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NAISA Sound Channel
Newsletter for August 2011 (Vol.6; Iss.8)
Produced by New Adventures in Sound Art 

1) NAISA 2010 Call for Submissions on the theme FREEDOM
2) Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art, July 16 - Sept 3

3) Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium Aug 10 - 13
4) Sound Travels Intensive Aug 16 - 20
5) NAISA Installation Space Rental Information
6) SOUNDplay Festival Oct 1 - Nov 26

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1) 2010 Calls For Submissions on the theme FREEDOM
     Categories: Radio & Transmission Art, Electroacoustic Music/Sound Art, Sound based media art, Installation Art

     September 30, 2011 Deadline

Go to 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 FREEDOM for consideration in New Adventures in Sound Art's 2012 programming in Toronto, Canada. Using the theme of FREEDOM for its 2012 programming, NAISA will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of John Cage, an artist that challenged established artistic conventions in many fields. He also helped to broaden the already evolving language of sonic expression to include the existence of sound within the realm of art.

Preference in programming will be given to works that respond in some way to the theme of FREEDOM. Individual interpretations or variations on the theme are encouraged, but should be realized with sound as the primary component. NAISA would also like to encourage artists to submit works for live performance, gallery exhibit, screening, webcast or audio stream, radio broadcast, network or translocal performance, mobile experiences and any other emerging formats that include sound as a primary element. Please complete in full the online submission form and upload your audio by midnight on September 30, 2011. Note: there is a $5 submission fee in order to defray the cost of processing the submissions.

2) Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art
     July 18 - September 25, 2010

The 13th annual Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art continues with interactive installations, performances, a workshop intensive, 3-sided square (part of the New Music Marathon) and the Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium. Featured artists include: Jonty Harrison, Chioyoko Szlavnics, David Berezan, Rob Piilonen, Matt Miller, Sam Morgenstein, Chan Ka Nin, Nick Storring, Martin Messier and more.


Synthecycletron by Barry Prophet on Toronto Island
July 16 to Oct 15

Welcome to my Parlour by Chan Ka Nin
July 22 to Sep 3


Breakfast is a morning Ritual (Piilonen, Miller, Morgenstein)
Aug 6 @ 10 am at the Stop Market, Free

Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium Concerts
Aug 10 & 11 @ 8 pm ($15/10)

Sound Travels Concerts $15/10
Aug 12 (Places for our ears to go...)

Aug 13 (About Time)

Sound Travels Intensive final concert
Aug 20 @ 8 pm, $5 

3-Sided Square (part of New Music Marathon at Yonge-Dundas Square)
Sept 3, 2 - 9 pm

3) 5th annual Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium
     August 10 - 13, 2011 at the Wychwood Theatre and Christie Studio

Go to to register

The Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC) and New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) are pleased to announce the 5th annual Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium 2011. The 2011 symposium is not only the fifth annual iteration of this important opportunity for exchange between diverse EA communities – it also coincides with the 25th year of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC) and the 10th anniversary of New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA). At the heart of the symposium will be a keynote lecture by Sound Travels featured artist Jonty Harrison (Birmingham, UK).

4) Sound Travels Intensive for sound & media artists
     August 16 - 20, 2011, $175, 9am - 7pm daily with an 8 pm concert on August 20

     @ the Christie Studio, 601 Christie #170

For full schedule and complete information go to
Pre-registration required - go to, then choose your workshop

The Sound Travels Intensive is an opportunity for sound and media artists, composers and musicians from across Canada and around the world to create and present new work in Toronto, exchange ideas with others, and hone electroacoustic skills with the guidance of a diverse group of world-renowned instructors including world renown artist Jonty Harrison, David Ogborn, Darren Copeland, and Rob Cruickshank with added guest lectures by Marla Hlady and Jessica Thompson. Five intense days of workshop sessions, private instruction and creative activity culminate in a public concert presentation at Toronto's Artscape Wychwood Barns.

5) NAISA Installation Space Rental Rates
     Go to for full information

The NAISA Installation space is a 300 sq.ft. space suitable for sound and media art installations as well as small performances and screenings. It includes a 16' x 16' black space on a raised floor + small storage area and is available to rent by the hour, day, week, or 2-week period. Preferred pricing is available for rentals of one week or more in duration.

Standard Rates:
• for workshops/events/installation set-ups: $30/hr (tech person included) 4-hour minimum; $150 per 6-hour day (tech person included)

• for installation exhibits: $300/week, $500/2 weeks

6) SOUNDplay Festival
     October 1 - November 26, 2011

SOUNDplay is a meeting point for experimentation in sound art and new media encouraging new avenues for exploration. Featured artists include: Freida Abtan, Zazalie Z., Shawn Pinchbeck, Zack Settel/Mike Wozniewski, Kaiser Nietzche and Darren Copeland. Go to for updates.

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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, the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts and the SOCAN Foundation.

Inquiries & general information:
Nadene Thériault-Copeland

Managing Director
New Adventures in Sound Art
Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St #252, Toronto, ON M6G 4C7
416 652 5115;