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

NAISA Sound Bash Performance with John Creson and Adam Rosen


Dates:
Sat Mar 28, 2015 20:00 - Sat Mar 28, 2015

Location:
Toronto, Canada

John Creson and Adam Rosen co-curate this special sound bash edition of the Audiopollination series. A diverse group of improvisors from the city will be mixed and matched through the evening for acoustic and electroacoustic sets of improvisation using the sound bash as a shared ensemble instrument. In recognition of Earth Hour, one set will be acoustic and in near darkness.


EVENT

NAISA Sound Bash Performance with Dave Gould


Dates:
Sat Feb 21, 2015 20:00 - Sat Feb 21, 2015

Location:
Toronto, Canada

Dave Gould is a percussionist and artist who improvises on unique instruments he makes or finds, such as antlers and animal bones. In 2013 he received the Hamilton Arts Award for Performance.


EVENT

NAISA Sound Bash Performance with Joe Sorbrara and Christine Duncan


Dates:
Sat Mar 14, 2015 20:00 - Sat Mar 14, 2015

Location:
Toronto, Canada

Percussionist Joe Sorbrara and Vocal improvisor Christine Duncan join forces in their first performance using the NAISA Sound Bash. Joe Sorbara is a highly inventive drummer and percussionist with a penchant for coaxing music out of practically anything. Christine Duncan's vocal resources are expansive including everything from Ella Fitzgerald to Diamanda Galas.


OPPORTUNITY

TIES Call for Submissions


Deadline:
Sat Feb 28, 2015 23:59

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA), The Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC) and the Canadian Music Centre (CMC) are pleased to announce the 9th edition of the Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES), and delighted to welcome composer, performer and hardware hacking pioneer Nicolas Collins as Keynote Speaker this year. The symposium will take place in Toronto from 19–23 August 2015 at the Artscape Wychwood Barns (in Theatre Direct’s Wychwood Theatre and the NAISA Space) and at the Canadian Music Centre.
We are now inviting proposals for papers, lecture-recitals, special sessions of 2 to 4 panellists, compositions and performances to be presented at TIES 2015 (submission deadline: 28 February 2015).

TIES is a unique point of convergence for a growing international community of diverse electroacoustic (EA) practitioners. We look forward to seeing you at TIES 2015, where you can explore and share new developments in equipment and software development, and perspectives on performance and research practices, while expanding your artistic and professional network.

For Submission Information - http://naisa.ca/opportunities/calls-for-submissions/ties-call-for-submissions/
For the Submission Form - http://naisa.ca/ties-submission-form/

The 2015 symposium is the ninth annual iteration of this important opportunity for exchange between diverse EA communities. In recent years, a number of themes have emerged, among them: creative and collaborative practices, curation, research and analysis, algorithmic processes, videomusic and intermedia practices, electronic ensembles and live coding.

As in preceding years, the symposium leads directly into the main concert weekend of the annual Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art. Under the theme of HEAR n o w HERE, the 17th edition of Sound Travels explores emerging trends alongside established traditions in electroacoustic music. At the heart of TIES 2015 will be a Keynote Lecture by Nicolas Collins, one of Sound Travels’ featured artists. TIES and Sound Travels events will be presented using NAISA’s real-time spatialization system.

All symposium contributions will be webcast live, and text proceedings will be published in a forthcoming issue of the CEC’s online journal for electroacoustics, eContact!
We look forward to seeing you, your colleagues, collaborators and students in Toronto in August!
Questions and requests for information not found in this document should be directed to the ties@naisa.ca


EVENT

Cross Waves Sound Art series


Dates:
Thu Jan 01, 2015 00:00 - Sat Jan 31, 2015

Location:
Toronto, Canada

Radio with Everything at Hand: the early years of 24 Hours of Radio/ART, 1992 - 1996" curated by Peter Courtemanche
launches with a concert January 16, 2015, 8 PM with performances by Peter Courtemanche and Anna Friz
@ the NAISA Space, 601 Christie St #252, $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 is taking place between July 2014 and June 2015. The content is contextualized by the curators through commentaries and essays and draws attention to Sound Artists from across Canada. The third in the series is "Radio with Everything at Hand: the early years of 24 Hours of Radio/ART, 1992 - 1996" and is curated by Peter Courtemanche. Courtemanche's series will launch on January 16th with a concert featuring live performances by Anna Friz and Peter Courtemanche.The first two programs in the series (Room Tone by Chantal Dumas and Nothing (Repeated) by Steve Bates, are currently being aired on NAISA Radio everyday at noon, 8pm and 4am on NAISA Radio (www.naisa.ca/naisa-radio). The remaining upcoming series' will be curated by Jason Ryle, Janna Graham, Christof Migone and Anna Friz.