11th annual DEEP WIRELESS Festival of Radio & Transmission Art
presented by New Adventures in Sound Art
@ Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street, Toronto
May 1 - 31, 2012
A month-long celebration of radio and transmission art including performances, installations, radio broadcasts and the TransX Transmission Art Symposium.
"As the convention of radio is questioned and no longer confined to the radio dial, Deep Wireless artists ask, what is the nature of transmission? This May, NAISA celebrates its 11th edition of the Deep Wireless Festival by once again bringing together artists from around the globe to respond to this question within the context of a time when old conventions and technologies are dissolving into multiple streams of creative possibilities."— Darren Copeland, NAISA Artistic Director.
Trans X Transmission Art Symposium registration now open
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TRANS X TRANSMISSION ART SYMPOSIUM
May 25 - 27 @ the Wychwood Theatre, #176
$70 / $40 (students)
NAISA is pleased to launch the Trans X Transmission Art Symposium featuring two keynote addresses: Foundations of Transmission Art by Galen Joseph-Hunter (New York, USA), author of Transmission Arts: Artists and Airwaves and Executive Director of free103point9 and Sound as transmission: towards and away from non-cochlear sound art by David Cecchetto, Assistant Professor of New Media (History and Criticism) at OCAD University. The symposium will also include workshops, panel discussions, paper presentations and performances during the final weekend of the annual Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art.
Your symposium pass also gets you into all Deep Wireless performances.
KEY FESTIVAL DATES
May 1 OPENING DAY EVENT, 6pm - midnight
Hug the World Translocal Webcast Performances
NAISA celebrates the re-launch of NAISA Radio with a special 6 hour Translocal audio jam curated and hosted from Montreal by Eldad Tsabary of ClOrk at Concordia University. Over 50 Performers located on 5 continents will be connected in real time improvising and performing sound art over the internet and broadcast on www.naisa.ca/webcast.
DEEP WIRELESS INSTALLATIONS
Open Field by Jean-René LeBlanc, Craig Fahner and Neal Moignard
May 5 - 19 @ the NAISA Space, 601 Christie #252 (Fridays noon-3pm & Saturdays 10am - 2pm)
May 25 - 27 @ Theatre Local, 31 Benson (Fri 6-8pm; Sat 10am - 2pm; Sun noon - 4pm co-presented with Theatre Local)
Opening Day with the Artist on Saturday May 5 @ 10am
Admission by Donation
Open Field explores the interactive potential of radio waves making visible what otherwise would be invisible phenomena. The presence of visitors in the space effects the electromagnetic field surrounding three theremins, causing their tones to change. A drum visualizes the sound of the piece onto water, projecting wave patterns into the surrounding space.
Radio Mind by Magz Hall
May 25 - June 16 @ the NAISA Space, 601 Christie #252
May 25 - 27: Fri 6 - 8pm; Sat 10 - 2 PM; Sun 12 - 3pm
June 1 - 16: Fri noon - 3pm, Sat 10 - 2 PM
Admission by Donation
Radio Mind draws on early 20th Century experimental radio, Protestantism, historical and mythic seafaring cults, and the powerful mythology of the radiophonic ether, as notions of radio art and religious imaginary are brought into question.
DEEP WIRELESS PERFORMANCES
Living Out Loud in multichannel
May 12 @ 8pm
The NAISA Space #252
New Canadian radiophonic works by Aynsley Moorhouse, Peter Courtemanche, and Dominique Ferraton commissioned by CBC Radio One's Living Out Loud with producer Steve Wadhams explore the theme of Freedom in varying ways including: surviving dementia, developing new models of free energy from rain water, and the winter-time survival of water-bound creatures.
Radio Naked by Christof Migone (a New Music 101 performance/lecture)
May 14 @ 7 PM
Elisabeth Beeton Auditorium, Toronto Reference Library (789, Yonge St)
NAISA presents Radio Naked at New Music 101, a showcase of contemporary music produced by members of the Toronto New Music Alliance and the Toronto Reference Library with Robert Everett-Green as audio guide. Christof Migone will give a lecture and perform a new version of his work Radio Naked.
Radio in Ambience, performances by Tetsuo Kogawa, Hector Cetento, Byron Wong and dreamSTATE
May 15 @ 8:30 PM @ the Supermarket, 268 Augusta Ave
also part of the Ambient Ping series
NAISA and The Ambient Ping presents Radio in Ambience featuring Hector Centeno joined by a performance video from Tetsuo Kogawa to create a no input transmission duet of mysterious ambient beauty.
Forms of Transmission 1 performances with Jennifer Cherniak, Kristen Roos and Christof Migone
May 25 @ 8 PM @ the Wychwood Theatre, 601 Christie #176
$15/$10 student (free for symposium registrants)
Jennifer Cherniack re-imagines a scene from the hit 90s sitcom Friends through a live performance that incorporates video, sound effects, sport commentary and canned laughter. Kristen Roos sculpts a multi-dimensional listening experience using multiple transmissions spread out through the space. Christof Migone's Radio Naked provokes and questions the nature of transmission and the assumptions we make about what constitutes a broadcast.
Forms of Transmission 2 performances with James Partaik, Hector Centeno and Tetsuo Kogawa
May 26 @ 8 PM @ the Wychwood Theatre, 601 Christie #176
$15/$10 student (free for symposium registrants)
The notion of space is conceived simultaneously in the realm of the virtual and the physical in James Partaik's performance Transects, while in the dual performance of Tetsuo Kogawa and Hector Centeno the notion of space explored using the interaction of physical movement with radio waves.
TRANS X RESIDENCY PERFORMANCES & INSTALLATIONS
May 25 - 27, various times & locations at the Artscape Wychwood Barns (601 Christie St)
May 25 Trans X Artist Panel, the Wychwood Theatre (#176)
The Trans X residency brought together 5 Canadian media artists to explore audio and transmission technology and create transmission art works. The symposium weekend will feature four out of the five works created. Streaming Audio by Gintas Tirilis uses the conductive properties of urine to transmit a tone which sent to radios located outside the washroom. Never Was a Shade by Chris Myhr is a generative sound installation inspired by Reginald Fessenden. Pigeon Voice-Over is a performance in which Amos Latteier broadcasts his voice uni-directionally to where pigeons have gathered, giving an explanation of pigeon life in the city. The one with all the noise by Jennifer Cherniack re-imagines a scene from the hit 90s sitcom Friends through a live performance that incorporates video, sound effects (foley sound), sport commentary and canned laughter.
DEEP WIRELESS ON THE RADIO
CBC RADIO LIVING OUT LOUD / DEEP WIRELESS
Broadcast on May 25, 1pm CBC Radio 1, 99.1FM
CBC's Living Out Loud will be broadcasting four special radio art pieces by Aynsley Moorhouse, Peter Courtemanche, and Dominique Ferraton commissioned by CBC's Living Out Loud as part of NAISA's Deep Wireless Festival.
The Deep Wireless 2012 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.
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.
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