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NAISA Sound Channel
Newsletter for May 2018 (Vol.13; Iss.5)
Produced by New Adventures in Sound Art

1) NAISA 2018 Call for Submissions Off The Beat(en) Track
2) Spring Exhibitions
3) May Arts Meetups
4) Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art June 3 - Sept 3, 2018

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1) 2018 Call For Submissions OFF THE BEAT(EN) TRACK
     Deadline June 4, 2018

Categories: Transmission Art/Radio Art, Electroacoustic Music/Sound Art, Interactive Installation Art, and Other
Go to for full information and the on-line application.

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) invites artists of all ages and nationalities to submit works on the theme Off The Beat(en) Track for consideration in New Adventures in Sound Art’s 2019 programming.

A year ago, NAISA staff and its board of directors decided to move the organization from Toronto to the Village of South River, ON - very much Off the Beaten Track.

For its 2019 programming, NAISA is interested in submissions that address the ideas related to the theme Off The Beat(en) Track and creative ways that this can be shared.

Preference in programming will be given to works that respond in some way to the theme Off The Beat(en) Track. 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 on the theme for performance, interactive installation exhibit, audio-visual screening, radio or internet broadcast, telematics, VR/gaming, mobile experiences and any other emerging or alternative formats that include sound as a primary element. Please complete in full the online submission form and upload your audio by midnight on June 4, 2018. Note: there is a $5 submission fee in order to defray the cost of processing the submissions. All works chosen for presentation will receive an artist fee. Only those artists being considered for presentation will be contacted.

2) Spring 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

NAISA is presenting a collection of stories as told by children, parents and grandparents in the region in this interactive exhibit matched with historic photos of South River to tell the story of our community and our place in the Near North. Come add your voice to the mix!

South River Spring Soundscapes
April 19 – June 2, 2018

South River Spring Soundscape is a multi-channel sound installation that surrounds you the visitor with our favourite sounds of spring. Come sit in the art gallery and be surrounded by peepers, roughed grouse and spring birds artfully arranged for your enjoyment.

3) May Arts Meetups
     NAISA North Media Arts Centre
     106 Ottawa Avenue, South River, ON

May 4 @ 7pm
Soundscapes in Art

NAISA Artistic Director will discuss and share examples of how soundscape recordings can be incorporated into different artistic media. The presentation will draw from interviews with Installation artist Jana Winderen, and Sound Camp Reveil organizers Maria Papadomanolaki and Grant Smith.

May 20 @ 1:30pm
Here There and Everywhere by Dan Watson

Join Dan Watson, Artistic Producer of Ahuri Theatre in Toronto and founder of Edge of the Woods Theatre in Huntsville (Nuit Blanche North, Ralph + Lina) as he shares stories and examples of his process and past works in an intimate and interactive gathering and multimedia presentation.

4) Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art 20th Anniversary!
     June 3 - September 3, 2018

NAISA is proud to announce its 20th anniversary edition of the Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art at the NAISA North Media Arts Centre in South River. The festival is adopting a new format to celebrate 20 years of sound adventures. NAISA will present 10 consecutive Saturday night performances of electroacoustic music and sound art in addition to a youth sound art summer camp and a summer-long exhibition of kinetic sound sculptures by Steven White.

Here are some event highlights with more to be announced soon:

Sound Travels Exhibition

Sound Machines, an exhibition by Steven White
June 3 to Sep 3 Thurs-Mon 10 am to 4 pm

This exhibition includes three interactive kinetic sound sculptures made from a variety of found objects that are re-worked and un-designed to function in ways that are quite unlike their original function. Viewer interaction is a key component in these thought-provoking works that engage the senses.

Sound Travels Concerts

June 30 @ 7 pm Jason Brock in Performance
North Bay musician Jason Brock composes and performs ambient music using the Chapman Stick.

July 7 @ 7 pm Crystal Concert for the Cave
Includes classic electroacoustic works inspired by Crystals in honour of the new Crystal Cave museum in South River.

July 14 @ 12 pm Psychoactive Music
Outdoor Saturday afternoon concert of binaural ‘Psychoactive Music' composed by Aaron Labbé.

July 21 @ 7 pm World Listening Day Concert
World Listening Day screening of Seeing Sound, by radio/sound artist Victoria Fenner and video artist/photographer Stefan Rose.

July 28 @ 7 pm Alexis O’Hara in Performance
Alexis O'Hara returns NAISA after the success of the SQUEEEEQUE exhibition to do a solo performance. In the form of a living dynamic sound sculpture she embodies wordless stories, a meditation of fear and longing.

Aug 4 @ 7 pm Micro and Macro - Concert of works by Ana Dall’Ara-Majek and Takuto Fukudo
A concert featuring a new cycle of works by Montreal composer Ana Dall'Ara-Majek exploring the sounds of microorganisms followed by a performance of her duo “blablaTrains” with Japanese composer Takuto Fukuda using new musical digital instruments to explore the nature of idiomatic musical gestures and theatricality.

Aug 11 @ 7 pm Sonic Spaces Concert with Sherry Ostapovich
Sherry Ostapovich presents a new soundscape work in a program of works that evoke impressions of unique sounding spaces.

Aug 18 @ 7 pm Strings in the Digital Age
What is the place of the Cello in the digital age? Cellist Jordan Wyshniowsky performs music of the 21st Century with works by Paul Dolden, Robert Normandeau and Karen Tanaka.

August 25 @ 7 pm Modular Tribute
A concert reflecting on the anti-digital retro movement of analog modular synths featuring performance by Burk’s Falls Andrew Farnsworth and a tribute to the late Richard Lainhart.

Sep 1 @ 7 pm TBA

Sound Travels Children & Youth Workshops

Aug 14-17 (1 - 4 pm) Sound As Art Camp for Kids (ages 8-11) $75
Children will learn how to build and make unusual sounds with found materials, portable recorders and computers to create unique sound art compositions.

Aug 21 - 24 (1 - 4 pm) Sound As Art Camp for Youth (ages 12-15) $75
Youth will learn how to build and make unusual sounds with found materials, portable recorders and computers to create unique sound art compositions

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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.

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





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