NAISA Sound Channel February 2022


Newsletter for February 2022 (Vol.17; Iss. 2)
Produced by New Adventures in Sound Art

1) Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art
2) Deep Wireless Presentations & Livestream events
3) Deep Wireless Exhibitions
4) Electromagnetic Composition Workshop
5) Deep Wireless Broadcasts
6) NAISA’s 20th Anniversary Online Video Collection

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1) Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art

January 17 – April 4, 2022

NAISA is proud to announce the 21st annual edition of the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art that includes installations, performances, workshops and radio programs presented online and in person at the NAISA North Media Arts Centre in South River.

Over the past 20 years of Deep Wireless, NAISA has presented experimental radio works that has given an outlet to artists to experiment with storytelling by enhancing the grain and tonal character of their audio productions. As well as radio art, Deep Wireless also includes transmission art that continues to take us back to the physical and tactile aspects of radio transmission, where the fuzz and noise of the radio medium filters the contact between listener and artist. – Darren Copeland, Artistic Director, New Adventures in Sound Art


2) Deep Wireless Presentations
remaining live-streamed and in-person

Feb 13 and March 26 2022

The Garden of Earthly Delights, a comic opera by Trevor Wishart
February 13, 2022 @ 2 pm
Admission $10, registration required

Trevor Wishart will present his radiophonic electroacoustic work in a new binaural audio version adapted from the 8-channel surround version. The Garden of Earthly Delights is a 70 minute journey through the landscapes of the human predicament.

Constellations Online Listening Party
March 26, 2022 @ 4 pm
Admission $10, registration required

Constellations is a sound art and experimental narrative podcast and event series co-founded by Michelle Macklem and Jess Shane. Works by John Hill, Arif Mirbaghi, Sophia Steinert-Evoy and Nicole Pingon are presented along with discussion about the themes and processes that guided their creation. All 60+ episodes of Constellations will also be broadcast on NAISA Radio throughout this year’s Deep Wireless Festival.

3) Deep Wireless Installation Exhibitions

February 5 – April 4, 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.

4) Electromagnetic Composition Workshop with Dan Tapper

3 online sessions on February 20, 27 and March 6, 2022 at 2 pm
$30 for all 3 sessions, advance registration required

Discover and tune into the hidden electromagnetic soundscape in the everyday environment by building DIY wire coil inductors. In this series of three online workshops, participants will learn how to build custom wire induction coils from which the electromagnetic spectrum can be translated into sound. With these devices the electromagnetic landscapes in the everyday environment will be uncovered and transformed into short audio compositions made by participants and shared in the last workshop session.

5) Deep Wireless Broadcasts and online content

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 –

Deep Wireless 16 Online Album
Available for listening 24/7 after February 17, 2022

6) NAISA’s 20th Anniversary Online Video Collection

Available now on YouTube

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