NAISA Sound Channel February 2023


Newsletter for February 2023 (Vol.18; Iss. 2)
Produced by New Adventures in Sound Art

1) NAISA North Media Arts Centre Grand Opening
2) NAISA’s Decomposing Piano Exhibition
3) Deep Wireless Festival of Transmission & Radio Art
4) Deep Wireless Festival Exhibitions
5) Deep Wireless Special Events

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1) NAISA North Media Arts Centre Grand Opening

New Adventures in Sound Art held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony on January 17 to celebrate the opening of its exhibition space and café at its new location at 313 Highway 124 in South River Ontario.

“We are very excited to be re-opening in our newly renovated and accessible gallery and café and to welcome visitors back to experience media art. We have an indoor exhibition as well as an outdoor installation and our internet café with seating will once again allow for many community connections and art-inspired conversations.

New Adventures in Sound Art’s staff and board of directors are very grateful for the funding received from the NOHFC that contributed towards the upgrades of NAISA’s new facilities. We are also thankful for the many donations received from supporters far and wide that contributed towards the purchase of this new location. This combined support will have a lasting contribution to the future vitality of NAISA as a media arts organization as well as to South River’s community as a whole.” — Nadene Thériault-Copeland, Executive Director, New Adventures in Sound Art

2) NAISA’s Decomposing Piano Exhibition

Open 24/7

NAISA staff have created an outdoor exhibition that includes the documentation of the transformation of sound and the natural deterioration that occurs when a piano is left outdoors until its final ruin. Listen to performances on the Decomposing Piano.

With the gradual “decomposition” of the piano over time, new sounds will be uncovered with the aid of contact microphones and subtle forms of material born amplification. Listen to CBC Radio interview.

3) Deep Wireless Festival or Radio & Transmission Art

Feb 4 – Apr 3, 2023

NAISA opens its 22nd annual edition of the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art on Feb 4, 2023 on the theme Remote Connections with exhibitions, performances, artist talks, an online compilation and radio programs being transmitted from and hosted at the NAISA North Media Arts Centre in South River.

“Radio over its history has built societal connections across multiple and remote locations. Radio Art evolved by way of artists and writers across many disciplines adding their diverse approaches to the way time, space and content could be re-imagined over the airwaves and later over digital streaming formats. The content in this year’s festival adds to that tradition with stories told through digital interactivity, round table discussions, documentaries, interactive art, poetry and sound art on the theme Remote Connections.” — Darren Copeland, Artistic Director, New Adventures in Sound Art

4) Deep Wireless Exhibitions

NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 313 Highway 124, South River
Feb 4 to Apr 3, 2023
Pay By Donation
Details can be found here

Forced Migration by Michelle Wilson
In this interactive textile map, Michelle Wilson stitches together organic and technological material to memorialize specific bison killed, captured, or bred in an effort to save the species from extinction. “When viewers touch a segment of this journey, they will hear an associated story; not a straightforward narrative but a glimpse at the places, beings (human and non-human) and tales that have shaped our current relationships with bison.”

Deep Wireless 17 Compilation
Listen in the Cafe and Online at

The Deep Wireless 17 Compilation is curated on the theme Remote Connections and includes a cross spectrum of radio and transmission art practices that bring together influences from documentary, poetry and electronic music. The compilation includes works by Michelle Wilson, Juro Kim Feliz, Faisal Karadsheh, Nicole Goodwin (GOODW.Y.N.), Anton Pickard and Prachi Khandekar.

5) Deep Wireless Special Events

NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 313 Highway 124, South River
Feb 15, 16, 18 and March 4, 2022

Uvattini Uqaalajunga – J’ Appel chez nous – I Am Calling Home by Geronimo Inutiq
Round Table Discussion on Home – February 16 @ 2pm, at NAISA
Round Table Discussion on Home – February 16 @ 8pm, at Digital Creator Lab, North Bay
Performance – February 18 @ 7 pm
Admission $12 for Performance / FREE for Discussion
Advance Tickets at

Geronimo Inutiq will be in residence for the Deep Wireless Festival to create a new radio art performance work based on his project Uvattini Uqaalajunga – J’ Appel chez nous – I Am Calling Home. The audio content of the piece is derived from round table discussions on the topic of home and what home means to different cultures.

Remote Connections
March 4 @ 7 pm
Admission $10
Registration required

Join the diverse group of artists from the Deep Wireless 17 Compilation to listen to and discuss their very different personal responses to the theme Remote Connections.

Radio Art on NAISA Radio

New Adventures in Sound Art broadcasts radio art and experimental sound art 24/7 on its online audio stream NAISA Radio. Featured this year from 1-3 pm every Saturday are radio art works from around the world curated on the theme of Remote Connections. The July 2021 issue of the Wire Magazine (UK) featured NAISA Radio as one of 100 essential online radio stations, a distinction shared by only one other online radio station in Canada.

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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