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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OPPORTUNITY

Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium 2014: Call for Submissions


Deadline:
Mon Feb 24, 2014 23:59

Location:
Toronto, Canada

The Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC) and New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) are pleased to announce the 8th edition of the Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES). TIES has become a consistently creative and cohesive point of contact between diverse international electroacoustic (EA) communities.
The symposium will take place Toronto at New Adventures in Sound Art's facilities at the Artscape Wychwood Barns, from 13-17 August 2014. The Keynote Speaker this year is Pauline Oliveros.
We are now inviting proposals for papers, lecture-recitals, special sessions of 2 to 4 panellists, compositions and performances to be presented at TIES 2014 (submission deadline: 24 February 2014).


EVENT

Flash Orchestra by Eric Powell


Dates:
Sat Jan 18, 2014 00:00 - Mon Feb 17, 2014

Location:
Toronto, Canada

Admission by donation

Flash Orchestra is an interactive installation by Eric Powell. Listeners enter into a darkened room, the walls covered with black drapery. With flashlights as the only means of illumination, they begin to explore the space. As the flashlights pan across the walls, sounds emerge - as if the walls themselves could sing: sharing sounds from other places, revisiting memories of old conversations, and the collected sonic ephemera from seasons past.


EVENT

Synthesthesia by Alexandre Quessy, Darsha Hewitt, Nelly-Eve Rajotte and Claudette Lemay


Dates:
Fri Jan 17, 2014 00:00 - Sun Jan 19, 2014

Location:
Toronto, Canada

Performance / Installation
January 17, 2014, 2 PM performance using Synthesthesia by Alexandre Quessy
January 18, 2014, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm interactive installation/performance
The Stop Farmer's Market, Artscape Wychwood Barns
January 19, 2014, 12:30 - 4:30 PM interactive installation/performance
Art's Birthday celebration in the Covered Street, Artscape Wychwood Barns

Synthesthesia is an interactive installation that produces a sound composition based on the collage created by arranging black and white paper pieces in various ways. The resulting visual collages form visual musical scores which are analyzed by Synthesthesia, an open-source software, in order to generate sounds and explore different sound properties. To look at a previous presentation of Synthesthesia go to: http://vimeo.com/48440319/


EVENT

Art's Birthday Celebration By Alexandre Quessy and Eric Powell, Co-presented with Music in the Barns and Children's Art Studio


Dates:
Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:30 - Sun Jan 19, 2014

Location:
Toronto, Canada

Craving a Sunday afternoon with lots of cake and fun things to do in Toronto? New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) proudly presents Art's Birthday in the Covered Street, Artscape Wychwood Barns.

January 19th is the perfect day to make and enjoy Art in the Covered Street at the Artscape Wychwood Barns. Art’s Birthday is a celebration of ART of all kinds and from 12:30pm to 4:30pm, there will be hands on art-making, interactive activities, and performances. Events in the Covered Street include: ongoing interactive sonic and visual art making using Alexander Quessy’s installation Synthesthesia; performances by Carol Gimbel from Music in the Barns; create your own found sound composition; create your own birthday card for Art with the Children's Art Studio; or visit the NAISA Space upstairs to explore the interactive installation Flash Orchestra by Eric Powell. Happy One Million and Fifty-first Birthday Art! And yes there will be cake!!


EVENT

Synthesthesia by Alexandre Quessy, Darsha Hewitt, Nelly-Eve Rajotte and Claudette Lemay


Dates:
Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:00 - Sat Jan 18, 2014

Location:
Toronto, Canada

Collaborate with Alexandre Quessy in the Farmer's Market from 10 am to 12:30 pm to make unusual sounds made from arranging black and white paper cut-outs using his installation Synthesthesia. The cut-outs form visual collages that are analyzed by the computer software in order to generate sounds that you can explore in an interactive and fun way. To check out what it is about go to: http://vimeo.com/48440319/