NAISA Sound Channel January 2022


Newsletter for January 2022 (Vol.17; Iss. 1)
Produced by New Adventures in Sound Art

1) NAISA has MOVED to its own Permanent Space
2) James Bailey Award winner announced
3) Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art
4) Deep Wireless Presentations & Livestream events
5) Deep Wireless Exhibitions
6) Electromagnetic Composition Workshop
7) Deep Wireless Broadcasts

Follow NAISA:
NAISA Youtube Channel

1) NAISA has MOVED to its own Permanent Space!!

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) is proud to announce the start of a new chapter in its continued evolution. NAISA purchased a 1,250 sq ft building in the village of South River on November 30, 2021.

NAISA’s new address is now 313 Highway #124, South River, Ontario, P0A 1X0

2) James Bailey Award winner announced

The James Bailey Award was established by NAISA in 2021 from a gift made by Kevin Austin to an artist that displays an inventive spirit and that pushes the boundaries of radio and transmission art. The very first award winner is Shaughn Martel, whose work EMF Turntable will be presented as part of NAISA’s 21st annual Deep Wireless Festival this winter.


3) Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art

January 17 – April 4, 2022

NAISA launches its 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

4) Deep Wireless Presentations
live-streamed (and in-person when regulations permit)

Jan 17, Feb 5-6 and Feb 13, 2022

Art’s Birthday Mesh Jam
Jan 17, 2022
Audience portal:
Creator portal:
Free Admission

Celebrate Art’s Birthday by participating in a multi-media jam taking place with artists and musicians from around the world online on the Art’s Birthday distributed mesh system. Deep Wireless artists James Bailey and Shaughn Martel will join the mesh at 2 pm to contribute sounds and images. Art’s Birthday is an annual exchange art event celebrated internationally by the arts community. Happy 1,000,059th Birthday Art!

Claude Schryer’s Winter Diary Revisited – Homage to R. Murray Schafer
February 5 @ 7 pm and Feb 6 @ 2 pm
Admission $10, registration required

Claude Schryer will present his new soundscape composition that also forms episode 99 of his Conscient podcast program. It features excerpts from an unpublished essay that R. Murray 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, a comic opera by Trevor Wishart
February 13, 2022 @ 2 pm
Admission $10, registration required

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

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.

5) Deep Wireless Installation Exhibitions

February 3 – 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.

6) 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

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.

7) 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 January 17, 2020

To receive the monthly NAISA Sound Channel in your inbox, please send a message to naisa at naisa dot ca with “Subscribe” in the subject heading.

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