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NAISA Sound Channel
Newsletter for January 2012 (Vol.7; Iss.1)
Produced by New Adventures in Sound Art

1) Art's Birthday event January 14, 15 & 17, 2012

2) NAISA workshop January 28, 2012
3) NAISA is pleased to announce ...
4) NAISA Youth Initiative updates
5) NAISA's 11th anniversary Birthday Bash Installation and Concert series March, 2012
6) Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art, May 1-31, 2012
7) Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art August 2012

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1) Art's Birthday 2012 events

     January 14, 2012, 10am @ the Stop's Farmer's Market, Artscape Wychwood Barns
     January 15, 2012, noon - 5pm in the NAISA Space @ the Artscape Wychwood Barns
     January 17, 2011, 9-11pm on-line at

Art's Birthday at the Stop's Farmer's Market

January 14, 2012, 10am @ the Artscape Wychwood Barns

Watch Rob Cruickshank create a music instrument from a vegetable and perform using it!

Art's Birthday in the NAISA Space

January 15, 2012, noon - 5pm @ the Artscape Wychwood Barns

Craving a Sunday afternoon with lots of cake and fun things to do in Toronto? New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) proudly presents Art's Birthday at the NAISA Space. Sunday, January 15th is the perfect day to make and enjoy Art upstairs in the Artscape Wychwood Barns. From Noon to 5pm, there will be hands on art-making, interactive fun, and lots of funs things to hear and see. And of course there will be cake! Happy 1,000,049th Birthday, Art!

Art's Birthday is a celebration of ART of all kinds and NAISA has organized a chance for the entire family to experience and create it. Events include: performances by MiMo using re-purposed toys and found objects; a performance by Rob Cruickshank using his vegetable instruments (see a preview of this performance at the Saturday market at the Barns on January 14th); Make your own Art's Birthday cards; Build your own music instruments with Tilly Kooyman; Try our scary voice machine and make your own scary sounds with Darren Copeland.

Art's Birthday web-cast live

January 17, 2012, 9-11pm on-line at

NAISA will present a live re-mix of NAISA's January 15th activities plus recordings of other Art's Birthday broadcasts from around the world. Also, included are Art's Birthday gifts by artists uploaded to Kunstradio. To send your own birthday gift for Art upload pictures, video or sound to

2) NAISA January Workshop

January 28 workshop @ the NAISA space, 601 Christie St #252

Pre-registration required - go to and click registration, then choose workshops

SOUND AS ART 1 Recording & Editing workshop by Darren Copeland

January 28, 10 am - 5 pm, $100

Geared towards the budding sound artist, the visual and media artist exploring sound, the community radio programmer wanting to expand their possibilities, and those with a general interest in sound, this workshop will teach basic recording, editing, processing and mixing practices.

3) NAISA is pleased to announce ...

NAISA has been awarded capital funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario, to provide capital upgrades to the NAISA Space and purchase equipment in order to both create a larger installation and seating area for concerts and workshops provided to the public and to school classes and for equipment upgrades to make these experiences by audiences and students a memorable one. The additional equipment will also add to NAISA's ability to provide more dissemination opportunities for artists including the launch of a permanent web-radio station, NAISA Radio. These upgrades to the NAISA space augment already existing funding for upgrades provided by the Canada Council for the Arts during its current fiscal year.

4) NAISA Youth Initiative Updates

The NAISA youth education initiative is targeted toward youth at high schools, arts centers and community centers and facilitates the creation of new sound art works by youth through collaboration during hands-on workshops including: assembling a sound art instrument (the NAISAtron created by Rob Cruickshank), making art with sound, making radio and exploring the soundscape. To date, NAISA has produced 22 residencies in Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa and Mississauga. If you are a teacher or run a community centre and are interested in booking workshops or collaborating with NAISA, email Watch the NAISA Youth Initiative video at

5) NAISA turns 11 Birthday Bash Installation & Concert Series

     March 1-31, 2012

Back by popular demand, NAISA's Birthday Bash installation returns. On March 12, 2001, New Adventures in Sound Art became a not-for-profit organization, expanding its programming that year from one festival (Sound Travels) to 3 and committing to providing year-round sound art programming for all ages.

For the month of March, NAISA's installation space will be filled with everyday man-made objects especially selected for the interesting sounds they make when struck or played, offering you a chance to play with sound and manipulate it live. Also included will be four Saturday performance in March on this evolving instrument / sound installation.

6) Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art - 11th Anniversary!

     May 1 - 31, 2012

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 a symposium on transmission art. Check future NAISA Sound Channels or the web-site for updates.

7) Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art

     August 1 - 31, 2012

The 14th annual Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art will include interactive installations, performances, a workshop intensive, and the Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium.

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New Adventures in Sound Art is a non-profit organization that presents performances and installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art. NAISA is partially funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Trillium Foundation (for capital upgrades to the NAISA Space) 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;