NAISA Sound Channel December 2020


Newsletter for December 2020 (Vol.15; Iss. 12)
Produced by New Adventures in Sound Art

1) SOUNDplay Festival September 24 – December 21, 2020
2) SOUNDplay Installation Exhibition
3) SOUNDplay Artist Talk and Performances on NAISAtube
4) Deep Wireless Festival Jan 14 – Mar 29, 2021

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1) SOUNDplay Festival

September 24 – December 21, 2020

NAISA’s 19th annual edition of the SOUNDplay Festival will be drawing to a close on December 21, 2020. As in the past, SOUNDplay continues to be a meeting point for experimentation in sound art and new media, encouraging new avenues for exploration.

The featured installation on exhibit by Teresa Connors at the NAISA North Media Arts Centre will be closing on December 21st. All of the performance, screenings and artist discussion that were presented earlier in the festival are now available on NAISA’s youtube channel – NAISAtube. Featured are live performances by Robert Fantinatto and Debashis Sinha and a screening of films by Sandy McLennan.

2) SOUNDplay Installation Exhibit

From the Edge by Teresa Connors
Continues to December 21, 2020, Thursday to Monday, 10am – 4pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Avenue, South River, Canada
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From the Edge is an audiovisual installation by Teresa Connors that explores the environment of East Coast Newfoundland. The work is part of a series that expands on Connors’ use of environmental data-sets as an artistic device to create nonlinear artworks. From the Edge live-streams, then parses data-sets from the SmartAtlantic St. John’s Buoy to trigger and shift parameters of the audiovisual work, which continually evolves depending on the transmitted measurements.

3) SOUNDplay 2020 Artist Talk and Livestream Performances on NAISATube

Explore the archive of 2020 SOUNDplay performances, talks and audience discussions on the NAISA youtube page:

Ocean data and non-linear audio-visual art
Artist Talk by Teresa Connors

In this online artist talk Teresa Connors discusses her series of audiovisual works which explore the environment of East Coast Newfoundland using using live data transmitted from the SmartAtlantic St. John’s Buoy, located 1 KM offshore of Cape Spear, Newfoundland.

Endosymbiosis by Robert Fantinatto
A Live Electronic Music Performance with Liquid Light Imagery

Endosymbiosis is a video and improvised electronic music performance from October 17, 2020 by Robert Fantinatto and co-presented by Charles Street Video and New Adventures in Sound Art. The video also includes a Q&A session with the artists and host Darren Copeland.

adeva (version000_01) by Debashis Sinha
Electronic Music and Video Performance

Sinha’s explorations of how his Bengali heritage can manifest through the toolset of contemporary electronic music continues with this October 24, 2020 livestream performance co-presented with Charles Street Video and the Toronto Media Arts Centre. The video also includes post-show audience discussion with the artist.

Hand-made Muskoka Films by Sandy McLennan
Screening Presentation with Audience Discussion

Port Sydney filmmaker Sandy McLennan presents an online screening of his unique hand-made 8mm and 16mm films that portray life in the Muskoka region. Featured are his films Line in the Sand, The Last Skate, Moving, part one and Thanksgiving Weekend to the Cottage. Interspersed between the films are insightful discussion about hand-made film techniques.

4) Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art

January 14 – March 29, 2021

NAISA is proud to announce the 20th anniversary edition of the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art both online and at the NAISA North Media Arts Centre in South River. Featured this year is Story Trees by Don Hill, an installation on exhibit both online and at the NAISA North Media Arts Centre. Also included will be online artist talks and performances, including the annual Art’s Birthday celebrations on January 17th, an audio presentation by Janet Rogers on February 6th, among others.

Story Trees by Don Hill
Interactive Installation
January 14, to March 29, 2021, Thursday to Monday, 10am – 4pm
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Avenue, South River, Canada
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STORY TREES is an interactive installation that serves as a tool for listening & learning – how we listen – to echoes from an era that is open to reinterpretation.

While digitizing old reel-to-reel oral history interviews, Don was surprised by how things were said at the time in northern Ontario, and how many gestures of speech are no longer heard in common day-to-day parlance. It wasn’t the content of the conversations that first caught his ear; it was the little asides, the nuanced bits of intonation, inflections of speech, as if northern Ontario had a different dialect way back when. As the towns and the province grew, he heard a shift in the patter. He also heard something – an emergent literary voice, a kind of wisdom – that wasn’t accounted for by words alone.

Sonik Boom by Janet Rogers
Audio Presentation and Discussion
February 6, 2021 @ 7pm (EST)
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Avenue, South River, Canada
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Origin stories and cosmology stories are important and generational hereditary tales which root us, as Indigenous people, in our identity reaching far beyond any land based migration legends and most certainly lives outside any notion of a land bridge. We know where we come from, and we know to where we will return. In this online presentation Janet Rogers presents three recent audio works: Stereo Ribbons, Tsi Tkaronhya-te and Sky Woman Falling.

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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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Nadene Thériault-Copeland, Executive Director
New Adventures in Sound Art
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