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 INSTALLATION a sound installation that you Play


Dates:
Sat Mar 01, 2014 00:00 - Sun Mar 30, 2014

Location:
Toronto, Canada

In March, 2012 New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) turns 13! Back by popular demand, the NAISA Sound Bash returns. On March 12, 2001, New Adventures in Sound Art became a not-for-profit organization, expanding its programming that year from one festival (Sound Travels) to 3 and committing to providing year-round sound art programming for all ages.

Since its inception in March 2001, New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) has provided a home for the sonic imagination in Toronto, a place where anyone can explore art through sound. As NAISA turns 13, we encourage you to join in the celebration as you discover the potential for music in everyday sounds. There is a musician and sound artist within us all. Let the NAISA Sound Bash open that creative door.- Darren Copeland, NAISA Artistic Director

For the month of March, NAISA's installation space will be filled with new selection of everyday objects especially selected for the interesting sounds they make when struck or played, offering you a chance to play with sound and manipulate it live. Open every Saturday in March, 10am - 3pm or by appointment with added times during the March Break Fun Fair. The 2014 edition of the NAISA Sound Bash installation will be designed by McMaster interns Ben Barrett-Forest and Mackenzie Ewing.


EVENT

MARCH BREAK FUN FAIR


Dates:
Sat Mar 08, 2014 00:00 - Sun Mar 16, 2014

Location:
Toronto, Canada

This year, NAISA has developed special March Break family-friendly activities. Drop-in during our scheduled times March 8 - 16 (or email naisa@naisa.ca for private bookings). Children big and small will enjoy the many fun fair activities which are designed to connect everyday activities with fascinating sounds including fishing for sounds, bucket toss, recycled bowling, toonie toss (use your admission fee), spin the wheel and other sound inspired activities. As well they can play, strike, pluck, or tap a collection of found objects that are amplified and modified to reveal unusual sounds that they didn't think were possible.


EVENT

DIY digital instruments using Arduino + SuperCollider by Ian Jarvis


Dates:
Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:00 - Sun Feb 16, 2014

Location:
Toronto, Canada

DIY digital instruments using Arduino + SuperCollider by Ian Jarvis
February 16th 2014, 10am – 5pm, $100
@ NAISA Space (#252), 601 Christie St

Learn the basics of building your own DIY digital instrument using an Arduino microcontroller and SuperCollider. Topics to be covered include: coding, transducers, basic electronics, Arduino microcontrollers, serial communication, digital audio, SuperCollider, and digital signal processing. The workshop will consist of explanations and demonstrations from the instructor concurrent with hands on development of a personal digital instrument. The workshop is designed around the trajectory of information from the real world through a sensor to the arduino, through serial communication to a computer (SuperCollider), mapped to digital signal processing functions and finally to the resulting sound via a speaker.

Option to purchase the Arduino board + accessories for additional $60 following the workshop.
Pre-registration required - go to https://naisa.ca/education/register/ to register


EVENT

SOUND AS ART 1 Recording & Editing workshop by Artistic Director Darren Copeland


Dates:
Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:00 - Sat Feb 15, 2014

Location:
Toronto, Canada

SOUND AS ART 1 Recording & Editing workshop by Artistic Director Darren Copeland
January 25, 10 am - 5 pm, $100

Geared towards the budding sound artist, the visual and media artist exploring sound, the community radio programmer wanting to expand their possibilities, and those with a general interest in sound, this workshop will teach basic recording, editing, processing and mixing practices.

Pre-registration required - go to https://naisa.ca/education/register/ to register
http://naisa.ca/education/workshops/



OPPORTUNITY

TransX Transmission Art Symposium: Call for Papers & Performances


Deadline:
Fri Feb 28, 2014 23:59

Location:
Toronto, Canada

For More Information http://naisa.ca/opportunities/calls-for-submissions/trans-x-call-for-submissions/
To Submit: https://naisa.ca/trans-x-submission-form/

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) is pleased to announce the 2014 edition of the TransX Transmission Art Symposium
with Keynote speakers Anja Kanngieser and Jessica Thompson
May 22 - 25, 2014

The proceedings from the 2013 TransX Transmission Art Symposium are here: http://naisa.ca/symposia/trans-x/transx-2013-proceedings/
To listen to the presentations from the 2013 TransX Transmission Art Symposium go to: http://naisa.ca/media-archive/audio-archives/

NAISA is now inviting submissions for papers and performances:

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 Trans-X 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 “Undo/Redo” are also especially welcome.