NAISA Sound Channel May 2021

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Newsletter for May 2021 (Vol.16; Iss. 5)
Produced by New Adventures in Sound Art
www.naisa.ca

1) Deep Wireless 15 Compilation
2) NAISA Call for Submissions
3) Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art
4) Sound Travels Exhibitions
5) Sound Travels Performances
6) Sound Travels Workshops

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1) Deep Wireless 15 Compilation

https://naisa.ca/media-archive/compactdiscs/

The Deep Wireless 15 Online Album celebrates the 20th Anniversary of both New Adventures in Sound Art and the Deep Wireless Festival. The album includes Radio Art performances produced for Deep Wireless by New Adventures in Sound Art between 2003 and 2018. The eclectic mix of international artists include Roughage, NRRF, Gambletron, Christopher Stanton, Jeneen Frei Njootli, iNSiDEaMiND, Evalyn Parry, Martín Rodríguez, Michelle Irving, Alessandro Bosetti, Christof Migone, Martin Marier, Debashis Sinha and Andrea-Jane Cornell.

2) NAISA Call for Submissions DIGITAL IN NATURE

Deadline: May 14, 2021

Categories: Sound Art/Electroacoustic, Videomusic, Radio/Transmission Art, Installation Art

Visit our website for full information and on-line application.

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) invites artists of all ages and nationalities to submit works on the theme Digital in Nature for consideration in New Adventures in Sound Art’s 20th anniversary programming in 2021 and 2022. Over its 20 year history NAISA’s presentations have been navigating a continuum that at one end includes works produced entirely in and for the digital realm, and on the other end, digital works that include or respond to natural or socially organized phenomena. We ask artists to reflect on the impact of digital technology on their works and/or how their digital works convey or transform the natural world.

3) Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art

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June 3 – Sept 20, 2021
https://naisa.ca/festivals/sound-travels/

NAISA’s longest running festival will feature outdoor sound art exhibitions at the NAISA North Media Arts Centre as well as on-line events.

“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

4) Sound Travels Outdoor 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 – July 26, 2021, Thursday to Monday, 11am – 3pm
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 3 – July 26, 2021, Thursday to Monday, 11am – 3pm
Pay by Donation

Step into an inhabitable instrument 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 Tosca Terán
July 29 to September 20, 2021, Thursday to Monday, 11am – 3pm
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!

Porch Radio and Audio Bench
July 29 to September 20, 2021, Thursday to Monday, 11am – 3pm
Pay by Donation

These two outdoor locations provide a casual environment – one area in the porch and the other on picnic tables on the lawn – for listening to electroacoustic sound art works curated by NAISA from an international call for submissions on the theme Digital in Nature.

Sound Travels Online Listening

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

Produced in partnership with the World Listening Project, NAISA will be presenting Canadian soundscape works for 24 hours on its online internet audio station NAISA Radio.

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 by NAISA 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 by NAISA 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 Tosca Terán aka 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. Electrodes are used to record biodata and translate that to MIDI in realtime which is brought into synths and signal processing.


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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