NAISA Sound Channel April 2022


Newsletter for April 2022 (Vol.17; Iss. 4)
Produced by New Adventures in Sound Art

1) Deep Wireless Exhibitions
2) Deep Wireless Online Content
3) Soundscape Intensive Weekend
4) Springscape Series
5) NAISA Call for Submissions
6) NAISA’s 20th Anniversary Online Video Collection

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1) Deep Wireless Installation Exhibitions

Open to April 10, 2022, Thursday to Monday, 10am – 4pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 313 Highway 124, South River
Pay by Donation

The Piano Travels by James Bailey

The Piano Travels is an interactive sound installation by James Bailey that uses radio transmission and amplification to modify and extend the capabilities of a 1864 Armand upright piano. In this installation, sounds from various parts of the piano will be amplified by different means, including instrument amplifiers and radios, the latter receiving their signals via small low-power transmitters designed by Tetsuo Kogawa.

EMF Turntable by Shaughn Martel

Grounding electronic and technological materials in nature, the EMF Turntable is an interactive sound sculpture by Shaughn Martel that amplifies the electromagnetic fields generated by mobile phones and other small electronic devices. By spinning the turntable and using the touch screens, visitors can modify the waveform of the electromagnetic field and the resulting sound material of the EMF Turntable.

2) Deep Wireless Online Content

Deep Wireless 16 Online Album

Deep Wireless 16 Compilation Album is curated on the theme Digital in Nature with radio art works by Janet Rogers, Anton Pickard, John Hill, Shaughn Martel, Elizabeth Hill, Cecilia Tyrrell and Anna Friz.

Curated and Hosted by Claude Schryer
10 am Daily on NAISA Radio –

Curated and Hosted by Michelle Macklem and Jess Shane
12 pm – Thursday to Sunday on NAISA Radio –

Winter Diary Revisited by Claude Schryer

On February 5 and 6, Claude Schryer presented his new soundscape composition and podcast program about R. Murray Schafer. It featured excerpts from an unpublished essay that Schafer wrote after a 10-day field recording trip that he undertook with Schryer in rural Manitoba in February 1997.

The Garden of Earthly Delights by Trevor Wishart

Listen to a binaural remix of Trevor Wishart’s comic opera “The Garden of Earthly Delights” from a replay broadcast that also includes an introduction by the artist and audience Q&A. The libretti of “The Garden of Earthly Delights” is by Katrina Porteous, Martin Riley and Trevor Wishart.

Constellations Listening Event

Playback of the March 26 Listening Event featuring radio makers from Constellations, a sound art and experimental narrative podcast series co-founded by Michelle Macklem and Jess Shane. Works by John Hill, Arif Mirbaghi, Sophia Steinert-Evoy and Nicole Pingon were presented along with discussion.

3) Soundscape Intensive Weekend

April 29 to May 1, 2022
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 313 Highway 124, South River
& Warbler’s Roost, 3785D Eagle Lake Road, South River
$283 (with 2 nights accommodation)
$170 (with no accommodation)
Details and Advance Registration –

Highlights include an artist talk and concert by Hector Centeno, group contributions to a “dawn chorus” multi-speaker soundscape installation, and a combination of taught and hands-on instruction from Hector Centeno and NAISA Artistic Director Darren Copeland.

You will learn how to record, edit and mix soundscapes for listening over binaural headphones and multi-speaker arrays using Ambisonic techniques, a spherical approach to representing auditory space. Skills learned in the workshop are transferable to audio production for VR, gaming, podcasting, music, film and video as well as applicable to scientific studies of the natural soundscape.

All workshops will take place in South River which is in the Almaguin Highlands region of Ontario in close proximity to Algonquin Park.

4) Springscapes

April 29 – May 31, 2021

Springscapes is a series of installations, workshops and live-stream events that highlight the dramatic changes that take place in the natural soundscape from winter to spring. Highlights include a performance by Hector Centeno and a soundscape workshop on Ambisonic production techniques with Centeno as well as a soundscape installation derived from the work created at the workshop. Springscapes also features Reveil, a citizen-led 24 hour broadcast of dawn chorus soundscapes on April 30.

5) NAISA Call for Submissions

Deadline: June 16, 2022
Categories: Sound Art/Electroacoustic, Videomusic, Radio/Transmission Art, Installation Art

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) invites artists of all ages and nationalities to submit works on the theme Remote Connections for consideration in New Adventures in Sound Art’s programming in 2023. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was strongly evident in the ways that people connected or lost connections across long distances, whether to local or distant soundscapes, or between people near or far. NAISA would like to consider works that draw attention to these remote connections. Note: there is a $5 submission fee in order to defray the cost of processing the submissions.

6) NAISA’s 20th Anniversary Online Video Collection

Available now at:

Visit our special YouTube playlist to revisit Deep Wireless performances presented by NAISA over the past 20 years. Available are the following with more to be added over the next year:

Writing on Water by Chris Brookes (with Anna Friz, Evalyn Parry and Eric Leonardson), recorded at the Drake Hotel for the Deep Wireless Festival in 2005.

Power Play by Anna Friz, Christine Duncan, Richard Windeyer and Richard Lee, recorded at the Drake Hotel for the Deep Wireless Festival in 2006

Hear Now Here by James Bailey, Allison Cameron and Dan Tapper, recorded at NAISA Space (Artscape Wychwood Barns) for the Deep Wireless Festival in 2015

Hava NAiSAnniversary by James Bailey, recorded at Artist’s home for the Deep Wireless Festival in 2021.

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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, and the Canada Council for the Arts.

NAISA North Media Arts Centre is Accessible

Inquiries & general information:
Nadene Thériault-Copeland, Executive Director
New Adventures in Sound Art
313 Highway 124, South River, ON, P0A 1X0