NAISA Sound Channel July 2022


Newsletter for July 2022 (Vol.17; Iss. 7)
Produced by New Adventures in Sound Art

1) NAISA Call for Submissions (deadline extended)
2) Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art
3) Sound Travels Exhibitions
4) World Listening Day
5) Soundportraits
6) NAISA’s 20th Anniversary Online Video Collection

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1) NAISA Call for Submissions REMOTE CONNECTIONS

Deadline extended to: July 31, 2022
Categories: Sound Art/Electroacoustic, Videomusic, Radio/Transmission Art, Installation Art

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) invites artists of all ages and nationalities to submit works on the theme Remote Connections for consideration in New Adventures in Sound Art’s programming in 2023. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was strongly evident in the ways that people connected or lost connections across long distances, whether to local or distant soundscapes, or between people near or far. NAISA would like to consider works that draw attention to these remote connections. Note: there is a $5 submission fee in order to defray the cost of processing the submissions.

2) Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art

June 23 – Sept 26, 2022
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 313 Highway 124, South River
Pay by Donation

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) launches the 24th edition of the Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art with new interactive artworks that explore alternative avenues of listening and music-making at the NAISA North Media Arts Centre’s new location in South River. The festival also includes online workshops and presentations.

“Sound Travels this year explores alternative avenues for facilitating musical dialogues and explorations. From expanding the sensory references of listening and bodily perception, to producing sounds through physical movement, and to engaging in one-on-one artist-audience interactions, the nature of music-making is transformed in Sound Travels to open new horizons for listening and musical interaction.” — Darren Copeland, Artistic Director, New Adventures in Sound Art

3) Sound Travels Installation Exhibitions

June 23 – Sept 26, 2022
NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 313 Highway 124, South River
Pay by Donation

Gong Show by Jesse Stewart
Gong Show is an outdoor sound installation at the NAISA North Media Arts Centre. It consists of a series of motion-controlled mechanically-activated aluminum disc gongs suspended in the support beams on the front of the NAISA building. The gongs are activated by solenoid strikers triggered by an iPad running motion-tracking software. As people move within the iPad’s field of view, the software detects their movement and activates the solenoid strikers.

Orbits by Mixed Metaphors (Jesse Stewart and Matt Edwards)
This outdoor installation features an interactive circular ball machine. Visitors are invited to turn a wheel on the side of the unit, which releases steel ball bearings that orbit its interior concave surface before disappearing down a central hole. The addition of contact microphones on the underside of the unit and signal processing enhances the sonic dimension of the piece.

Bodily Listening in Place Vibro-Tactile Listening Tent
After July 21 enjoy a vibro-tactile listening installation featuring audio-visual realizations of the text score Bodily Listening in Place by Ellen Waterman. Vibro-tactile listening means experiencing sound being transmitted through your body rather than through your ears.

4) World Listening Day 2022

Presentation of Score Realizations for Bodily Listening in Place
July 17, 2022, 4:00 pm
Online Meeting Location issued after Registration at
General $10, Students FREE, Optional Admission fee of $10

This World Listening Day online event provides an opportunity to experience and discuss the audio and audio-visual realizations made by Hearing and Deaf musicians for the text score Bodily Listening in Place. ASL and closed captioning included.

World Listening Day is coordinated annually by the World Listening Project. The theme for 2022, Listening Across Boundaries, was suggested by marine biologist and sound artist Dr. Heather Spence who states: “Boundary is left open for interpretation. So, it could be a physical boundary, a perceived boundary, a shifting boundary.” She challenges us to explore “ways in which we could be more inclusive in the way we listen.”

5) Soundportraits by Jørgen Teller

August 4 to 6 for One-on-One interactions at TBA locations in South River-Machar area
Online artist talk on August 6 at 7 pm
Optional Admission fee of $10

From August 4 to 6, Jørgen Teller of Copenhagen Denmark will pitch his mobile sound tent in various locations around South River and Machar to make Soundportraits. These are one-on-one sonic explorations between Teller and local residents and visitors. Visit him for your sound portrait or join him online at 7 pm on August 6 to listen to the sounds of people from NAISA’s local community.

6) NAISA’s 20th Anniversary Online Video Collection

Revisit past Sound Travels performances at NAISA’s 20th anniversary video collection
on NAISATube

New Releases:
Lunar Cycle by Stephanie Moore (with Adam Scime, Bass), recorded August 2015 at Theatre Direct’s Wychwood Theatre.
Kindness in the Ashes by Emilie Cecilia LeBel (performed by junctQín keyboard collective), recorded August 2014 at Theatre Direct’s Wychwood Theatre.
The Ghettoblaster Ensemble, Toronto Island Performance from August 2004.

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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