NAISA Sound Channel November 2023

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Newsletter for November 2023 (Vol.18; Iss. 11)
Produced by New Adventures in Sound Art
www.naisa.ca

1) SOUNDplay Festival 22nd Edition
2) SOUNDplay Exhibitions
3) SOUNDplay December Special Events
4) Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art
5) NAISA’s Decomposing Piano Exhibition

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1) SOUNDplay Festival 22nd Edition

September 9, 2023 – January 8, 2024
All events at NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 313 Hwy 124, South River unless otherwise indicated
www.soundplay.ca

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) launches its 22nd edition of the SOUNDplay Festival with works by Don Ritter, Jessica Thompson and Kelly Ruth that use both old and new technologies to explore the theme Remote Connections. This year’s festival also included the new 48-hour Sound Art Challenge weekend intensive.

“The telephone made it possible to connect people in real time across long distances. As telecommunications and entertainment media continue to expand and diversify in the 21st Century, technological elements find a place in many aspects of the human experience. SOUNDplay’s focus this year will be on media art works that mix old tools and technologies with virtual digital applications that deepen our sense of place and being in the world.” — Darren Copeland, Artistic Director, New Adventures in Sound Art

2) SOUNDplay Exhibitions

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September 14, 2023 – January 8, 2024
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O telephone
by Don Ritter

Visitors to O telephone experience a contemplative and responsive sound environment comprised of a ringing 1960’s telephone and recordings of voices speaking ‘om.’ The installation recognizes various types of interactions between visitors and the phone, and responds with a corresponding multi-channel sound experience.

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. During the exhibition, visitors are invited to contribute to a large-scale soundmap of the Almaguin Highlands by borrowing a toolkit to map sounds in areas of their choice, or by using the Borderline iOS app. The sounds collected will be added to the map on an ongoing basis until the end the exhibition.

Listen to an interview with Jessica Thompson about her piece on NAISA’s Making Wave Radio program.

Threads of an Uncertain Future
by Kelly Ruth
Exhibition: December 7, 2023 – January 8, 2024
In-Person and Online
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Edmonton artist Kelly Ruth will be in residence at NAISA to present her performance-installation piece Threads of an Unwritten Future for experiences that are both in-person and in the online world of Second Life. She will use the sounds of a weaving loom manipulated by electronics effects pedals and integrate that into her customized environment in Second Life.

3) SOUNDplay December Special Events

Threads of an Uncertain Future Performances
by Kelly Ruth
In-Person Performances: December 7 – 9 @ 1 pm
Online Performances: December 9 @ 7 pm
Artist-guided Installation Experience: December 7 – 9, 10 am – 4 pm
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Edmonton artist Kelly Ruth will perform her piece Threads of an Unwritten Future which will be both in-person and in the online world of Second Life. She will use the sounds of a weaving loom manipulated by electronics effects pedals and integrate that into her customized environment in Second Life.

You And I Are Water Earth Fire Air Of Life And Death
Organized by Christof Migone and Curated with Myriam Lambert and Alexandre St-Onge
December 12, 2023, 12:00 pm – 11:59 pm
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The project titled You And I Are Water Earth Fire Air Of Life And Death began simply as a modest 12-word text piece and then quickly became a 12-year long media broadcast event. Each year focuses on one word of the sentence and manifests into a yearly 12-hour event on December 12 from 12 noon to 12 midnight. So far, this sprawling curatorial endeavor has featured 89 artists from 11 countries across 5 continents.

4) Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art

January 11 – April 1, 2024
www.deepwireless.ca

NAISA is proud to announce the 23rd annual edition of the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art on the theme Reimagine with exhibitions, performances, artist talks, an online compilation and radio programs being transmitted from and hosted at the NAISA North Media Arts Centre in South River. Highlights this year include a telematic piano performance during Art’s Birthday on January 17th along with the 18th online album of radio art on Soundcloud.

5) NAISA’s Decomposing Piano Exhibition Continues

Outdoors at NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 313 Highway 124, South River

The Decomposing Piano has been transforming outside the NAISA North Media Arts Centre since December 2022. It continues to reveal new timbres and shifting tunings by the day and sometimes even by the hour. A YouTube webcam focused on the piano brings out the soundscape of the main thoroughfare through the piano’s decaying architecture.

Click on the links below for highlights from performances on the Decomposing Piano over the summer for NAISA’s fundraising events:
Duet for Decomposing Piano and ‘Crutch’
Solo performance on the Decomposing Piano
Entire July 29th concert with Julia Breckenridge
Entire August 26th concert with Donna Brock on Violin


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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
313 Highway 124, South River, ON, P0A 1X0
705-386-0880