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NAISA Sound Channel
Newsletter for August 2018 (Vol.13; Iss. 8)
Produced by New Adventures in Sound Art
www.naisa.ca

1) August Arts Meetups
2) Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art June 3 - Sept 3, 2018
3) Sound Travels Summer Exhibitions
4) Sound Travels Concerts Every Saturday June 30 - Sept 1
5) Summer Camps for Children (Aug 14-17) and Youth (Aug 21-24)
6) SOUNDplay Festival opens with Culture Days weekend events

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1) August Arts Meetups - Free
     https://naisa.ca/festivals/arts-meetups/
     NAISA North Media Arts Centre
     106 Ottawa Avenue, South River, ON

August 5 @ 1:30pm
New Musical Expression with Gestural Interfaces with Ana Dall'Ara Majek and Takuto Fukuda

This talk by Takuto Fukuda and Ana Dall'Ara-Majek focuses on a vocabulary of musical expressions developed for blablaTrains’ concert on the previous evening (as well as others in the past) with the design of their gestural interfaces and notation system.

August 12 @ 1:30pm
On Creating "In a Queer Time and Space" with Sherry Ostapovitch

Sherry Ostapovich talks about listening to and recording space in the context of her most recent work, "In a Queer Time and Space," which is being performed in a concert the previous evening.

August 19 @ 1:30pm
Placed-based Art with Elizabeth Chitty

Elizabeth Chitty will speak about her current work, which is place-based in that the work considers a site’s geology, plants and birds, natural and built landscapes, governance including treaties, histories, and water and its infrastructure.

August 26 @ 1:30pm
Synths and Films with Robert Fantinatto

Filmmaker Robert Fantinatto will talk about how his music and film-making intersect and influence each other. His talk follows the Modular Tribute concert of the previous evening.

2) Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art 20th Anniversary!
     June 3 - September 3, 2018
     www.soundtravels.ca
     NAISA North Media Arts Centre
     106 Ottawa Avenue, South River, ON

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) is proud to present the 20th anniversary edition of its Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art which opens June 3rd and runs until September 3, 2018, this time exclusively at the NAISA North Media Arts Centre in South River, Ontario. The festival is adopting a new format to celebrate 20 years of sound adventures by presenting ten consecutive Saturday night performances of sound art, Sunday afternoon Arts Meetups, sound art summer camps for children and youth and a summer-long exhibition of kinetic sound sculptures.

"Sound Travels brings together artists from many disciplines to explore the possibilities of sound as potential material for shaping and molding experiences, adding a transformative element that deepens and sharpens our attention to the world around us. The 2018 edition of Sound Travels includes works that have as their theme ‘Sonic Reflections,’ providing a framework from within which artists can draw.” – Darren Copeland, Artistic Director, New Adventures in Sound Art.

3) Sound Travels Summer Exhibitions
     Pay By Donation

Sound Machines, an exhibition by Steven White
Continues to Sep 3 Thurs-Mon 10 am to 4 pm

This exhibition includes three interactive kinetic sound sculptures made from a variety of found objects that are re-worked and un-designed to function in ways that are quite unlike their original function. Viewer interaction is a key component in these thought-provoking works that engage the senses.

Re-Collect / Re-Told Your Stories of New and Old
Continues Sep 3 Thurs-Mon 10 am to 4 pm

NAISA is presenting a collection of stories as told by children, parents and grandparents in the region in this interactive exhibit matched with historic photos of South River to tell the story of our community and our place in the Near North. Come add your voice to the mix!

4) Sound Travels Concerts (remaining)
     Every Saturday, June 30 - Sept 1, $10
     Advance Concert Tickets - https://naisa.ca/purchase-tickets/

Aug 4 @ 7 pm Micro and Macro - Concert of works by Ana Dall’Ara-Majek and Takuto Fukuda
This concert includes a work dedicated to insects, small arthropods and microorganisms entitled Nano-Cosmos by Montreal composer Ana Dall’Ara Majek, and an improvisational performance by Ana Dall’Ara Majek and Takuto Fukuda as their duo blablaTrains.

Aug 11 @ 7 pm Sonic Spaces Concert with Sherry Ostapovitch
Sherry Ostapovitch presents a new soundscape work in a program of international works by Barry Truax, Pete Stollery and Bird/Renoult that evoke impressions of interesting-sounding spaces such as factories, breweries, distilleries, canal boats and ships.

Aug 18 @ 7 pm Strings in the Digital Age with Jordan Wyshniosky
Cellist Jordan Wyshniowsky from the North Bay Symphony performs in a concert that reflects different ideas of 21st Century string music in the era of the digital recording studio. Included on the programme are works by world renowned composers Paul Dolden, Robert Normandeau and Karen Tanaka.

August 25 @ 7 pm Modular Tribute with Andrew Farnsworth
A concert reflecting on the anti-digital retro movement of analog modular synths featuring performance by Burk’s Falls Andrew Farnsworth and a tribute to the late Richard Lainhart.

Sep 1 @ 7 pm Reflections of a Drummer with Richard Windeyer/Cameron McKittrick
How does a drummer perceive the world of sound? Elements of new media, drumming and storytelling are combined by Richard C. Windeyer with guest Cameron McKittrick in order to create a portrait of a drummer's perception of sound.

5) Sound Travels Summer Camps - $75

Aug 14-17 (1 - 4 pm) Sound As Art Camp for Children (ages 8-11)
http://naisa.ca/education/junior/
Children will learn how to produce and discover unusual sounds using found materials, portable recorders and computers to create a sound art performance.

Aug 21 - 24 (1 - 4 pm) Sound As Art Camp for Youth (ages 12-15)
http://naisa.ca/education/youth/
Youth will learn digital recording and editing skills as well as how to produce and discover unusual sounds using found materials, to create their own sound art compositions and performances.

6) NAISA presents Dutch artists Petra Dubach and Mario van Horrik
    during Culture Days as part of SOUNDplay Festival
     September 28-30, 2018
     www.soundplay.ca
     NAISA North Media Arts Centre
     106 Ottawa Avenue, South River, ON

Join Petra Dubach and Mario van Horrik during Culture Days as NAISA features their interactive works Waves Playground and Table Piece. “WAVES Playground” is an interactive work exploring standing waves. As the audience members and performers shift around the space, the sounds heard from the spiraling sculptures that are suspended in the air also change. "Table Piece" is an improvised performance performed by Dubach and van Horrik using one of NAISA's cafe tables amplified with 2 mics to become a resonating chamber for sounds triggered by found objects, kitchen tools, their voices and small instruments.

The presentation of Dutch multi-disciplinary sound art duo Petra Dubach and Mario van Horrik at NAISA is supported by a financial contribution from the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Toronto in order to increase partnerships between Canada and The Netherlands and to showcase Dutch knowledge, innovative solutions and presentations within the creative industries.


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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, Canada Council for the Arts and the SOCAN Foundation.

NAISA North Media Arts Centre is Accessible
Inquiries & general information:
Nadene Thériault-Copeland
Executive Director
New Adventures in Sound Art