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

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.


EVENT

Cross Waves Sound Art series - Nothing (repeated) curated by Steve Bates


Dates:
Fri Sep 26, 2014 20:00 - Fri Sep 26, 2014

Location:
Toronto, Canada

launches with a concert including performances by Steve Bates and Marc-Alexandre Reinhardt
September 26, 2014, 8:00 pm
@ the NAISA Space, 601 Christie St #252
General $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 second in the series is Nothing (Repeated) and is curated by Steve Bates. Bates' series will launch on September 26th with a concert featuring live performances by Steve Bates and Marc-Alexandre Reinhardt. Room Tone, curated by Chantal Dumas continues to be heard on NAISA Radio (www.naisa.ca/naisa-radio) 4am, noon, and 8pm daily to the end of September.


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-Fran├žois 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.