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NAISA Sound Channel
Newsletter for January 2017 (Vol.12; Iss.1)
Produced by New Adventures in Sound Art

1) 16th annual Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art, Jan 17 - Feb 28, 2017
2) TransX Transmission Art Symposium, Feb 16-19, 2017
3) The Work and Ideas of Pierre Schaeffer, Concert March 3, 2017
4) Sound Camp Workshop and live-streamed Broadcast, May 6-8, 2017
5) Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art, June 3 - Aug 12, 2017

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1) Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art
     January 17 - February 28, 2017


Deep Wireless is a month-long celebration of radio and transmission art including performances, installations, radio broadcasts, workshops and the TransX Transmission Art Symposium in Toronto and South River, ON.


Deep Wireless opens with the annual ART’s BIRTHDAY Celebration!

January 17, 1 - 5 pm

Instant Places and guest Tina Pearson perform using the installation Carbon Sugar Air. The performance will be featured at 5:40 PM in an EBU-Satellite broadcast hosted by Kunstradio in Vienna, Austria. In 2017 the EURORADIO Ars Acustica group will once again be sharing the international Art's Birthday Parties around the world and will celebrate the 1,000,054th birthday of art.

Launch of Deep Wireless 12 online Radio Art Comp on January 17th
This special edition celebrates sixteen years of Deep Wireless by featuring a historical overview of past Deep Wireless performances and radio art works.


Carbon Sugar Air by Instant Places
January 17 - February 28
online audio installation

Carbon Sugar Air by Instant Places generates and broadcasts slowly evolving sound objects inspired by the natural forms and processes of lichen symbiosis. Instant Places is comprised of Ian Birse and Laura Kavanaugh.

The Church from Below by Brandon Labelle
February 4, 7 pm - 10 pm
co-presented by Festival Of Original Theatre
Luella Massey Studio Theatre, University of Toronto, 4 Glen Morris Street, Toronto

Drawing upon histories of peace movements in East Germany, the work takes the form of a performative installation housed within a former Lutheran Church, now The Luella Massey Studio Theatre.

Transmissions by SubZeroArts
February 4 - 26, Saturday & Sunday, 11 am - 4 pm
NAISA North, 106 Ottawa Ave., South River, ON

Transmissions is a multi-point sound art installation that uses a collection of touch-sensitive antennae to trigger abstract sounds and tones, creating a unique sound environment for audience participants to explore.

Bread & Circuses by nichola feldman-kiss
co-presented by inter/access
February 16 - March 31, Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am - 6 pm
inter/access, 9 Ossington Ave, Toronto

Bread and Circuses by nichola feldman-kiss responds in real time to the geo-locative telling of world media narrative. This immersive audio installation remixes live RSS headlines delivered by synthesized orators and blends first person witnessing and global statistical accounts with regional, official and corporate media reportage.


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Deep Wireless, an introduction
February 4, 2 pm
NAISA North, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River, ON

A concert of radio art works from past editions of Deep Wireless that find original ways of telling stories and paint scenes through sound. Included will be Basketball Glitch by Sebastien Lavoie, Through a Door by Sarah Boothroyd, Re-Do Speaking Song by Debashis Sinha, and Taking the Bridge by Christian Nicolay.

co-presented by DisPerSion Lab
February 16, 4 pm, FREE
DisPerSion Lab, Room 334, Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts, York University, Toronto

Leveraging the telepresence performance environment available at the DisPersion Lab, Thomas Gerwin, Sarah Weaver and Glen Hall will conduct structured improvisations by the Electro-Acoustic Orchestra (EAO), who will be performing at the DisPerSion Lab in Toronto.

Transmission Soundprints
February 17, 8 pm, $15/$10 (free for TransX Symposium participants)
Geary Lane, 360 Geary Avenue, Toronto

This performance features a performance by keynote TransX artist Amanda Dawn Christie along with a selection of works from the TransX Transmission Art Symposium international call for submissions.

Stories, Reflections…
February 18, 8 pm, $15/$10 (free for TransX Symposium participants)
Geary Lane, 360 Geary Avenue, Toronto

This performance showcases works encompassing different forms of storytelling and reflecting on one’s experiences as well as the moral dilemmas confronted. Included are works by Parisa Sabet, Joan Schuman, Martín Rodgríguez and Debashis Sinha.

     February 16 - 19 @ Geary Lane and other venues
     $70 / $40 (students)


TransX Transmission Art Symposium registration now open
Register on-line Now!

NAISA is pleased to announce the 5th edition of the TransX Transmission Art Symposium featuring a keynote address by multi-disciplinary transmission artist Amanda Dawn Christie. The symposium will also include lecture-recitals, performances and workshops as well as installations and performances as part of the annual Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art.

     Concert presented by Alliance Française Toronto, co-presented by NAISA
     Mar 3, 2017, 8 pm $15/10
     Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Road

Pierre Schaeffer was an important figure in building the foundation for the development of electroacoustic music. This concert – curated by NAISA’s Artistic Director Darren Copeland – will profile the music of Pierre Schaeffer and trace his influence on the growth of Canadian electroacoustic music from the 1950s to the present day.

4) Sound Camp Workshop and live-streamed Broadcast
     Workshop May 5 - 7, 2017
     24-hour broadcast May 6, 12:01 am to 11:59 pm
     Broadcast live on NAISA Radio
     as part of Sound Camp 2017 -

The Sound Camp workshop will explore soundscape field recording in the Almaguin Highlands incorporating a 24-hour broadcast of the acoustic environment and include research by Matthew Rogalsky and Laura Cameron that revisits the soundscapes of Algonquin Park from the 50s and 60s as recorded by W.H. Gunn.

5) Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art
     June 3 - August 12, 2017

The 19th annual Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art opens June 3rd in South River with the NAISA Sound Bash. Other events include special World Listening Day performances in July, a week long Sound Art Youth Summer Camp as well as performances and installations on the Civic Holiday weekend. August events in Toronto include sound installations, performances and the Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium from August 9 to 12.

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New Adventures in Sound Art is a non-profit organization that presents performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of sound art. NAISA is partially funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts and the SOCAN Foundation.

Inquiries & general information:
Nadene Thériault-Copeland
Executive Director
New Adventures in Sound Art
568 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON
416 652 5115