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NAISA Sound Channel
Newsletter for June 2017 (Vol.12; Iss.6)
Produced by New Adventures in Sound Art

1) NAISA North Media Arts Centre Grand Opening, June 3
2) NAISA 2017 Call for Submissions Sound Response deadline June 30
3) Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art, June 29 - Sept 4
4) Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium, August 9-12
5) SOUNDplay Festival, Sept 30 - Nov 26

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1) NAISA North Media Arts Centre Grand Opening
     June 3 - 26, 2017 with Special Opening day events June 3rd
     106 Ottawa Ave, South River, ON

NAISA is pleased to launch its new space in South River, ON in June 2017 - the NAISA North Media Arts Centre.

"NAISA is the acronym for New Adventures in Sound Art. Undertaking new adventures in sound and media art has been a focus for us for the past 16 years during which we have challenged artists and audiences alike in Toronto with alternative ways of listening and presenting sound. This quest for new sonic adventures brings us to a new chapter with our move to South River, which places us in a new sonic environment with access to new sounds and new sources of knowledge about the environment. We hope that the artists we work with and present from this point forward will grow as much as we anticipate growing in the years ahead. South River is not just NAISA North but NAISA New.”—Darren Copeland, Artistic Director, New Adventures in Sound Art

Located in the centre of the village of South River, a short distance from Algonquin Park, at the building formerly known as Renée’s Café and Bean There Café, NAISA staff and board of directors are excited at the possibilities available. As well as a large exhibition space, NAISA North also includes a small café, a community gallery and workshop space, as well as a space suitable for media art production/creation.

Featured during the month of June will be performances by local artists Christine Charette (June 3, 8pm $10), Jordan Wyshniowsky and Rob Joanisse (June 10, 8pm, $10) using the NAISA Sound Bash installation as their instrument as well as a chance for audiences to play the Sound Bash themselves each Saturday and Sunday during gallery hours in June. NAISA North’s café includes fresh baked goodies and home-made soup by local baker Linda Thomson and serves exclusively Muskoka coffee by Muskoka Roastery Coffee Company. July events include special World Listening Day performances, a Sound Art Drop In for children, as well as two exhibitions: David Rokeby’s Very Nervous System and Philippe-Aubert Gauthier and Tanya St-Pierre’s P(N,R) = N!/(N-R)! running throughout the summer.

     Deadline June 30, 2017

Categories: Transmission Art/Radio Art, Electroacoustic Music/Sound Art, Interactive Installation Art, and Other

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NAISA invites artists of all ages and nationalities to submit works on the theme Sonic Reflections for consideration in it’s 2018 programming.

Sound by its nature reflects in different ways depending on the environment in which it is experienced. These reflections help to give a place its character but they also can obscure elements of an environment. NAISA would like to celebrate the opening of its new facility - NAISA North Media Arts Centre - in South River ON with programming that is reflective of the past as well as using that reflection to inform future possibilities.

3) Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art
     June 29 - Sept 4, 2017
     Toronto and Near North venues

The 19th annual Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art opens in July on Toronto Island with the interactive sound sculpture Synthecycletron by Barry Prophet. South River summer events include a special World Listening Day performance and workshop on July 15th by visiting artist Wendalyn Bartley (Toronto), a Sound Art Drop In for children, as well as two interactive exhibitions: David Rokeby’s Very Nervous System and Philippe-Aubert Gauthier and Tanya St-Pierre’s P(N,R) = N!/(N-R)! opening on June 29th and running until Labour Day at NAISA North Media Arts Centre, South River. July and August events in Toronto include Sound Art workshops at Regent Park School of Music’s Music Technology Camp, Turbulent Forms, an exhibit by Dan Tapper co-presented by the CMC, a world premiere of a new work by Chantal Dumas and a performance by Sonia Paço-Rocchia.

4) Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES) 2017
     Toronto, 9-12 August 2017
     Registration now open

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA), the Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC) and the Canadian Music Centre (CMC) are pleased to announce the 11th edition of the Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES), and delighted to welcome Québec sound artist Chantal Dumas as Keynote Speaker for TIES 2017. Dumas is a highly respected sound artist who explores the medium of sound through the production of audio fiction and docufiction, sound installation, composition and sound design. The symposium will take place in Toronto from 9-12 August 2017 in Toronto’s Distillery District. TIES includes papers, lecture-recitals, installations and several concert works curated by an international jury. It is an annual opportunity for exchange between diverse EA communities.

5) SOUNDplay Festival
     Sept 30 - Nov 26, 2017
     NAISA North Media Arts Centre

The 16th annual SOUNDplay Festival opens on the Culture Days weekend Sept 30/Oct1 with workshops and an interactive installation. Other SOUNDplay events include special workshop and performance by visiting sound artist Natasha Barrett (UK/Norway), Performances by the North Bay group Hyperboreal (Dermot Wilson and Jason Brock) and a special Halloween event.

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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, 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





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