NAISA Sound Channel July 2021

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Newsletter for July 2021 (Vol.16; Iss. 7)
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) Sound Travels Workshop
5) 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 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 curated from an international call for submissions on the theme Digital in Nature.

3) Sound Travels Online Performances & Broadcasts

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

World Listening Day
July 18 on NAISA Radio
https://www.naisa.ca/naisa-radio/
Free

Produced in partnership with the World Listening Project and Wave Farm, NAISA Radio will broadcast soundscape works for 24 hours from around the world that respond to the theme “The Unquiet Earth” coined by Portuguese filmmaker Raquel Castro. World Listening Day is a world-wide event celebrated every July 18, to commemorate the birthday of soundscape educator and composer R. Murray Schafer.

Sound Travels Album 2
Available after July 29
https://soundcloud.com/naisa/
Free

The second Sound Travels album on Soundcloud includes Electroacoustic sound art works curated from an international call for submissions on the theme “Digital in Nature.”

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

Sound art works curated from an international call for submissions on the theme Digital in Nature are presented in a shared listening format with group discussion. To participate register in advance and receive the Whereby link.

Mycelium Music by Nanotopia
August 28 on NAISAtube
https://www.youtube.com/naisatube/

24/7 Livestream audio-visual experience on NAISA’s Youtube channel of 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) Creating by Eye, Ear, and Your Own Hand

August 7, 1 – 4 pm, NAISA North Media Arts Centre
Payment Optional $15
https://naisa.ca/purchase-tickets/

Sandy McLennan and NAISA Artistic Director Darren Copeland will lead a hands-on workshop outdoors on August 7th at the NAISA North Media Arts Centre in South River for people of all ages and abilities to learn how to make pinhole photographs and digital soundscape recordings.

5) SOUNDplay Festival

September 23 to December 20, 2021
https://naisa.ca/festivals/soundplayseries/

NAISA is pleased to announce its 20th Anniversary edition of the 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