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NAISA Sound Channel
Newsletter for December 2017 (Vol.12; Iss.12)
Produced by New Adventures in Sound Art

1) ARTS MEETUPS in December
2) Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art
3) Art’s Birthday Celebrations
4) Deep Wireless Performances
5) Deep Wireless Exhibitions

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     Friday nights @ 7 pm, FREE
     NAISA North Media Arts Centre
     106 Ottawa Avenue, South River, ON

Join us Friday nights for a chance hear to artist talks from our guest speakers or participate in an open sound art jam or a DIY workshop. Each week offers something different.

Dec 1: Christina Kearns and Joe Clayton from Nature Natives Art Gallery
Dec 8: Re-Collect / Re-Told: Your Stories of New and Old
Dec 22: Christmas Open House

2) Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art
     January 17 - April 16, 2018

New Adventures in Sound Art is pleased to launch the 17th edition of the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art. Deep Wireless 2018 opens with Art’s Birthday celebration activities on January 17th and continues with performances, special radio broadcasts, workshops and interactive installations.

The Deep Wireless festival has been celebrating the art of the aural imagination since 2002 with annual performances, broadcasts, workshops and many special events. This year's theme is Sonic Reflections. Reflections of South River that are broadcast out into the world and reflections of the world resonating in our memories and imagination — Darren Copeland, NAISA Artistic Director

3) Art’s Birthday Celebrations open Deep Wireless
     January 17 - 20, 2018
     NAISA North Media Arts Centre
     106 Ottawa Avenue, South River, ON

Art’s Birthday is an annual international exchange-art event on or around January 17th to celebrate the birth of Art with performances and live broadcasts as well as a chance for the entire family to experience and create Art. The idea was proposed in 1963 by French artist Robert Filliou to celebrate the presence of art in our lives. It has since been celebrated on January 17 by artists and arts organizations around the world.

On January 17th, special guest artist Martin Marier from Montreal will perform using his specially designed Sponge for live broadcast. The sponge is a piece of foam equipped with sensors (accelerometers and force sensing resistors) which can detect when it is squeezed, twisted or shaken. Sensor data is then sent wirelessly to a computer. Marier will give a short artist talk and performance again on January 19th as part of the Arts Meetup series.

Join us on Saturday January 20th from 10am - 4pm, for a chance for the entire family to experience and create Art. Kids of all ages can try out many fun and exciting art-making activities, including performing with an electronic instrument made out of a Sponge, making an Art’s Birthday hat, painting, and many more hands-on family friendly activities. All of the activities are free and suitable for all ages, and yes there will be cake to celebrate Art's 1,000,055th birthday.

4) Deep Wireless Performances
     January 17 & 19, February 3 & 10, 2018
     NAISA North Media Arts Centre
     106 Ottawa Avenue, South River, ON

January 17, 3pm
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A short performance by Martin Marier will be broadcast live from NAISA North in South River at exactly 3:10 PM over the EBU Satillite network in Europe hosted by Kunstradio in Vienna, Austria. Join us at NAISA North to listen to the performances and festivities being broadcast from around the world. Alternatively, you are welcome to tune in from home to the EURORADIO Ars Acustica broadcast. Happy 1,000,055th birthday, Art!

Meet the Sponge Maker
January 19, 7 pm PWYC

A special highlight of the Arts Meetup series will be a performance by and conversation with Martin Marier who has created The Sponge, an electronic musical instrument. This presentation will be recorded for NAISA's Making Waves radio program for WGXC Wave Farm and will feature performaces by Marier of the compositions he has created for The Sponge. To read more about The Sponge and how it is made go to:

Sonic Reflections: People and Place
February 3, 7 pm $10

Featured in this concert is a performance by Andrew O’Connor of his piece RavenSpeak. Also included will be works that reflect on people and their relationship to place. This is reflected in the mythologies and the stories people tell about themselves and about the other creatures that inhabit their world.

Sound Memories
February 10, 8 pm $10

Photographs trigger memories of places we have visited. Sound recordings of those same places often give us a chance to relive those moments and even re-experience them on an emotional and visceral level. The artists included on this concert use sound recordings from across Europe and eastern North America to re-live experiences from their past while introducing us - the listening audience - to a new world that might resonate with our own.

5) Deep Wireless Exhibitions
     NAISA North Media Arts Centre
     106 Ottawa Avenue, South River, ON
     Thurs-Sun 10-4 pm PWYC

Re-Collect / Re-Told: Your Stories of New and Old
January 4 – April 16, 2018

NAISA wants to hear your voice – the voice of your children and the voice of your parents and grandparents. All of these voices will be matched in this interactive exhibit with historic photos of South River to tell the story of our community and our place in the Near North.

Squeeeeque - The Improbable Igloo by Alexis O’Hara
February 16 – April 16, 2018

Squeeeeque - The Improbable Igloo is a sound installation that encourages collaborative sound making between strangers. Its intimate space encourages the loss of inhibition. With mics in hand, strangers collaborate in song, their voices enhanced by sonic embellishments. Inspired by the architectural marvel that is the igloo, this installation also pays homage to the geodesic domes of the great thinker and architect, Buckminster Fuller.

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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.

Inquiries & general information:
Nadene Thériault-Copeland
Executive Director
New Adventures in Sound Art





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