series


Dates:
Fri Jul 25, 2014 20:00 - Fri Jul 25, 2014

Location:
Toronto, Canada

Room Tone curated by Chantal Dumas launches with a concert $10

Cross Waves is a Canadian Sound Art series that includes performances and internet radio programs curated by eight media artists representing different regional and cultural perspectives in Canada. The series will take place between July 2014 and June 2015. The content will be contextualized by the curators through commentaries and essays and will draw attention to Sound Artists from across Canada. The first in the series is Room Tone and is curated by Chantal Dumas. Dumas' series will launch on July 25th with a concert featuring pieces by audio artists Magali Babin, Mario Gauthier, MartinTétreault, Nancy Tobin with a live performance by Alexandre St-Onge.


EVENT

Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES) Concerts


Dates:
Wed Aug 13, 2014 00:00 - Sat Aug 16, 2014

Location:
Toronto, Canada

August 13 & 14, 2014, 8pm, $15/$10
August 14 & 16, 2014, 2pm, $15/$10

This series of TIES concerts include works chosen by an international jury of electroacoustic practitioners, which provide a snapshot of the latest research and exploration in sound art happening around the world.


EVENT

Atacama: 22º 54\' 24\" S, 68º 12\' 25\" W by Fernando Godoy Monsalve


Dates:
Sat Jul 19, 2014 00:00 - Sat Aug 16, 2014

Location:
Toronto, Canada

Exhibition hours: Thurs 1-4 pm; Fri 1-4 pm; Saturday 10am-3 pm with the exception of being closed on July 24, 25, August 14 and 15.

Atacama : 22º 54\' 24\" S, 68º 12\' 25\" W is a sound installation that maps the locations of the soundscape recordings while providing an opportunity for the listener to experience the soundscapes through personal listening stations. In 2012, the artist travelled to the Atacama Desert in order to explore and record the sound of ruins left by humankind. He was interested in natural phenomena, like wind, sand or electromagnetic radiation, and how these phenomena activate the ruins and set a new landscape.


EVENT

Synthecycletron by Barry Prophet


Dates:
Tue Jul 01, 2014 00:00 - Fri Oct 31, 2014

Location:
Toronto, Canada

between the pier and the boardwalk on Centre Island
ongoing annual interactive installation open 24/7 July to Oct FREE