NAISA Sound Channel March 2024


Newsletter for March 2024 (Vol.19; Iss. 3)
Produced by New Adventures in Sound Art

1) Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art
2) Deep Wireless Exhibitions
3) Deep Wireless Broadcasts and Hybrid Concerts
4) NAISA 2024 Call For Submissions – There’s Art in Our Nature
5) Springscapes Series + Soundscape Workshop Intensive

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1) Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art

January 14 – April 1, 2024

NAISA’s 23rd annual edition of the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art continues to April 1 on the theme Reimagine with exhibitions, online broadcasts and NAISA’s 18th edition of its Radio Art online compilation. All events are presented at the NAISA North Media Arts Centre in South River in the Almaguin Highlands.

2) Deep Wireless Exhibition

January 14 – April 1, 2024
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Helios 2024
by Dan Tapper

Helios 2024 is an interactive sound installation by Dan Tapper that celebrates the sun in its phase of solar maximum. Watch video to learn more.

The online workshops by Dan Tapper can be viewed here for Space Data Toolkit – and here for Expanded Sense.

Radio Art Salon

Radio Art Salon is a curated listening experience delivered through radio receivers to the sunny indoor lounge at NAISA. The broadcast will consist of works made by artists from around the world on the theme Reimagine.

Borderline South River: Collective counter mapping through sonic geographies
by Jessica Thompson

Borderline is a critical mapmaking project that uses sound to illuminate social and economic differences in local geographies. The sounds collected by visitors will be added to the map on an ongoing basis until the end the exhibition.

3) Deep Wireless Broadcasts

Online Listening and Hybrid Concert
Concerts are $12
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What exists in the signal?
March 9, 2024, 7:00 pm

The pieces on this concert convey emotions and meaning through the ethereal world of electronic sound and electromagnetic energy. Included are Radio Art works by Martín Rodriguez, Kat Estacio and AJ Cornell.

Deep Wireless 18 Compilation
Available now on Soundcloud

Works on the Deep Wireless 18 Compilation Album ‘reimagine’ the voices and sounds of broadcast transmission and uncover the ghosts of the ether and the latent musicality between station signals. Featured are works from Canada, Portugal and the UK by Bekah Simms, Keith de Mendonca, Cláudio de Pina, Martín Rodriguez, Kat Estacio, AJ Cornell and Rutmeat.

Ongoing 24/7

NAISA broadcasts online radio and sound art works 24/7 featuring radio documentaries and soundscapes as well as many thought-provoking podcasts produced by sound artists, including iMMERSE! by Charlie Morrow and Conscient by Claude Schryer.

4) NAISA 2024 Call For Submissions on the theme – There is Art in Our Nature

Deadline: May 31, 2024

Categories: Sound Art/Electroacoustic, Sound+Image, Radio/Transmission Art, Interactive Installation

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New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) invites artists of all ages and nationalities to submit works on the theme There is Art in Our Nature for consideration in New Adventures in Sound Art’s 2025 programming.

The complexity of the natural world is astounding in its diversity and musical nuance. The privilege to be able to visit, record and interpret the biophony of a place is a special opportunity that helps us to deepen our understanding and reminds us of the importance of ensuring the health and survival of the biosphere. NAISA is located in a region where the natural world has had many impacts on art making – often cited is the work of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven who travelled to the area for inspiration. What are the acoustic influences of nature on the music making, sonic expression and interactive media taking place today?

NAISA encourages artists to submit works for interactive sound installations and sound sculptures for indoor and outdoor contexts. Particular to this year’s theme, NAISA would like to receive short soundscape “postcards” that provide an acoustic glimpse into the biophony of your home region. Works submitted will also be eligible for the James Bailey award and the Andra McCartney award.

5) Springscapes Series

April – May, 2024

Springscapes is an annual series that highlights the dramatic changes in the natural soundscape from winter to spring. Along with celebrating the immersive re-awakening of the Almaguin Highlands with the Community Soundscape Installation and the annual Soundscape Workshop Intensive, we will be paying tribute on May 11 to the late Susan Frykberg and presenting works from her Audio Birth Project along with an audio-visual performance of Simula by Soft Alchemy (aka apè aliermo) with Kat Estacio.

Soundscape Workshop Intensive
May 3 – 5, 2024
$283 (with 2 nights accommodation)
NAISA North Media Arts Centre & Warbler’s Roost, South River

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Advance Registration Required

The annual soundscape weekend intensive will take place at Warbler’s Roost, which is on a rural 14-acre property 22 km west of the village of South River, Ontario. This year’s edition will focus on recording, editing and composing – individually and collaboratively – of soundscape compositions, or field recording works, that reimagine dusk and dawn from the springtime sonic environment at Warbler’s Roost.

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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 would also like to thank Charles Street Video, Reuten Construction, and Warbler’s Roost for their sponsorship support of this year’s edition of the Deep Wireless Festival.

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Inquiries & general information:
Nadene Thériault-Copeland, Executive Director
New Adventures in Sound Art
313 Highway 124, South River, ON, P0A 1X0