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DEEP WIRELESS festival of Radio & Transmission Art
presented by New Adventures in Sound Art
all venues at the Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street, Toronto
May 1 - 31, 2010
9th Anniversary

A month-long celebration of radio and transmission art including performances, installations, radio broadcasts of commissioned works on CBC radio's Living Out Loud and the Radio Without Boundaries Conference.  Featured artists: Götz Naleppa and Frank Kaspar (co-presented by the Goethe Institute-Toronto), Charles Stankievech, Gregory Whitehead, Andrea Dancer, Emmanuel Madan, Anna Friz, Rebecca Singh, Erik Laar, Shannon Cochrane and many more.

Conference Early-bird Registration Deadline March 31st!
Register on-line Now!

May 27 - 29 @ the Loop Theatre, #176
begins 6pm May 27th with opening reception, performances and continues May 28th and 29th
RWB Session schedule and descriptions

$150/$130 2-day / $85/$75 day rate.
$40 full/$20 day discount provided if you register by March 31st
$20 full/$10 day rate discount provided if you register by April 30th

The eighth annual Radio Without Boundaries Conference explores the many potentials and boundaries of radio and transmission arts with international radio art luminaries include Götz Naleppa and Frank Kaspar (co-presented by the Goethe Institute-Toronto), Gregory Whitehead (USA), Charles Stankievich (Can), Andrea Dancer (Can), Emmanuel Madan (Can), Kathy Kennedy (Can) and many more. 

Your conference pass also gets you into all Deep Wireless performances.


Performance pass $40/30 student (includes 5 performances) or 416-652-5115 for details

OPENING NIGHT SHOW - Ground, Resonance, Radio
co-presented by the Ambient Ping
Emmanuel Madan, Anna Friz and Eric Woodley
May 1 @ 8pm & May 10 @ 2pm $15/10

The Loop Studio, #170
$15/$10 student (free for conference registrants)

The worlds of vinyl record collage and multi-channel micro-watt radio intervention come together in a collaborative performance by Anna Friz and Eric Woodley, as well as a performance by Emmanuel Madan, co-presented with The Ambient Ping.

From my Home to your Home, a Translocal Performance 
May 8 @ 8pm

The Loop Studio, #170
$15/$10 student (free for conference registrants)

NAISA is teaming up with the Syneme telematics lab at the University of Calgary for a translocal performance bringing together musicians at the Barns,  Eldad Tsabary and Emmanuel Madan in Montréal, David Eagle in Calgary, Ken Fields in Beijing and other highlights.

The Pencil Project by Martin Messier and Jacques Poulin-Denis
May 27 @ 1 PM, PWYC (free for students)

The Loop Theatre, #176

Join sound artists Martin Messier and Jacques Poulin-Denis from Québec for a special sneak preview performance of The Pencil Project with the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about sound art. Hosted by Darren Copeland of NAISA.

Popol Vuh - The Book of the Origin of the Maya by Götz Naleppa
features performance by Lawrence Bayne
co-presented with the Goethe-Institut-Toronto
May 27 @ 8 PM

The Loop Theatre, #176
$15/$10 student (free for conference registrants)

World premiere of the english version of Götz Naleppa's Popol Vuh – The Book of the Origin of the Maya, an award-winning radio play featuring a performance by Lawrence Bayne. The Popol Vuh belongs to the most important creation myths of the early advanced cultures in the world.

Deep Wireless Ensemble performances
May 29 & 30 @ 8 PM (two different performances)
The Loop Theatre, #176
$15/$10 student (free for conference registrants)

This year's Deep Wireless Ensemble includes Gregory Whitehead, Rebecca Singh, Erik Laar (aka Steptone) and Shannon Cochrane to present two different evenings of performances that each explore radio art as a live performance medium in the 21st century. Also features performances of The Pencil Project by Martin Messier and Jacques Poulin-Denis (imagine school desks becoming sound instruments!) and Freedom Highway by Emmanuel Madan.


Ground by Emmanuel Madan
May 1 - 30 weekends only, Sat 9 AM - 1 PM and Sun 1 - 4 PM
Artist Talk on Sunday May 2

The NAISA Space, #252
PWYC admission

An investigation of the ambient electromagnetic radiation of the gallery space, an interactive sound installation that makes the body a transducer, translating EM radiation into sound.  

At Home by Mieke Anderson (off-site installation)
May 14 - 24, 1 - 5 PM
Lakeshore Long Term Care Centre in Parkdale

150 Dunn Ave, Main Lobby, Toronto
FREE admission

A site-specific installation by Mieke Anderson that invites audiences into the artist's grandmother's nursing home, while taking us back to the places she and her caregivers first called home when they immigrated to Canada.

The DEW Project by Charles Stankievech
May 27 - 30, Thurs/Fri 6-9 PM, Sat 9 AM - 9 PM, Sun 9 AM - 6 PM
Opening Reception May 27, 6 PM

The Loop Theatre, #176
FREE admission

The DEW Project explores the past militarization of the Canadian homeland in the Arctic during the Cold War, as well as looking at the future of this same landscape amidst international debates of Arctic sovereignty.  An installation, DEW is a radio transmitter embedded in a solar powered  glowing geodesic dome.


May Broadcast dates & times TBA

CBC's Living Out Loud will be broadcasting four special radio art pieces commissioned jointly by New Adventures in Sound Art and CBC's Living Out Loud. This year listen to cutting edge new works by Steven Naylor, Andrea Dancer, Andreas Kahre and Charlotte Scott.

Stay tuned for info about NAISA Radio!

DW 7 RADIO ART Compilation CD
Available May 1st

The DW 7 CDs consist of a small portion of the pieces collected in an international call for submissions on the theme Home and represents some of the many talented radio and sound artists from around the world.


The Deep Wireless 2010 festival is partially funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, the Department of Canadian Heritage and the SOCAN Foundation.  Thanks also for support from the Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC) and

New Adventures in Sound Art is a non-profit organization that produces performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art.  Included in its Toronto productions are: Deep Wireless, Sound Travels, Art's Birthday and SOUNDplay.

Media inquiries & general information (including ticket info):

Nadene Thériault-Copeland
Managing Director

Festival information