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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Sat Jan 17, 2015 20:00 - Sat Jan 17, 2015

Toronto, Canada

Peter Courtemanche & Anna Friz
January 17, 2015, 8pm, $10
NAISA Space, 601 Christie Street #252
also streaming live on NAISA Radio

Following their tribute to past Art's Birthday celebrations at CITR (see the Cross Waves #3 performances at NAISA on Jan 16th Concert: 24 Hours of Radio/ART), Peter Courtemanche and Anna Friz will improvise with the noises and hubbub from Art's Birthday streams that are happening throughout the day and from around the world in this special Art's Birthday performance. For more information on the celebrations happening around the world go to


ART'S BIRTHDAY INSTALLATION - Playing with Gertrude, 2015

Sat Jan 17, 2015 00:00 - Sun Feb 15, 2015

Toronto, Canada

An interactive sound installation by Ellen Moffat
January 17 - February 15, 2015
co-presented with Charles Street Video
Fridays 1-4 pm; Saturdays and Sundays 10am-3 pm (plus Family Day)
NAISA Space, 601 Christie Street #252
Join the artist for a performance demonstration on January 18, 1-4 pm

Playing with Gertrude is an interactive installation for sound and image creation inspired by Gertrude Stein’s writing. Moffat's approach to Stein's work is to use objects, materials, punning and spatial relationships to reveal or obscure Stein's text Tender Buttons, combining Dadaist, conceptual and theatrical elements with analogue and digital techniques. Participants perform the installation through direct contact, actions and interactions, triggering spoken word recordings and creating experimental sound through extended techniques. The core objects – chair(s), a table, a book - are simultaneously props, players and audience. Additional objects and materials connect to the text with delay, reverb and spatialised sound. The artist would like to thank the Saskatchewan Arts Board for their financial support.


Art's Birthday Celebration

Sat Jan 17, 2015 00:00 - Sun Jan 18, 2015

Toronto, Canada

Interactive installation FREE, Performance $10

New Adventures in Sound Art will once again participate in the Arts Birthday celebrations this year and will feature an interactive installation by Ellen Moffat and performances by Peter Courtemanche and Anna Friz. Happy One Million and Fifty-second Birthday, Art!


TransX Symposium Call for Submissions

Sun Feb 01, 2015 00:00

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) is pleased to announce the 2015 edition of the TransX Transmission Art Symposium
May 22 - 24, 2015

We are now inviting submissions for papers, performances and workshops/tutorials:
For More Information
To Submit:

The proceedings from the 2013 TransX Transmission Art Symposium are here:
To listen to the presentations from the 2013 TransX Transmission Art Symposium go to:

The TransX Transmission Art Symposium, part of the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art, will focus on Transmission Art, with particular interest in contributions that summarize, examine or reframe traditions and histories of transmission art practices, technology, education and pedagogy. Additionally, we are very interested in presentations that go beyond the local contingent to give a sense of how new technologies of international transmission activity might be experienced. Proposed presentations and performances that combine the themes of Transmission Art and “ Hear n o w Here” are also especially welcome (see submission details below)!

Rooted in the earliest experiments with radio, Transmission Art has continued to flourish into the 21st Century with experiments using wireless communications technology over the past 100 years, including the exploration of a variety of mobile-based platforms and lesser-known forms of transmission, such as VLF. The terrain of transmission art is dynamic and fluid, always open to redefinition.

The symposium will take place in Toronto at the Wychwood Theatre and NAISA’s facilities at the Artscape Wychwood Barns, from 22-24 May 2015.
As in preceding years, the symposium will include workshops, installations and performances also part of the annual Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art. At the heart of the symposium will be keynote lectures by Knut Aufermann and Sarah Washington.

All symposium contributions will be webcast live, and text proceedings will be published after the symposium on the NAISA web-site. Go to for the proceedings from the 2013 edition of the TransX Transmission Art Symposium. To listen to MP3s of past symposiums go to

Please see below for specific guidelines on paper and performance submissions. We look forward to seeing you, your colleagues, collaborators and students in Toronto in May!

Important Information
1 February Deadline for receipt of proposals @ 11:59 PM EST
28 February Notification of acceptance
15 March Attendance confirmation
31 March Symposium registration and submission of final materials.
22 May Symposium opening reception and performances
22–24 May Symposium sessions
23 May Deep Wireless Festival performance

Symposium registration fees (General): $70
Symposium registration fees (Student): $40
(both rates include admission to all performances)
Questions and requests for further information can be directed to:
Nadene Thériault-Copeland -

TransX Transmission Art Symposium Co-Chair: Nadene Thériault-Copeland
TransX Transmission Art Symposium Co-Chair: Darren Copeland

Review Committee:
Steve Bates, Independent artist
Anna Friz, radio artist and media studies scholar
Galen Joseph-Hunter, Executive Director Wave Farm
Katie Kehoe, independent artist
Tetsuo Kogawa, Radioartist, Media Critic, Director of Goethe Archive Tokyo
Eric Leonardson, School of the Art Institute Chicago
Christof Migone, University of Waterloo
Jim Ruxton, Director of Programs, Subtle Technologies Festival
Don Sinclair, York University
Jessica Thompson, University of Waterloo
Helen Thorington, Co-Director of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc
Gregory Whitehead, radio artist, co-editor of Wireless Imagination
Elisabeth Zimmermann, Kunstradio


Cross Waves #3 concert : Radio with Everything at Hand: the early years of 24 Hours of Radio/ART, 1992 - 1996

Fri Jan 16, 2015 20:00 - Fri Jan 16, 2015

Toronto, Canada

New Adventures in Sound Art Presents:

Cross Waves #3 concert : Radio with Everything at Hand: the early years of 24 Hours of Radio/ART, 1992 - 1996
With performances by: Peter Courtemanche (Absolute Value of Noise) and Anna Friz
January 16, 2015, 8:00 pm @ the NAISA Space (#252), 601 Christie St
$10 Admission

Peter Courtemanche (Absolute Value of Noise) and Anna Friz will perform in a live "radio show concert" starting with Michele Frey's journey to Art's Birthday and "24 Hours of Radio Art" in 1996. The show will provide a brief historical introduction to the early editions of "24 hours" followed by a radio jam that recreates the style and feel of the shows from that era. The performance will end with a mix by Bobbi Kozinuk from the last hour of "24 Hours" in 1994.

The Program Includes:

I. Michele Frey 1996 (7:58) Michele was a sound artist and radio show host on CFRO Vancouver Co-operative radio. She was doing an artist-residency at the Western Front. She recorded her journey from Gastown to the Western Front for Art's Birthday 1996.

II. Radio IDs and brief selections from the history of "24 Hours."

III. A live radio jam with Absolute Value of Noise and Anna Friz.

IV. The Last Show 1994 (5:25) by Bobbi Kozinuk. Bobbi bought a Sony walkman-style cassette recorder and a binaural microphone setup that she could put in her ears so that it looked like she was wearing headphones. She carried it everywhere - on walks, on journeys to different parts of the world, and to concerts and events. This mix features the sounds of a Survival Research Laboratories show that took place outdoors in Seattle. Bobbi plays with a sound effects record that is mixed on top. This was the last show of 24 Hours on Private Radio 89.3 MHz in 1994. Bobbi was one of the producers of the early editions of "24 Hours" and is also a proponent of do-it-yourself pirate radio transmitters.