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

Introduction to Micro-Controllers with Ian Jarvis


Dates:
Sun Apr 27, 2014 13:00 - Sun Apr 27, 2014

Location:
Toronto, Canada

General $50, $70 with added supplies, $110 Workshop plus full Arduino kit with added supplies

The Arduino micro-controller is an extremely popular and powerful tool that mediates the analog and digital worlds and is used to create robotics, dynamic objects, installations, interactive instruments/tools, the list is potentially endless. Through a combination of demonstrations and explanations, practical exercises, and individual work, participants will be guided through the basics of electronics, circuits, sensors, programming, actuators, and audio synthesis as to gain the understanding of the general usages of the Arduino with the end goal of building a synthesizer. This workshop is directed at those with no previous electronics or programming experience, looking to refresh their basic understanding, or just starting out.


EVENT

Sound As Art Workshop with Darren Copeland


Dates:
Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:00 - Sat Apr 26, 2014

Location:
Toronto, Canada

General $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.


EVENT

Soundhackers Meetup


Dates:
Thu Apr 24, 2014 19:00 - Thu Apr 24, 2014

Location:
Toronto, Canada

Soundhackers is a free monthly meet up co-presented by NAISA, dedicated to exploring techniques in sound art and music technology. The April edition will continue to feature a mix of artist presentations alongside hands-on tutorials. The agenda will be announced shortly on the meetup web-site, so please RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/soundhackers to be notified when it's available.


EVENT

Contact Mic Workshop with Ian Jarvis


Dates:
Sun Apr 13, 2014 13:00 - Sun Apr 13, 2014

Location:
Toronto, Canada

General $25

In this workshop you will learn how to build a contact microphone. Contact Microphones are an efficient and inexpensive way to amplify the hidden resonance of sounds through physical induction allowing you to discover all kinds of qualities to sounds that you didn't know existed. Contact Mics are useful for making recordings and can also be incorporated into performances and installations. Building a contact microphone is also a good first step in learning how to solder and assemble audio components.


EVENT

NAISA Fundraiser with CCMC


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

Location:
Toronto, Canada

Michael Snow - analogue synthesizer
John Oswald - alto saxophone
Paul Dutton - sound singing and mouth harp
John Kamevaar - electronic percussion, analogue synthesizer and NAISAtron

A special fundraiser performance for NAISA featuring Toronto's longest running free improv band CCMC. Widely regarded as one of the pioneering free improvisation bands of the 1970s, CCMC has been reinventing itself with a shifting constellation of artists and a consistent questing spirit for more than four decades. For this special performance, CCMC consists of Michael Snow, Paul Dutton, John Oswald, and John Kamevaar. Also available for purchase will be NAISAtron kits, Contact mic and Micro-Radio Transmitter kits as well as various CDs by some of the CCMC artists. All proceeds go to furthering NAISA's objectives to providing a home for experimental sound art in Toronto. This concert marks the first time that the CCMC performs at the NAISA Space.

Tickets $15, advance tickets available online at https://naisa.ca/purchase-tickets/