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NAISA Sound Channel
Newsletter for March 2018 (Vol.13; Iss.3)
Produced by New Adventures in Sound Art

1) ARTS MEETUPS in March
2) NAISA 2018 Call for Submissions Off The Beat(en) Track
3) Deep Wireless Exhibitions continues to April 15, 2018
4) Sound Camp Soundscape Workshop Intensive May 4-6, 2018
5) Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art June 3 - Sept 3, 2018

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     Sunday afternoons @ 1:30 pm, FREE
     NAISA North Media Arts Centre
     106 Ottawa Avenue, South River, ON

Join us Sunday afternoons for a chance hear artist talks from our guest speakers or participate in an open sound art jam or a DIY workshop. Each week offers something different.

2) 2018 Call For Submissions OFF THE BEAT(EN) TRACK
     Deadline June 4, 2018

Categories: Transmission Art/Radio Art, Electroacoustic Music/Sound Art, Interactive Installation Art, and Other
Go to for full information and the on-line application.

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) invites artists of all ages and nationalities to submit works on the theme Off The Beat(en) Track for consideration in New Adventures in Sound Art’s 2019 programming.

A year ago, NAISA staff and its board of directors decided to move the organization from Toronto to the Village of South River, ON - very much Off the Beaten Track. Sound and media art centres and dissemination points are typically in urban centres but now with greater access to and availability of digital technology, a dissemination point can be anywhere where there is internet access. NAISA’s early programming explored the connections between natural acoustic environments and media arts and so NAISA’s move to the Near North and its proximity to Algonquin Park brings it closer to its origins and provides NAISA the opportunity to present works that intersect between the natural and digital realms. NAISA’s facility, the NAISA North Media Arts Centre, functions as a hub for artists in the region to network with each other and experience NAISA’s programming, including Arts Meetups, Artist Residencies, Interactive Exhibitions and Performances, all under one roof.

For its 2019 programming, NAISA is interested in submissions that address the ideas related to the theme Off The Beat(en) Track and creative ways that this can be shared.

Preference in programming will be given to works that respond in some way to the theme Off The Beat(en) Track. Individual interpretations or variations on the theme are encouraged, but should be realized with sound as the primary component. NAISA would also like to encourage artists to submit works on the theme for performance, interactive installation exhibit, audio-visual screening, radio or internet broadcast, telematics, VR/gaming, mobile experiences and any other emerging or alternative formats that include sound as a primary element. Please complete in full the online submission form and upload your audio by midnight on June 4, 2018. Note: there is a $5 submission fee in order to defray the cost of processing the submissions. All works chosen for presentation will receive an artist fee. Only those artists being considered for presentation will be contacted.

3) Deep Wireless Exhibitions
     NAISA North Media Arts Centre
     106 Ottawa Avenue, South River, ON
     Thurs-Sun 10-4 pm PWYC

Re-Collect / Re-Told Your Stories of New and Old
January 4 – April 15, 2018

NAISA is presenting a collection of stories as told by children, parents and grandparents in the region in this interactive exhibit matched with historic photos of South River to tell the story of our community and our place in the Near North. Come add your voice to the mix!

Squeeeeque - The Improbable Igloo by Alexis O’Hara
February 16 – April 15, 2018

Squeeeeque - The Improbable Igloo is a sound installation that encourages collaborative sound making between strangers. Its intimate space encourages the loss of inhibition. With mics in hand, strangers collaborate in song, their voices enhanced by sonic embellishments. Inspired by the architectural marvel that is the igloo, this installation also pays homage to the geodesic domes of the great thinker and architect, Buckminster Fuller.

4) Sound Camp Soundscape Workshop Intensive
     May 4 - 6, 2018
     NAISA North Media Arts Centre
     106 Ottawa Avenue, South River, ON
     $200 including accommodation / $100 without accommodation
     For Info and Registration:

After the stillness of winter, springtime in the Almaguin Highlands awakens the ears to a suddenly active soundscape of birds, frogs and the drumming of the ruffed grouse. The first weekend of May provides an exciting opportunity for nature-lovers, soundscape recordists and birders a chance to enjoy this awakening of the soundscape. Events include a Friday night Arts Meetup artist talk about soundscape recording, a Saturday “dawn chorus” soundwalk, a hands-on workshop on soundscape recording, editing and mixing, and for those not able to travel to the Almaguin Highlands, a 24-hour online broadcast of the soundscape from Warbler’s Roost in Lount Township on NAISA Radio. Listeners can also enjoy a 24-hour sequence of dawn chorus live broadcasts from around the world courtesy of Réveil / Sound Camp broadcasts at this link:

5) Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art 20th Anniversary!
     June 3 - September 3, 2018

The 20th annual Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art opens in June with interactive sound sculptures by Steven White. July events include concerts every Saturday night from Canada Day weekend to Labour Day weekend running throughout the summer at NAISA North Media Arts Centre, South River, ON. Stay tuned for more information to be announced shortly.

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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.

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Inquiries & general information:
Nadene Thériault-Copeland
Executive Director
New Adventures in Sound Art





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