NAISA Sound Channel August 2021

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Newsletter for August 2021 (Vol.16; Iss. 8)
Produced by New Adventures in Sound Art
www.naisa.ca

1) Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art
2) Sound Travels Exhibitions
3) Sound Travels Online Performances & Broadcasts
4) SOUNDplay Festival

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1) Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art

June 3 – Sept 20, 2021
https://naisa.ca/festivals/sound-travels/

NAISA’s longest running festival features outdoor sound art exhibitions at the NAISA North Media Arts Centre as well as on-line events and an indoor exhibition.

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“NAISA introduces its new programming theme Digital in Nature, which is prompted by a reflection on the pervasive presence of digital technology in public life that plays out in parallel to a compulsion to leave the technology of the city behind and disappear up north to be closer to the natural world. The works curated for this year’s Sound Travels slide in and out of different points of tension and sympathy with both digital technology and how the natural world is represented in sound art.” – Darren Copeland, Artistic Director, New Adventures in Sound Art

2) Sound Travels Installation Exhibitions

June 3 – September 20, 2021
https://naisa.ca/festivals/sound-travels/installations/

My Place Here and Now (Who am I Today?) by Sandy McLennan
June 3 – Sept 20, 2021, Thursday to Monday, 10am – 4pm
Pay by Donation

This interactive window installation captures the environment and character of South River with digital soundscape recordings that are activated by sensors embedded in vintage analog Pinhole Photographs. The photographs were created through a youth-engagement workshop with students from South River Public School through a project supported by the Ontario Arts Council.

Sounding Bodies by Jonathan Tyrrell
June 17 – Sept 6, 2021, Thursday to Monday, 10am – 4pm
Pay by Donation

Step into an outdoor immersive sound sculpture where materials tremor with vitality; where voices and sounds both familiar and strange, intimate and immense, emerge and offer reflection on what it is to live in South River.

The Mycorrhizal Rhythm Machine by Tosca Terán (aka Nanotopia)
July 29 to September 20, 2021, Thursday to Monday, 10am – 4pm
Pay by Donation

This interactive sculpture turns a Grow Room into a Fungi and Sprout music generator. Fine electrodes placed within roots of Endo (and some Ecto) mycorrhizal plants, receive bio-data and translate this activity into notes which trigger actuators that strike, strum and rattle creating a symbiotic symphony of sound!

Audio Bench
July 29 to September 20, 2021, Thursday to Monday, 10am – 4pm
Pay by Donation

Grab a takeout coffee and treat and have a seat at one of our two picnic tables outside and enjoy electroacoustic sound art works by Zoe Gordon, Keri Latimer, Helena Krobath and Lucille Kim curated on the theme Digital in Nature.

3) Sound Travels Online Performances & Broadcasts

July 18 – September 20, 2021
https://naisa.ca/festivals/sound-travels/performances/

Sound Travels Album 2
https://soundcloud.com/naisa/sets/sound-travels-2
Free

NAISA is pleased to launch its second Sound Travels album on Soundcloud which includes electroacoustic sound art works by Zoe Gordon, Keri Latimer, Helena Krobath and Lucille Kim that have been curated on the theme Digital in Nature.

Digital in Nature
August 14, 7 pm EDT (UTC -4), on Whereby and NAISA Radio
https://naisa.ca/purchase-tickets/
$10 or Free

Join artists Zoe Gordon from Thunder Bay, Keri Latimer from Winnipeg, Helena Krobath from Vancouver and Lucille Kim from Hamilton in this online listening gathering with sound art works curated by NAISA on the theme Digital in Nature. Please register in advance to receive the online link for this online Listening Gathering so that you can join in the discussion in between pieces.

Mycelium Music by Tosca Terán (aka Nanotopia)
August 28 12:01 am to 11:59 pm on NAISAtube
https://www.youtube.com/naisatube/

A 24-hour live-streamed audio-visual experience on NAISA’s Youtube channel that includes music derived from mycelium in the South River area. Nanotopia use electrodes to record biodata and translate that to MIDI in realtime which is brought into synths and signal processing.

4) SOUNDplay Festival

September 23 to December 20, 2021
www.soundplay.ca

NAISA is pleased to announce the 20th Anniversary edition of its SOUNDplay Festival. SOUNDplay is a meeting point for experimentation in sound art and new media, encouraging new avenues for audio-visual expression. Included this year is an online live videomusic performance by Laurel McDonald, a special online edition of Ben Donoghue’s film “Pierre Radisson: Fjord and Gulf” with more in-person exhibitions and events 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, and the Canada Council for the Arts.

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Inquiries & general information:
Nadene Thériault-Copeland, Executive Director
New Adventures in Sound Art
106 Ottawa Ave., South River, ON, P0A 1X0
705-386-0880